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A Statewide Lottery Could Help Solve Some Problems

August 10, 2014   |   Opinion

By House Minority Leader Craig Ford   Back when Gov. Bentley was campaigning in 2010, he made some bold statements. Statements such as: “I believe the people of Alabama need to decide at the ballot box on a YES or NO vote whether to allow gambling or abolish all forms of gambling.” And Gov. BentleyContinue Reading

IAP Is On Break This Week & Will Publish Next Week

August 8, 2014   |   News

Due to several circumstances, IAP has pushed today’s edition to next week. Rumors are rampant that the Lee County Grand Jury will announce indictments today. It is only rumored and we at IAP haven’t heard anything to confirm such rumors as of this morning.

Dr. Boyd’s Portrait is Complete: Part V of a Special Series of Articles on Alabama State University

August 6, 2014   |   Opinion

By Donald V. Watkins ©Copyrighted and Published (via Facebook) on August 6, 2014 For the first time ever, Alabama State University has included a non-cohabitation clause in the contract of the president. When Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd was hired in December 2013, she signed the contract without challenging the clause, which prevents her from livingContinue Reading

State Leaders Need to Work For Us, Not Against Us

July 28, 2014   |   Opinion

by House Minority Leader Craig Ford   I believe that education is the great equalizer. If you give a child a quality education, then with hard work they can make their dreams come true. That is why it is so disheartening to see millions of dollars taken from their education every year so that aContinue Reading

Why Boyds Selection Was A Mistake

July 27, 2014   |   Opinion

By Donald V. Watkins ©Copyrighted and Published with Permission on July 27, 2014 I want to publicly apologize to the entire Alabama State University family. I made a serious error in judgment when I nominated Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd and asked the board of trustees to elect her as president of ASU. At the time,Continue Reading

Garrett Jemison Joins Franklin Resources Group

July 10, 2014   |   News

Principals of Franklin Resources Group, L.L.C. announced today that Garrett Jemison has joined the firm as a member. Franklin Resources Group is a Montgomery based corporate and public affairs consulting firm formed in 1996. The firm provides governmental affairs, media relations, strategic planning, crisis management, lobbying, research and communication services to an array of local,Continue Reading

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