Alander Rocha

Alander Rocha

Alander Rocha is a reporter with the Alabama Reflector based in Montgomery, and he reports on government, policy and health care.

An Alabama state representative speaks.

Federal court blocks Alabama’s congressional map, orders new lines drawn

By: and - September 5, 2023

This story first appeared in the Alabama Reflector. A three-judge federal panel Tuesday ruled that a new Alabama congressional map failed to address Voting Rights Act violations and ordered a third party to draw new lines. In a 217-page opinion in the case, Allen v. Milligan, U.S. Circuit Judge Stanley Marcus and U.S. District Judges […]

A pregnant woman.

Alabama health department approves birth center regulations

By: - August 18, 2023

This story first appeared in the Alabama Reflector. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday approved a set of rules that would require birthing centers to have oversight by a physician or medical director at its State Committee of Public Health meeting in Montgomery. The rules proposed would also require birth centers to […]