Public health officials on Tuesday morning announced that a student at the school was diagnosed with TB last week. By Tuesday evening, Pam Barrett, head of tuberculosis control for the Alabama Department of Public Health, and others from the department were taking questions in person from parents.

Images from a community wide meeting at Wellborn High School concerning the TB case that was reported.

Two bills currently before the Legislature touch on firefighters and their elevated risk of cancer. One bill could help cut down on firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens while another would help ease the financial burden for retired firefighters diagnosed with cancer.

In late 2017, The Star, with the help of Veracio,  launched Your State, Your Say, a project examining the top issues facing Alabama as we prepare for the 2018 race for governor. The first step was for Alabama residents to tell us what’s on their minds. The most basic question: What concerns …

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