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Recent articles by Kim:

Montgomery faces fine, lawsuit for dropping Confederate name

The Alabama attorney general's office says Montgomery owes a $25,000 for changing the name of a street that bore the name of Confederate President Jefferson Davis → Read More

Montgomery faces fine, lawsuit for dropping Confederate name

Alabama's capital city last month removed the Confederate president's name from an avenue and renamed it after a lawyer known for his work during the civil rights movement. → Read More

DOJ: Alabama prisons unimproved, remain violent and deadly

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says conditions in Alabama prisons have not improved since the federal government warned the state of unconstitutional conditions three years ago → Read More

Group finds site linked to tribes seeking return of remains

Native American tribes fighting for the return of human remains and funerary artifacts excavated from an ancient settlement in present-day Alabama got help for their argument. → Read More

Judge blocks tax cut rule in American Rescue Plan

A federal judge has blocked the U.S. Treasury from enforcing a provision of the American Rescue Plan that prohibited states from using the pandemic relief funds to offset new tax cuts → Read More

State: Ex-speaker Hubbard's words show apology was insincere

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Convicted former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard told people he was innocent and “held my nose” as he signed a letter apologizing for his crimes, according → Read More

Last in math: Alabama politicians look for ways to close gap

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama students for years have ranked at the bottom in a national math assessment. → Read More

Last in math: Alabama politicians look for ways to close gap

Alabama students for years have ranked at the bottom in a national math assessment. That has led one lawmaker to propose an overhaul in math instruction that would include more math coaches in schools, summer programs and interventions. Eventually, fifth grade students would need to show they were meeting certain math benchmarks to move to the sixth grade under the proposal, he said. Republican… → Read More

Ivey seeks delay of 3rd grade reading promotion requirement

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday that she will ask lawmakers to delay a requirement to hold back third graders who don’t meet reading benchmarks but said the state must strengthen efforts to boost math and reading scores. The Republican governor said she is recommending a one-year delay of the promotion policy scheduled to take effect at the end of this school year. → Read More

DOJ announces environmental justice probe in Alabama county

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an environmental justice investigation in Lowndes County, Alabama, where longstanding wastewater problems have been sending raw sewage into yards and houses → Read More

Voting rights pioneers honored at Alabama state archives

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two pioneers for voting rights have become the first women represented in the Statuary Hall of notable Alabamians at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. → Read More

Alabama lawmakers approve job protections for unvaccinated

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In an effort to fight COVID-19 vaccination requirements on workers, Alabama lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation to prevent companies from firing workers who claim a religious → Read More

Alabama seeks to purge racist language from Constitution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Constitution, written in 1901, still has language stating that schools should be segregated by race and people are to pay poll taxes to vote. → Read More

Alabama House approves new congressional district lines

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved new lines for the state’s seven congressional districts. → Read More

Alabama House approves new congressional district lines

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives on Monday approved new lines for the state’s seven congressional districts as lawmakers try to get required new maps in place → Read More

Alabama GOP sends new district maps for legislative approval

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican-led committees in the Alabama Legislature advanced new congressional, legislative and school board districts on Friday as lawmakers try to get new maps in place before → Read More

Alabama man put to death for 1991 killing of woman

An Alabama man who avoided execution in February has been put to death for the 1991 killing of a woman abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery → Read More

Alabama man who avoided earlier execution date put to death

An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in → Read More

Alabama man who avoided earlier execution date put to death

An Alabama man who avoided execution in February has been put to death for the 1991 killing of a woman abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery → Read More

Alabama man who avoided earlier execution date put to death

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery → Read More