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GOP lawmakers override veto of transgender bill

Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican lawmakers in Kentucky on Wednesday swept aside the Democratic governor’s veto of a bill regulating some of the most personal aspects of life for transgender young people – from banning access to gender- affirming health care to restricting the bathrooms they can use. The votes to override Gov.…

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Chinese power shortages could mean boost for American aluminum producers

China is facing an energy crisis. The global industrial power produces about 56 percent of its electricity through thermal production methods, utilizing coal, much of which is imported from Australia. The energy shortage has resulted in significant impact to China’s manufacturing sector in the three main industrial provinces – Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong – as…

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Getting to know you; Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson’s family moved to Hawesville in November of 1967, when he was 4. His father, Richard Wilson, was hired as a project engineer at WesCor. They attended Hawesville Methodist Church. Tom was in band, played football and basketball at Hancock County High School, and graduated in 1981. Tom’s mother is the late Louise Wilson. 

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