Across Alabama, people whose livelihoods largely depend on imports or exports are keeping an eye on what could become an all-out trade war between the U.S., China and even some of America’s closest allies. With all sides escalating the rhetoric, and threats that are sometimes vague, the nature of the conflict often seems cloudy at best. Read the full story
Immigrant aid agencies say new federal policies are making it harder to attract sponsor families who can take in kids detained without their parents in immigration facilities. Read the full story
This week, one local minister reacted to the religious charges, which stem primarily from Sessions’ actions in relation to harsh tactics used at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sessions is a member of a United Methodist church in Mobile. Read the full story
Black or white, Republican or Democrat, voters in the state list more or less the same top public policy priorities, according to a recent study by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, a nonprofit research organization at Samford University. Read the full story
Immigrant aid agencies say new federal policies are making it harder to attract sponsor families who can take in kids detained without their parents in immigration facilities.
This week, one local minister reacted to the religious charges, which stem primarily from Sessions’ actions in relation to harsh tactics used at the U.S.-Mexico border. Sessions is a member of a United Methodist church in Mobile.
Black or white, Republican or Democrat, voters in the state list more or less the same top public policy priorities, according to a recent study by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, a nonprofit research organization at Samford University.
“To create a new branch of the military would require action by Congress,” said Todd Harrison, an analyst for the nonprofit Center for Strategic and International Studies. “There’s only one other time in recent history when this happened — the creation of the Air Force — and it was done by law.”
Gerald Dial has a month to convince people to vote him in as Alabama’s commissioner of agriculture. His big problem: finding people who actually plan to cast a ballot.
Some Alabama officials say parents can now use funds from the state’s 529 college savings programs on a much wider variety of educational expenses, such as tuition for public or private K-12 education.
According to a Friday announcement from the Alabama Department of Labor, the state had about 2.04 million workers in May— the same as it had 10 years ago, shortly before the 2008 Great Recession hit and left millions of Americans unemployed.
A bridge replacement on Rock Springs Road marks the final use of millions of state dollars the Calhoun County Commission has applied to projects throughout its jurisdiction since 2012. The commission approved the bridge work in a meeting Thursday.
Last week the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would no longer defend the pre-existing conditions provision of the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law known as Obamacare. Some health care experts say that ending the provision could lead to poorer health for some residents and higher overall health care costs.
Spurred ahead by a federal decision, Jennifer Gray asked state officials to allow her campaign to spend its money on child care made necessary by her bid for office. She was successful.
The Alabama Ethics Commission today found that Anniston city Councilman Ben Little violated the state’s ethics laws, apparently in an alleged illegal use of his office for personal gain.
Del Marsh on Tuesday won the Republican primary in the race for the District 12 seat in the state Senate. Marsh won with 8,215 votes to 7,363 for Wayne Willis, according to returns posted by the Secretary of State’s Office.
Adia McClellan Winfrey believes Congress should keep up the probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election — and she says impeachment of President Donald Trump would be a "viable response" if collusion did happen.
Independence, necessity, and good manners. These were some of the reasons Calhoun County Commission candidates in Tuesday’s primary election say they chose to pour their own money into their bids for local office.
Arming teachers has long been the favored approach of many gun-rights groups, but has often been opposed by teachers’ groups. Efforts to pass armed-teacher laws have failed in the Legislature. Ivey’s approach, which would allow districts to voluntarily choose to have a weapon on campus, could strike a middle ground between proponents and opponents of arming teachers.
Several Anniston leaders say they would support an effort to bring a monument intended for Calhoun County to the community. Hundreds of such monuments sit at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery.
According to the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety, because they’re more likely to be ejected from their vehicles, unrestrained motorists are 40 times more likely to die in a wreck than someone wearing a seat belt.
Alabama’s junior U.S. senator introduced a bill Tuesday to improve coordination between federal agencies regarding spending and strategies that support rural health care in the state and around the country.
At least 74,563 people were registered to vote in Calhoun County on Monday, a number that tops that of any year prior, according to records from the Secretary of State
“All counties have seen unemployment decrease over the year,” said Tara Hutchison, communications director for the Alabama Department of Labor. “It’s a good place to be in.”