Sarasota adopts new growth initiatives
41 Zinns, Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL - April 1987 Photo courtesy of NCF Digital Archives

Sarasota adopts new growth initiatives

For decades, American cities have been struggling with the upkeep of infrastructure, affordable housing and heightened traffic levels. The city of Sarasota is fighting back against these issues with two strong-armed initiatives and working to fundamentally alter the roots of its worst problems.  Sarasota in…

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New Sarasota Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch appointed, advocates construction growth strains infrastructure
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New Sarasota Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch appointed, advocates construction growth strains infrastructure

On Friday, Nov. 8, the city commissioners of Sarasota unanimously appointed a new mayor, Jen Ahearn-Koch, to replace the previous Mayor Liz Alpert. Elected at-large to the commission in 2017, Ahearn-Koch served as vice mayor last year, setting up a smooth transition to this position.…

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DeSantis announces proposal to raise teacher salaries
Governor DeSantis's $603 million proposal would raise starting salaries to $47,500.

DeSantis announces proposal to raise teacher salaries

Photo courtesy of Gage SkidmoreGovernor DeSantis's $603 million proposal would raise starting salaries to $47,500. When Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ran in November 2018, he was not known across the country for wanting to make education a priority, but for telling his two-year-old daughter to…

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Margret Good, new contender for Congress
Sofia Lombardi and Maragret Good stand together for a picture.

Margret Good, new contender for Congress

Photo courtesy of Kay MathersSofia Lombardi and Margret Good stand together for a picture. In Florida’s 16th Congressional District, the Republican party has held the congressional seat for more than a decade. Congressman Vern Buchanan has represented District 16 since 2007, and although several Democrats…

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Doctors for Camp Closure protest immigration policies
This local DC physican was heavily involved in advocating for pro-immigration policies.

Doctors for Camp Closure protest immigration policies

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Doctors for Camp Closure (D4CC) held a rally in the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza, mere blocks from the White House. This rally turned out nearly a hundred physicians, students, reporters and local activists, all ready to challenge the actions of the…

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Impeachment proceedings continue within Congress
Department of Defense senior leaders attend the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2017. During the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon. (DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Impeachment proceedings continue within Congress

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the House of Representatives will reconvene and the impeachment inquiry launched by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Sept. 24, 2019 will continue. Until then, however, many updates, including high-profile depositions and subpoenas, await Americans. Following an anonymous whistleblower complaint…

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NCSA emergency election results
Izaya Miles/Catalyst Second-year Isabella Cibelli Du Terroil, Supervisor of Elections at the polling stations on Wednesday night.

NCSA emergency election results

On Thursday Oct. 3, the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) held emergency elections to fill six open positions. This election, held online through NovoConnect, had a turnout of just over 10 percent of the New College student body and included two new positions furthering student…

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