MONTGOMERY — The little girl who gained Alabama internet fame by dressing as Gov. Kay Ivey for Halloween got to meet the real governor on Friday.
Kindergarten isn’t mandatory in Alabama and concerns about the safety of in-person learning and the challenges of online instruction for young children appear to be driving down enrollment statewide and locally.
MONTGOMERY — A record 200,000 Alabamians have already voted in the November election amid an early voting push and pandemic rules that made it easier to vote by absentee ballot.
Local school districts will receive more than $48 million in funding to make capital improvements, and plans include an expansion to the Career Academies of Decatur, a new Elkmont Elementary and a new athletic facility at Danville High.
MONTGOMERY — With the Medicare enrollment period open, advocates for seniors are offering information on supplemental health plans that could help with medical or prescription drug costs.
BIRMINGHAM — Alabama voters once again have the chance to remove the racist language of Jim Crow from the state's constitution, which was approved in 1901 to enshrine white supremacy as state law.
A proposal by a Decatur lawmaker that would give teachers a pay raise but require them to attend five additional days of professional development during the summer places an unfair burden on educators, according to an educational organization.
MONTGOMERY — An Alabama lawmaker whose district includes Lawrence County was in a meeting in the Statehouse last week when he found out he had COVID-19, becoming the latest of several legislators to test positive for the virus.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said Thursday that he remains opposed to mandatory mask orders despite being diagnosed with COVID-19, even though he encourages people to wear one.
New rules at the Alabama Department of Revenue will require businesses with various tax licenses to reapply in November and December or have their current licenses canceled in 2021.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama's lieutenant governor, who has called the state's mask order a government overstep, announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Alabama lawmakers will try again next session to pass a bill changing how growing K-12 school systems like Limestone County are funded, taking some of the burden off of local systems to pay for additional students.
NEW YORK — After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S. states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world, especially in Europe and the Americas.
MONTGOMERY — Alabama completed the U.S. Census on par with other states after lagging behind for months, Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Friday.
Despite early concerns, the pressure of teaching during a pandemic has not significantly increased teacher retirements locally or statewide.