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AG Marshall Files Lawsuit Against Birmingham Mayor and City

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Wednesday that his office has filed suit in Jefferson County Circuit Court against the City of Birmingham and Mayor William Bell for violating state law by constructing barriers to deliberately obscure a historically significant monument in Linn…

USDA Disaster Designation for 11 Alabama Counties

United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, announced that 11 Alabama counties are under a Secretarial natural disaster designation.  Farmers in these counties which are classified by USDA as “primary” may be eligible for emergency loans from the USDA Farm…

Trump Disbands Business Advisory Councils

President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives. CEOs have been resigning since Saturday, when Trump blamed both sides for the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white…

Birmingham Mayor Orders City to Cover Up Confederate Monument

Alabama's largest city has used a wooden structure to cover up a Confederate monument in a downtown park. Legislators passed a law earlier this year prohibiting the removal of structures including rebel memorials. So Birmingham Mayor William Bell ordered the…

President Trump Congratulates Moore and Strange in Senate Race

President Donald Trump has congratulated both Alabama Sen. Luther Strange and former state Chief Justice Roy Moore for making it to the Republican runoff in the U.S. Senate race. Trump on Wednesday morning used his Twitter account to send congratulations…

Doug Jones Wins Democratic Nomination for U.S. Senate

Doug Jones, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney under the Clinton administration, has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. He easily beat the other candidates in the race and will go on to face the Republican nominee in the…

U.S. Senate Special Election - Live Results

Polls have closed across Alabama in the special election for U.S. Senate. Click here for live election results from the Associated Press. The special election is to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions, who resigned earlier this year…

Gov. Ivey Establishes Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced that she has signed Executive Order 708, creating the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council. This executive order changes the previous Alabama Council on Opioid Misuse and Addiction. The changes include the addition of the Alabama…

Senate Candidate Roy Moore Rides Horse to Polls

Former Alabama Chief Justice and Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore rode a horse to the polls as he voted in the state's special Senate primary on Tuesday. Moore wore a military T-shirt and black cowboy hat as he dismounted at…

Polls Open for the U.S. Senate Special Primary Election

Polls have opened across Alabama as voters cast ballots in party primary elections for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Republican Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to fill the post temporarily, is seeking to…

Poll Shows Parents Want Sex Education Taught in Schools

A recent statewide phone survey commissioned by the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (ACPTP) has found that 83% of parents with children enrolled in public schools want sex education taught in public schools. A team at the University of…

President Trump Tweets More Support for Senator Luther Strange

President Donald Trump has tweeted out more support for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange ahead of Tuesday's contentious Republican primary. Strange, who was appointed in February, is attempting to keep the U.S. Senate seat that previously belonged to Attorney General Jeff…

Group Tied to Trump Backs Strange in Alabama's Senate Race

President Donald Trump's feud with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn't yet become an all-out political proxy war. A super PAC aligned with Trump intends to help Alabama Republican Sen. Luther Strange's bid for re-election - even though Strange is…

Alabama Court of Appeals Upholds Two Death Sentences

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the cases of two inmates sentenced to death for murder. The court turned down the appeal of Dontae Callen, 24, in a decision Friday. Callen was convicted of killing an aunt and…

Former President Endorses Alabama U.S. Senate Candidate

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed a Democratic candidate in Alabama's U.S. Senate race to fill the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Biden said in recorded calls that Doug Jones, a U.S. attorney during Bill Clinton's…

Roby, Lynn Announce New Workforce Development Partnership

At a press conference Thursday, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R – Ala.) and Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development, Jeff Lynn, announced a new partnership with four of…

Former Alabama Governor Continues to Argue His Innocence

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is maintaining his innocence days after completing his six-year sentence on public corruption charges. The 71-year-old Democrat was released from federal prison in March and recently completed house arrest. Siegelman was in Atlanta on Thursday…

State Superintendent Responds to Low Evaluation

Alabama Superintendent Michael Sentance says he is proud of his work so far after taking the helm of the state's public schools 11 months ago. Sentance responded Thursday to low evaluation…

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