Alabama Senate advances Birmingham Southern loan program solution

On Tuesday night, the Alabama Senate voted to approve a loan program for Birmingham Southern College, which is currently in financial crisis. Last year, the Alabama Legislature approved a similar measure under the appropriation authority of state Treasurer Young Boozer, who cited concerns that the school was unlikely to meet loan repayment requirements. SB31 is […]

ALGOP expects passage of school voucher program with no cap

The Alabama Senate is considering a bill Wednesday that would create a system to give tax credits to students who attend participating private schools. Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wall on Monday predicted the bill would pass the Senate this week and urged lawmakers not to put a dollar cap on the program, as several […]

Applications Open for Pima County’s Summer Youth Employment Program

Audio for this article is made possible by the CAST11 Prescott Podcast Network. A Talking Glass Media production. Pima County opened registration for its Summer Youth Employment Program on March 1st. Students will participate in SYEP in Las Artes, where they will build, design, and paint small community libraries for neighborhoods across Tucson. The program […]

Tuberville bill to expand food options in senior program draws growing bipartisan support

As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. Tommy Tuberville is the voice of Alabama farmers in Washington. Last fall, Mr. Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined Sen. Ben Ray Luján. (DN.M.). pecan Other tree nuts covered by USDA's Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Tuberville said the bill has growing bipartisan support in the House and Senate. […]

Pima County’s asylum-seeking program may end as federal funding expires

Pima County has a long history of providing sanctuary to immigrants and aid to families seeking asylum from around the world. But as federal funding dwindles, these programs are at risk. Pima County officials announced they will no longer provide shelter to asylum seekers and end a program that has helped thousands of people as […]

Revitalizing Bisbee Douglas International Airport and Cochise College’s Aviation Program

A beacon of aviation history and innovation quietly flourishes in the heart of Douglas, Arizona. Bisbee Douglas International Airport (BDI) was originally built from 1941 to 1943 as a bomber training range during World War II, but is currently undergoing reconstruction. Not far from the historic airstrip, Cochise College operates a significant aviation program that […]