Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Alabama Government News

Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Interstate 22 westbound: Lane closures, detour in Jasper for three months

The westbound lanes along a portion of Interstate 22 westbound will be closed for about three months for paving work, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama

Yesterday | Alabama Live

AL.com examines troubling standards for medical and mental health care in Alabama prisons

AL.com has examined the cramped and violent conditions in Alabama's overcrowded, understaffed prison system, with reporting based on the experiences of former inmates who have shared their stories.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Elmore County, AL, Wetumpka, AL

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Gazette

Majority of legislators accept automatic raise

A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, US Governors, Bob R. Riley

RickeyStokesNews.com

Steve Flowers' Weekly Column - April 18th, 2014

Steve Flowers is Alabama's premier political journalist and commentator. He is also considered by many to be the preeminent authority on Alabama politics and Alabama political history.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Alabama Live

How does Alabama rank in economic competitiveness? It's No. 20, says one report

Based on 15 policy variables, Alabama's economic outlook ranking for the next year came in at No.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama

WTVY Dothan

Alabama AG Luther Strange Reflects on BP Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, pouring five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Oil Spill, Weird

Alabama Live

Alabama education groups call arrest of Lowndes County superintendent 'outrageous'

School Superintendents of Alabama and the Alabama Association of School Boards issue statement against the arrest of Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Daniel Boyd this week on more than 200 counts of reckless endangerment.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Lowndes County, AL, Education Etc., Montgomery, AL

Salon

Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is "running a slave empire"

Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell.

Comment?

Related Topix: Prison, Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Agriculture, Science

Alabama Live

Who is Harper Lee? 5 things we know for sure, for Red Clay Readers and other fans of 'Mockingbird'

Is Harper Lee the J.D. Salinger of Alabama? Or is she just an intensely private woman who regards outsiders -- and international media scrutiny -- as impolite intrusions? For more than 50 years, fans of "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been left to draw their own conclusions.

Comment?

Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, Alabama, Entertainment

Votelaw

Alabama Sec of State wants to join Interstate Crosscheck

Alabama Political Reporter reports: Based on recent evidence of double voting discovered in North Carolina, Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett urged on Tuesday that Alabama legislators pass a bill allowing his office to exchange voter lists with other states to check for duplications.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Carolina, AL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Ballot Access News

Montgomery Newspaper Again Criticizes Legislature for Failing to Pass Ballot Access Reform

The April 17 Montgomery Advertiser has this editorial , criticizing the legislature for again failing to pass any ballot access reform.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, New Mexico Government, New Mexico

Votelaw

'No campaign finance reporting changes this year, lawmakers look to 2015'

The Decatur Daily reports: The 2014 legislative session ended this month with no changes to state campaign finance reporting rules or better enforcement of existing rules.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama

Alabama Live

Alabama keeps paying prison health care costs, as neighboring state shifts millions to feds

Nurses work in the infirmary at Julia Tutwiler Prison Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Elmore County near Wetumpka, Ala.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Elmore County, AL, Wetumpka, AL, Healthcare Law, Law

Hispanic Business

3 Top Debt Consolidation Companies for Alabama Residents Announced by Best Debt Consolidation Loans

Analysts at BestDebtConsolidationLoans.org performed an independent review of the debt consolidation loan program companies available to Alabamans.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance

Alabama Live

Which Alabama county has the worst obesity problem or gets the most exercise?

Obesity is getting worse in every single county, according to data compiled by the University of Washington.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, University of Washington, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Alabama's Jess Meuse on 'American Idol': Top 7 performance recap, with video and poll

Jess Meuse of Slapout wants to be the next "American Idol." She's among seven finalists left in the competition during Season 13. 3. She was rejected by a music school, but won't name it.

Comment?

Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Alabama, The X Factor

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Home

Voter ID production unit coming to Talladega County

Consolidated News Carolyn Henderson of the Calhoun County Board of Registrars displays a sample of Alabama's voter identification card in Anniston.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Talladega County, AL, Calhoun County, AL, Anniston, AL, Childersburg, AL

Alabama Live

Alabama's real tax day is April 7

Contrary to popular belief, the most important tax day for Alabamans wasn't yesterday.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Opinion

Free Republic

Alabama Democrat: It’s OK for a Man to Marry a Mule

Liberals always laugh at slippery slope arguments from conservatives who warn that the societal acceptance of homosexual 'marriage' would lead to the acceptance of other grotesque practices like pedophilia and even bestiality.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Gawker

Kathleen Parker Thinks It's "Crazy" to Talk About Racism in Alabama

The Washington Post 's Kathleen Parker congratulates herself this morning for having the courage to "go, tippy toe" into "the race fray" : The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens.

Comment?

Related Topix: Alabama, The Washington Post Company, US News

•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••