Category: <span>Primary</span>

States move to keep court from lifting Trump asylum policy
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States move to keep court from lifting Trump asylum policy

Immigrant rights' groups have argued that the use of Title 42 unjustly harms people fleeing persecution and that the pandemic was a pretext used by the Trump administration to curb immigration. A judge on Nov. 15 ruled for the immigrants rights' groups, calling the ban "arbitrary and capricious."

Steve Flowers: All Politics Is No Longer Local
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Steve Flowers: All Politics Is No Longer Local

My theory now is that all politics is no longer local.  All politics today is national.  It is all partisan based and derived from national and Washington politics.  Folks are either in the Republican tribe or the Democratic tribe and it applies nationally, and especially in Alabama.  

The Iron Bowl and America’s Water Pipe
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The Iron Bowl and America’s Water Pipe

By Maury D. Gaston, Chairman, Alabama Iron & Steel Council Saturday will be the 87th playing of the Auburn vs. Alabama football game.  The stakes may not be as high this year, but there will be no shortage of passion for either team.  This is the 51st anniversary of my first Iron Bowl, and I’ve attended more...

Unemployment claims rise to 240,000, highest since August
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Unemployment claims rise to 240,000, highest since August

To combat inflation that hit four-decade highs earlier this year, the Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate six times since March. The housing market has buckled under the strain of mortgage rates that have more than doubled from a year ago. And many economists expect the United States to slip into a recession next year as higher borrowing costs slow economic activity.

Ex-teacher charged with sex crime marries onetime student
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Ex-teacher charged with sex crime marries onetime student

Tucker, who taught and coached at East Limestone High School in north Alabama, was charged in September with being a school employee who engaged in a sex act with a student younger than 19. A court allowed him to be released on $30,000 bond on the condition he have no contact with the onetime student.

Labor: Online job postings increase 17.3%
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Labor: Online job postings increase 17.3%

Registered nurses and retail salespeople continued to be among the most sought employees in October, along with supervisors of retail sales workers, customer service representatives and software developers. A total of 16,126 ads were placed for those jobs in October.

Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement
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Taylor Swift ticket trouble could drive political engagement

It started Nov. 15, when millions crowded a presale for Swift’s long-awaited Eras Tour, resulting in crashes, prolonged waits and frantic purchases. By Thursday, Ticketmaster had canceled the general sale, citing insufficient remaining tickets and inciting a firestorm of outrage from fans. Swift herself said the ordeal “really pisses me off.”