Tag: Alabama

Federal, Policy

Election 2022: Trump endorsement flip scrambles Alabama race

June 21, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks has run his race for Senate on former President Donald Trump’s election lies, refusing to accept the outcome of the 2020 contest. He’s campaigned alongside the organizers of the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the storming […]

Education, Industry

Alabama lawmakers approve education rule similar to Florida’s law

April 8, 2022

Via: Fox News

The Alabama state legislature has passed a sister bill to Florida’s parental rights law that bans lessons or specific discussion of sexuality and gender identity for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. The bill, which originally aimed to standardize public […]

Policy, State & Local

Trump rescinds Brooks endorsement in Alabama US Senate race

March 23, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday rescinded his endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race in a major blow to the Republican congressman’s campaign. In a statement, Trump cited Brooks’ performance in the race, poor campaign staffing […]

Policy, State & Local

Alabama judge booted for racist, inappropriate behavior

November 1, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

A judge who oversees elections in an Alabama county was removed from office after being accused of racist, sexually inappropriate behavior that included demeaning comments about women and saying George Floyd “got what he deserved” when an officer in Minnesota […]

Policy, State & Local

New coronavirus lockdowns might be needed in these 4 states

September 1, 2020

Via: BGR

The latest coronavirus update from the team at Johns Hopkins University tracking the daily changes in data related to the COVID-19 pandemic shows that as of Tuesday, there have been more than 6 million confirmed cases of the virus in […]

Policy, State & Local

Alabama’s High Stakes Experiment: Reopening Universities as Virus Looms

August 19, 2020

Via: The New York Times

Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama made a daring educational decision in June: She would fund a statewide student testing and technology program to help public universities and colleges reopen for in-person classes. Now, as Alabama college students start those classes […]

Federal, Policy

Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore Wants a New Special Election in Alabama

December 28, 2017

Via: Fortune

Roy Moore is calling for a new special election in Alabama because of alleged voter fraud. On Wednesday he filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Montgomery, Ala., calling for a delay in certifying the results of the Dec. […]


Selfies are helping Alabama keep tax returns safe

May 29, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Alabama recently became the first state in the nation to employ a selfie verification system that officials hope will cut into tax refund fraud. The Alabama Department of Revenue is encouraging taxpayers to download an iOS app that can be […]

Federal, Policy

NASA inspector questions why agency built rocket test stands in Alabama

May 19, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

As part of rocket development, aerospace engineers extensively test booster components before they are assembled into a larger launch vehicle. To that end, NASA has built two big test stands at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama to test its […]


The dawn of the smart farmer: Sowing sensors and connecting crops

August 6, 2015

Via: Grayson Ullman

(iStockphoto) It’s not just your phone, city and car: Farmers are going smart, too. The threats of drought, blight and global food shortage have kindled a movement to bring Internet of Things concepts to the farmfront, and the men and […]

State & Local

Some Alabama schools requiring kids to BYOD

June 24, 2015

Via: Corinne Lestch

Some Alabama schools are requiring students to buy their own devices and bring them to school. (iStockphoto) Some schools in Alabama are requiring students to bring their own computing devices. The move highlights a growing willingness by schools to embrace BYOD but leaves […]

State & Local

Alabama governor creates health care task force

April 7, 2015

Via: Jake Williams

Alabama’s Gov. Robert Bentley established a 38-member task force made up of representatives from academia, the insurance industry, the medical field and state agency leaders to look at the use of telemedicine and extending medical resources to rural areas, according […]