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Contract shows Alabama Power paid Matrix $124,000 a month for political consulting services — Tasked with maintaining ‘ongoing direct relations’ with AEA, AFL-CIO

In 2018, Alabama power signed a contract with Matrix LLC in which it agreed to pay the political consulting firm $124,000 per month for their services, including “external relations” with controversial groups like the Alabama Education Association.


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Alabama freshman Brandon Miller declares for the 2023 NBA Draft

As it has been expected for a long time, Brandon Miller made it official Thursday in a tweet by ESPN’s senior NBA insider, Adrian Wojnaroswki, that he is forgoing his college eligibility and entering his name into the 2023 NBA Draft.

Former UAB receivers Austin Watkins, Jr. and Myron Mitchell look to make an impact with the Birmingham Stallions

Birmingham Stallions wide receivers Austin Watkins Jr. and Myron Mitchell are former UAB standouts.

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Auburn gymnastics prepares for showdown out West; Suni Lee still day-to-day

The Auburn Tigers have been here before, even if the circumstances are a little different.

Familiar foes face off with NIT championship on the line

UAB is seeking its first NIT championship on Thursday night against North Texas at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

UAB's football facility is filled with quarterback knowledge

UAB quarterbacks have plenty of options to learn from, both on and off the practice field.

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Alabama basketball loses Burnett to the transfer portal, adds experienced guard

On Tuesday, Alabama basketball saw some movement from the transfer portal.

Birmingham Stallions back at work with USFL season beginning in less than three weeks

Birmingham Stallions coach Skip Holtz said last year's success has nothing to do with this year's plan for his team.

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U.S. Marshals discouraged from arresting leftwing protesters at SCOTUS justices' homes, Katie Britt reveals

A whistleblower within the U.S. Department of Justice has provided material to U.S. Sen. Katie Britt that appears to contradict U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s recent testimony regarding federal marshals' response to protests at the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices.

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City of Fairhope denies stopping building of two apartment developments was unconstitutional

The city of Fairhope has responded to a lawsuit that was filed after a development company was denied applications to build two multi-occupancy housing complexes.

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Shelnutt, Dubose to introduce Drug Free Babies Act to prevent pregnant women from obtaining medical marijuana

With so-called medical cannabis soon to be available under certain conditions in Alabama, the legislature is looking at ways to prevent pregnant women from using it.

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Huntsville couple indicted for using $1.7 million in COVID loans for plastic surgery, vacation

A Madison County couple were indicted on Wednesday for allegedly defrauding the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of $1.7 million, according to the Department of Justice.

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Legislation would double renewal time for Alabama driver's licenses, increase fee to $75

New legislation filed in the Alabama Senate would double the amount of time a person can renew their drivers license in Alabama.

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Ivey orders flags to be lowered to half-staff Monday to honor Huntsville police officer killed in the line of duty

Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 3, to honor Huntsville Police Department Officer Garrett Crumby who was killed in the line of duty.

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Suspect in deadly Huntsville police shooting was out on bond in connection to bar shooting that left 2 injured

The suspect in the shooting of two Huntsville police officers and a civilian has been identified as Juan Robert Laws, 24.

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Britt rebukes federal regulators for recent bank failures — 'You need to be held accountable'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt put federal financial regulators in the hot seat Tuesday during a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Development hearing where she grilled them about their handling of the recent collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

State Sen. Orr: 'I'd love to see some kind of federal prohibition on states or even local governments giving out incentives'

Everybody else does it, so we have to. Basically, that is what Republican lawmakers have told constituents about the state's use of economic incentives, which they will readily acknowledge in theory, is a gross violation of free market economics.

Tuberville rips Schumer for calling military appointment hold over DOD abortion policy ‘unprecedented’ — Taxpayers funding abortions 'not right'

Recently, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) came under fire from Democrats, such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for his hold on general and flag officer nominations on the Senate floor in response to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s policy that uses taxpayer money to fund abortions.

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Justin Bogie talks Medicaid expansion on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss Medicaid expansion and how the federal government will cover most of the increase for the first two years and then the financial burden will fall on the state.

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Alabama Grocers Association's Ellie Taylor: Alabamians deserve the removal of the sales tax on groceries

Grocers daily witness hardworking Alabamians unable to purchase the food they need.

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Lauren DeMoss Benson: Stop blaming entire groups for the actions of one

When a white man shoots up a church, leftists use that incident to prove white men are inherently evil and prone to violence. Those on the right correctly argue that we cannot make that claim based on one evil man. It’s just not good reasoning or logic.