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Thousands of doses of pain medication vanish under prison health provider Alabama wants to hire

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter “More than 8,000 doses of a frequently abused pain medication are missing from an Indiana prison,” according to The Indianapolis Star, which reports the disappearance of this substance is especially concerning given the state’s new contract with Pittsburgh-based Wexford Health Sources. This is the same company that the Alabama Read More

Activists once again come for payday lenders

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Just as the Trump administration’s acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working to repeal federal restrictions imposed on payday loans under the Obama administration, certain Alabama Republicans aligned with left-leaning special interests are once again pushing to regulate the industry further. In a year when Republican Read More

Clayton Hinchman is challenging Mo Brooks

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Businessman and former U.S. Army Captain Clayton Hinchman is running for Congress in the 5th Congressional District. The 5th Congressional District is currently represented by Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, and Brooks has also qualified setting up for a contested Republican primary. “The top job of the congressman for this Read More

Opinion | The Medicaid work requirement isn’t what it seems

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Kay Ivey should be ashamed. She’s probably not, because there’s very little chance that someone could do what she did this week and still be affected by feelings such as shame and empathy. But she should be. In an announcement Tuesday, Ivey said that she had directed the state’s Read More

Thetford announces candidacy for Court of Civil Appeals

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Wednesday, former Jefferson County Circuit Judge Peyton C. “Pat” Thetford announced his candidacy for Place 1 on the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Thetford has qualified for the seat currently held by Judge Craig Pittman. Pittman has announced he will not seek re-election. “I believe that my background of Read More

The state needs more high school referees

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter The Alabama High School Athletic Association promotes the value of sports to the youth of the state. Having high school and junior high school athletic contests requires having referees; but fewer and fewer people are volunteering to be athletic officials. Mark Jones, the Alabama High School Athletic Association Director Read More

Opinion | This is why women don’t come forward
Opinion | “They May as Well Move the Capitol to Tuscaloosa”
State offices to reopen noon Thursday after winter storm recedes
The changing of Alabama’s judicial system
Senators vote nearly unanimously to do away with marriage licenses
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Opinion | AG Steve Marshall defends complicity in sexual assault

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Last week under the headline, “State attorney general defends decision to keep accused sexual harasser on staff when he was a DA,” al.com’s Howard Koplowitz, let current appointed state’s Attorney General Steve Marshall explain why he kept Assistant District Attorney Byron Waldrop on his staff even after a federal Read More

  • Opinion | AG Steve Marshall defends complicity in sexual assault
  • Moore supporters seek revenge against Sen. Shelby
  • Gov. Ivey asks, “Why do you serve?”
  • Will leaders lay fundamental groundwork for tomorrow or wimp out?
  • 2018 might be better … cautious warning aside
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    Joey
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    Opinion | This is why women don’t come forward

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Alabama Political Reporter Editor in Chief Bill Britt and reporter/columnist Josh Moon have done a fine job exposing state Attorney General Steve Marshall’s lack of action when a woman who worked in his office was aggressively sexually assaulted by an assistant district attorney who also worked there. Men who Read More

  • Opinion | This is why women don’t come forward
  • 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
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    Steve
    Flowers

    Opinion | “They May as Well Move the Capitol to Tuscaloosa”

    By Steve Flowers Inside the Statehouse Awhile back, during Dr. Robert Bentley’s tenure as governor, I wrote a column entitled, “They May as Well Move the Capitol to Tuscaloosa.” Never before in Alabama history has a city had a sitting governor and the state’s senior U.S. Senator hail from that particular place. Even with the Read More

  • Opinion | “They May as Well Move the Capitol to Tuscaloosa”
  • 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
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    Josh
    Moon

    Opinion | The sad tenure of Larry Stutts

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Larry Stutts is being sued for medical malpractice. Again. The state senator from Sheffield and practicing OB/GYN was sued last month following the death of twin babies. The lawsuit, filed by Raymond and Julie Ann Shultz, claims Stutts’ negligence was to blame. Stutts was Julie Ann’s OB/GYN. Specifically, the Read More

  • Opinion | The sad tenure of Larry Stutts
  • Opinion | Science class: The ark, some dinosaurs and the ruler of a galactic confederacy
  • Opinion | The Medicaid work requirement isn’t what it seems
  • Opinion | This is why women are so mad
  • Opinion | MLK statue long overdue at State Capitol
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