Eight years ago, Rick Cranford of Jacksonville developed lung cancer and was told by doctors that his prospects for the future were dim. The news took away his zest for life until he began hiking the Pinhoti Trail and taking part in activities sponsored by Wild Alabama. Read the full storyWild Alabama has a weekend of work and fun
The Alabama Legislature this week gave final approval to bills that greatly expand the state-funded private school scholarship program created a decade ago and modify the state's charter school law.
The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles will move later this year back to its former space in downtown Montgomery after about three years on the city’s eastern edge.
Under existing law, an infant can only be surrendered up to 72 hours after birth and at a hospital.
The bill would establish a process for elementary school curriculum content to be reviewed and vetted before ending up in classrooms.
MONTGOMERY — Newly elected Alabama Rep. Fred Plump, D-Fairfield, has agreed to resign following an announcement Tuesday that he faces federal conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges.
A bill to potentially halve the state’s sales tax on groceries will be in committee for the first time on today.
In 2022, more than 750,000 Alabamians received SNAP benefits, amounting to approximately 15 percent of the state’s population, or one in seven Alabamians.
Online sales tax in recent years has been a boon for Alabama's General Fund and some counties and cities, but a new report says not everyone is winning.
The Alabama Legislative Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement is the highest decoration awarded to officers.
An overcast sky diffused light across a crowd colored mostly in blue as residents gathered in Anniston to remember and honor those who gave their all in the line of duty.
During the public hearing on Tuesday, 11 people had asked to speak in opposition to the bill, with one person speaking in support.
The bipartisan 2020 National Suicide Hotline Designation Act signed into law by then-President Donald Trump made 988 the new three-digit phone number for mental health emergencies effective July 2022.
New legislation to put a $.98 per-month surcharge on phone lines in the state to fund mental health crisis care is expected in House and Senate committees Wednesday.
Known as the Pregnancy Resource Act, House Bill 208 would allow up to $10 million a year in tax credits to be awarded to Alabamians who make donations to pregnancy centers.
A lottery would require a constitutional amendment approved by voters. In 1999, Alabamians rejected a proposal that was aimed at funding education.
There was a public hearing on Senate Bill 127 last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee but no vote was taken and the bill is not on Wednesday’s agenda.
The state’s record budgets and rare supplemental spending bills are now halfway through the legislative process, having passed their chamber of origin. Now, lawmakers, lobbyists and locals are rallying for projects to be put in — or put back in — the proposals as they move ahead.
A bill approved in the Alabama Senate Thursday requires government agencies to respond more promptly to public records requests.
The bill also prohibits the Judicial Resources Allocation Commission from reallocating any vacant judgeships until 2027 and requires it to provide additional docket information to the Legislature each year.
Legislation pending in the Alabama Senate would give victims of child sexual abuse significantly more time to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers.
Bills to allow up to $6,900 in public money to help a student attend a private school and expand a major 2013 school choice law received favorable votes in an Alabama Senate committee Wednesday.
The bill makes no exceptions for those with dual citizenship in the United States and China.
Under existing law, the revenue collected from the state’s gas tax may only be used on motor vehicle infrastructure such as roads and bridges.
A new economic impact study released Monday found that the defense industry accounted for an annual economic impact of $50.3 billion, providing 264,780 jobs across Alabama.
Rep. Chris Pringle on Thursday called Director John Cooper a “tyrant” during a public meeting and temporarily put a pause on more than two dozen of the agency’s proposed contracts.