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Alabama elects first Black Republican to House in 140 years

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Retired Army Sgt. Kenneth Paschal on Tuesday was elected to fill a legislative seat in suburban Shelby County, becoming the only...

1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP ‘open to everyone’

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PELHAM, Ala. — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white...

Families, doctors urge Alabama to reject trans treatment ban

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Transgender youth, parents and advocates on Tuesday urged the Alabama House of Representatives, as well as the state‚Äôs governor, to reject...

Proposal in Alabama to up protection for Confederate statues

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama lawmaker who disputes that slavery was the cause of the Civil War has proposed fining cities $10,000 a day...

Alabama senators want Confederate tax to fund Black history

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two Alabama state senators say they want to divert part of a statewide property tax tied to the legacy of the...

Alabama yoga bill stalls after conservative groups object

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama's decades-old ban on yoga in public schools could stay in place a little longer following push-back from conservative groups who...

Alabama House approves bill to ban transgender athletes

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama could become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams as the state House...

Alabama House approves bill to ban transgender athletes

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama could become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams as the state House...

In Alabama, a vote to keep Confederate monument protections

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would give cities and counties a possible avenue to take down unwanted Confederate...