Alabama DMV closings: ‘It’s not just a civil rights violation’

Katie Miller Staff Writer Recently, Alabama legislature passed emergency budget cuts that required the closings of five state parks as well as 28 counties’ Department of Motor Vehicle offices. This poses a potential problem because, as of last year, Alabama requires photo identification to vote. According to al.com, around 250,000 registered voters in Alabama do not have the correct type of identification for the voting ballots. Twenty-eight counties are left without the ability to obtain a driver’s license, the most common form of photo identification. Of the 28 counties, half…

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Ain’t no place like dorms

Jane Morrell Opinion Editor There is that old saying that home is where the heart is, but in regards to residential housing on a college campus, home is where there is a space left open that you can afford. For most freshmen, like Miranda Jones, an undeclared major from Decatur, it is their first time away from home, and there is a mixture of excitement and fear. “My best friend and I are roommates,” Jones said. “I was excited to be able to live with her, but nervous at the…

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