Zac Anderson, Herald-Tribune

Zac Anderson

Herald-Tribune

Sarasota, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • Herald-Tribune
  • The Palm Beach Post
Past:
  • The News-Press
  • Gainesville.com
  • GOVERNING
  • Florida Times-Union
  • The News Herald
  • The Ledger
  • Ocala Star-Banner
  • news-journalonline
  • The Columbus Dispatch
  • News Chief

Recent articles by Zac:

Gov. DeSantis dodges COVID-19 booster shot question again, even as Trump says not answering is 'gutless'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called his booster status a "private matter" during an event in Sarasota. → Read More

Feud between Trump and DeSantis highlights hardening GOP views on COVID-19, vaccines

The conflict between the two GOP heavyweights is attracting attention because of its political implications, but also offers a window into GOP views on COVID. → Read More

Sarasota Oath Keeper charged with seditious conspiracy for actions surrounding Jan. 6

Sarasota chiropractor Joseph Hackett faces new charges in a grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday that also targets Oath Keeper leader Stewart Rhodes. → Read More

Insurrection's toll evident in Florida a year later as fraud claims color political debate

Florida had the most arrests stemming from the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. The rhetoric that led to the insurrection continues to color state politics. → Read More

From Omicron to governor's race: Five things to watch in Florida politics in 2022

Omicron response, redistricting and statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate will drive Florida politics in 2022. → Read More

Safety bill prompted by Bradenton soldier's training death becomes law

Army Specialist Nicholas Panipinto died in 2019 in a military training accident. → Read More

Manatee Memorial Hospital's monoclonal COVID-19 treatment site shutdown

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at Manatee Memorial in August to announce the treatment center's opening. It was open for less than four months. → Read More

Trump endorses Rep. Vern Buchanan in primary against Sarasota businessman Martin Hyde

Former President Donald Trump's endorsement is a big boost for Rep. Vern Buchanan in the GOP primary for Florida's 16th congressional district. → Read More

Law would require Florida's professional sports teams to play national anthem

Sarasota state Rep. Tommy Gregory's bill was prompted by action by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, whose team briefly stopped playing the anthem. → Read More

Vern Buchanan may have better shot at chairing powerful House committee with Devin Nunes retiring

With U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes retiring to run former President Donald Trump's new media company, Buchanan is now the senior Republican on Ways and Means. → Read More

Manatee County man pictured with Nancy Pelosi's lectern pleads guilty, admonished by judge

Parrish resident Adam Johnson pled guilty to a single charge of entering or remaining in a restricted facility. → Read More

Republicans and Democrats on Longboat Key started talking. They hope to be a national model.

Worried about the direction of the country and increasing political acrimony, members of the Longboat Key Republican and Democratic clubs started a series of joint meetings. → Read More

DeSantis says Republicans outnumber Democrats in Florida for the first time in history

The governor made the claim during a speech Friday, although official numbers aren't available yet. He appears to citing internal Florida GOP numbers. → Read More

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota has no COVID patients for the first time since pandemic began

Sarasota Memorial Hospital reported 20 COVID-19 patients Friday, after peaking at 291 patients with the disease on Aug. 29. → Read More

What does the GOP's success in Virginia mean for Florida's 2022 races?

Florida Republicans are cheering the GOP's victory in the Virginia governor's race and predicting a similar result in Florida in 2022, with education policies a major focus. → Read More

Sarasota Memorial Hospital finally back to normal operations after harrowing stretch

The Sarasota, Florida hospital has been rolling back a series of emergency measures implemented to cope with a surge in COVID-19 patients. → Read More

How did "LETS GO BRANDON," code for a vulgar Biden attack, get on Sarasota Walgreens sign?

The phrase is code among conservatives for "F**k Joe Biden." → Read More

After string of victories, progressives may not get any amendments on 2022 Florida ballot

Floridians approved a minimum wage hike and medical marijuana through ballot measures. But the 2022 ballot may not include any progressive policy proposals. → Read More

DeSantis on getting COVID-19 vaccine booster: 'I'll take a look'

DeSantis addressed the booster shot question and others during a stop in Venice Monday. → Read More

Election supervisors in Sarasota and Manatee support statewide push against fraud rhetoric

Elections supervisors across Florida from both parties put out a letter this week criticizing election fraud rhetoric as undermining democracy and leading to threats. → Read More