Last spring, Oxford city officials hastily passed a bathroom-rights ordinance that could have derailed the city's ability to host college athletic events at Choccolocco Park. Had that happened, the city's hotels and restaurants along Interstate 20 would have taken a hit.
Four years ago, District Attorney Brian McVeigh came to my office and suggested that we should give back to our county law enforcement officers — our guys and gals in blue.
There is a “germ” invading like an uncovered sneeze. It afflicts us with accusation and condemnation. We had an election on Nov. 8. To some, the results brought constipation, to others jubilation. It did the same for the prior election and again the elections before that.
WASHINGTON -- President Trump called himself “instinctual” last week, but the word he must have been groping for was “untruthful.” He lies incessantly, shamelessly, perhaps even pathologically, and his lying corrodes and dishonors our democracy.
This is neither a joke nor a mistake: The Trump administration is moving forward, with progress, on a number of its stated agendas, according to The Washington Post.
With only a few minor exceptions, the details of Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center’s purchase of Stringfellow Memorial Hospital are a public record.
WASHINGTON — Under the dark gray cloud, amid the general gloom, allow me to offer a ray of sunshine. The last two months have brought a pleasant surprise: Turns out the much feared, much predicted withering of our democratic institutions has been grossly exaggerated. The system lives.
After Friday’s unceremonious end to the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill, a single word sums up the current state of the Trump administration and the Republican Party: Chaos.
Wednesday’s fatal accident at the Henry Road/U.S. 431 intersection is truly sad, but unfortunately it’s not unexpected.
The frequent Speak Out letters mocking and name-calling The Star for reporting the new president’s vociferous lying and other appalling behaviors belie any rational argument of those employing the schoolyard tactics. Shooting the messenger has always been self-defeating. After all, what succ…
Anniston isn’t Bike City Alabama. Not yet, and maybe never. But look around, at West 15th Street, at Gurnee Avenue, at 9th Street, on Alabama 202, at West 10th Street. Murals and public art are the city’s new thing, a mini-revolution of aesthetics and culture that couldn’t be more distant fr…
The Republicans’ health-care plan would hurt all of us, would take away health care from millions of people, and would be a disaster for working families.
WASHINGTON -- "Mend it, don't end it" was Bill Clinton's rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) look increasingly like "mend it, don't end it."
"Alabama has been trying on the nickname 'New Detroit.' Its burgeoning auto parts industry employs 26,000 workers, who last year earned $1.3 billion in wages. Georgia and Mississippi have similar, though smaller, auto parts sectors. This factory growth, after the long, painful demise of the …
On March 10, the Labor Department announced U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in February. The unemployment rate that month was 4.7 percent, the department reported.