The lives of humans are complicated, complex and contradictory. Many seemingly mainstream people can have odd ideas about the world. In hindsight, old fads look sinister; the basis of past popular culture rarely survives contemporary scrutiny.
As a sophomore, Izzy Seidman faced a classmate's 'Jews are not allowed here' statement in Advanced English. The lone Jewish student in Auburn High's 630-student Class of 2021 left the experience impassioned to speak up when others stayed silent, picking up a national award along the way.
A tornado outbreak is expected today into early this evening across parts of the Southeast, including the northern half of Alabama. Several long-track, strong tornadoes, destructive winds and very large hail are forecast, and everyone needs to pay close attention to watches and warnings that are issued.
Despite the dangers, the trucking industry remains resilient during this pandemic at every stage. During the early weeks of the outbreak, America’s 3.6 million truck drivers ensured stores were stocked, hospitals were supplied, and first responders were equipped. While some Americans have taken steps to show their appreciation for truck drivers, most do not realize how essential the industry is to their daily lives until a crisis hits.
This is important momentum to build on in the coming year as we work to continuously improve the implementation. Now is the time to commit to early literacy and continue increasing investments to ensure students and teachers have the support they need.
As of Jan. 21, 2021, about 100,000 Alabamians had their licenses suspended for failure to pay traffic debt, failure to appear at hearings about those tickets, or because they were convicted of simple possession of drugs. These suspensions penalize behavior that has nothing to do with dangerous driving. We all suffer the consequences.
By Jeff Dunn, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections and Cam Ward, Director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles As Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) and Director of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles (ABPP), our top priority is to ensure public safety in Alabama. No matter your...
By Lance LeFleur Director, Alabama Department of Environmental Management As the director of the state agency charged with safeguarding Alabama’s environment, I have great respect for and deep appreciation of our state’s wonderful natural resources and rich biodiversity of species and habitats, including many that are unique to Alabama. Protecting human health and those environmental...