Silas Morgan

Silas is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

‘Return to sender:’ New evidence in questions about residency of newly elected House member in South Florida

New evidence emerged Friday raising more questions about the legal residency of a Republican who won election this week to the state House in South Florida as his Democratic rival filed an official complaint with the Florida Ethics Commission. A letter dated June 19 the Florida Division of Elections mailed …

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Redondo condo? GOP candidate wins state House race in South Florida amid questions over district residency

A well-funded Republican lawyer won a closer-than-expected election Tuesday to Florida’s House in a heavily leaning GOP district in South Florida, amid questions about the lawmaker-elect’s residency. Michael David Redondo, 38, of Miami, won with 52% of the vote in the low-turnout special election for House District 118, with all …

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Nonprofit seeks funds to establish reentry program for formerly incarcerated people in Alachua County

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Local activists have created a nonprofit meant to support people recently released from incarceration readjust to life in Alachua County. The nonprofit, aptly named Released, was founded by activist Emily Westerholm, who also serves as its director. Westerholm said she is currently a volunteer at the Alachua …

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