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By Kim Chandler, Associated Press
Families with transgender teens have sued the state of Alabama to block a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity.
Bills have been introduced to ban gender-affirming care and block transgender children from using school restrooms or playing on sports teams that don't match their sex at birth.
Alabama lawmakers have approved sweeping legislation outlawing transgender youth's access to gender-affirming medications.
By Haleluya Hadero, Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York, voted to unionize on Friday, marking the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant’s history and handing an unexpected win to a nascent group that fueled the union drive.
By Haleluya Hadero, Associated Press
If a majority votes in favor of a union at either location, it would mark the first successful U.S. organizing effort in Amazon history.
By Megan Thompson
When Alabama’s state constitution was written in 1901 by 155 white men, their goal was to “establish white supremacy in this state.” The document has been hotly debated ever since. Earlier this month, the state legislature took an important step:…
By Geoff Bennett, Saher Khan, Ian Couzens
A new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court has major implications for voting rights in this country. The court on Monday reinstated Alabama’s congressional map, one that a lower court had found racially discriminates against Black voters. Janai Nelson, associate…
By Anne D'Innocenzio
A federal labor board said that Amazon workers in a facility in Bessemer, Alabama will vote by mail next month in a re-run election to decide whether or not to unionize.
In our news wrap Thursday, a new study published in the medical journal "Pediatrics" found more than 120,000 American children lost a primary caregiver during the pandemic. The U.S. Labor Department reported the number of new jobless claims fell by…
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press
Dozens of people had to be rescued Wednesday night in central Alabama, where the National Weather Service said as much as 13 inches of rain fell.
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