Alabama

Alabama unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2008

Alabama's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since 2008 as the number of people with jobs grew, officials said Friday.<p>The unemployment rate …

Unemployment

Comprehensive cancer treatment center proposed for Florence

An Alabama hospital plans to work with a university hospital 100 miles away to create a new cancer treatment center.<p>Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital …

Cancer

4 types of Alabama road trips you must take this summer

From caving to history to food to nature, here are some ideas for your summer adventures.

American South

University of Alabama student Jessica Procter crowned Miss Alabama 2017

Jessica Procter, of Tuscaloosa, was crowned Miss Alabama 2017 during the finale of the 2017 Miss Alabama Pageant held at Samford University's Wright …

College & University

Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Many people wear some form of corrective lenses and if you’re gonna hike 2,000+ miles ,or perhaps even a small portion of a local scenic trail, …

Alabama's Dakota Toner Selected for NCAA Career in Sports Forum - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Robert Sutton<p>Following right along with an Alabama tradition of excellence highlighted this year by <b>Bailey Scott</b>, diver <b>Dakota Toner</b> is …

College & University

Here's what Alabama might have looked like in 2016 without GOP congressional gerrymandering

Liberal POV

Severe weather possible in parts of Alabama over the next three days

The chance for severe storms will hang around for parts of Alabama for the next three days, according to forecasters.<p>NOAA's Storm Prediction Center …

Weather

Avian flu appears again in the US

Three locations in north Alabama could be sites with chickens that are infected with avian influenza.<p>John McMillan, Department of Agriculture and …

Public Health

7 funny tips to survive a scorching hot summer in Alabama

SUMMER in Alabama can be downright grueling. We have temperatures in the nineties and humidity hovering around four hundred percent. It doesn’t …

Gulf of Mexico

Alabama Executes Inmate Who Had Avoided 7 Earlier Dates

ATMORE, Ala. — An Alabama inmate who avoided seven execution dates was put to death early Friday, capping years of litigation challenging the humaneness of lethal injection.<p>The inmate, Tommy Arthur, 75, was pronounced dead after receiving an injection at the state prison in Atmore, Ala., the …

Crime

TBEX | My Reflections + A First Timer's Guide

I feel like TBEX has been a long time in the making for me. I’ve been blogging for about four years now and there have been several instances where I …

I'm So Glad

Red-state blue-state divide is showing up in tourism: Stereotypes are keeping liberals from Alabama beaches

Those who do visit the state’s beaches may like what they find<p>People from blue states like California typically don’t think “Alabama” when looking to plan a beach getaway. And most tourists visiting Alabama’s expansive, white-sand beaches either come from Alabama or from Trump-supporting states, …

Beaches

Homesteading Conferences and Other Great Ways to Learn New (Old) Skills

Share this:<p>Don’t let lack of knowledge keep you from your homesteading dream. There are many ways to learn new (old) skills.<p>When a person makes the …

Gardening

Just another WordPress site

Huntsville? HUNTSVILLE!<p>When I decided that I would like to become a travel writer, I asked the advise of friend, Nanci Hellmich, a retired writer for …

American South

BREAKING: Alabama’s Anti-LGBTQ H.B. 24 Signed Into Law

Today, HRC expressed deep concern over Gov. Kay Ivey signing into law Alabama’s patently anti-LGBTQ bill H.B. 24.<p>The bill, deceptively titled the …

LGBTQ

Alabama technology office prepares for upgrade following new law

Alabama's State Capitol Building (Getty Images)<p>A new law passed Tuesday may soon give Alabama's technology office new powers.<p>Alabama Congress passed …

Government

Temple might win ‘only’ 7-8 games this year, and that’s disappointing? Times have changed

Just in case any of you had any delusions that college sports are about purity, fun and honest competition, you're kidding yourselves. It's a cold-hearted, calculating, bottom-line business. For many years, the Big East has specialized in being cold-hearted. What goes around comes around, and in …

College Football

Who Is Intellectually Disabled? Supreme Court Orders Alabama To Reconsider Death-Row Case

A US Supreme Court decision from March over Texas' death penalty standards — specifically, how the state determines who is intellectually disabled — could have a ripple effect into another state with one of the country's largest death-row populations.<p>The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Alabama …

Judiciary

A few strong storms possible starting tonight in Alabama

The greatest chances of severe weather will be over south Alabama.

Weather

North Alabama cops train to de-escalate mental health crises

While mental health advocates are working with an Alabama lawmaker to require crisis training for law enforcement, some police agencies across the …

Mental Health

Beach-bound visitors help set tourism record in Alabama: report

For the sixth year in a row, Alabama in 2016 set records in annual tourism expenditures and the number of visitors coming to the state, AL.com …

New Orleans

1940s Alabama ferry reborn as luxury fishing lodge the Waypoint

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Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan — but with his own twist.<p>"I support President Trump's …

Elections

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Donald Trump

Where NFL draft picks went to high school

High School Football America, a partner of USA TODAY High School Sports, will be tracking where NFL Draft picks played their high school football.<p>In …

NFL Draft

Notorious Alabama judge Roy Moore launches primary challenge against Luther Strange

In early 2016, months after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, Moore told state probate judges that they "have a …

Elections

New York: Softer on Crime, Stronger on Jobs

Alabama's different approach, however, hasn't resulted in less violent crime -- or a better employment situation.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions quickly walked back his Justice Department's claim last week that New York City was "soft on crime." But not before he inspired me to start making some …

Justice

Ex-Auburn coach Tuberville won't run for Alabama governor in 2018

After much speculation, former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville has decided not to make a run at becoming Alabama's governor in 2018.<p>"Mr. …

Sports

Infamous Alabama judge Roy Moore kicks off GOP primary challenge against Sen. Luther Strange

In early 2016, months after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, Moore told state probate judges that they “have a …

Elections