Doug Jones makes appeal to students on college affordability

November 28, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Doug Jones will need the support of college students across the state to win the special election next month, and the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate made an appeal Monday night to organizers and college voters to get out the vote.

On a conference call with Alabama college students Monday night, which came after he made a campaign stop at the University of Alabama Birmingham earlier in the day, Jones appealed to would-be supporters on college affordability, access to education and healthcare.

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Alabama students learn dynamic career opportunities are within their reach

March 13, 2017

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

High School students in Mobile and Baldwin County recently discovered the amazing career opportunities available through Alabama Community College System’s dual enrollment programs.

Rivers Eubanks knows a good deal when he sees one, and he sees it in a career path that leads him through the State’s two-year college system and eventually to a career in welding. He was among the nearly 300 Mobile and Baldwin County High School students who attended a recent career fair at AIDT’s Maritime Training Center in Mobile.
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How much is your child’s privacy worth?

February 16, 2017

By Deborah Love

Justice Brandeis wrote, “the right to privacy is the right to be left alone.” Privacy is an essential aspect of a free society. Yet Representative Collins is once again pushing a State longitudinal database bill in the Alabama Legislature. A State longitudinal database is a centrally controlled database which collects and stores personally identifiable information on students. This centrally controlled database will track students throughout their lives and continuously consolidate personal data between multiple State agencies. While the bill has been renamed “Answers” this year it provides few. Instead it will give broad powers to what will be a newly created agency and advisory board with no accountability. (pg. 13)
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Local Schools are Making a Difference

November 7, 2016
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

There is something really fun and exciting about visiting with students in our local schools. From the elementary student who just wants you to read a book with them to the high school student looking for college advice, the visits are always special.

With the House out of session for the month of October, I had the pleasure to spend quality time in a number of our local schools. I visited Clarke County High School in Grove Hill to talk with students and learn more about their new workforce training center.
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Please, Alabama, Don’t Trigger or Dildo Grade Inflation

August 25, 2016

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

In Texas this week, students on college campuses can now conceal carry guns. To class. In their dorms. Wherever.

That is crazy, but that’s how it is now.

I got an email from a Jacksonville State University student who is concerned the same could happen here in Alabama.

It could.

Full disclosure: I’m not only a journalist, but I’m a teacher, at UAB, in the English department. Ask me (or many of my colleagues) whether they want a student packing (concealed packing), and you’ll get the same answer: No. No. A thousand times no.
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Steve Forbes Speaks At Auburn

March 31, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Auburn Conservatives for Tomorrow (ACT) and Young America’s Foundation hosted former Republican Presidential candidate Steve Forbes on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the new Auburn Arena.

Forbes told reporters that the economy is getting better but it is still not as strong a recovery as it should have been.  The recovery will be stronger because the banking system is starting to make lending available again.  Forbes said that this is the slowest recovery in American history and this is due to uncertainty about healthcare costs caused by Obamacare, more regulations, and Federal Reserve Monetary policy.  This new normal is the new abnormal, but that mistakes in policy can be undone.
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Kay Ivey to Be Special Guest at Auburn Steve Forbes Event

March 14, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Auburn Conservatives for Tomorrow (ACT) and Young America’s Foundation will host An Evening with Steve Forbes on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the new Auburn Arena. On Wednesday ACT announced that Alabama Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey (R) will be the Special Guest at the VIP event.

Ivey is an Auburn graduate, a native of Wilcox County and is the first Republican woman in Alabama history to be Lieutenant Governor.  Ivey was also previously elected the state Treasurer.
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Forbes to Speak to Auburn Conservatives for Tomorrow on March 21

March 4, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Auburn Conservatives for Tomorrow (ACT) have announced that Steve Forbes will speak that their 2nd Annual Spring Conservative Student Conference.  This event will be held in the newly constructed Auburn Arena on the campus of Auburn University. The event is free for students.

The group said on their website: “ACT prides ourselves on providing first-class speaking events, for our student members, and members of our community. We bring in big name conservative speakers to excite our students, and to help prepare them to be the next generation of conservative leadership. Don’t miss out! Join Us!”
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