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Campaign finance reports reveal PAC, corporate influence on mayoral candidates

Campaign finance reports reveal PAC, corporate influence on mayoral candidates

February 7, 2021
Campaign finance reports released this week for Tuscaloosa’s three mayoral candidates show more than $54,000 of political action committee (PAC) donations collectively.
Mark your calendars: Mayoral candidates scheduled for live forum Feb. 18

Mark your calendars: Mayoral candidates scheduled for live forum Feb. 18

February 4, 2021

Three candidates seeking the mayor’s office will participate in a live forum broadcast by WVUA 23 on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The recording will air again on Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. and Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. The...

UA student to challenge longtime incumbent for City Council seat

UA student to challenge longtime incumbent for City Council seat

January 26, 2021

The qualifying period for Tuscaloosa elections closed today, and UA student Sam Badger is on the ballot.  Badger, a 19-year old from Michigan majoring in political science and economics, announced...

Opinion | How UA is penalizing new parents

Opinion | How UA is penalizing new parents

January 25, 2021
In layman's terms, if a full-time employee eligible for leave has little to no accrued time available, the state of Alabama’s largest university – that boasts the nation’s highest paid college football coach who just led the school to a national championship – offers no assistance, aid, supplemental income or paid parental leave for new parents, resulting in no salary for up to 12 weeks, or shorter, depending on how long the individual can afford to miss work, which for most is not long.
Opinion | Herbalife nutrition bars offer teas loaded with empty promises

Opinion | Herbalife nutrition bars offer teas loaded with empty promises

January 24, 2021
Maybe you've been tempted by the loaded tea and meal replacement shake bars popping up all over Tuscaloosa. Well, most of those bars belong to Herbalife, a company that's been mired in controversy. One columnist argues Herbalife's track record should be enough to drive customers away.
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These Trustees donated to electoral vote rejectors

January 13, 2021
Five members of the UA System Board of Trustees donated to the political campaigns of election-denying congressmen. As companies pull their support from those like Mo Brooks and Tommy Tuberville, system communications officials have yet to respond to requests for comment.
Opinion | 2020: Just one big conspiracy?

Opinion | 2020: Just one big conspiracy?

September 30, 2020

#QAnon, #Pizzagate, #WWG1WGA, #DeepState: If you have come across these trending phrases on Twitter and Facebook, you are not alone in asking “What does this mean?” These conspiracies are often propagated...

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