Administrators at Anniston City Schools and the city’s Board of Education have every reason to cheer. The Anniston system earned an overall “C” grade from the Alabama Department of Education’s annual report card rankings for the 2017-18 academic year, a one letter-grade improvement from the …

As long as unfortunate karma or political dysfunction don’t stymie progress, Anniston’s downtown is due a makeover. Consider what’s on tap in the coming years: a new regional federal courthouse, a $40 million downtown investment; more development of the Freedom Riders national monument; plus…

When the Alabama Legislature rammed through a monuments bill last spring, it named it the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act. That name is misleading. Lawmakers should have named it the Alabama Act To Protect Confederate Imagery And Lost Cause Memory, because that’s what it is.

Monday morning brought January cold to Montgomery, but Gov. Kay Ivey nevertheless stood on the Alabama Capitol steps for her inaugural speech and quoted Psalms, named-dropped Martin Luther King Jr., Lurleen Wallace and Johann Sebastian Bach, brought up the Civil War and mentioned Huntsville …

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may be the national Democratic Party's leading voice today on social media -- go check out her Instagram page, for instance -- but she's not necessarily a favorite of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Birmingham. He may like her OK, but her policies, not so much.

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