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After woman’s “horrific” sexual assault, what did Steve Marshall do?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Steve Marshall, who currently serves as the state’s attorney general, in the early 2000s used the power of his office to protect a man who, according to court records, sexually assaulted a co-worker in an act that a U.S. district judge described as “horrific.” “He had me pinned with Read More

House GOP caucus passes two resolutions regarding border wall funding, respecting the flag

By Samuel Mattison Alabama Political Reporter Alabama House Republicans adopted two resolutions on Friday as part of their 2018 agenda entitled “Flag, Family, and Country.” The House Republican Caucus adopted a resolution to urge Congress to fund a border wall with Mexico and urge that Americans citizens respect the American flag during ceremonies. Both issues Read More

State Sen. Tom Whatley qualifies for re-election

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Friday, Alabama state Sen. Tom Whatley announced that he will seek re-election for State Senate District 27 representing portions of Lee, Russell and Tallapoosa Counties. “I am proud of the accomplishments we have made in my legislative career,” Whatley said. “We have the lowest unemployment rate ever and our Read More

Today is Robert E. Lee’s birthday

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Monday, January 15, 2018, is celebrated across the state of Alabama as General Robert E. Lee’s birthday. Generations of Alabamians have revered the Virginian who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the War Between the States. Lee was born on Jan. 19, 1807. His father, Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Read More

Week One Legislative Report: 373 bills introduced in the first week of the 2018 Regular Session

Contributed by Beth Marietta Lyons Lyons Law Firm The Alabama Legislature began its annual Regular Session on Tuesday, January 9. As the annual Session is limited by law to 30 session days within a 105 calendar day period, the Session must conclude by April 23, 2018. After convening at noon on Tuesday and conducting general Read More

Opinion | Fighting for rural America

By U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne Approximately 46 million people call rural America home, according to information from the Department of Agriculture. These rural communities make up the backbone of our state and play a substantial role in the overall American economy. Unfortunately, rural communities are facing some serious challenges. For the first time on record, Read More

Senate Republicans float income tax break in “Fighting for Alabama” agenda
Finance Director: “We are really excited about this budget”
Colbert County Commissioner David Black is running for Treasurer
Opinion | Why doesn’t it hurt to be wrong anymore?
Governor joins bipartisan lawmakers in push for regulations to take Uber, Lyft statewide

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Moore supporters seek revenge against Sen. Shelby

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter A group of Judge Roy Moore’s supporters is planning to introduce a resolution to censure Alabama’s U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby because he publicly stated that he “couldn’t vote for Roy Moore,” as reported by Politico on Saturday. It’s no small irony that a faction of the Alabama Republican Executive Read More

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  • Gov. Ivey asks, “Why do you serve?”
  • Will leaders lay fundamental groundwork for tomorrow or wimp out?
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    Opinion | The real State of the State

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter The State of the State in Alabama? As always, it’s great. Gov. Kay Ivey gave her first State of the State address Tuesday night. As one would expect, all is well. We’re doing great. Nothing to worry about here. Nothing. We do this every year. When has a governor Read More

  • Opinion | The real State of the State
  • Opinion | Exposing Spanky and the gang
  • Journalist Eddie Burkhalter’s principles are intact; the Anniston Star’s, not so much
  • What we missed, and what we must not
  • Unlike Roy Moore, I’m not dreaming of a “white” Christmas.
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    Opinion | History may record Sen. Richard Shelby as Alabama’s greatest senator

    By Steve Flowers Inside the Statehouse A few months back the Jefferson County Republican Party honored our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby. It was held at The Club in Birmingham. The view from atop Red Mountain from this elegant club is spectacular, especially at night from the ballroom. The glass enclosure allows you to see Read More

  • Opinion | History may record Sen. Richard Shelby as Alabama’s greatest senator
  • Steve Flowers: Democrat Doug Jones won because Roy Moore was the Republican nominee
  • Remembering those we lost in 2017
  • An undeniable, political truism
  • They all can’t be lead horses
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    Opinion | This is why women are so mad

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Donna Dunlap just wanted to work. She just wanted to go to a job each day, do what was asked of her, earn enough money to support herself and family and then go home. Maybe a periodic raise, maybe someone could toss an “atta girl” her way. But that’s Read More

  • Opinion | This is why women are so mad
  • Opinion | MLK statue long overdue at State Capitol
  • Opinion | Why doesn’t it hurt to be wrong anymore?
  • Opinion | Alabama the state could learn a thing or two from Alabama the football team
  • 2018 Legislative Session: Prepare to pander
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