As we emerge from one of our nation’s most challenging periods, Alabama has received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a better future. By investing in Southern Research, our leaders can drive innovation and economic development in our state -- and benefit Alabamians for generations to come.
Legislation would address school food supply chain shortages; ADN Insiders: Dunn to step down; 3. SPLC puts $100 million toward voter turnout efforts; US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics; Heisman finalists announced, Young is the favorite
In 1921, Alabama farmers united to provide a voice in public policy for the rural families often ignored by politicians. These men and women joined forces to improve profitability in an economic system where they felt powerless. They came together to improve the quality of life for their children and neighbors.
The worst of the pandemic hopefully is behind us, but small businesses aren’t really in the clear. A year ago, a lot of shops and restaurants were reducing their hours and limiting their offerings to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Today, they’re scaling back because they can’t find enough people to work or get the supplies they need.
In teacher shortage, advocates stress better benefits; Ground broken for west Alabama corridor; Alabama man arrested in DC for guns, explosives admits guilt; Congress returns with eye on Biden's big budget bill; Bo Nix to have season-ending ankle surgery
For our residents to enjoy the benefits of expansion, they need access to a computer, smart phone or other device capable of supporting an internet connection; they need affordable internet service; and just as importantly, they need to know how to use it.
Winston Churchill’s come from behind win 70 years ago this month ranks among history’s greatest political resurrections, but this accomplishment, improbable as it was at the time, is sweeter when understood in the context of his catastrophic loss some six years earlier.
Entrepreneurs don’t like to ask for help. While small business owners have sometimes received assistance from Washington during this crisis, most of us would prefer to get through it on our own. One thing we do want, however, is a fair shake and for Washington to not to make things worse. On this front, I am concerned about legislation moving through Congress that would make it easier for trial lawyers to sue small businesses that hold government contracts.
I’m glad we’ve all agreed that we need to build prisons, but strangely, I seem to be alone in the view that most of our current prison population ought to stay locked up. The policymaking in this state is completely and utterly detached from what law enforcement and prosecutors see day in and day out.
Patients need access to hospitals for treatment for other disease processes beyond just COVID, and thus, any proven treatment for COVID that may keep them from hospitalization or becoming seriously ill should be pursued with vigor.
Recently, 13 of my fellow countrymen I’ve never met gave their lives protecting me and you. I mourned their loss and cursed our political leaders on the drive from work. I’m a former Marine who served in Iraq so more than once I blinked back tears.
Recent heavy rains put the spotlight on one of the most common yet extremely difficult to resolve environmental concerns – untreated or partially treated sewage getting into our rivers, lakes and streams. Inflow of rainwater through cracked pipes or faulty manhole covers and infiltration of groundwater through deteriorated sewer lines can overwhelm a sewer system and send sewage into waterways.
Direct care workers may help their clients dress, bathe, eat, and go to the bathroom, and they may assist with many other household needs. If it weren’t for direct care workers, many seniors and people with disabilities would be unable to stay in their homes.