Politics

  ADOC creating new position to review use-of-force incidences

ADOC is creating a new position to review use-of-force investigations so the responsibility to investigate does not fall on the individual prison.

  Montgomery mayor supports Harris’ VP candidacy

  Pandemic spurs effort to recruit younger poll workers

NAACP seeks rehearing in Alabama voter ID lawsuit

Sen. Doug Jones to speak at Democratic National Convention

Alabama requests to host a presidential debate

Sen. Doug Jones responds to new Trump executive orders

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  Alabama unemployment trust fund running low, state could borrow from feds

  Friends now political opponents in Prattville mayor’s race

  First seeds, now people are receiving unordered masks in the mail

  Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes turns himself in on theft warrant

Court weighs whether state agency’s meetings can be recorded

  ‘Ya’ll we’ve got to get through this thing and we will together': Gov. Ivey on COVID-19, masks and testing

  Thousands struggling to recover after economic downturn due to COVID-19

Hundreds of thousands of people are still receiving help from the government since the pandemic began.

Lynn Bright named new Millbrook city judge

The City of Millbrook has named former longtime Montgomery judge Lynn Bright to fill the position held for decades by the late Judge Ben E. Pool.

Alabama Ethics Commission finds Lanett mayor may have committed ethics violation

Lanett Mayor Kyle McCoy is coming under fire after the Alabama Ethics Commission has found that he may have committed an ethics violation.

  Alabama provides safety guidelines for if someone is sick at school

ADPH encouraged schools to have seating charts for school buses and inside classrooms. That seating chart would then be sent to ADPH to help contact trace.

  Montgomery rolls out ‘No Wait Probate’ phone app

  Alabama U.S. delegation wants highway from Selma to Montgomery named after John Lewis

  Rep. Will Dismukes resigns from position as Alabama pastor

  Ala. to give three masks to each student, Dr. Mackey says

  Alabama’s mask ordinance expires this week

Candidates in upcoming Alabama municipal elections

  Alabama lawmaker says he won’t resign after celebrating Klan leader

State Rep. Will Dismukes, a Republican from Prattville, said Tuesday he has no plans to resign as a growing chorus of officials calls for him to step down.

  Alabama lawmaker who honored Klan leader says he’s surprised by criticism

Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes, a Republican from Prattville, says he’s surprised by the response to his recent Facebook post that showed him giving the invocation at an annual birthday celebration for Nathan Bedford Forrest.

ADOC responds to federal review alleging excessive force against inmates

The Alabama Department of Corrections responded Friday after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it believes the conditions inside the state’s prisons are unconstitutional.

  California salon continues cutting hair indoors in defiance of state orders

San Jose’s Salon Blu is now cutting hair outdoors amid California’s recently relaxed rules on hair salons, but it is also servicing clients indoors.

  US Mint: ‘We need your help’ by using exact change when making purchases

The U.S. Mint is asking for the public to make purchases using exact change.

  Alabama schools seek substitutes, fear shortage due to pandemic

Many Alabama school districts are concerned that there will not be enough substitute teachers for the upcoming school year.

Ala. state senator on ventilator following COVID-19 diagnosis

Alabama state Senator Randy Price has been placed on a ventilator in his fight against COVID-19, according to his wife.

  Grants available to some day cares struggling to stay open

The Alabama Department of Human Resources said a new grant program will help licensed child care providers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Rep. Sewell remembers her ‘hero’ John Lewis

Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell has been vocal about the impact her House colleague, the late Rep. John Lewis, had on her life.

Appeals court allows Alabama voter ID law to go forward

The judges ruled there’s no proof that Alabama's voter ID law violates the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act, as opponents claim.

  Trump’s executive order on census hailed by Alabama AG

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said states should not benefit from increased federal representation by counting large populations of people not in the country legally. He added Alabama and other states could lose House seats as a result.

John Merrill extends absentee voting for August, November elections

Secretary of State John H. Merrill issued new guidance for absentee voting in August.

  Work continues on plan to reopen Alabama schools

State leaders are hashing out the details on how to keep kids safe when they return to school.

  Former state lawmaker to face educator and small business owner in District 2 race

Former state lawmaker Barry Moore will face Democratic challenger Phyllis Harvey-Hall on Nov. 3 for the second Congressional district seat.

  Former football coach, U.S. Senator face off for Alabama Senate seat

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday and will face current Democratic Senator Doug Jones in the general election.

Dr. Birx’s COVID-19 worries prompted Alabama meeting, Ivey’s office says

Gov. Kay Ivey’s office released what it calls a “general overview and takeaway” from a private meeting Wednesday with Dr. Deborah Birx, a key member of the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force.

Data shows Tuberville beat Sessions in 64 of 67 Alabama counties

Unofficial results are being released following Tuesday’s primary runoff election in Alabama, and they were very lopsided in the GOP Senate primary race.

Tuberville defeats Sessions, wins Alabama Senate GOP primary

Familiar to Alabamians from his decade as Auburn University's head football coach, Tuberville won about 60% of the vote, according to unofficial returns, and is now positioned for a robust challenge against Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones.

Senator Doug Jones responds to results of Alabama GOP primary runoff

Senator Doug Jones released a statement Tuesday evening after the results of Alabama’s GOP primary runoff were determined.

  Moore declared winner of District 2 GOP primary runoff

The results are in and Barry Moore is the winner of the GOP primary runoff for the second Congressional district.

  Tuberville defeats Sessions in Senate primary runoff

Tommy Tuberville is being declared the winner of Tuesday’s primary runoff election in Alabama.

Al. Rep Ronald Johnson, longest serving member of the house, dies at age 76

Johnson held the District 33 seat that includes portions of Clay, Coosa, and Talladega counties for more than 40 years making him the longest continuously serving member of the House.

