Small Town vs. Big Pollution: Black Residents Allege Environmental Racism

Residents of an Alabama town say they are living with pollution that causes a host of health problems.

Here Comes Gordon: Gulf Storm Expected to Make Landfall as Hurricane

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas ruling on citizen-initiated grand jury ... Seattle stuck in streetcar purgatory … and U.S. ports fear proposed crane tariffs.

Figuring Out If 'Opportunity Zones' Can Revitalize Struggling Neighborhoods

In two Alabama cities, those laying groundwork for the new tax incentive program see both promise and risks in the investments it could spur.

Census Citizenship Fight Will Sway States' Political Clout, Federal Money

Alabama sues to keep U.S. Census from counting undocumented immigrants. Phoenix City Council, meanwhile, votes to sue to block Census Bureau from asking whether someone is a citizen.

This Alabama Town Reimagined Its Vacant Kmart

Gadsden offers a model for ‘getting beyond Kmart’ other cities can follow, even if their big-box stores haven’t shuttered yet.

Scooters, Resisted Elsewhere, Face Less Skepticism in the South

Electric scooters have received pushback in some cities, but they’ve gotten a warm welcome in the South, where hot weather and often hilly terrain have made it tough for bike-share programs.

The States Where People Die Young

A new study explores where and why Americans are dying early.

Birmingham Mayor Makes Giant Leap Into His City

He’s not the first city hall leader make such an aerial arrival.

Alabama to Enact CHIP Enrollment Freeze in Two Weeks

The state has also announced that it will be forced to terminate coverage altogether on Feb. 1 if Congress fails to act.

How Alabama's Election Laws Keep Moore on the Ballot

After multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment of minors against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a complicated set of elections laws and rules is being used to keep his hat in the ring.

Local Officials Want to Remove Confederate Monuments—but States Won't Let Them

Laws preventing the removal of statues raise questions not only about historical legacy but also about local control and public safety.

A Mental-Health Crisis in Alabama’s Prisons

In a 302-page opinion, a federal judge in Montgomery condemned the dire conditions faced by prisoners with mental illnesses.

To Protect and Serve (and Pray)

Alabama could soon create something unprecedented in American legal history: a police department run by a church.

Facing Impeachment, Alabama's 'Luv Guv' Resigns

The proximate cause of Robert Bentley’s downfall was not sexual misconduct itself. It was another instance of the coverup being always worse than the crime.

Bad Odor Wafts Over Mobile, Alabama

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kentucky’s quandary over old state office building; Montana’s prison population spikes; and increasing diversity in New York state government.

Alabama’s Judicial Override Law for Executions; Virginia’s Lackluster State Worker Salaries

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Tacoma’s new rules for all-night massage parlors; increasing costs for Salt Lake City airport upgrades; and a N.C. county official reconsiders her resignation.

N.J. State Takeover of Atlantic City; Wildfires in Southeast States Cause Hazy Conditions

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: EPA Consent Agreement With City in Texas Florida; Keys Mosquito study divides voters; Baltimore’s progressive city council.

Alabama Chief Justice's 'Suspension From Office'

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary effectively ousted Roy Moore for a second time on Friday.