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Of a Certain Age: Full figures don’t mix with under-the-bed hiding places

By June Mathews — Of a Certain Age Bitsy isn’t bitsy anymore. In two short years, the older of our two small terriers has gone from being a scrawny rescue pup to a full-figured creature resembling a furry white pig. Bitsy loves her food, as well as anybody else’s food she can get her paws on, and it’s beginning to show in a “big” way, if you catch my drift. At every mealtime, she’ll lick her bowl clean then ...

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Commentary: Please don’t kill us

By Scott Buttram Publisher Commentary TRUSSVILLE --I feel like I need to address the mass murder at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis on Thursday. While it is indisputable that journalism in general has been politicized of late, what happened yesterday was not political. Not in any way, shape, or form. It is my great fear that the politicization of yesterday's murders will overshadow the reality that the acc ...

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Electric vehicles make sense for Alabama drivers

By Mark Bentley Special to The Tribune BIRMINGHAM – As many as 50 million Americans are about to flip the switch over to electric automobiles with their next purchase, according to the American Automobile Association. A recent survey conducted by the AAA found that popularity of electric cars is trending upwards. With infrastructure and availability all here, Alabama can lead the charge toward electric vehi ...

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Ways to enjoy Cosby Lake geese during annual molt this month and next

By Mary Lou Simms Guest Editorial Please remind your readers to be patient with Cosby Lake geese this month. It's the annual molt (June through mid-July), when every goose in Alabama (and the nation) is grounded until new wing feathers grow in. That's why you may see 100 geese -- and the accompanying accumulations of poop -- at a city park or pond where there are normally only a few. No one can fly! Relax. ...

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Inside the Statehouse Column: Buck’s Pocket

By Steve Flowers Special to The Tribune You voted Tuesday on a crowded ballot. Historically, in Alabama we have voted more heavily in our Governor’s race year than in a presidential year.  That is probably because we were more interested in the local sheriff and probate judge’s races, which run in a gubernatorial year, than who is president.  The old adage, “all politics is local,” definitely applies here i ...

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A crossroads for education in Alabama

By Thomas Rains, VP of Policy and Operations A+ Education Partnership Commentary Alabama is approaching an education crossroads. Many of the state officials in charge of education will begin new terms next year. Gov. Kay Ivey or her successor will begin a full term in office, and a record number of newcomers will be sworn into the House and Senate for the new quadrennium. The State Board of Education will h ...

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Dawson, Ivey and Todd: what happened

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News Commentary At first glance, I was pretty underwhelmed with Birmingham minister and candidate for governor Scott Dawson’s media tour Tuesday. In case you missed it, Dawson brought to light a State of Alabama grant to an LGBT organization made under Gov. Kay Ivey’s watch. He said the grant “betrayed Alabama values.” The now-defunct group, Free2B, offered counseling and suppor ...

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Lettuce go to the farmers’ market this spring

By June Mathews It’s taken a while to completely rid ourselves of winter around here, but spring seems to have finally sprung in earnest. Cool mornings are giving way to pleasantly warm afternoons, and the dull hues of late winter have become lovely shades of green overlaid with occasional splashes of color. This, I have to say, is the best part of the season. Not the part I dealt with about a month ago whe ...

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Guest Editorial: Trussville parent of HTHS student speaks out

Guest Editorial By Martha Hart Mulligan TRUSSVILLE –Well, we may as well get this over with. This student who posted on social media is my daughter. No, I don’t allow my kids to have social media or smart phones. She provided that to herself without my consent. She had an IEP (special education) meeting that morning, I was there…. she had gotten a stern talking to by myself and others that morning. She was ...

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Never a dull moment in Alabama politics

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Anyone who thought the state could take a break from political news after the Legislature adjourned had another thing coming. This past week in Alabama politics was action-packed, to say the least. First, on Monday, federal prosecutors announced three arrests in an alleged State House bribery scheme. State Rep. Jack Williams of Vestavia, Marty Connors, a lobbyist who was th ...

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