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

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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

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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

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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...

Controversial abortion bills to hit House health panel Wednesday

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A batch of three Republican-sponsored proposals that would substantially restrict access to abortion for Alabama women are set to be considered in a public...

Clinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in revealing donors

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The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed...

Auburn report makes case for bold budget proposal from Senate

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Everyone watching knew something big was on the horizon to address the budget crisis. In fact, as soon as Monday we’re expected to see...

Angi Stalnaker: Remembering April 27

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Every Alabamian has their own story of April 27, 2011, the day of the largest natural disaster in the state’s history when more than...

Senate bill would let the people enact laws by popular vote

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Major questions like same-sex marriage, education standards, and voting requirements could be put before Alabama voters if lawmakers pass a bill now sitting in...

Zillow economist says homeownership not always best way

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“Policies aimed at decreasing inequality by increasing homeownership often achieve the opposite,” said Zillow chief economist Stan Humphries in a column that appeared this...

Best practices: Sen. Bill Holtzclaw’s blog

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I’ll admit it: I’m impressed and maybe even a little jealous. This website has been launched almost two weeks and some days I find...