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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

Alabama prisons in need of reform

Pratibha Gautam Staff Writer Steven Mullins, an inmate at the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, was found unresponsive as a result of multiple stab wounds on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Mullins, who was incarcerated for the kidnapping and murder of a gay man in 1999, passed away two days later. According to Equal Justice Initiative, in Read More

Letters from the presidential candidates: Taylor Holt

Taylor Holt Dear Trojans,  My name is Taylor Holt and I am a junior social science major, legal studies minor, from Huntsville, Alabama. Over the past three years, I have served in the Student Government Association (SGA) in different capacities in the freshman forum, the executive board, and the presidential cabinet.  Through previous experiences and my Read More