- Heat wave leads to acts of kindness
Rethinking the Farmers Market: Are we missing opportunities?
A farmers market should be a gathering place for people interested in purchasing fresh foods and baked goods, and in supporting local farmers.
Gas leases not worth damage to environment
It's always possible that no one will buy the leases or that the acreage will never be explored for natural gas.
Tell me why you read this newspaper
Community newspapers exist because you exist. Unlike massive metro papers such as The New York Times, small-town papers focus on what is important to members of the community.
How flexible is school calendar law, really?
This was an ill-timed and ill-advised move by the Legislature but if cool heads prevail it will likely go the way of many state experiments and fade away.
- Post office plan shows path forward
L&S facility is no bargain for the county
We can’t help wondering how the county intends to pay to refurbish the center, including the standalone restaurant, which would take years and hundreds of thousands of dollars, before it could be occupied by county programs or rented to private businesses.
Can state afford to imprison for small offenses?
Alabama doesn’t have to give up its tough-on-crime stance completely. We just need to be smarter about the crimes we’re tough on.
- Orr: Pension reform legislation a step in the right direction
Longer school summer break would bring many benefits
Educators... say that children retain less from the previous year over a long break. That might be true, although much education research is suspect since it is often carried out with an agenda.
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