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Brian Lyman


Montgomery, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Brian:

Coronavirus: Federal judge rules abortion procedures can continue during outbreak

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall had signaled to the state's clinics that they could face prosecution under a March 27 order. → Read More

Coronavirus: Marsh expects 'bare bones' state budgets amid economic turmoil

There will likely be no raises in the 2021 budgets. → Read More

Coronavirus: Alabama Legislature likely to be gone for most of April

The Alabama Senate will meet for a brief session on Tuesday. The Legislature might not return again until April. → Read More

Coronavirus: Ivey says 'right now is not the time' for Alabama-wide shelter-in-place order

The governor said Thursday businesses needed to continue supplying food and materials for teachers and health care professionals. → Read More

Coronavirus: Nearly three-quarters of Tuscaloosa test samples 'unsatisfactory'

A local hospital said the problem was a lack of material to test in the samples. → Read More

Coronavirus: Anonymous donor giving protective equipment to state, says Ivey

A hospital association official, however, stressed the need for protective equipment is continuous. → Read More

Coronavirus: Federal disaster loans available to small businesses, nonprofits in Alabama

The loans can be used for outstanding expenses and obligations. → Read More

Coronavirus: More than half of local samples can't be tested, says Tuscaloosa mayor

A local hospital said the samples failed to collect enough material or were not stored properly. → Read More

Coronavirus: Doug Jones, Terri Sewell ask Gov. Ivey to extend unemployment benefits

The governor's office did not immediately respond to the request on Friday. → Read More

Gov. Kay Ivey postpones Alabama primary runoffs until July because of coronavirus concern

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency hours after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Montgomery County. → Read More

At Sewell town hall, questions about coronavirus screening and cost

Speakers on the call stressed the need to follow guidelines aimed at limiting transmission of the virus. → Read More

Coronavirus: Alabama Supreme Court suspends most court hearings

The month-long halt comes as COVID-19 brings public life in Alabama to a standstill. → Read More

2nd coronavirus case confirmed in Alabama; at least 3 more possible cases

The 2nd patient lives in Jefferson County, according to state officials. → Read More

Lottery bill filed in Alabama House, but no date set for vote

The amendment would split lottery proceeds between the state's pre-kindergarten program and higher education scholarships. → Read More

As COVID-19 enters Alabama, some political campaigns make changes

Ahead of a March 31 runoff, some campaigns have rescheduled events or instructed employees to work remotely. → Read More

Alabama Senate approves Air Force base development bill

The bill allows the creation of authorities to develop property contiguous to Air Force bases. → Read More

'Nothing but racism:' Senate delays monuments vote after senator invokes Alabama's shameful past

The bill would increase penalties imposed on a city for attempting to remove or alter a monument over 40 years old. → Read More

Alabama House approves yoga offerings in K-12 schools

The legislation, if approved by the Senate and signed by Gov. Kay Ivey, would end a 27-year ban on yoga in Alabama public schools. → Read More

Small town concerns dominate debate about Alabama's open records law

Opponents of a bill to strengthen Alabama's worst-in-the-nation public records law repeatedly invoked visions of clerks overwhelmed by requests. → Read More

Poll: Tommy Tuberville leads Jeff Sessions in GOP runoff

The former Auburn football coach and the former U.S. senator go before Republican primary voters on March 31. → Read More