Mo Williams played for the Eastern Conference in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game, and he fully understands the enormity of the event’s platform.
BESSEMER, Alabama (AP) — Some Democratic members of Congress and national union leaders on Friday sought to rustle up support for unionizing a massive Amazon facility outside Birmingham, comparing Alabama workers’ organizing campaign to the civil rights movement.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has faced political pressure and angry constituents over her state’s mask order during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are headed to a vote on a lottery and casino bill next week, the bill sponsor said Thursday, even though last-minute negotiations are continuing over the number of casinos and other details.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month Thursday but said the requirement will end for good in April.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s governor extends mandatory mask order for another month, bucking the trend among other Republican governors.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has named a project addressing LGBTQ and HIV issues after a Michigan native and his husband, officials announced Thursday.
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like toys and sequined high-heel shoes. The bouncy little girl is still in business months later, yet the money is going toward something entirely different: surgery on …
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama “isn't out of the woods yet” with COVID-19 and it's too early for Gov. Kay Ivey to lift a mask order that has been in place since July, a top health expert said Wednesday as state pandemic deaths topped 10,000.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would let the governor pick the state’s top public health official.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would give cities and counties a possible avenue to take down unwanted Confederate monuments and relocate them elsewhere for preservation.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A legislative committee on Wednesday advanced a bill to forbid curbside voting in Alabama, a voting method that civil rights organizations had sought during the COVID-19 pandemic.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama community marked the two-year anniversary of a tornado that killed 23 people and injured scores more with ceremonies and other remembrances on Wednesday.
DETROIT (AP) — Bernard Lafayette Jr. was a young activist emerging from the 1961 sit-ins and Freedom Rides that fought for Black civil rights and an end to racial segregation when he received his next assignment.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two workers were fired after $307,000 was discovered missing from parking machines at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a state report showed.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers, reacting to the governor’s $3 billion plan to lease prisons, advanced a bill Tuesday that would give the legislative branch more oversight over large expenditures.
Transgender youth in Alabama would not be able to be treated with puberty-blockers, hormone treatment or surgery under a bill approved Tuesday by the Alabama Senate, as parents and trans youth rallied outside the Statehouse in opposition.
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office and CrimeStoppers have joined together to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed an 11-year-old girl more than 20 years ago.
HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The attorneys for a 19-year-old charged with capital murder in the slaying of an Alabama sheriff are seeking youthful-offender status, which would limit any prison time to a maximum of three years.
WINFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a young kangaroo who slipped away from his keepers as he was being hauled through Alabama on its way to a new home.
DORA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have identified a 27-year-old man who was shot to death during a confrontation with officers, one day after another man was killed by law enforcement in a separate shooting.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hospitals support an extension of a statewide face mask order, at least until more people become vaccinated against COVID-19, the head of the Alabama Hospital Association said Monday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — John Wahl, a butterfly farmer and a state GOP officer, was elected Saturday as the new chairman of the Alabama Republican Party.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Students across the three-campus University of Alabama System will return to in-person instruction for the fall semester with no limits on class size in Birmingham, Huntsville or Tuscaloosa to guard against COVID-19, officials said Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane road in rural Tennessee in search of a coronavirus vaccine. Then the trees cleared and the Hickman County Agricultural Pavilion appeared.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden said workers in Alabama and across the country have the right to join a union without intimidation from their companies. His comments come as Amazon workers in the state are voting on whether they should unionize.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A man a man was shot to death and a second person was hospitalized after a weekend shooting in Auburn, authorities said.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A small college on the Alabama coast said it will begin offering a new medical degree that will be unique to four Deep South states.
ATLANTA (AP) — Peggy Fitzpatrick Tatum recently spent two weeks trying to book an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine before eventually landing a date.
When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from people in minority communities who believe they have been unfairly harmed by industrial pollution or waste disposal.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has put up $5,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in two unsolved killings.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Auburn University professor will take over March 1 as head of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, which assists the state's agriculture industry and others.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A liberal nonprofit organization based in Alabama says it will provide more than $10 million in grants over the next two years to increase voter outreach across the Deep South headed into the midterm election.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery has the potential to be a major player in the rap and hip hop scene of America, and one of its music stars would love to see it happen.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr., who prosecuted former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on corruption charges, announced his retirement Friday after about 30 years of public service.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said Friday he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by longtime incumbent Richard Shelby next year.
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A man accused in the stabbing death of a motorist who stopped to assist him on a roadside pleaded guilty to capital murder in a plea agreement that avoided a potential death penalty.
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — State regulators have suspended the alcohol license of a Birmingham-area bar over alleged violations of the state’s pandemic health order in what an official described as the first such case under COVID-19 rules.