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API: It’s time for an appointed State School Board in Alabama
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API: It’s time for an appointed State School Board in Alabama

A new plan by Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh and Governor Ivey seeks to replace a group of elected positions, those of the State School Board Members, to positions appointed by the governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Though it will be first voted on by the legislature, it must ultimately be approved by the voters of Alabama as a constitutional amendment.

Steve Flowers: Shelby is an Alabama treasure
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Steve Flowers: Shelby is an Alabama treasure

By Steve Flowers Our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby, turns 85 this week.  In March he reached another milestone – he surpassed Senator John Sparkman as the longest serving U.S. Senator in Alabama history.  Shelby has been our senator for 32 plus years. Alabama has a treasure in Richard Shelby. He is not only the...

Del Marsh: Every Citizen in Alabama Deserves High-Speed Broadband
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Del Marsh: Every Citizen in Alabama Deserves High-Speed Broadband

By DEL MARSH, President Pro Tempore of the Alabama State Senate Alabama’s economy is booming with record low unemployment, wages on the rise and new industries continuing to choose our state to expand their businesses. However, we are lagging in providing critical broadband infrastructure to all our citizens. For too long, the expansion of fast,...

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JeffCo ending misdemeanor marijuana arrests

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s most populous county will immediately end arrests for misdemeanors including the possession of small amounts of marijuana, officials announced Monday. Officers will begin issuing tickets for nonviolent misdemeanor offenses rather than taking people to jail, Capt. David Agee, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, told a news conference....

Guy Martin: The JeffCo sewer mess is more relevant than ever
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Guy Martin: The JeffCo sewer mess is more relevant than ever

The press has made Jefferson County’s sewer crisis relevant through its favorite lens – public corruption – and will re-write history if we let it.  In truth, public corruption is peanuts compared to the elephants in that arena, which, if viewed through a holistic lens, render that crisis more relevant than ever.

Safe, Affordable Anesthesia Care in Your Hometown
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Safe, Affordable Anesthesia Care in Your Hometown

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) ensure that the citizens of Alabama receive the highest standard of anesthesia care for their surgery, labor and delivery, and emergency needs where and when you need it.

Senate Bill 156 clarifies the definition of a CRNA by describing the relationship that exists with surgeons and removes language that can be seen as a barrier to care, especially in rural Alabama.