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Community members stage a December protest to urge Sheriff Ron Abernathy to release jail COVID-19 data after failing to comply with a Freedom of Information request.

Sheriff releases updated COVID-19 data, files motion to dismiss lawsuit 

January 31, 2021
Tuscaloosa Sheriff Ron Abernathy has filed a motion to dismiss the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) lawsuit demanding the release of COVID-19 data for the county jail. 
Alabama students protest Ivey's private prison plan

Alabama students protest Ivey’s private prison plan

December 30, 2020
CoreCivic has been losing funding for its 119 facilities nationwide, and Regions Bank is one of few willing to finance the company’s endeavor. 
A COVID-19 vaccine could be available soon. What will that mean on campus?

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available soon. What will that mean on campus?

November 18, 2020
What are these new vaccines? How will they work? How did they get developed so quickly? We answered some of your pressing vaccination questions and found out where the University is on the list of nationwide vaccination priorities.
So you mailed your ballot. Now what?

So you mailed your ballot. Now what?

November 1, 2020
Well, you filled out the form, got your ballot and mailed it back. Great! But will it be counted? (Probably.) And will some fraudulent ballots be counted along with yours? (Probably not.)
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