Latest Alabama state government News

Ivey's office releases photos after dismissing health rumors

Aug. 12, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office released photos of her greeting South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at an airport on Friday a day after it dismissed rumors that Ivey was having health issues just months ahead of the general election. The four photos showed Ivey,...

Archives to return Native American remains, burial objects

Aug. 11, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The remains of Native American people who once lived in Alabama were dug up a century ago — often by amateur archaeologists — and given to the state along with the jewelry, urns and other objects buried with them. The Alabama Department of Archives and...

Gov. Kay Ivey's office dismisses rumors of health concerns

Aug. 11, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Thursday that the 77-year-old governor remains “healthy and cancer-free" and dismissed rumors that she is having health issues. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola issued the statement after a week of rumors and media inquiries...

Alabama cabinet maker to create 415 jobs with $17M expansion

Aug. 10, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A family-owned Alabama cabinet company plans to invest nearly $17 million in an expansion project that will create 415 jobs over five years. Ashland-based Wellborn Cabinet Inc. will build a 250,000-square-foot facility in Oxford to begin production of a new...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Aug. 10, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. August 9, 2022. Editorial: Jim Oakley is a legend in Alabama politics Alegend in Alabama newspaper, educational, and political lore, Jim Oakley of Centreville, turned 87 last month. Jim is known statewide as the legendary owner, publisher,...

Parole denied for inmate awaiting trial in triple homicide

Aug. 09, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday denied parole to an inmate accused of killing three people during his last release from prison. The board, as expected, denied parole to Jimmy O'Neil Spencer whose previous release from prison drew outrage...

Alabama GOP to vote on idea of recommending closed primaries

Aug. 09, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is one of 15 states that do not ask voters to register with a political party ahead of a voting in a primary. Some Republicans argue it’s time to change that. The Alabama Republican Party will take a vote this weekend on whether to support a party...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Aug. 03, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. August 1, 2022. Editorial: State must absorb its multimillion-dollar error Unprecedented numbers of Alabamians filed for unemployment following the arrival of COVID-19 in 2020, as the pandemic spurred layoffs and business closings across the state. Many...

Man executed despite calls from victim’s family to spare him

Jul. 28, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago was executed Thursday night despite pleas from the victim’s family to spare his life. Joe Nathan James Jr. received a lethal injection at a south Alabama prison after the U.S. Supreme...

Alabama gov: Execution set despite wishes of victim's family

Jul. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor said Wednesday that she has decided the state will proceed later this week with a plan to execute a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago, overriding a plea from the victim's family to spare the man's life. Gov. Kay...