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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.

Gov. DeSantis on vaping: concurs with Trump on postponing ban on flavored e-cigarettes

By: - December 3, 2019

After President Donald Trump received backlash from a group of bipartisan lawmakers for his abrupt decision in November to back off from a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes, his political ally Gov. Ron DeSantis seems hesitant on a ban as well. “I think the results so far have been [that] these are kind of bad […]

Vaping epidemic: One reported death in FL in past year, and dozens of injuries

By: - November 26, 2019

A vaping crisis in Florida and elsewhere has caused national concern over health-related illnesses and deaths. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] is partnering with state agencies and health departments to probe reported cases of lung injury or diseases associated with e-cigarette use, also known as vaping. Florida has reported 99 cases […]

Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel fights back with lawsuit against Gov. DeSantis, Senate President

By: - November 25, 2019

Scott Israel, the former Broward County sheriff, has filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Senate President Bill Galvano over his removal from office. The 32-page lawsuit, filed late Friday, denounces his ousting as a partisan decision to remove a Democratic elected sheriff. “The governor and the Florida Senate engaged in a […]

Gov. Ron DeSantis comments on Congress: “It’s not the best place in the world right now”

By: - November 22, 2019

At a groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Augustine Veterans Affairs community based outpatient clinic, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday expressed his views on Congress. During his brief speech, he noted his pledge for the military and veterans. But then he moved on to discuss Congress — DeSantis earlier served in the U.S. House of Representatives […]

Congresswoman Demings warns that shaky bonds between Ukraine and USA could “embolden Russia to act in an even more aggressive way”

By: - November 21, 2019

U.S. Rep. Val Demings spoke Thursday about the shaky bond between Ukraine and the United States – and the consequences — during Thursday’s impeachment hearing held by the House Intelligence Committee. Demings, an Orlando Democrat, emphasized the seriousness of Ukraine’s delayed military aid, as Fiona Hill, a former top Europe and Russia expert, testified at […]

U.S. Rep. Val Demings grills ambassador on cellphone call with Trump in Ukraine restaurant

By: - November 20, 2019

With public impeachment hearings continuing on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Val Demings came out swinging Wednesday, attempting to refresh the memory of key witness Gordon Sondland, based on his previous closed-door deposition. Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, told lawmakers that he had a casual phone conversation with Trump at a restaurant in the […]

Orlando congresswoman Demings on Trump’s Ukraine scandal: “Every American should be critically concerned”

By: - November 19, 2019

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, an Orlando Democrat, called out President Donald Trump for his “reckless actions” and expressed that “every American should be critically concerned,” as the U.S. House Intelligence Committee continued its third public impeachment hearing in Washington, D.C. Demings, the only Floridian serving on the committee, was forceful in describing the impact of […]