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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission votes in favor of rules

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission adopted rules and regulations for the new Alabama medical marijuana industry at the Commission's August meeting.

Farm to School Program
USDA announces grants of over $70 million for school access to locally grown foods

The Farm to School program seeks to increase the amount of locally produced foods served through child nutrition programs, while also educating children about how their foods are harvested and made.

Josh Coleman
Birmingham's LGBTQ liaison running for Alabama Democratic Party Chair

“I am a young face, but not a new face. I have spent the last two years serving on the DNC,” said Alabama Democratic Party Chair candidate Josh Coleman. “I have been head of the Young Democrats. I have been involved in campaigns at the local city council level, city wide, for the state House, and statewide.”

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Resolution to reintroduce prayer in Alabama schools expected Saturday

"Prayer in Alabama Schools is not a partisan issue but an issue that all Alabama Legislators can support," said sponsors of a Republican Executive Committee resolution urging the Legislature to pass a school prayer statute.

Marshall arguing before the Parole Board
Parole Board denies parole to career felon facing three counts of capital murder

“I am pleased that the Board has denied Jimmy Spencer parole for the crimes for which he is currently serving two life sentences,” said AG Marshall after the Alabama Pardons and Paroles Board denied parole to career criminal Jimmy O'Neil Spencer. Spencer is accused of killing three people in Guntersville during his last parole.

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Alabama Republican leaders backing Trump after FBI raid

“Yesterday’s raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on President Donald Trump’s personal residence was a clear use of excessive force by a regime that continues to show a double standard. Republicans are harassed and demonized, while Democrat officials get a pass. The raid on President Trump’s home is outrageous," the Alabama Republican Party said in a statement.

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AFL-CIO endorses Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians

The Alabama-CIO has endorsed Yolanda Flowers for Governor, Will Boyd for Senate, Rick Pate for Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, and a mix of Democrats, Libertarians, and Republicans.

Ruth Page Nelson
Lt. Governor candidate criticizes controlled media, power company influence and gangster rap

The Alabama Libertarian Party has ballot access this year and Ruth Page-Nelson is the Libertarian candidate for Lt. Governor. Nelson faces incumbent Will Ainsworth. There is no Democrat running in the race.

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James “Jimmy” Lambert named executive director of Alabama Sheriffs Association

James "Jimmy" Lambert is the new executive director of the Alabama Sheriff's Association. Lambert has spent the last decade as an investigator for the Alabama Attorney General's Office following a career with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Rep. Chris England
Alabama Democratic Party faces cash crisis

The Alabama Democratic Party reportedly has less than $200,000 in cash on hand going into the Nov. 8 general election.

Spencer
'Dangerous and downright despicable': Ivey opposes parole of alleged triple murderer

“Under no circumstances should Jimmy O’Neil Spencer be given parole,” Ivey wrote to the Board. “Spencer is a career criminal who is still awaiting trial for killing three innocent people after he was wrongfully granted parole in November 2017.

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Tuberville and Shelby opposed Manchin-Schumer deal legislation

"The reality is the brunt of any new revenue will come from small business owners and low to middle-income Americans who often lack access to a tax lawyer who could help them navigate the audit process,” said Sen. Tommy Tuberville.

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Tabitha Isner seeking to be Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party

Tabitha Isner is asking the State Democratic Executive Committee to elect her as the new chair of the Alabama Democratic Party in their organizational meeting on Aug. 13.

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Democratic Senate candidate feels confident in campaign; talks business, weapons ban, other issues

Will Boyd is running for U.S. against Republican Katie Britt and Libertarian John Sophocleus in the Nov. 8 general election.

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Alabamians react to Justice Department's targeting of Idaho abortion law

The Department of Justice is suing the state of Idaho arguing that the state's abortion bill is an illegal ban on abortion access.

Ayman al-Zawahri
Former Army Ranger, state senator and current Congressman both concerned about al-Qaida presence in Afghanistan

"The fact that Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the masterminds of the 9/11 attacks, was living in Kabul is proof that President Biden lied to the American people last year when he falsely claimed that al-Qaida was ‘gone’ in Afghanistan,” said Rep. Rogers.

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Aderholt says that Biden turned a recovery into a recession

“Joe Biden Inherited a Recovery and Created a Recession, When Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, he inherited a booming COVID recovery from the Trump Administration.  His economic prescriptions have now had a year to be absorbed by the economy and it's clearly bad medicine.  All of his policies on issues from energy, to dealing with supply chain issues, to inflation, have led to this economic mess.," said Rep. Aderholt.

James Hardie plant in Prattville
James Hardie breaks ground on expansion of its Prattville plant

"The public and private sector has embraced James Hardie’s presence in our state, which has led the company to announce in August 2022 that it will double its square footage and add 200 jobs to the Prattville/Autauga County location," Nicole Jones said.

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Biden Administration launches USDA-EPA partnership to provide wastewater sanitation to the Blackbelt and other communities

EPA Administrator: Michael Regan, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu visited Lowndes County on Tuesday to announce a new federal program to improve wastewater treatment systems in the rural county.

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Alabama Congressman asks constituents if they favor banning semi-automatic weapons

"Do you think the federal government should ban semiautomatic weapons?” Rep. Jerry Carl is asking constituents in a new poll that he is conducting.

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'We cherish our liberties': Congressional candidate says gun rights could unite the people of the Seventh District

“There are Democrats in the Seventh District who want to defend their families,” said Nichols on her support of gun rights. “In the Seventh District we treasure our freedoms. We cherish our liberties.”

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USDA Secretary Vilsack and EPA Administrator Regan to visit Lowndes County Tuesday

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) will welcome the dignitaries from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and White House Infrastructure Coordinator to Lowndes County in Alabama's Seventh Congressional District.

Assault Weapons Ban
Alabama Congressman votes against 'Assault Weapons Ban,' calls it 'unconstitutional'

“This unconstitutional mandate won’t make Americans any safer and will instead result in the disarming of thousands of lawful gun owners who simply want to protect their families and exercise their constitutional rights,” said Rep. Barry Moore.

Romay Davis
Veteran honored for service on the 74th anniversary of the integration of U.S. Armed Forces

At the age of 102, Mrs. Davis is the oldest living member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the United States Army. Throughout World War II, this dedicated group of African American women sorted mail and care packages to maintain the morale of American soldiers stationed abroad,” said Rep. Terri Sewell,

Kay Ivey at Law Enforcement Memorial
Ivey makes commission and D.A. appointments

Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Carmen Moore-Zeigler to the Montgomery County Commission, Matthew McKenzie to the Baldwin County Commission, and Todd Watson as District Attorney for Monroe and Conecuh Counties.

Terri Sewell
Sewell votes along with House Democrats to approve 'Assault Weapons Ban of 2022'

“Barely a month after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, gun control advocates in Congress are spearheading an assault upon the freedoms and civil liberties of law-abiding Americans," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Jason Ouimet.

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Alabama Republican Summer dinner and meeting date announced

“Kristi Noem is one of America's favorite governors, Herschel Walker has energized people across the country with his common-sense conservative message, and Attorney General Fitch has a remarkable story for her role arguing before the Supreme Court in the case that overturned Roe v. Wade this year. These Republican figures are working hard to restore America, and we look forward to welcoming them to Sweet Home Alabama,” said ALGOP Chairman John Wahl.

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