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.
In the decade before President Donald Trump’s election, the state admitted about 130 refugees in an average year, according to federal records. Since Oct. 1, the start of the fiscal year, the state has resettled four people.
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 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 you about Alabama?
Hundreds, if not thousands of women are running for office for the first time across the country this year, many of them inspired by the wave of feminist activism that arose in response to the election of President Donald Trump.
A bill in the Legislature, if passed into law, would let residents save for down payments on their first homes with special tax-deductible accounts.
Calhoun County still has widespread flu activity that began a month ago, while deaths from the disease continue to rise across Alabama and the nation, recent reports state.
As the nation copes with another gruesome campus shooting, local teachers, their administrators and the professors who prepare them for the field agree that such incidents have become part of the profession.
It may not look like it, but Calhoun County and much of the rest of Alabama are still in a drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
A Talladega High School student was arrested and the school was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after a gun was found in the student’s backpack.
Few Alabama preteens have received a vaccine that helps prevent certain cancers, though there have been gains in recent years, according to a new study.
Six months after President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a national emergency, policymakers in Alabama are slogging through an effort to address the crisis – without much new help from the federal government.
Nearly 40 dogs at Cheaha Regional Humane Society got a second chance at life this week, thanks to an outpouring of support from the community. Not all will escape euthanization, however.
Cleo Thomas of Anniston on Tuesday will give the keynote speech at Alabama State University’s annual Black History Month Convocation, the school said.
The flu outbreak is still widespread across the United States, including Alabama, and the rate of infection could keep rising for several weeks, federal health officials said Friday.
Candidates for Alabama’s midterm elections have less than 24 hours to qualify for a run, and so far the top jobs in state government seem to have generated more interest than county-level positions.
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 …
Calhoun County voters will have at least three candidates to choose from – one Democrat and two Republicans – in the race for the District 12 seat in the Alabama State Senate.
Alabama’s homicide rate — 8.4 murders per 100,000 people — is spectacularly high, trailing only Missouri’s and Louisiana’s. In 2016, nearly twice as many Alabamians killed themselves (788) as were murdered (407), a rarely heard nuance to the state’s data on mortality and crime.
The latest federal and state reports show the flu outbreak this year is still widespread across Alabama and the United States. However unlike other parts of the country, the flu has apparently only mildly impeded Calhoun County businesses, schools and government agencies, but has pushed them to take extra precautions against further infections.
In campaign finance records The Star found at least a dozen candidates or political groups that had some form of credit card spending that wasn’t itemized. The Calhoun County Democratic Executive Committee was the only local political party among them.
There’s growing evidence that the Democratic wave brought on by Doug Jones' victory, if it does rise up, may not reach Alabama’s State House or most of its county seats – because few Democrats are seeking offices there.