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Veterans Day: Remembering Alabama's posthumous Medal of Honor recipients

Veterans Day is a federal holiday set aside to honor U.S. military veterans. Today, 1819 News spotlights eight of these heroes.

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Stray bullet hits Daphne preschool; Bullet recovered by student

Daycare director: "We heard a pop and after the pop white stuff from the ceiling tile went all over the floor. We didn’t find the bullet immediately. A child found the bullet."

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Alabama workforce reaches record high; Unemployment rate remains at record low 2.6%

Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that Alabama's unemployment rate had held steady at its record low of 2.6% for the month of July.

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Vincent City Council to 'temporarily abolish' police department in wake of racist text messages

The Vincent City Council on Thursday voted to "temporarily abolish" the city's entire police department.

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Taco Bell testing meatless substitute in Birmingham

Fast-food chain Taco Bell announced plans to test out a new plant-based meat substitute made from soy and pea protein at its restaurants in Birmingham.

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Smith & Wesson CEO Mark Smith slams effort to 'disparage' company over gun violence – Politicians 'to blame for the surge in violence and lawlessness'

Mark Smith, CEO of gun maker Smith & Wesson, released a spirited statement this week, blaming "politicians and their lobbying partners in the media" for the "surge in violence and lawlessness."

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World Games closing ceremonies to feature Lionel Richie

The grand finale features scores of musical acts, with live performances by Closing Ceremony headliner and Alabama native Lionel Richie. Other performers on the lineup include Allison Sanders, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jamey Johnson, Martha Reeves, Pastor Mike Jr., Yung Bleu, Alabama, Bo Bice, Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks and Worth the Wait.

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USFL Wrap-up: Houston hands Birmingham first loss

The Houston Gamblers (2-7) handed the Birmingham Stallions (8-1) the Stallions’ first loss of the season, defeated the Birmingham Stallions (8-1) 17-15, on Saturday night at Protective Stadium.

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Readers' React: To four more years of Ivey and Durant's issues with campaigns

"So, when I pay $75-100.00 to fill up my service vehicle, paying the $2-3.00 extra in gas taxes doesn’t even register compared to the pain of the doubling of gas prices. I don’t even consider the additional gas tax. But you can believe I think about our Democrat friends, and President Biden - the founder of the pain that you are quick to blame our state leaders for. ..."

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USFL Roundup: Fake punt sparks Birmingham in playoff-clinching win

The Birmingham Stallions remained undefeated with a 26-16 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers on Sunday at Protective Stadium. With the win, the Stallions clinched the second USFL playoff spot.

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VIDEO: 2022 Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Over the past few years, Alabamians have been reminded yet again of just how important it is to be informed and educated voters. Gone...

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Scott Stantis: Your lips say 'no,' but your politicians say 'yes!'

Scott Stantis lives in Birmingham and is currently the editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune. He previously was the staff cartoonist...

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Scott Stantis (Video): Alabama's Budget Surplus

Scott Stantis lives in Birmingham and is currently the editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune and USA Today. He previously was...