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Sarasota Mosquito Control has a pest solution that bites back

Sarasota has discovered a new and innovative solution to an enduring problem: mosquitos. Instead of using pesticides, which are usually very harmful for the environment and human health, scientists are using sonic sound to destroy insect larvae and breeding mosquito...
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Historic building torn down; Rosemary District expecting development

The oft-forgotten historic area north of Downtown Sarasota – the Rosemary District – is the site for new development. The proposed Rosemary Square has been on the city’s mind for almost 15 years, but the recent demolition of the historic...
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Sarasota man finalist for Mars One mission

  If Lennart Lopin is chosen as one of the final 24 to be sent on a one-way trip to Mars, he may perish in 68 days, or he may spend the rest of his life watching a blue sunset...
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Community meeting addresses affordable housing

  With more than a thousand homeless people counted on a given night in Sarasota, the community has rallied around a few buzzwords. “Enablement,” “come as you are” and “93 percent” are on the lips of everyone arguing for and...
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Tattoo shops offer cheap ink on Friday the 13th

    Every Friday the 13th, many New College students have something other than bad luck on their minds: tattoos. For this classic tradition, tattoo parlors offer a $13 special, attracting massive crowds and waiting lists that stretch back hours....
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Sarasota sees record tourism; traffic increases

  In 2014, Florida broke tourism records attracting more than 97.3 million tourists. Sarasota alone increased its tourism population to 929,000, 5.2 percent more than the year before. When tourism increases, the economy booms, jobs are created and busines...
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali, controversial ex-Muslim humanitarian, speaks at Van Wezel

  By the time Ayaan Hirsi Ali was 23 years old, she had lived in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Netherlands. On March 4, Katty Kay, BBC World News America anchor, asked Hirsi Ali about her journey for...
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Body worn cameras for police

  The Sarasota Police Department bought 24 new Taser AXON Flex body-worn cameras (BWCs) last year with a $36,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. A one-year trial period will begin this month with the hopes of accurately documenting...
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Tree Beach under construction

Tree Beach under construction

    Tree Beach is the semi-secret haven where a few members of the Longboat Key community as well as New College students go to enjoy music, partying, swimming, tree climbing, photography and picnics on a small hook-shaped beach. Also...
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Baby fish make a big splash at Mote Marine Aquarium

  Mote’s new temporary exhibit “Oh Baby! Life Cycles of the Sea,” comes complete with a shark touch-tank, comic book theme and baby fish so small, a magnifying glass is needed to see them. The exhibit, which opened on Feb....
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