Approval over the weekend of a third vaccine against COVID-19 can only help, a UAB medical expert said Monday, although officials say it’s still not clear when the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available in Calhoun County. Read the full story
Next week’s Opioid Roundtable will be a virtual version of the annual anti-drug event organized by the Anniston-based nonprofit Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention.
This unholy tilt is embedded within what James Cobb, the superb Deep South chronicler at the University of Georgia, calls the Southern strategy of labor relations.
A bill in the Alabama Legislature would stop the growth of police jurisdictions in the state and rein in municipalities’ ability to enforce planning and zoning requirements outside their limits.
Alabama’s House of Repreresentatives unanimously passed two bills related to denying bail for those accused of committing violent crimes and creating a sexual assault survivor “bill of rights” on Tuesday.
The Alabama Senate is set to take up debate about a wide-ranging lottery and gambling bill by Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston — but some of Marsh’s colleagues in the House are taking a wait-and-see approach before supporting the plan.
Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed Monday Supermarket Employee Day in Alabama as a way to honor grocery store workers who continued to work throughout the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bill by Rep. Jim Hill, R-Odenville, would require each judicial circuit to establish a community punishment and corrections program in at least one county in the circuit.
John Rose began working on the “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith” comic strip in 1998 as Lasswell’s inking assistant. When Lasswell died in 2001, King Features hired him to be the cartoonist on the strip.
MONTGOMERY — Legislation moving through the Legislature would create a sexual assault survivor “bill of rights” and sets a requirement for how long law enforcement must preserve evidence from sexual assault cases.
Three priority bills — renewing and revamping economic development incentives, untaxing relief funds and providing limited liability from COVID-19 related lawsuits — all passed in short order and have been signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey.
There’s plenty going on that local people will need to know about in coming days. Here’s a look five things that are going on this weekend, or are coming soon.
A bill to require Alabama public school students to attend kindergarten or take an assessment to go directly to first grade received its first vote of approval, passing the House Education Policy Committee Wednesday.
The Alabama House on Thursday approved a bill to modify retirement benefits for newer teachers in the state. Advocates say more attractive benefits, including the ability to roll over sick leave and collect retirement after 30 years, will help with the state’s teacher shortage.
Alabama’s Senators and House Representatives discussed a variety of legislation on Wednesday in Montgomery.
The Alabama Senate on Wednesday gave final passage to bills preventing the taxing of federal relief funds and revamping the state's economic development incentives, sending the first two of three priority bills to Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature.
Legislation introduced by Sen. Del Marsh to organize and fund greater broadband internet expansion across the state passed its first committee vote on Wednesday with no opposition.
Sen. Del Marsh introduced a wide-ranging gambling bill in the Alabama Senate on Tuesday that would allow state voters to institute a lottery, expand casino gambling and legalize sports betting.
New Flyer of America will commit $25,000 to education later this year to improve workplace diversity at its Anniston plant, the bus manufacturer announced.
The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved legislation to create a statewide standard for deploying 5G cellular infrastructure and setting limits on how much money local governments can charge providers for access to utility structures.
Gov. Kay Ivey submitted her budget proposals to the Legislature Wednesday, asking for modest pay raises for teachers, school support staff and state workers along with targeted funding increases for several programs, including the state's troubled prison system.