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Anthony Daniels State of the State Address

187 years ago, our ancestors looked up into the dark sky and witnessed a meteor shower that inspired family tales, song lyrics, and even license plates. That was the night that the stars fell on Alabama. Every Alabamian, regardless of their earthly-shackles of gender, race,…

Kay Ivey: State Of The State Address

Written by Kay Ivey on February 4, 2020
Kay Ivey State of the State Address

Below is the full prepared transcript of the State of the State Address Kay Ivey delivered. It is not verbatim to how the speech was delivered. Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, Pro Tempore Marsh, Speaker McCutcheon, Speaker Pro Tempore Gaston, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice…

After Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced his opposition to legislation that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana in Alabama, State. Rep. Mike Ball (R-Madison) responded in a Friday appearance on “The Jeff Poor Show”. “The thing that was so disappointing to…

Doug Jones

U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today introduced the United States Public Health Service Modernization Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation would establish a Ready Reserve Corps within the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps to ensure vital health care…

After Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission voted in December to recommend legislation that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana in Alabama, the fight for medical marijuana seemed optimistic, but advocates for this legislation have found a new opponent: Alabama Attorney General, Steve…

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In a Monday press release, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama announced that they will be creating a pool of $250,000 to fund school initiatives that promote increased exercise in students and help children learn healthy nutritional habits. BCBS can award up to $10,000…

UAB hematologist, Dr. Julie Kanter, who has treated sickle cell anemia for more than 10 years became involved in a study to test the drug, Adakveo. She believed that it might effectively target one of the factors that cause blood cells to stick together. Sickle-shaped…

Health Banknotes

Thanks to a partnership between a non-profit organization known as F.A.I.T.H founded by Patricia Gant and a national group known as RIP Medical Debt, some low-income Alabamians will have their medical debts forgiven. 21 percent of Alabamians have medical debt in collection, according to the…

On Oct. 1, DCH’s hospitals in Tuscaloosa, Northport, and Fayette were temporarily closed due to a breach in its computer system. The source of the breach was a cyber attack from an unknown group asking for money in exchange for access to the hospital’s patient…

There is a great deal of effort going on in Montgomery to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. So much effort, in fact, that a review of the draft legislation indicates that the Republican majority may well be asked very soon to throw…