Corruption-free Ivey can bring growth to state

Sam Stroud Staff Writer With the Alabama gubernatorial election less than a month away, Republican incumbent Kay Ivey is leading most polls with over 50 percent of the vote. There are a few reasons for this lead other than the R next to the Alabama governor’s name. In the aftermath of former Gov. Robert Bentley’s scandalous resignation after he was caught having an affair with his communications director, Ivey promised that her administration would be open and transparent. Ivey has stood by that promise. While the lower levels of government…

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Maddox over Ivey: Democratic candidate is right choice for Alabama

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Alabama may often be seen as a laughingstock, but its citizens have a chance to change that by voting for Walt Maddox on Nov. 6.  According to U.S. News & World Report, our state is among the bottom 10 states in health care, education, opportunity, and crime and corrections.  In 2017, Philip Alston, an official from the United Nations, investigated poverty in the United States and toured Alabama as part of the project.  According to Alston, the poverty and environmental degradation in rural Alabama is something…

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