Houston Harwood

Houston is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

UF in political firestorm over decision to block professors’ testimony in voting rights lawsuit

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Trying to extinguish a political controversy that has enveloped the University of Florida, the school promised that it will review its conflict-of-interest policy after it blocked requests by three prominent professors to provide paid testimony in a voting rights lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis and other top state officials. On …

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Real estate agents in school board land deal are accused of ‘working both sides,’ increasing cost to Alachua County taxpayers

Fresh Take Florida’s two-month investigation into the deal also revealed that it largely circumvented oversight from a committee specifically tasked with monitoring the use of funds stemming from a half-cent education sales tax, which county officials pitched to voters as a way to fund improvements at existing schools and pay for new properties and construction.

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Photos: Low-Lying Streets In Gainesville Experience Flooding

A Gainesville Police Department service technician overlooks Northwest Fourth Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. Two vehicles were left stranded after their drivers tried to navigate the flooded street. (Walter Harwood/WUFT News)An abandoned Toyota RAV-4 on Northwest Fourth Boulevard in Gainesville Wednesday afternoon. A Gainesville Police Service Technician at the scene stated this …

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