Morgan Watkins, a University of Florida grad, joined the Sun in August 2012 as its county government reporter. She keeps you updated on what’s happening inside county meetings and outside in local neighborhoods.
Published May 2, 2015
Betty Baker has prepared a report for the city that lays out recommendations for how best to manage Dignity Village, the homeless campsite that has sprung up next to Grace Marketplace.
Published May 1, 2015
Gainesville native Jonathan Sokoloff has been hospitalized in Beijing following a serious car accident as his family in Florida tries to overcome language barriers and other challenges to help him despite the thousands of miles separating them.
Published April 29, 2015
Abby Goldsmith, a longtime local activist, registered nurse and former chair the Alachua County Democratic Party who died on Monday, will be remembered fondly for the impact she had in the community over the years.
Published April 17, 2015
The Gainesville Regional Utilities governance bill filed by state Rep. Keith Perry, which has stirred plenty of debate among local elected officials and residents this year, won't make it through the Florida Legislature this session.
Published April 15, 2015
The Gainesville City Commission spent five hours Wednesday evening hashing out the findings of an investigative review of Gainesville Regional Utilities, with commissioners and citizens alike expressing their unhappiness with the city's...