UPDATE: The poll results from Thursday's election are in and Britain has voted to leave the European Union.
The email conversations among Oxford City Council members just before and just after passage of a controversial bathroom ordinance in late April serve as a sort of fossil record of the city’s misadventures in legislating and grandstanding.
“The depots are a crucial cog in making sure the military is ready,” U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said Monday. “Today helped me get much more down in the details of what is happening with this particular depot and the crucial role they play in keeping Army vehicles available for war fighting.”
Forget all the firearms expos in all the large convention centers across the country on any given weekend; the real gun show was in Washington this week.
Last week, a CNN interviewer confronted Florida’s attorney general over her record on gay people. When it was convenient to her politically, AG Pam Bondi fought hard against gay marriage in the courts.
O.J. Simpson’s 1995 criminal trial for the murder of his wife, Nicole Simpson, and Ron Goldman — dubbed The Trial of the Century — ended in acquittal. Simpson, though, will never shake free from his label of a celebrity many believe killed two people and got away with it.
The initial reluctance several months back by Regional Medical Center to release details of a contract to operate its emergency department spurred The Star to test the waters of public hospitals and state Open Records laws.
A Lee County jury convicted state Rep. Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, on 12 counts of corruption last Friday. The guilty verdict means Hubbard must give up his elected office. His colleagues who conveniently overlooked his behavior will remain in their seats of power, however.
Deadly mass shootings on U.S. soil regularly test the maturity of the United States, asking if the nation has the ability to correct its major problems.
As America moved in recent years toward marriage equality, federal courts repeatedly told Alabama that its roadblocks weren’t legal. That didn’t stop Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore or county-level officials from sticking their fingers in Washington’s eye.
All’s well between Anniston’s City Hall and the Calhoun County Commission, which is good news. We’d hate for them to get seriously crossways with each other.
Another day, another prominent Republican who has declared Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy an embarrassment he can’t support.
There is a well-traveled saying often credited to Bo Diddley, the late guitarist-bluesman, that deals with debt and financial responsibility. “Don’t let your mouth write no check that your (expletive) can’t cash,” it goes.
If Robert Bentley had his way, legal abortions wouldn’t be available to women in Alabama. But Montgomery can’t overturn Roe v. Wade, so instead it’s nipping at the edges of the law. The best — or worse — lawmakers can do is become a legal nuisance for pregnant women.
House Speaker Paul Ryan finally gave in. After repeated delays, he endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, though his options were scarce.
With one Facebook post Wednesday — “I will not seek reelection for mayor in August” — Vaughn Stewart threw Anniston politics an unexpected curve. The campaign door’s now wide open. Who will Anniston elect: a competent soul or a pretend leader?