The U.S. Supreme Court passed a sweeping ruling Friday effectively legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but not everyone has been able to benefit. APR’s Alex AuBuchon has more on one Tuscaloosa couple’s struggle to get married.
“Hi. We’d like to request a marriage license…”
We met Jennifer Kenney and Hali Felt on Friday. The Tuscaloosa couple wanted to join the thousands of happy couples marrying after the Supreme Court’s ruling, but they were told they’d have to wait.
The Alabama Associated Press honored Alabama Public Radio as “Most Outstanding News Operation.” This is the fourth year in a row APR has received this generous award from the AP. Student interns Valese Jones and Jasmine Haynes (pictured above) represented the newsroom at the Associated Press Media Editors’ annual awards banquet in Birmingham.
The Alabama Associated Press honored Alabama Public Radio as “Most Outstanding News Operation” in the state. This is the fourth year in a row APR has received this generous award from the AP. Student interns Valese Jones and Jasmine Haynes (pictured above) represented the newsroom at the Associated Press Media Editors’ annual awards banquet in Birmingham.
"Getting to see examples of the work that people were rewarded for was also a highlight for me," said Jones. "The experience motivated me to work harder at my craft so I can one day be an award winning journalist."
Animals touch us in ways we can't explain or even understand. Who would think that naming a Calico cat as stationmaster of a Japanese train station would draw not just attention but so many visitors? Now Tama's likeness adorns souvenirs and even trains!
The state is taking the first step to challenge a judge's order against the shutdown of the VictoryLand casino in Macon County. The Attorney General's office filed a notice of appeal in the case on Friday. The state will fight a ruling by Circuit Judge William Shashy. The judge ruled earlier this week that the state was wrongly targeting VictoryLand while letting other gambling halls stay open in the state. Shashy dismissed the state's attempt to keep almost two thousand machines and more than quarter million dollars seized in a raid two years ago. VictoryLand has been closed since then.
Today’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage is being both welcomed and criticized in Alabama. The nation’s highest court declared that state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional, and that existing marriages have to be recognized nationwide. Many officials including Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen say they oppose same-sex marriage and are resisting the implementation.
The ruling is being celebrated by couples APR News has been following for months.
Some Alabama counties have started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
A supervisor in Mobile County's probate court, Russ Davidson, said the court issued its first same-sex marriage license to two women Friday after months of refusing to sell marriage licenses to anyone.
The issuance came within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal across the United States.
The United States Supreme Court upheld a ruling yesterday declaring that tax subsidies for health care from the federal government are constitutional.
In Alabama, that’s good news for more than 130,000 people that purchased insurance through the Affordable Care Act. In most cases, the federal tax breaks on those plans were what made them affordable enough to purchase.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange released a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize Gay Marriage across the country, including Alabama.
“Today the United States Supreme Court overturned centuries of tradition and the will of the citizens of a majority of the States in declaring that Alabama and the rest of the nation must legally recognize same-sex marriage ,” said Attorney General Strange.
The U.S. Supreme Court says federal tax subsidies for health care should stay. That's been perceived as good news for more than one hundred and thirty thousand Alabamians. That's how many people in our state afford insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
Ron Pollack is the Executive Director of Families USA, a national advocacy organization for health care consumers. He says today’s Supreme Court decision may encourage Alabama and other states to expand Medicaid…
The TVA’s Widows Creek power plant near Stevenson is shutting down soon, and it’s already found a new tenant.
Google plans to build a $600 million data center at the site with construction beginning next year.
The data center will be Google’s seventh in the U.S. and fourteenth worldwide. They expect to add 75 to 100 high-paying jobs to the north Alabama region once the new data center is operational. The facility is expected to support general Internet traffic as well as the many user services that Google offers.