A new law will sever all parental rights for those convicted of rape or incest to any children they have, not just babies born from their crimes or children they victimized.
MONTGOMERY — A coalition of 15 states and several major cities is opposing a lawsuit by the state of Alabama that would have the U.S. Census count only U.S. citizens and other legal residents in totals that play a key role in congressional representation and the distribution of federal funding.
Sandhill cranes will be fair game for some Alabama hunters this year, raising concerns among some in a city that's home to the annual Festival of the Cranes, but the hunting season will pause during the event.
Alabama education groups in 2020 will again push for the creation of better retirement benefits, blaming the current pension plan for at least part of the state’s teacher shortage.
MONTGOMERY — In recent years, more violent offenders than non-violent offenders were paroled from state prisons by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, with 1,635 and 1,891 violent offenders released in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
MONTGOMERY — Racial discrimination is at the root of an at-large election system that produces all-white appellate courts in Alabama, an attorney argued Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the system, but an opposing attorney said political party preference, rather than race, explains the outcome.
Former state Rep. Ed Henry’s attorney won’t get to question the state’s former top prosecutor this week about what happened in a Lee County grand jury room in 2014.
MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday called a meeting of the Alabama Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority to discuss plans for an Interstate 10 suspension bridge over the Mobile River.
MONTGOMERY — The state teachers lobby filed a fraud lawsuit Friday against the creators of a planned charter school in south Alabama accusing them of misleading a state commission about their finances and level of community support.
In a legal fight to publicly reveal his 2014 Lee County grand jury testimony, former state representative Ed Henry now wants to depose the state’s former lead prosecutor.
MONTGOMERY — National party officials have rejected the Alabama Democratic Party's proposed bylaws after expressing concern that the state group isn't doing enough to get more non-black minorities involved.
The head of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management defended himself and his office in a letter this month to agency commissioners and attacked news outlets over recent pieces on contamination by the 3M plant in Decatur and other incidents.
The Alabama Industrial Development and Training agency, the state Department of Commerce’s worker recruitment arm, is looking for about 27,000 employees for a variety of industries.
MONTGOMERY — A law requiring chemical castration for some convicted child sex offenders will go into effect in September, but will not impact many of the worst child sex offenders.
Recent viral videos of people opening and licking containers of ice cream and then returning them to store shelves have a Decatur lawmaker looking at harsher penalties for those who tamper with consumer goods.