RESULTS: Alabama primary runoff election

Alabama’s voter turnout for the primary runoff is predicted to be lower than initially anticipated, according to Secretary of State John Merrill’s office.

  Alabama’s primary runoff election set for Tuesday

Thousands of Alabamians will venture out to their polling places Tuesday to cast a ballot in the state’s primary election runoffs.

  Counties spend thousands of dollars to prepare for election during COVID-19

Polling locations will look different depending on the size and location. Several probate judges have bought masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.

  Ala. Senate leader says his comments on COVID-19 were a poor choice of words

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said Thursday he wants to see more people get COVID-19.

Funeral plans announced for longtime Clanton mayor

Billy Joe Driver, 84, was born on Nov. 16, 1935 in Clanton and spent a half-century serving his community in multiple roles.

Alabama warns election officials against Tuesday mask requirement

While Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Attorney General Steve Marshall strongly urge people to use masks, they say state law does not require it in order to vote.

  Some lawmakers want testing for all Ala. K-12 students

Some state lawmakers want all K-12 students to be tested when returning to school.

  Barry Moore says he’s ready to serve Alabama’s 2nd district

Barry Moore is a businessman, veteran, former member of the Alabama Legislature. He says he’s now ready to go to Washington and work for the people of Alabama.

  Alabama Capitol still surrounded by metal barricades after 5 weeks

The Alabama Capitol continues to be surrounded by metal barricades five weeks after they were erected.

GOP District 2 candidates respond to Martha Roby’s endorsement

On July 14 Jeff Coleman and Barry Moore will lock horns in the runoff election for the Congressional GOP District 2 seat.

  Montgomery voters will notice differences at polls amid pandemic

Voters in Alabama head to the polls next week for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, bringing some first-time challenges for elections offices around the state.

  Ala. counties dealing with high number of absentee ballot applications during pandemic

Alabama counties are trying to process a high number of absentee ballot applications before the primary runoff election Tuesday.

District 2 GOP runoff candidates faced off in debate Tuesday

District 2 GOP runoff candidates Jeff Coleman and Barry Moore faced off in a debate ahead of the July 14 primary runoff election.

Alabama Secretary of State releases sample runoff election ballots

Secretary of State John Merrill released sample ballots for each county in the state of Alabama

  Jeff Sessions makes pit stop to Montgomery

U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Sessions made a pit stop to Montgomery eight days before the primary runoff election.

  Survey: Ala. hospitals lost millions after elective procedures cut

Alabama hospitals lost about $739 million in revenue from March 13 to April 30, according to a survey from the Alabama Hospital Association.

  U.S. Supreme Court blocks curbside voting

The state of Alabama is taking its fight to block curbside voting to the Supreme Court.

Tuberville campaign asks for help fixing bus that burned

Calling it a “pivotal piece of our campaign,” one of Alabama’s U.S. Senate candidates is asking for financial help to restore his burned out bus.

  State leaders, others react to Ivey’s extension of safer at home order

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, state leaders are reacting to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s decision to extended the safer at home order.

UPDATE: President Trump’s campaign team decides against Alabama rally

President Donald Trump is getting further involved in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race between Tommy Tuberville and Jeff Sessions.

  State to sign with company to improve contact tracing, health officer says

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said the state plans to sign a contract with a company to provide more contact tracers.

Monday is last day to register to vote in upcoming Alabama election

The deadline for Alabamians to register to vote for the upcoming July runoff election is Monday.

Miss. Governor on state flag: “If they send me a bill this weekend, I will sign it”

Gov. Reeves shared a tweet Saturday morning that the argument over the flag has become “divisive” and that “it’s time to end it.”

Eleventh Circuit declines to stay Alabama curbside voting decision; State to appeal

The SPLC and other organizations hailed the ruling while Alabama's secretary of state says there will be an appeal.

  State agencies have shipped 15 million PPE items since March

Alabama EMA Director Brian Hastings said state agencies have shipped out 15 million items of personal protective equipment around the state since March.

  Ala. Democratic party executive director calls for lawmaker’s resignation after stance on confederate park

The Alabama Democratic Party’s executive director called Friday for Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, to resign after the lawmaker’s public support to not defund the Confederate Memorial Park.

  State leaders look at using CARES Act to buy devices for students

Some state leaders are looking at requesting CARES Act money to buy devices for students to use this school year.

Shelby signs on to federal Justice Act to curb police violence

Sen. Richard Shelby has signed on as a cosponsor for a piece of police reform legislation making its way through Congress.

  Lawmakers say to expect proposal to change Confederate memorial law

State Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, said to expect a proposal giving cities more control over moving Confederate monuments.

Federal judge says Alabama can’t forbid curbside voting

The judge lifted a statewide prohibition on curbside voting at in-person polling locations.

Merrill says Ala. prepared for July runoff after ‘unfortunate’ Ga. primary

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says we’re prepared for July’s runoff election, despite concerns over the chaotic experience in Georgia Tuesday.

  Dr. Mackey provides update on what school in the fall could look like

Alabama’s plan to educate students this fall is still in the works, but the state superintendent gave some details on what it could look like.

  Outlook: Group tours looking to March 2021 before fully returning, tourism department says

Group travel has plummeted in Alabama and it’s leaving some hotels and surrounding businesses strapped for cash.

  Federal loan changes give some business owners a ‘sigh of relief’

Businesses are breathing a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump and Congress eased restrictions to the Paycheck Protection Program.

How to apply for an Alabama absentee ballot for July 14

Following the postponement of the March 31 Primary Runoff Election to July 14, Secretary of State John H. Merrill reminds Alabamians of the option to vote by absentee ballot.