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3 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

'Trauma drama' bill could get bogged down in waning days of session

A plan to shield three disputed trauma centers from legal action - while also placing limits on trauma center access fees - faces an uncertain future as the legislative session winds down.

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Related Topix: Bayonet Point, FL, Pasco County, FL, Marion County, FL, Florida, Ocala, FL

8 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Manatee architect Rick Fawley honored with 2014 Kent Schulz alumni award

Rick Fawley, president of Fawley Bryant-Architecture, Interiors and Design, was named the 2014 recipient of the Kent C. Schulz Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Related Topix: Lakewood Ranch, FL, Bradenton, FL

11 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Manatee School District CFO resigns

Bradenton, Florida -- Michael Boyer, the Manatee County School District's Chief Financial Officer, has submitted his resignation effective Friday, June 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bradenton, FL

12 hrs ago | American Reporter

Port Manatee News

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011, 11:46am -- The Manatee County Port Authority - meeting abruptly amid a county commission debate over the legality of doing so - decided Tuesday morning to ask the port's attorney whether they can add a last-minute applicant to the "B" list of three finalists for the post of Port Manatee executive director to replace ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

16 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Incumbents not rushing to file for Lakewood Ranch election

Although the qualifying period to run for a Community Development District seat in Lakewood Ranch in the November General Election is little more a month away, no incumbents have officially announced their intent to seek re-election.

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Related Topix: Lakewood Ranch, FL

17 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Crime rate in Manatee drops 3.6 percent in 2013

Last year in Manatee County there were 12,576 "index crimes" monitored by the FBI: murders, forcible rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies and motor vehicle thefts.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Longboat Key, FL

21 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Manatee Urban Service Area ordinance now effective after challenge dropped

An Urban Service Area created by Manatee County is now in effect after the developers of Long Bar Pointe dropped their challenge, allowing builders to speed up approval process of large-scale projects.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Bradenton.com

Adress Manatee County's indigent medical costs with another surtax vote

Manatee Healthcare System's chief executive officer has pitched a solution to Manatee County's dilemma with reimbursing the medical community for administering health care to the poor.

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Related Topix: Tax, Lakewood Ranch, FL, Sarasota, FL, Healthcare Law, Law

Bradenton.com

Willowbrook construction completion date still unclear

Cars must weave around massive Dumpsters placed in the middle of neighborhood roads while giant trucks maneuver back and forth.

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Related Topix: Lakewood Ranch, FL, Gibsonton, FL, Sarasota, FL

Bradenton.com

Husband grieves as wife ID'd as accidental Palmetto fatality

MANATEE — The death of a woman whose body was found underneath a railroad overpass in Palmetto was “consistent with a fall” and foul play is not suspected, according to autopsy results released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Palmetto, FL, Train Disaster, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

Despite website going dark, Manatee County's Henry Lawrence still...

The campaign website for Democratic congressional candidate Henry Lawrence is defunct, but he is still running for office, his campaign treasurer said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Sarasota County, FL, Bradenton, FL

Bradenton.com

O'Reilly Auto Parts buys Bradenton property for store

O'Reilly Auto Parts has closed on a deal for 3.4 acres to build a new store in Bradenton.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL

YourObserver

Deputy visits women's club04/23/14 Manatee County Sheriff's Office...

Deputy visits women's club Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Alan Fifield lent his expertise on identity theft and cyber security to women in the Lakewood Ranch Women's Club April 10. During the group's monthly meeting, Fifield shared about monitoring your credit card statements for evidence of fraud, shredding personal documents and other ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lakewood Ranch, FL

YourObserver

East County-Napiers face cruelty charges

For Manatee County Public Safety Director Ron Koper, the latest development in an East County animal cruelty case is welcome news.

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YourObserver

East County-Legislature axes funds for I-75 fix

Legislators have scrapped $100 million in funding for transportation projects from the state's budget - a move that may make expediting improvements to the intersection of Interstate 75 and University Parkway more difficult.

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Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL, Sarasota, FL

Bradenton.com

Deputies look for Bradenton runaway, 11

Deputies are looking for an 11-year-old boy who ran away from his Bradenton home late Tuesday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

Bed tax collection, area tourism continue surge

If you're an island resident who thinks this winter-spring tourist season is one of the busiest ever, there are figures to back you up.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Bradenton.com

Hospital exec Kevin DiLallo suggests another vote on health care surtax

The chief executive officer of Manatee Healthcare System has proposed another surtax to pay for health care for the poor.

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YourObserver

Longboat Key-Town, Wcind draft interlocal agreement for $760,235 project

The town's estimated cost for an upcoming West Coast Inlet Navigation District dredging project that will place sand on the severely eroded north end this summer is approximately $300,000.

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Related Topix: Longboat Key, FL

Bradenton.com

Manatee County avoids FCAT chaos Tuesday

The FCAT is back for one last year as Florida students begin taking the statewide assessment test Monday.

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Related Topix: Florida, Education Etc., Rick Scott, US Governors, Sarasota County, FL

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