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Issac Morgan

Issac Morgan

Issac Morgan is a 2009 graduate of Florida A&M University's School of Journalism, and a proud native of Tallahassee. He has covered city council and community events at the Gadsden County Times, worked as a sports news assistant at the Tallahassee Democrat, a communications specialist for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and as a proofreader at the Florida Law Weekly.

Officials warn of fire risks in electric vehicles that Ian flooded with salt water

By: - October 14, 2022

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, first responders in Southwest Florida are concerned about a new threat: electric vehicles catching on fire caused by saltwater. Not only did the massive storm cause destruction of buildings, schools, and homes on the coast; it also resulted in major saltwater flooding. Damaged EVs that have been submerged in […]

CDC, WHO: Monkeypox epidemic is ebbing, but disease remains cause for concern

By: - October 12, 2022

Although many countries continue to see a downward trend in new monkeypox cases, the virus associated with painful lesions will likely remain in the United States but with low-level transmission rates, federal health officials have warned. That assessment was published in a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late September. […]

Ladapo defends anti-COVID vax guidance amid protests from medical community

By: - October 11, 2022

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo continues to defend his agency’s new guidance against COVID-19 vaccines among adult men as medical experts point out flaws in the Florida Department of Health study intended to justify the recommendation. Ladapo, who has consistently expressed skepticism about COVID shots, denounced Twitter for temporarily removing his post containing the guidance […]

Amusement park agrees to dismantle Orlando FreeFall ride following teen’s death

By: - October 7, 2022

Following the death of a teenager at an Orlando amusement park earlier this year, the late Tyre Sampson will be honored with a scholarship and the ride he fell from will be permanently shut down. The decision to take down the 400-feet Orlando FreeFall attraction at ICON Park came after Sampson fell from his seat […]

Restoring power at Sanibel Island may require an amphibious fleet, DeSantis says

By: - October 6, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis is thinking about deploying military-style amphibious vehicles to deliver utility line crews to restore power in Sanibel Island, where Hurricane Ian breached the road connection to the mainland. During a news conference in Nokomis in Sarasota County, the governor said the state has already used military Chinook helicopters to deliver crews to […]

Hurricane Ian disrupts televised debate schedule between Gov. DeSantis and Charlie Crist

By: - October 6, 2022

As the November general election draws near, only one debate had been scheduled between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist. But that debate, originally set to be hosted by television station WPEC next week, has been postponed in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, according to a Tuesday announcement from the station. […]

DeSantis’ job approval ratings fluctuate; Far more men than women support his performance

By: - October 5, 2022

Florida women voters show that only 46 percent of females approve Gov. Ron DeSantis’ job performance, according to Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy. Meanwhile, 64 percent of men supported the governor’s performance, based on the poll published Wednesday. How that gender-related data will play out at the ballot box could have major impacts — or not. […]

President Biden, Gov. DeSantis to meet in Fort Myers to discuss ‘recovery’ efforts following Ian

By: - October 4, 2022

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are headed to Florida Wednesday, scheduled to arrive in Fort Myers in the aftermath of dozens of deaths and a swath of destruction from Hurricane Ian, according to an announcement Tuesday from the White House. At an event open to media, Biden will meet with Gov. Ron […]

Biden’s job performance, DeSantis’ reelection, a race for the U.S. Senate seat and Hurricane Ian

By: and - October 4, 2022

In a new poll Tuesday, a majority of Florida voters surveyed disapproved of President Joe Biden’s job performance, with pollsters suggesting that it could negatively impact Democrats, such as U.S. Rep. Val Demings in her race against incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. “The continued unpopularity of President Joe Biden is also creating head-winds for Demings,” […]

Following Hurricane Ian, FL Republicans lead Democrats in key races in general election

By: - October 3, 2022

Several days following the devastation from Hurricane Ian, two polls for key races in the general election in Florida are showing different results, with mostly Republicans in the lead. According to a poll released Monday by Spectrum News and Siena College, Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has a seven-point advantage over his Democratic opponent U.S. […]

New monkeypox infections in United States continue downward trend

By: - September 23, 2022

With the rate of new monkeypox cases continuing to decrease in the United States, global health officials are reporting new deaths in other countries and warning that it’s too early to become lax on public health safeguards. The World Health Organization has now reported 23 deaths, mostly in Africa, an increase of five since its […]

Eager for political debate? FL voters face disappointment on that score this year

By: - September 23, 2022

With the general election less than three months away, Florida voters may not get many opportunities to watch candidates square off with each other before TV cameras — or offer any sense of their characters or how they interact with opponents. Candidates from both major political parties are choosing to ditch televised debates, according to […]