The Year in Alabama Politics

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Alabama’s political world is finishing 2016 in quite a different place from where we started the year. Scandals rocked all three branches of government. We also went through a presidential election in which voters picked Donald Trump for the White House, a decision that sent ripples through state politics. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses all this political change.

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John Archibald

Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

Monuments Law Adds to Alabama’s Troubled Story
05-25-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a new law that prevents removal of long-standing historic monuments, including those connected to the Confederacy.

Former State Lawmaker Discouraged Pollution Cleanup Efforts
05-18-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses an investigation that found former State Representative Oliver Robinson tried to discourage efforts to clean up pollution from North Birmingham neighborhoods.

Autism Bill May Fall Short in Legislature
05-11-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald says if bill requiring insurers cover a particular type of autism therapy receives final passage, it would be a miracle.

Judge has Questions for Special Grand Jury Meeting in Birmingham
05-4-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a special grand jury that’s been meeting in Birmingham.

Roy Moore Announces U.S. Senate Run
04-27-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses Roy Moore’s announcement he’s running for U.S. Senate and how the field of gubernatorial candidates is shaping up.