Month: January 2018

Alabama’s conservatives should support bills limiting special elections

[caption id="attachment_8822" align="aligncenter" width="724"] (Flickr)[/caption]   (Opinion) Recent efforts by Alabama’s lawmakers to do away with special elections to fill vacant U.S. Senate seats may have a little to do with that fiasco to replace Jeff Sessions. I mean, come on. The result of that unexpected and brief race was…

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Human trafficking bill passes Alabama State Senate

[caption id="attachment_60435" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Unsplash)[/caption]   Human Trafficking Awareness month may officially end Wednesday, but advocates and lawmakers in Alabama are pushing legislative efforts on behalf of victims that will be felt long after January. The Alabama State Senate passed a bill Tuesday that establishes much stronger penalties for anyone…

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Human trafficking in Alabama — How victims are lured in and what state lawmakers are doing about it

An at-risk teenager or vulnerable woman begins dating someone who showers her with gifts, takes her on dates, and woos her into loving and depending on him for care and protection – and, often, drugs. She feels that he is her “boyfriend” even though, eventually, he tells her that she…

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Watch the amazing video that Alabama Sen. Doug Jones probably never will

[caption id="attachment_60037" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Sen. Doug "See No Evil" Jones[/caption]   (Opinion) Today the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point when evidence shows an unborn child can feel pain from the procedure. When the bill, known as the Pain-Capable…

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Alabama will know who Sen. Doug Jones represents Monday – his state’s pro-life constituency or his party’s pro-choice extremists

[caption id="attachment_56203" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (NBC News/YouTube)[/caption]   (Opinion) Sometime Monday the U.S. Senate will take initial votes on a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the point when an overwhelming amount of evidence shows an unborn child can feel pain from the gruesome procedure. Most Americans –…

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If Sen. Doug Jones wants to represent a majority of Alabamians, he should moderate his pro-choice position

[caption id="attachment_54092" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Sen.-elect Doug Jones appears on CBS Sunday Morning, Dec. 17, 2017 (CBS News/Twitter)[/caption]   (Opinion) In the wake of his stunning victory last month, Sen. Doug Jones signaled that he wanted to leave the contentious election behind by being an “independent voice” who would work with…

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Holy Hanceville! Gorgeous Alabama church in rural town off I-65 is secret worth exploring

  [caption id="attachment_58294" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Curbed.com/Facebook)[/caption]   You have to see it in person to believe it, but this Facebook video from Curbed.com comes close to showing the epic grandeur of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament located in rural Hanceville near Cullman. If you are driving north or…

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Alabama State Senator to introduce human trafficking bill today

  Alabama State Sen. Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) is expected to introduce a bill Tuesday designed to impose heavy penalties on anyone who obstructs human trafficking investigations. “Human trafficking is a growing problem not just in Alabama, but around the country,” Ward said in an interview with Yellowhammer News. “Particularly human…

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Spring Hill College, University of Alabama top 2018 list of hardest schools to get into in the Yellowhammer State

[caption id="attachment_26125" align="aligncenter" width="820"] University of Alabama quad (Photo: University of Alabama)[/caption]   If your children want to go to college alongside the likes of Tua Tagovailoa or someday stroll the Avenue of Oaks to get their degree, then they better start studying. Spring Hill College in Mobile and the…

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