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Alabama Latest State to Adopt Medical Marijuana Law
Medical Marijuana
Alabama Latest State to Adopt Medical Marijuana Law
2021-05-19 19:33:58
by TWN Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Normally conservative Alabama has become the latest state in the union to approve the use of medical marijuana in at least some circumstances. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the legislation Monday, a week after the state House of... Read More

Judges Hear Arguments Over Contentious Census Privacy Tool
Litigation
Judges Hear Arguments Over Contentious Census Privacy Tool

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people's information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts on Monday went before a judicial panel that must... Read More

Montgomery Has Civil Rights Struggles 'In its DNA,' Says Mayor
In The States
Montgomery Has Civil Rights Struggles 'In its DNA,' Says Mayor
2021-03-12 21:03:14
by Daniel Mollenkamp

When Steven Reed was elected the first Black mayor of Montgomery, Ala., he came with an ambitious plan to develop the city and to move towards equity.  He viewed his election as a mandate for equity that could outline a... Read More

U.S. Space Command Gets New Headquarters in Alabama
Military
U.S. Space Command Gets New Headquarters in Alabama
2021-01-15 15:24:25
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Secretary of the Air Force announced Wednesday that Huntsville, Ala., will be the new headquarters of the U.S. Space Command. The announcement was welcomed in Alabama but criticized as an example of partisan politics by government officials... Read More

AL-02: Barry Moore (R)
House Watch
AL-02: Barry Moore (R)
2020-10-31 19:25:23
by TWN Staff

About Moore:  Growing up on a farm in Coffee County, Barry Moore learned early what a man’s hands say about him.   This dedicated work ethic led Moore to Auburn University, where in 1992, he earned his degree in Agricultural Science.... Read More

AL-01: Jerry Carl (R)
House Watch
AL-01: Jerry Carl (R)
2020-10-31 03:33:39
by TWN Staff

About Carl:  Born in Mobile, Ala., Jerry Carl started his first company at the age of 25 and grew that small business into numerous other companies throughout the region. In all, Carl has started over 10 different companies ranging from... Read More

AL Senate: Tommy Tuberville (R)
Senate Watch
AL Senate: Tommy Tuberville (R)
2020-10-26 20:35:53
by Daniel Londono

About Tuberville: Having served as a college football coach for over 20 years, Alabama resident Tommy Tuberville is entering the race for the U.S. Senate with no prior political experience on his resume.  Tuberville has spent the past 20 years... Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting in Alabama
2020 Elections
Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservative justices granted Alabama’s request to stay... Read More

Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Review COVID-19 Election Ruling
Elections
Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Review COVID-19 Election Ruling

WASHINGTON — Alabama officials asked the Supreme Court to step into the debate over how to conduct election laws in the midst of a national health crisis, in a legal dispute over absentee ballot requirements in three of the state’s... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Restore Alabama Abortion Law
Civil Rights
Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Restore Alabama Abortion Law
2019-06-28 20:35:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will not revive Alabama's ban on second-trimester abortions, the justices announcing Friday they are content to have lower court orders blocking the law to remain in place. Though Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall regularly... Read More

ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban
Civil Rights
ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban
2019-05-24 20:40:26
by Dan McCue

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Friday to block an Alabama law that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. The... Read More

Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay
In The News
Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay
2019-05-24 18:48:00
by Dan McCue

The remains of the schooner Clotilda, the last known vessel to carry enslaved African captives to the United States has been found near the mouth of a river that empties into Mobile Bay in Alabama. Search Inc., a Florida-based archaeology... Read More

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