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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...