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    Last week marked the 59th anniversary of the infamous Ku Klux Klan bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church that killed four young girls. The “Fifth Little Girl,” Sara Collins Rudolph, a sister to 14-year-old victim Addie Mae Collins, survived the blast with injuries, and medi…

      One of the bedrock American freedoms — one’s right to speak freely – isn’t an exclusively American concept dreamed up by the founding fathers in the late 1700s. It dates at least as far back as classical Greece, where it was referred to as parrhesia – a cornerstone of Athenian democracy in t…

        In response to a controversy over drugs used in a lethal injection cocktail used in executions, Alabama lawmakers approved an alternative method of death, nitrogen hypoxia. The state had already retired its electric chair, the infamous Yellow Mama, amid opposition to electrocution as a barba…

          The year is 2022, but according to an eye-opening report by al.com’s Ivanka Hrynkiw, it’s often 1942 for female lawyers working within Alabama justice system.

            In the 21 years since al-Qaida terrorists forever altered the security of our nation, the world appears to have become a decidedly more dangerous place. Perhaps it’s more a matter of perception; horrendous things have happened around the globe since biblical times, and we’ve been largely unaware.

              Social media was abuzz over the weekend with many people expressing outrage over the daylight attack of a young man outside a movie theatre by a group of several other young males.

                Alabama seeks to fend off another lawsuit against its corrections system, and state officials have no one to blame but themselves for this one.

                Partisan rancor has always been a component of American political theatre, but it seems to have reached fever pitch in recent years. It often seems that elected officials – at the national level particularly – see their roles in government as foot soldiers in a war against the other party ra…

                No one is above the law, although elected officials will pull out all the stops to cloak themselves in privilege and try to sidestep efforts to get them into court.

                Many of Alabama’s public school students are leaving the classroom after 12 years of schooling unprepared to successfully compete with peers, whether they’re aiming for post-secondary education or the workforce. If standardized test scores are the measure of success, Alabama’s effort is a di…

                Three years ago, 12-year-old twins Brook and Breanna Bennett recognized a long-existing need among some of their fellow female students. Unlike generations of school administrators, these siblings decided to do something about it. Today, a number of Alabama schools will receive $200,000 in g…

                Years ago, this newspaper published a short news item about singer-pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, accompanied by a photograph of Jerry Lewis, the comic actor. It was an obvious error, the sort of human foible that happens when someone doesn’t pay enough attention to what they’re doing. It was mild…

                Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was missing in action for 10 days, and her office is being cagey about where she was and why.

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                Alabama is an open primary state, one of 15 in the nation where voters can go to the polls, ask for a ballot, and cast a vote without having claimed allegiance with a political party beforehand. Although primaries are a function of political parties, voters can simply ask for a Republican or…

                A wise person once said that when dealing in writing – particularly email, social media posts, and text messages – one should conduct themselves as though their words would be displayed on a five-foot poster board as Exhibit # 1 at the front of a courtroom.

                Local people who like to complain about the economy might admit, if pressed, that things don’t usually get as bad here at home as they do in other areas of the nation. That’s due in large part to the diversified economic base in Dothan and the surrounding areas. We have strong regional medic…

                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 people waited weeks for claims to be processed, leaving some claimants in limbo for weeks or, in extreme cases, months.

                The State of Alabama put a man to death Thursday. Joe Nathan James Jr. has been sitting on Death Row at Holman Prison in Atmore since he received the death penalty after being convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, Faith Hall, 28 years ago.

                High praise is due for law enforcement and security personnel all over the state who handled the tense task of managing numerous Alabama college campuses following bomb threats Wednesday.

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