Anniston Army Depot has been part of Calhoun County since the beginning of World War II, but there still are people in east Alabama who have never seen what takes place out in Bynum.
Remember how Democrats in the first year of the Trump administration openly discussed impeachment as a way to rid the Oval Office of this controversial president?
Maris Curran, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, has collaborated with The New York Times to produce a 14-minute documentary abut the Gee's Bend quilters of Alabama. The Star and other Alabama newspapers and historians have written about these amazing women for generations, but Curran's document…
In light of Alabama voters' approval last week of Amendment 2, here are a few facts coming from Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr., a law professor at the University of Alabama and author of “Reclaiming the Petition Clause.”
Democrat Mallory Hagan of Opelika, who lost to U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, in Tuesday's midterm election for the 3rd Congressional District seat, isn't holding back with her criticism of the Alabama Democratic Party leadership.
If you're curious about how former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, is holding up as attorney general under President Donald Trump, read this.
In Wednesday's Star, our editorial board addressed President Trump's stated desire to sign an executive order that would void birthright citizenship as guaranteed in the 14th Amendment.
The editorial board of The Auburn Plainsman, the student newspaper at Auburn University, has opined about Gov. Kay Ivey and U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks. (Auburn is in Alabama's 3rd Congressional District, which Rogers represents.)
There is so much in this New York Times magazine profile of Tabitha Isner, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby's Democratic candidate in Alabama's 2nd Congressional District, and the plight of the state Democratic Party that it would take hours to break it all down.
With the Nov. 6 election now less than three weeks away, news outlets across Alabama are flooded with profiles of the candidates on the ballot. That includes the candidates for Alabama's 3rd Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, and Democrat Mallory Hagan, who are getti…
When the University of Missouri's football team traveled to Tuscaloosa last weekend for a trouncing at the hands of the University of Alabama, Mizzou fans came along. With the Tigers being relatively new members of the Southeastern Conference, a number of Mizzou fans made their first trek to…
Hobson City, Calhoun County's historic all-black town, holds a special place in the history of both the county and the state. Around here, at least, its story and struggles are well known. The editors here at HOT BLAST believe Hobson City remains one of Alabama's under-told stories.
It's less than four weeks from the Nov. 6 election -- that's right, four weeks -- and there aren't any all-encompassing political forums or debates scheduled thus far in east Alabama. (Yes, I know, people have tried. Certain candidates just won't play along. They know who they are.)
It's Columbus Day in the United States, the day when Americans honor the legacy of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, who led a Spanish-sponsored expedition in the 1400s toward the Americas.
Could U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, become the next Air Force secretary should President Trump fire Secretary Heather Wilson after the midterm elections in November?
Since U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, hasn't scheduled a debate appearance with his November opponent, Democrat Mallory Hagan, or scheduled town-hall meetings across the 3rd Congressional District, HOT BLAST looks for other ways to find out what the representative is doing.
Tuesday afternoon, The New York Times released a 14,000-word examination of President Trump's tax and business records based on tax documents from his late father's estate. It wasn't flattering to the president, by the way.