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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

Seven GOP candidates pitch their message for U.S. Senate seat

The Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee held a candidate forum on Saturday at the Farmers Market Cafe. → Read More

Alabama unemployment rate down to 4.9 percent, lowest since 2008

It's the first time Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped below 5 percent since 2008. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill intended to shorten death penalty appeals

The bill sets new deadlines on when defendants sentenced to death can file certain appeals. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill protecting Confederate monuments

Local governments could not move a monument in place for at least 40 years. → Read More

Alabama Gulf projects approved for $63 million in oil spill funds

One of the projects is a plan to acquire, conserve and manage 113 acres with 2,700 feet of beachfront and dune habitat. → Read More