A family made amends for a 60-year-old crime at Saturday’s Freedom Riders anniversary event on Gurnee Avenue in Anniston. Read the full story
“It’s our responsibility to facilitate opportunities for them to understand why the world is the way it is,” said Kathryn Gardiner, lead park ranger of the Freedom Riders sites in Anniston and Birmingham.
Gov. Kay Ivey was in Anniston to speak at a memorial for fallen law enforcement officers, and afterwards held a brief discussion with the press about current issues.
Lawmakers quietly gave final approval to a bill seeking more legislative oversight of government agencies’ spending, including that of the executive branch. But it didn’t pass in time to avoid a possible veto.
As the state’s plan to lease new mega-prisons hit another apparent roadblock Monday, more lawmakers appear ready for the state to instead borrow money to construct its own new facilities.
Alabama will end participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs on June 19, Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Monday.
Legislation is needed to ensure Alabama families and restaurant owners aren’t penalized on their state income taxes for credits and grants they receive under the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
The Alabama Legislature gave final approval this week to a bill creating a new state authority to oversee the expansion of high-speed broadband internet services throughout the state.
Military veterans who served during the Cold War would be able to get a specialized license plate for their cars under a bill by a Jacksonville lawmaker which passed both houses of the Alabama Legislature this month.
On Thursday, 278 members of the state's faith community signed a letter to Gov. Ivey urging her to help the “hundreds of thousands of Alabamians caught in the health coverage gap."
As of Thursday afternoon, the bill was headed back to a committee where differences in the House and Senate versions could be resolved, but it seemed likely to head to the desk of Gov. Kay Ivey soon.
Alabama could reach herd immunity from COVID-19 by mid-summer, the state's top doctor told lawmakers on Wednesday. But it could take longer if the vaccine rate continues to decrease.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill allowing for the public release of photos of those who solicit prostitutes, but members requested a significant change.
Roughly 3 in 10 Calhoun County residents have had their first dose of COVID vaccine, the rate of deaths from the virus has slowed and Alabama’s state of emergency is set to end.
A wide-ranging gambling package advanced in the Alabama Legislature Tuesday and is expected to be considered on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday.
Locals who lost homes or businesses in the severe storms March 25-26 can apply for low-interest disaster loans, the federal Small Business Administration has announced.
The Alabama House of Representatives has yet to vote on bills allowing medical marijuana, a comprehensive gambling package and a ban on medical treatments, including puberty blockers and surgery, for transgender youth.
Alabama lawmakers are close to allowing city police officers to issue citations for some misdemeanor offenses rather than taking offenders into custody.
Eat 'em up, yum? Not the fish in Choccolocco Creek, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, which says the advisories from years ago still hold true today.
More progress was made on both state budgets on Tuesday, closing in on a final vote for both during the last days of the Alabama Legislature's 2021 regular session.
The Alabama Department of Labor says fraud cases are up since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and department has received about 25,000 to 30,000 fraud reports since opening a reporting portal last July.
A bill that would outlaw all chemical abortions or the use of prescription “abortion pills” in Alabama will get a public hearing in a House committee on Wednesday.
A bill in the Alabama Senate regarding the construction of public buildings has some concerned about what it could mean to the safety of school buildings, while proponents see the legislation as a way to help education entities save money.
The storms flung tiny, hard-hit towns like Phil Campbell and Hackleburg into the national spotlight. And it’s likely that in the coming week, people in those cities will pause to remember what was lost and what was rebuilt.