Jessa Reid Bolling

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New Alabama voting laws could impact Senate race

In 2001, after completing a sentence of 14 years in prison on drug related charges, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow of Dothan, Alabama was eager to be part of society again, only to learn that he was unable to vote. Three years later, he was given a pardon which allowed him to register to vote again. For the ...

Tuscaloosa veteran runs as write-in candidate for Senate

Lee Busby, 60-year-old retired colonel, is running as an independent candidate and spreading word about his candidacy on social media. He served 31 years in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer, served tours in Afghanistan, and has received the Legion of Merit and a Bronze Star.

GoFundMe raises over $10,000 for transgender student’s tuition

After recently telling his family he plans to pursue medical transition, transgender University student Daniel Sisson found himself cut off from his parents. A friend suggested that he start a GoFundMe page to raise the money. He posted his campaign online around 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. Later ...

University student misdiagnosed with AVM

The University of Alabama tragically lost one of its students last month. Alli Brodie, an 18-year-old freshman, had been hit in the head with a soccer ball, which triggered a brain bleed. Following the loss, it was widely reported that her injury was made worse by an arteriovenous malformation (AVM). ...

Trump Nominates UA Alum for Federal Bench amid Controversy

Talley graduated from the University with a Bachelors of Arts in philosophy and history in 2004, before attending Harvard Law School and earning his J.D. in 2007. He currently serves as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice. The American Bar Association Standing Commission ...

Community gathers for human trafficking forum

Nearly three months after Tuscaloosa Police conducted an investigation that led to 33 arrests in a prostitution bust, Tuscaloosa Police held a forum on human trafficking at Central High School Thursday night to educate Tuscaloosa residents on how victims can become trapped within the trafficking industry.  ...

LGBTQ Alabamians struggle to adopt children

In May, Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 24, the Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act into law, allowing faith-based adoption agencies to reject prospective parents on religious grounds. This invited nationwide backlash against the state, with critics calling this bill discriminatory against same-sex ...