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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.

‘We’re fully open’ for the new school year, amid COVID-19, lawsuits and more than a million students in class

By: and - August 31, 2020

Most of Florida’s 67 school districts opened for in-person instruction Monday heading into an uncertain school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic and against the backdrop of a lawsuit that has national implications. Overall, 1.1-million students attended in-person instruction in traditional classroom settings, according to the Department of Education. Meanwhile, students of families that opted for […]

With the airline industry suffering, Gov. DeSantis reassures the public that it’s safe to fly

By: - August 28, 2020

Air travel is safe despite the COVID-19 pandemic because of safety measures such as requiring face coverings, regular temperature checks for employees and disinfecting the aircrafts, said Gov. Ron DeSantis and other aviation officials Friday. Lester Sola, director and CEO of the Miami International Airport, said, “the airports and the airlines have taken enough measures […]

Florida colleges scramble to explain sweeping new DeVos rules on sexual misconduct

By: and - August 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — Florida colleges welcoming some students to campus this fall — despite the pandemic — face a second major challenge. They also must put in place major new federal rules on campus sexual assault and misconduct that extend added rights to the accused. Policy changes in both public health and sexual misconduct areas have […]

Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez of Florida: ‘America will never be a socialist country’

By: - August 26, 2020

Republican Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez of Florida focused her convention speech Tuesday evening on socialism, alleging that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and other Democrats have a socialist agenda to enforce more government control in the nation. Nuñez, who is Florida’s first Latina lieutenant governor, was once critical of President Donald Trump. According to a […]

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of FL lashes out at a Biden presidency

By: - August 25, 2020

In the first night of the Republican National Convention, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a fierce ally of President Donald Trump, warned of an unsafe America where criminals and gang members would be set free under a Joe Biden presidency. The Panhandle U.S. House member claimed that police won’t help people “in Democrat run […]

FL GOP chair touts Trump as the ‘economic heavyweight champion of the world’

By: - August 24, 2020

Florida Republican Party Chairman Joe Gruters endorsed President Donald Trump Monday at the 2020 Republican National Convention, touting Trump with a title as the “economic heavyweight champion of the world.” Gruters, who is also a state senator representing Sarasota and part of Charlotte County, praised the Trump administration for delivering “record low unemployment” for African […]

FL’s Shevrin Jones praises Biden-Harris ticket during virtual LGBTQ conclave

By: - August 20, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a robust plan to help the LGBTQ community and a proven record of supporting its causes, Florida state Rep. Shevrin Jones said during the Democratic National Convention’s LGBTQ Caucus meeting on Thursday. Biden will support LGBTQ youth, protect LGBTQ people from discrimination, and ensure equality in the criminal justice […]

In-person voting on primary day: ‘People are in fear that something will happen, so they don’t want to come out.’

By: , and - August 18, 2020

In a typical election, the St. Louis Catholic Church on the north side of Tallahassee would have a line of people waiting to cast their votes. But this year, during COVID-19, in-person voting has significantly decreased. The clerk working, who wished to be referred to as Mrs. Boykin, has twenty years of experience in working […]

FL lawmaker: ‘There’s a lot of excitement’ in Caribbean communities over Kamala Harris

By: - August 17, 2020

The Caribbean community in Florida may be motivated to vote blue now that Joe Biden has picked a running mate whose father was born in Jamaica, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto of Central Florida said Monday at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, the Democratic vice-presidential pick, is a Black woman […]

Sports season for FL high school kids will launch during pandemic

By: - August 14, 2020

Fall sports for high school kids in Florida will officially begin on August 24, launching a sports season despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Florida High School Athletic Association voted Friday 11-5 in favor of the plan, following a lengthy meeting of more than two hours in Gainesville. The meeting also was streamed live. The FSHAA […]

Grim Reaper lawyer emerges with mobile billboard: ‘Killing Florida With His Stupidity,’ Ron DeathSantis

By: - August 12, 2020

A truck is heading to various locations in the state capital of Tallahassee, with a mobile billboard that includes a provocative political statement about COVID-19: “Killing Florida With His Stupidity,” Ron DeathSantis. Known as the ‘grim reaper’ lawyer, attorney Daniel Uhlfelder has pushed for closures of crowded beaches in the Panhandle and gone to court […]

Gov. DeSantis: Cancelling college football would be ‘short-circuiting the dreams’ of student athletes

By: - August 11, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis called Tuesday for the college football season in Florida to proceed this fall, arguing that colleges can provide a safe environment for athletes to play notwithstanding fears among some student athletes who are opting out due to COVID-19. “We are here to say, from the state of Florida, we want you guys […]