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'Do it for Breonna’: Voting rally and march in Birmingham

‘Do it for Breonna’ is a vote tour in honor of Breonna Taylor who was killed by police in a raid in her Louisville apartment.

  Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

  Jeepers and boaters for President Trump rally ahead of Election Day

  Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

  Election 2020: Am I registered? Where is my polling location?

Virus cases among lawmakers stir State House concerns

  Don’t wait! How to make sure your absentee ballot is counted in presidential election

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  Could early voting come to Alabama?

  Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

Today is last day to register to vote in Alabama for the Nov. 3 election

Hundreds head to the Jefferson Co. Courthouse Saturday for in-person absentee voting

  JeffCo Courthouses in downtown B’ham and Bessemer will be open for in-person absentee voting on Oct. 17, 24

Trump bus rolls through Tifton

Court keeps absentee ballot rules, allows curbside voting

The stay came after Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill appealed the ruling that loosened absentee ballot rules. He called the ruling a “win for the people of Alabama.”

  93-year-old Martha Tucker’s last election as a poll worker

This November, 93-year-old Mrs. Tucker will work in her final election, but she still believes voting is both a right and a responsibility.

  93-year-old Martha Tucker’s last election as a poll worker

This November, 93-year-old Mrs. Tucker will work in her final election, but she still believes voting is both a right and a responsibility.

Auburn University senior elected mayor of Camp Hill, Ala.

An Auburn University student can now add ‘mayor’ to his resume before graduating college.

  Amendment removing racist language from Alabama’s constitution on Nov. ballot

Dept. of Corrections explains prison decision

Fly on Pence’s head generates buzz in VP debate

  AP FACT CHECK: Claims from Pence and Harris VP debate

New poll shows Tuberville leading Jones by 12 points

  ‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

Contract Review, Review: Corrections’ increasing health spending; Tyson spill update

The Alabama Legislature’s Contract Review Committee met last week for its monthly examination of contracts sought by state agencies.

Federal Judge refuses to grant restraining order against Alabama health orders, mask mandate

A Federal Judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order against Alabama’s mask mandate and other health orders.

Municipal runoff election results

Alabama’s municipal runoff election happened Tuesday, October 6.

  Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.

Cliff Sims returns to Trump administration for role with intelligence chief

Alabama native Cliff Sims has rejoined the Trump administration as senior advisor to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe

Bentley blames Ivey for possible close Supreme Court vote

Former Gov. Robert Bentley said the decision to move up the 2017 special election for U.S. Senate, which led to the election of Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, will be the reason for a close vote or the complete inability to approve Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks.

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests among lawmakers have raised fears of virus outbreak.

  Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive, “are both well at this time” and plan to remain at the White House while recovering and being closely monitored, according to a statement from his physician, Dr. Sean Conley.

Ala. secretary of state warns of letters with inaccurate voting information

Secretary of State John Merrill says to disregard letters from the Election Mail Service out of Austin, Texas.

Judge orders changes to Alabama voting laws amid pandemic

A federal court issued a ruling intended to better protect voters’ health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Ivey issues Supplemental State of Emergency for Nov. 3 election

Governor Kay Ivey has authorized the opening of absentee ballots, for tabulation, to begin at 7:00 a.m. on Election Day Nov. 3.

  AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

A look at how their statements from Cleveland stack up with the facts.

  Mississippi and Alabama lawmakers share hopes, predictions for first presidential debate

Topics include the coronavirus response, the Supreme Court vacancy, and race and violence in U.S. cities.

Miss. voters to decide on medical marijuana in November election

The medical marijuana portion of the ballot features two selections for voters to make.

Pre-filed bill cleans up CARES Act tax issue

The first of several expected bills related to the coronavirus has been filed in the Alabama Legislature for its 2021 session.

Roy Moore suing Gov. Ivey, state health officer over COVID-19 restrictions

The Foundation for Moral Law and Roy Moore filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of Alabama’s state health orders related to COVID-19, the foundation announced.

Op-Ed: Stacy Column: Find your voice, but don’t lose your mind

What plays out along both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue over the next 41 days will have major implications well beyond November.

Stacy Column: Find your voice, but don’t lose your mind

The death of longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the fight over how to fill her seat on the bench has turned up the heat on an election year already boiling over with emotion.

New commission to study state’s prisons for future uses

A new commission will evaluate the state’s existing prisons to determine which should remain operational and which could be repurposed for future use by the Alabama Department of Corrections, another state agency or sold for private use.

Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

In court papers filed Tuesday, the Trump administration suggested the court hear arguments in the case in December, potentially with a new justice appointed by the president in place.

  Alabama preparing for record-breaking absentee voting

Secretary of State John Merrill said the state broke its absentee voting record during the July run-offs and he believed we’ll break another record in November.

Report: Order to shorten count wasn’t made by Census Bureau

The report by the Office of Inspector General did not identify who made the decision to shorten the 2020 census from the end of October to the end of September, but it said bureau officials confirm it was not made by them.

Former state Sen. David Burkette receives suspended jail sentence

When asked if he had any final words before the sentenced was imposed, Burkette tearfully stated, “Thank God I’m still here.”

U.S. Senate Candidate Tommy Tuberville set to host fundraiser in Florida

You may remember, Tuberville was heavily criticized by Jeff Sessions for moving from Florida to start his Senate campaign.

