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  As Alabama shut down its schools on March 16th and moved classes online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was saddened but not surprised when many Gulf Shores students told me they … more
Overtourism is like water, proportionately increasing with the lanes you give it. The impact of overtourism’s traffic in Orange Beach was never anticipated. Is it too much to ask City Council, … more
The 2020 Presidential Election year has already begun. It usually begins on Labor Day of the year prior to the Election. However, in recent decades the parade has started early. They really are … more
The detrimental effects of the humanitarian and national security crisis on our border extend all the way to Alabama communities. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to address our immigration … more
If you follow my tweets, you may have noticed me posting pictures of the sunset from my office view. Those sunsets mark the end of long days in the office that almost always lead to long evenings … more
The economic meltdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has created an extraordinary demand for food assistance. State agencies are working overtime to figure out how to get food to hungry … more
Kamille McKinney. Aniah Blanchard. Sloan Harmon. Over the last six weeks, the people of Alabama have been confronted with a frightening reality that very few of our politicians have been willing … more
Returning from an Honor Flight visit to D.C. recently, I read an article, “I Refuse to Listen to White Women Cry,” in the Sunday edition of the Washington Post. The piece highlighted the … more
The US Border with Mexico sits astride ecosystems, cities, towns, international waterways, National Parks, a Native American Nation and majestic North American deserts. Hundreds of species cross that … more
Orange Beach was quick to legislate against short-term rentals, Hemp Shops, Uber and Lyft, but life-saving water safety regulations slipped through the cracks. Clearly the point of greatest … more
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