Tristen Bowers, 20 of Anniston, moved to Honduras in May 2015 to pursue mission work through Adventures in Missions, a program based in Lubbock, Texas.
Researchers at the Fiocruz Institute, a research organization in Brazil, announced last week that they’d found the Zika virus in the southern house mosquito, an insect that is common both in Brazil and the U.S.
“We’re trying to compare kids in the program to comparable kids who are in public schools,” said Joan Barth, a faculty member at the University of Alabama’s Institute for Social Science Research, which is crunching the Accountability Act test numbers.
Alabama Medicaid is set Aug. 1 to initiate payment cuts to primary care physicians — with other cuts potentially to follow — to make up for an $85 million shortfall in the program’s budget.
The statewide unemployment rate for June was 6 percent. About 130,000 Alabamians reported they were looking for work last month, but couldn’t find it. A similar number reported the same thing in June 2015.
Today, the 10th class of the University of Alabama’s Community Journalism program will finish three months spent practicing their craft in Calhoun County. The end of their time in Anniston signals the close of the year-long master’s degree program for the five students.
Voters statewide will cast their ballots regarding a local amendment that would prevent first responders located outside Calhoun County from responding to calls inside county lines.
One of the finalists for the top position in Alabama’s school system served as an administrator of Iraq’s post-invasion school system, though critics say he lacks experience running schools in the United States.
In August, farmers will no longer need approval from the FAA for crop surveys, Les Dorr, an FAA spokesman said via phone last week. Beginning Aug. 29, a new small-drone rule called Part 107 will end the requirement for farmers to receive permission.
The appointments are the latest in a string of board activity in recent months after years of dormancy. Officials say the activity and their efforts to fill the board with new, more active members was triggered by a recently passed state law that raised bingo payouts in Calhoun County to $1 million, the highest in the state.
It may feel like a defining moment for the party both at the state and federal level. But Alabama’s GOP may not have much incentive to make major changes, political scientists say.
An Alabama Congressman has asked for help for Christians and other religious minorities fleeing wars in Syria and Iraq, but he’s not asking that they be brought to the United States, according to his staff.
People around the country are bracing for the unexpected in next week’s Republican National Convention. Even delegates themselves worry about what could happen.
It was 75 years ago this past spring in which the group was formed. The few remaining of the airmen, and their families, are gathering this week in Indianapolis for their 45th annual convention.
In just five days, Pokeman Go has gotten people in northeast Alabama, the United States and beyond traveling and exploring the real world to collect animated characters from a virtual world.
The suspect of a several-hour standoff Saturday, 76-year-old Eli C. Lee, who shot a Randolph County deputy and then allegedly shot himself was to have been in court Monday on a domestic violence and gun charge.
As a Planned Parenthood health educator, Katie Adams said she does what they call Community Education. Adams gives presentations in not only schools but organizations, nonprofit groups, and churches.
This November, the entire state will vote on whether the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office can change its hiring and firing practices because of a fluke in the system.