In a bid to stall a plan to redraw most state House districts, Democrats in the Legislature on Tuesday evening asked that the Republican-drafted plan - hundreds of pages long - be read aloud. "We're doing it to show that we are serious about redistricting," said Rep. Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston.
Ominy Holloway, a senior at Anniston High School gather to talk about the Obama years. Ominy Holloway, a senior at Anniston High School gather to talk about the Obama years.
President Barack Obama declared five new national monuments Thursday ranging from a Birmingham, Alabama, church bombed by segregationists to the coniferous forests of Oregon. He has now used his executive authority more than any other president in history to protect iconic historic, cultural and ecological sites across the country.
A congressional committee that oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency in December wrote the agency's director demanding answers about the mistaken use of a deadly toxin at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston. In that Dec. 23 letter, a copy of which was forwarded to The Star on Tuesday, bipartisan committee leaders ask FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to respond to several questions about the agency's handling and knowledge of the problem that resulted in almost 9,600 civilian firefighters, nurses and emergency medical personnel being exposed to the deadly toxin.
Shipping mistake with bioterror pathogen ricin exposes almost 10,000 trainees over about five years at Alabama terrorism response center. Emergency trainees mistakenly exposed to deadly ricin Shipping mistake with bioterror pathogen ricin exposes almost 10,000 trainees over about five years at Alabama terrorism response center.