Opinion: Jackpot for roads? Dire state of roads show government must raise gasoline taxes or consider alternative income

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Gov. Kay Ivey announced her infrastructure plan, ahead of the Alabama State Legislature’s next session. This plan includes raising the state’s tax on gasoline. This topic will be one of the biggest issues facing the legislature this session, and it’s already seeing pushback from Republicans in the state.   The word tax Read More

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Chip Lindsey replaces Neal Brown as football head coach

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Chip Lindsey, the Kansas offensive coordinator, will be Troy University’s new head football coach, replacing Neal Brown, according to athletic officials at Troy University. Lindsey left his position as offensive coordinator at Auburn in December and joined Les Miles’ staff at Kansas in the same position. Now, just over a month after Read More

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Democrats must prioritize progressive legislation over impeaching president

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives. They now need to find the right balance of passing progressive legislation and keeping the executive branch in check.  Since the 2016 elections, Republicans have controlled both chambers of Congress and the presidency.  The GOP needed minimal to no Democratic support to Read More

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Trump must respond firmly to Khashoggi murder in consulate

Saudi Arabian journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey, and I believe President Donald Trump’s softness in responding to this situation is selfish and a disgrace. One of the primary reasons Trump likely doesn’t want to pressure Saudi Arabia, which is certainly anything but a champion of human Read More

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