State should honor terms of prepaid tuition plan
It may not be easy, but the state should buckle down and meet its obligations.
New figures tell sad story about state
The Census figures show 15.49 percent of Alabamians living in poverty in 2011, a drop from 17.2 percent the previous year. That’s a modest improvement, but at least the trend is in the right direction.
Be unhappy about it but vote anyway
Alabama voters should go to their polling places on Sept. 18 in a distinctly displeased mood, brimming with anger at the dereliction of their Legislature and governor, an abdication of responsibility that has left the voters with a terrible choice to make. It should never have come to this. Never.
PACT parents playing the waiting game
Parents who have college students covered by the state’s Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program may be relieved that it will cover tuition this fall while the plan awaits a court decision.
Lawmakers get blame for referendum
That is what Alabamians are being told to do on Sept. 18 when we go to the polls — take money from the Alabama Trust Fund, a state savings account set up to do things other than plug a hole in the General Fund budget. The other choice is to leave the hole this Legislature, through its callous disregard for the welfare of people who need government services, allowed to happen.
Unsupported allegations are divisive to city
While we applaud the NAACP for taking a stand on an issue its members feel is important, we also wonder if their concerns have the potential to create an atmosphere of divisiveness in the city, thereby accomplishing the opposite effect.
Cathy's free speech finds support with conservatives
It’s not as though Dan Cathy actively declared war on homosexuality. It was a passive affirmation of a Christian value system that has guided the Cathy family and its chicken empire since long before the business was hatched.
Alabama ranks low in at-home Internet usage
Sixty-seven percent of Alabamians live in households with Internet access, well below the national average of 75.9 percent.
Demise of UA dorm marks end of an era
The high-rises turned out not to be the wave of the future, at least not here. Even buildings 12 and 13 stories high could not contain the growth that came to the University of Alabama.
Guest Opinion: It's time for an arts center in Athens
The goal will be to establish a center that reflects local history.
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