For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option

By ABBY GOODNOUGH July 1, 2017 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Frances Isbell has spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that has left her unable to walk or even roll over in bed. But Ms. Isbell has a personal care assistant through Medicaid, and the help allowed her to go to...

Alabama Inmate Hopes to Dodge Death for an Eighth Time

By ALAN BLINDER May 24, 2017 Tommy Arthur, who was first sentenced to death in 1983, has long imagined what could be his end: time in a so-called death cell, a choice of a last meal, the final telephone calls and then a lethal injection. That end could come Thursday,...

For Alabama Christians, Governor Bentley’s Downfall Is a Bitter Blow

By ALAN BLINDER April 11, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As governor, Robert Bentley would quote the Bible before the Alabama Legislature and say that God had elevated him to the State Capitol. In his dermatology practice, in the city where he was a Baptist deacon, he...

Who is Kay Ivey? Alabama’s New Governor

By JULIE TURKEWITZ April 10, 2017 Robert Bentley, who resigned as Alabama’s governor on Monday, will be succeeded by Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, who will be the first Republican woman to occupy the office. She is a familiar figure in Alabama, having served as lieutenant...

Robert Bentley, Alabama Governor, Resigns Amid Scandal

By ALAN BLINDER April 10, 2017 MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday, his power and popularity diminished by a sex scandal that staggered the state, brought him to the brink of impeachment and prompted a series of criminal investigations. Ellen...