Mike Hubbard asks judge to re-sentence his conviction

Ex-House speaker Mike Hubbard's attorneys contend that due process compels re-sentencing under the circumstances.

Gray Television’s Greta Van Susteren interviews President Trump

Gray Television’s primetime election special, “Full Court Press: Election Countdown” hosted by Chief National Political Analyst Greta Van Susteren, includes interviews with President Donald Trump and former Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a m

Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

This is not the first occasion that Barr has condemned stay-at-home orders.

USPS sends vote-by-mail postcard to households

The mailing comes in the aftermath of questions about whether the agency was up to the task and questions from the White House about the validity of mail-in and absentee voting systems in various states.

Cruz urges Department of Justice to investigate Netflix film ‘Cuties’

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants the Department of Justice to investigate Netflix over the film “Cuties.”

‘Landmark district’ fight in south Alabama has statewide implications

Local constitutional amendments on the Nov. 3 ballot would create “landmark districts” around three unincorporated communities in south Alabama, preventing the Legislature from annexing them into larger nearby cities.

Expect US election to have consequences for troops overseas

While both talk about troops withdrawals, each has, in some ways, tried and failed.

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

The Chiefs chose to stay on the field for the national anthem while the Texans decided to remain in the locker room.

Former Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard turns himself in for prison sentence

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard turned himself in to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Friday.

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin.

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race for “personal and family reasons."

B’ham City Council at odds over potential closure of city parks and rec centers

Members of the Birmingham City Council are concerned about the proposed closure of several city parks and recreation centers as the city deals with significant budget cuts.

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

Most of the infiltration attempts by Russian, Chinese and Iranian agents were halted by Microsoft security software and the targets notified.

More details available on CARES money shifts, tax increase on employers

Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday officially announced a transfer of $300 million in CARES Act funding to the state’s rapidly shrinking unemployment benefits fund, a move designed to spare businesses a major tax hike.

  Birmingham mayor holds town hall meeting on budget

The city is facing a $63 million budget cut due to the impact of the coronavirus.

Alabama’s absentee voting system doesn’t allow voters to fix disqualified ballots

Alabama notifies voters if their absentee ballot applications are disqualified because of missteps in the process, allowing voters to attempt to fix the issues.

Alabama Technology Network brings in $1.25 billion in economic impact

The network partners with community colleges as well as the University of Alabama, Auburn University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville to provide services through a variety of training options and methods via regional centers across the state.

State to shift $300M to unemployment account; more changes coming for Alabama’s $1.9B CARES Act funds

State leaders this week are beginning the process of shifting some of the previously allocated $1.9 billion federal CARES Act money, the vast majority of which hasn’t yet been spent.

House expected to vote on marijuana decriminalization bill in September

Congress is expected to vote on a bill this month that would federally decriminalize marijuana.

Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

The mayor of Rochester says reforms are coming to the police department as community elders seek to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations over the the March death of Daniel Prude, who lost consciousness after police held a hood over his head.

Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

Veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military.

Effort expands to get those with mental illnesses out of jails

In fiscal 2021, 17 additional Alabama counties will participate in the Stepping Up Initiative, which aims to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails by developing mental health referral and case-management systems, the Alabama Department of Mental Health said.

Henry’s federal lawsuit against AG enters fourth year

Ed Henry, former GOP representative from Hartselle, filed in September 2017 a lawsuit against Attorney General Steve Marshall alleging the grand jury secrecy laws are used to intimidate grand jury witnesses and violate the First Amendment.

Special election announced to replace former state Sen. David Burkette

Gov. Kay Ivey has set up special election dates for Alabama Senate District 26.

Protesters gather outside Pelosi’s California home after her salon visit

Hairstylists took to the street outside of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home Thursday.

Former State Sen. David Burkette arrested

Former Alabama State Sen. David Burkette was arrested Thursday, according to Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Proposed amendments you’ll see on the ballot in November

We are exactly two months out from election day. While you may be thinking most about who to vote for president, you’re also being asked to vote on six potentially confusing amendments.

  Jefferson County hopes to end multi-million dollar consent decree after more than 40 years

The county was sued back in 1974 for discriminatory hiring practices, now they're trying to move forward.

General Fund revenues dip in August, still up year-over-year

Tax revenues into the state’s General Fund declined in August, but the fund’s growth is still up year-over-year despite six months of the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on businesses and citizens.

State Sen. David Burkette resigns

Alabama state Sen. David Burkette has resigned, effective immediately.

6 statewide constitutional amendments on Nov. 3 ballot

Several of the proposed changes to the state constitution were approved by lawmakers in the 2019 legislative session. Here’s a recap of each.

Female business leaders share advice, resources on empowering women

This year’s conference also elevated the voices of women in Alabama business and politics in a way that hasn’t been seen before at the annual event.

Attorney General’s Office says Mike Hubbard must report to jail within 15 days

The Alabama Supreme Court issued a certificate of judgment in the ethics case involving former House Speaker Mike Hubbard, denying his petition for a rehearing.

RNC 2020 ends as President Trump accepts nomination days after convention leaves Charlotte

The Republican National Convention’s main business, including the roll call nomination of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, took place at the Charlotte Convention Center.