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State maintains record low 2.6% unemployment rate

Alabama's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.6% for the month of August, according to updated labor statistics released Friday. The historically low unemployment rate sits...

State to forgo use of nitrogen hypoxia in scheduled execution

The state is not prepared to use nitrogen hypoxia as an alternative method of execution, according to Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm. "The...

AG: VA doctors who perform abortions in Alabama breaking the law

The Veterans Administration announced this month it would offer abortions in their facilities when "the life or health of the pregnant Veteran would be...

Rep. Collins on closed primaries: Has to be done in a ‘careful way’

During the 2022 summer meeting of the Alabama Republican Party state executive committee in August, the members passed a resolution that called for party...

Tuberville: Schumer ‘doing a disservice’ in delaying defense bill vote

The fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act has yet to be scheduled for a vote in the upper chamber of Congress. The annual spending...

16th Street Baptist Church bombing victims honored on anniversary

On this day in 1963, an explosion tore through the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Klansmen detonated 19 sticks of dynamite under the church...

Alabama Republicans headed to Georgia for Herschel Walker’s U.S. Senate bid

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) will soon deploy grassroots teams to assist the campaign of Georgia U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker (R). The Mighty Alabama...

Supply chain calamity: Alabama truckers brace for pending rail union strike

A lack of consensus among labor unions on an agreement with the largest U.S. freight railroads could spell trouble for an already-strained American supply...

Rep. Moore decries White House touting Inflation Reduction Act as prices skyrocket

The Biden administration  held a star-studded celebration Tuesday at the White House to tout the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Democrats' celebration of Congress...

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl: A nation that’s safe

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a plan my House Republican colleagues and I have been working on so that we are fully...

Aderholt backs pharmacists’ not filling elective abortion prescriptions

This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance to retail pharmacies regarding elective abortion prescriptions. In its guidance, the department outlined...

Tuberville: ‘Left-wing activists’ using higher ed to advance agenda

In a Tuesday floor speech, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) lamented the state of higher education in the United States. Alabama's junior senator blasted the...

Lawmaker: Fentanyl ‘a weapon in a war against America’

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, deaths from fentanyl overdoses are still rising exponentially. In the U.S., 56,516 overdose deaths were reported...

Citing Alabama fentanyl deaths, Britt hits VP over ‘secure border’ claim

The U.S.-Mexico border is "secure" even as enforcement agents are contending with a mass influx of illegal immigrants entering the nation's interior on a...

Ground-breaking set for Huntsville federal courthouse

Federal and local officials are set to participate in a ground-breaking ceremony for Huntsville's new state-of-the-art federal courthouse. The groundbreaking will take place 10:30 a.m.,...

Justice Will Sellers: 500 years of global trade

With supersonic air travel, it takes less than three days to travel around the world. Five hundred years ago, it took three years. When Ferdinand...

Finance Director says state feels ‘comfortable’ to ‘move forward’ with prison projects

Last year, the Legislature passed a $1.3 billion plan to build two men’s prisons, $400 million of which will come from the American Rescue...

State preps for use of new execution method

The state could use a new method of execution on an inmate whose death sentence is scheduled for this month. Alan Eugene Miller, 57, is...

Commerce chief touts success of Jobs Act incentives

The  Legislature reauthorized the Alabama Jobs Act and the Growing Alabama Act in 2021, extending the economic incentive programs though July 31, 2023. Both...

Tuberville aims to streamline grant process for small communities

If a legislative effort supported by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is successful, the federal grant application process for local governments could become simplified. Sponsored...

Steve Flowers: The political graveyard known as Buck’s Pocket

For decades, losing political candidates in Alabama have been exiled to “Buck’s Pocket.” It is uncertain when or how the colloquialism began, but political...

Ledbetter: ‘Our main priority’s got to be education’

According to the State Board of Education, Alabama student test scores improved for all grade levels in 2022, compared to 2021. In 2022, 47% of...

‘Dealers of death’: Lawmaker wages war on fentanyl trafficking

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) is embarking on a legislative effort to strengthen penalties for traffickers of illicit fentanyl. Simpson, who served as freshman representative...

North Birmingham lands $3M for redevelopment project

North Birmingham Community Development Rehabilitation Project was awarded $3 million in federal funds, elected officials announced Friday. The funding was secured by U.S. Rep. Terri...