Members of the University of Alabama's Office of Archaeological Research are in the middle of a project to rehabilitate a collection of tens of thousands of artifacts first gathered in Alabama during the 1930s and 1940s.
The work began in February. It’s a collaborative effort between the Tennessee Valley Authority, which owns the collection, and the university, which is curating it and creating a comprehensive database for the government-owned power company.
Fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide are mourning the loss of former quarterback Kenny Stabler. The University of Alabama confirmed that the athlete and broadcaster died at the age of sixty nine from complications related to cancer. Stabler’s running ability earned him the nickname, “The Snake.” Ken Gaddy is the director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum on the Tuscaloosa campus. He says Kenny Stabler came along during the golden age of Alabama quarterbacks…
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.
The push to expand legalized gambling in Alabama is gaining some prominent new supporters.
Former Auburn University football coach Pat Dye and former Alabama Power Company CEO Charles McCrary say they will lead a foundation to legalize a state lottery and allow casinos at the state's four dog tracks.
The two attended a news conference in Montgomery yesterday to announce the formation of the new Alabama Jobs Foundation.
The group says a gambling expansion could create as many as 11,000 jobs and add $400 million to the state’s coffers.
Governor Robert Bentley was not present at a private meeting between the governors of Florida and Georgia to discuss a long-running water dispute.
The meeting comes as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a challenge from Florida seeking to limit Georgia's withdrawals from the Chattahoochee River. Alabama, Florida and Georgia have been battling for decades over rights to take water from the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint river system.
Engineering students from Alabama are helping NASA design ways to dig for minerals on other planets. The agency’s Robotics Mining Competition begins this morning at the Kennedy Space Center. Students from the University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College have built a robot digger for the competition.
Dr. Kenneth Ricks is an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering. He says this is robotics mining competition puts his team up against some of the best programs on the planet…
With only eight days left in the current legislative session, state lawmakers are running short on both time and options to patch a $200 million hole in the General Fund Budget.
The Alabama House of Representatives is set to vote tomorrow on a budget draft totaling $1.6 billion for next year. That would cut around 200 million dollars from funding for a wide variety of state agencies. House Speaker Mike Hubbard says his aim is to get that budget onto the Senate floor, and then work with Senators on a possible solution to avoid those cuts.
A bill to create a new independent governing board for Alabama's two-year college system has hit a stumbling block in the Senate.
Yesterday, the state Senate delayed a vote on a bill to remove the junior college system from the oversight of the state Board of Education after one senator raised several objections to the current version.
The state school board is fighting the legislation and, in March, they unanimously approved a resolution opposing the measure.
President Obama brought his Middle Class Economics plan to Lawson State Community College in Birmingham.
The Commander-in-Chief covered everything from Washington policy to a fairly new government agency called the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau. The CFPB was created as part of Wall Street reform after the 2008 financial crisis. It's an independent consumer watchdog, and President Obama says they've already made a big impact.