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Past articles by Mike:

Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill allowing yoga in Alabama public schools

The new law ends a ban on yoga in schools adopted by the state Board of Education in 1993. → Read More

Alabama lawmakers again seek to ban transgender treatments for minors

A bill by Rep. Wes Allen would prohibit medications that block or delay puberty for minors who believe their gender does not match their biological sex. → Read More

Tommy Tuberville says $600 unemployment boost ‘way too much’

The Republican Senate nominee was a guest this morning on WERC radio in Birmingham and talked about the debate in Washington over a new coronavirus relief package. → Read More

Poll shows Tuberville leading Sessions in U.S. Senate race

The polling firm Cygnal released results of a survey of likely Republican primary voters conducted May 7-10. → Read More

Presidential candidates join jam-packed march on Bloody Sunday

Most of the Democratic candidates for president were in Selma today for the 55th commemoration of the voting rights march in 1965. → Read More

Republicans Jeff Coleman, Will Dismukes seeking Martha Roby’s congressional seat

Roby announced last week she would not seek a sixth term representing Alabama's 2nd Congressional District. → Read More

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs ‘chemical castration’ bill into law

Sex offenders whose victims are younger than 13 will have to receive a medication to block or reduce testosterone as a condition of parole. → Read More

Alabama Senate passes education budget, teacher raise

The Senate approved a budget that would spend more than $7 billion from the Education Trust Fund for the first time. → Read More

Court wants list of mentally ill Alabama inmates kept in segregation

A rise in suicides in Alabama prisons has prompted new concerns about keeping mentally ill inmates in single cells. → Read More

Judges hear appeal challenging law that blocked Birmingham minimum wage

A three-judge federal panel heard arguments about a state law passed in 2016 blocked the Birmingham City Council's minimum wage. → Read More

Alabama House passes bill to end Senate special elections

House General Fund budget committee chairman Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, said last year's election will cost about $11 million. → Read More

Doug Jones certified as winner of Alabama U.S. Senate race

Secretary of State John Merrill, Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall meet at 1 p.m. to certify the official vote in the Dec. 12 special election, won by Doug Jones over Roy Moore. → Read More

Today is the last day to register to vote in Alabama Senate election

Voters will decide between Roy Moore and Doug Jones on Dec. 12. Here's how to register. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey to vote for Roy Moore in U.S. Senate race

Earlier this week, Ivey had said she was withholding judgment before making a decision in the Senate race. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey to 'hold judgment' on vote for Roy Moore

Ivey said that based on what she knows now she will vote for Moore, but said more information could come out. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey to 'hold judgment' on vote for Roy Moore

Ivey said that based on what she knows now she will vote for Moore, but said more information could come out. → Read More

SPLC sues Gardendale, judge, private probation company

The lawsuit says Professional Probation Services profits by charging fees to people unable to pay their municipal court fines. → Read More

Alabama prisons face costly remedy on mental health care

Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, said it would probably take about $30 million more a year to hire adequate mental health staff in prisons. → Read More

Stan Pate says voters should consider who sent Luther Strange to D.C.

Tuscaloosa developer Stan Pate's PAC, Swamp Drainers, has an online ad questioning Bentley's appointment of Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate. → Read More

Lawyer blasts court ruling allowing abortion for 12-year-old who was raped

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals approved a juvenile court decision allowing the girl to have an abortion without parental consent. → Read More