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Groups oppose $725M Alabama bond sale for building prisons

Jun. 27, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A coalition of advocacy groups is opposing Alabama's plan to sell $725 million in bonds to finance construction of two new supersize prisons. The Communities Not Prisons coalition, a group formed to oppose the construction, and other organizations issued...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Alabama judge cited for remarks against governor, cursing

Jun. 24, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge who belittled the governor over her age and gender and repeatedly cursed in court was removed from duty and could be ousted from office, records show. Mobile County Circuit Judge James T. Patterson was suspended after the Judicial Inquiry...

Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

Jun. 23, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials approved a $725 million bond sale on Thursday to help finance construction of two supersize prisons, housing up to 4,000 inmates each, as part of a building plan that also relies on a portion of the state’s pandemic relief dollars. The...

GOP secretary of state, Dem gubernatorial nominations set

Jun. 21, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

Voters selected the Republican nominee for Alabama's top election official in the runoff Tuesday, and the general election race for governor was set as Democratic voters picked their gubernatorial nominee. Three other statewide nominations plus a U.S. House seat also were on the ballot. Here is a...

Alabama runoff features GOP contest for secretary of state

Jun. 18, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

The party nominations for five statewide offices including secretary of state on the Republican side and governor on the Democratic ticket are on the ballot in Tuesday's primary runoff election in Alabama. The GOP nomination for a lone congressional seat also will be decided. Here is a look at the...

Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in church shooting; suspect detained

Jun. 16, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — A lone suspect fired on a small group meeting at a suburban church near one of Alabama's major cities Thursday evening, fatally wounding two people and injuring a third before being taken into custody, authorities said. The attack occurred at Saint...

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday

Jun. 15, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled. ...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 15, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Dothan Eagle. June 13, 2022. Editorial: Juneteenth When June 20 rolls around next week, Alabama’s state employees will enjoy a day off. State offices will be closed because Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey authorized Juneteenth Day as a state holiday, with the June 19 holiday...

Juneteenth marked as state holiday in Alabama this year

Jun. 11, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized Juneteenth Day — the federal holiday marking the end of slavery — as a holiday for state workers this year in Alabama. Ivey issued a memo earlier this month authorizing the day as a holiday for state workers. State...