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    Op-Ed: Continue to improve rural Alabama

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    My legislative district is rural, therefore my voice in the Legislature is for rural issues. We’ve had significant success for “rural Alabama” in the Legislature in recent years, primarily because of a focus lead by the Rural Caucus in the Alabama House of Representatives One member...

    Op-ed: Mental health and substance abuse

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    Holidays are exciting times for many but tough for some. For some, holidays are tough because of the loss of loved ones. Those of us who experience this sadness have to enjoy our good memories and focus on our loved ones still with us. Then, there...

    Op-ed: Better paying jobs & continued economic growth

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    Every working-age, able-bodied person needs a good paying job. Not too many years ago, the dominant manufacturing industry in Alabama was the textile industry. Just as Ross Perot predicted in presidential debates, the textile industry moved to other countries when Congress approved NAFTA (North American...

    Op-Ed: An inspirational pick

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    A century ago, the Suffragettes finally succeeded in winning the right to vote for women. They would be thrilled to see the nomination of a woman so uniquely qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as Judge Amy Coney Barrett, were they alive...

    Op-Ed: Medicaid expansion would fix the hole in the roof of Alabama’s health care system

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    It may not have sounded like it on the surface, but Gov. Kay Ivey recently made one of her most encouraging comments yet about Medicaid expansion. “It would be irresponsible,” Ivey told reporters Tuesday, “to think about expanding Medicaid just for the sake of...

    Op-Ed: ‘I’m proud to be a part of the Tyson Blountsville Team’

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    While we are all experiencing a NEW way of life during this pandemic, I have experienced and seen a lot of good during this time. The good of everyone working together and doing their part to keep themselves and families safe. The good of...

    Op-Ed: Education- how do we get to number 1?

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    This question has numerous answers, but I would like to hear your answer or answers. I firmly believe education is important to our future. The very first economic development project during my time as mayor of my hometown was to recruit a high-quality preschool, Early...

    Op-Ed: Road and bridge projects

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    It’s important for everyone to understand the process for road and bridge projects. First of all, please understand that legislators do not vote to do specific projects. We compete with every other legislator in the state for the same state funding for projects in our...

    Cullman Farm-City promotes National Agriculture Day

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      CULLMAN, Ala. - National Agriculture Day, commonly referred to as National “Ag” Day, is coming up on March 24, and Cullman County’s Farm-City folks are gearing up for a series of events around the day and through the season to celebrate farmers and agriculture...

    Ivey: Census participation is not simply about you

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    Census 2020 kicked off in March, shortly before the word “coronavirus” entered our everyday vocabulary and upended life as we then knew it. And while the Census is not presently on the forefront of the vast majority’s minds, it is enormously important to Alabama’s...