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Former North Port Attorney Violated State Law

The Florida Commission on Ethics has concluded that former North Port city attorney Rob Robinson violated state law when he suggested the city create a position of magistrate for code enforcement and zoning hearings officer positions. The decision, made last week supported the actions taken earlier this year by the state Division of Administrative Hearings, […]

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Venice State Rep Speaks Out Against Liquor Bill

The Florida House has voted to make the purchase of liquor in grocery stores easier. The bill, authored by a Hialeah Republican, would repeal a nearly 100-year old law requiring stand-alone liquor stores. Lobbyists for Walmart and Target lobbyists have argued that repealing the law is needed to meet customers’ demands and convenience. But State […]

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US-17 Named One of America’s Deadliest Roads

A new study shows 4 of the 5 deadliest highways in the nation are in Florida, including one in our backyard. US-1 tops the national list with more than a thousand fatal crashes over the past decade. US-41 in Tampa ranks second, US-27 third, and US-441 fifth. Locally, US-17 between Punta Gorda and Jacksonville comes […]

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