There Were More Deaths Than Births In Alabama Last Year, A Grim First For The State

Alabama's top health official says the state has "literally shrunk." According to preliminary data, it saw 64,714 total deaths and 57,641 births in 2020.

A Man Died After Being Turned Away From 43 ICUs At Capacity Due To COVID, Family Says

Ray DeMonia didn't die from COVID-19, but after the 73-year-old experienced a cardiac emergency, he was turned away from dozens of packed ICUs, his family says.

Amazon Warehouse Workers In Alabama May Get To Vote Again On Union

A federal labor official found that Amazon's anti-union tactics may have tainted last spring's voting process sufficiently to scrap its results. Workers had rejected unionization more than 2-to-1.

Alabama’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Is The Lowest In The U.S. And Infections Are Up

Public health officials are sounding the alarm in Alabama, the state with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the country. New infections are spiking, yet fewer people are seeking shots.

‘Day You’ll Never Forget’: Decade After Deadly Tuscaloosa Tornado, Recovery Is Uneven

April 27, 2011 was one of the worst tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. More than 300 people died across the Deep South. Some have rebuilt but the recovery shows racial and economic disparities.

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of George Floyd’s Murder

Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, has been found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

It’s A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

Amazon avoided the prospect of a first unionized warehouse in America, where it's now the second-largest private employer. The vote in Alabama had prompted new interest in unions across the country.

The History In ‘Angel Of Greenwood’ Could Not Be More Timely

Birmingham's Randi Pink's new book 'Angel of Greenwood' is reviewed by Caitlyn Paxson, a regular reviewer for NPR Books.

Justice Department Knew 2018 Border Policy Would Separate Children From Families

Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is facing criticism for his role as former U.S. Attorney General in a new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General.

High Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Strains Health Departments In South

An uneven vaccine rollout across Southern states is causing frustration. Health departments are overwhelmed with people seeking shots as phone lines and websites are unable to keep up with the demand.

Can Trump Change A Key Census Count? Supreme Court Hears His Claim

Alabama is one of 10 states backing the Trump administration's memorandum that argues undocumented immigrants should not be counted in the 2020 federal census.