State Supreme Court rules against payday lenders

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that the state Banking Department can establish a payday loan database to enforce an existing $500 limit on...

Women of Influence: U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell

In the second installment of Alabama Women of Influence is Alabama’s second female congressional representative to be elected in a regular election and Alabama’s first...

Clayton Turner: Encouraging young conservatives to get involved in Young Republicans

Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, Senate leaders, and Attorney General Luther Strange are just a few of the elected officials who will be...

Jeb Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign

Jeb Bush's super PAC is raising eye-popping sums in a multipronged effort to define the former Florida governor for Republican presidential primary voters before...

Lab test confirms prosecutor’s staff given pot brownies

A laboratory test has confirmed that a batch of brownies given to an Alabama prosecutor's staff contained marijuana. Two people who work for Baldwin County...

What’s at stake in U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

Just two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits...

Black Caucus lawmakers sue to force new legislative elections

Lawyers for the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus are asking a federal court to toss out the state's legislative districts and hold new legislative elections...

Local control plays big role in virtual schools bill’s success

Later this week, Gov. Robert Bentley is expected to sign Senate Bill 72 into law, making Alabama the 30th state with a comprehensive policy for full-time...

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement...

Lawmakers keep VA failures front and center

As a recent spate of news about neglect and fraud in the federal Department of Veterans Affairs continues to develop, a handful of Alabama Congressional...