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1 hr ago | Post and Courier
Three police officers are among advocates who appear to be moving closer to achieving what initially was a political longshot: legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative in an election year when Alabama legislators are concerned about the implications of every vote.
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3 hrs ago | ABC 33/40
Approved an amended a Senate bill to establish that private schools are not subject to regulation by the State Department of Education or the state superintendent.
4 hrs ago | Alabama Live
Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party reads a segment of Ton Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" from an 11th-grade literature textbook today during a public hearing in Montgomery.
8 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville
A state senator says letting local school systems opt out of Common Core would let policy makers compare outcomes between the new and old curriculum standards.
12 hrs ago | Alabama Live
The Alabama Senate should be applauded for recommending that Alabamians be allowed to carry a pistol in their privately owned vehicles without a permit.
For too many in Alabama, the ladder to the top is a rickety, unsteady contraption that's missing a few rungs.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs a bill to realign University of South Alabama trustees' districts and reduces trustees' terms from 12 to six years.
Matt Hardegree with Alabama Department of Transportation inspects the eastbound bridge over the Cahaba River on US 280.
In 2014, AL.com is looking beyond political battle lines to examine how the Affordable Care Act is affecting the cost, availability and quality of health care in Alabama.
A House committee will consider a new version of the education budget that does away with a teacher bonus and instead uses the money to try to prevent large increases in education employees' health insurance costs The proposed substitute budget before the House Ways and Means Education Committee this week eliminates a one-time 1 percent bonus for ... (more)
The Alabama Supreme Court is divided over whether the state Legislature is acting legally by rewriting the state Constitution a few portions at a time.
Perrion Roberts received a pardon from the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Jan. 24, 2014.
Troy University's Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy recently released a study finding that expanding Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would prove exceptionally costly for Alabama.
Makers and suppliers of Alabama's execution drugs would be kept secret and not released to the public or the courts under a bill approved Thursday in the Alabama House of Representatives.
State Superintendent Tommy Bice Friday strongly criticized a bill filed by Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, which would allow local school districts the opportunity to use curricula not associated with the Common Core Standards.