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Ivey seeks answers from state library director in continued battle over sexually explicit children’s books

Governor Kay Ivey is demanding answers from Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) director Nancy Pack, whose office has been placed at the center of the statewide debate surrounding sexually explicit library books for minors.

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Alabama politicos split along party lines on federal court decision to block new congressional map

Alabama politicians are divided across party lines in their support of condemnation of Tuesday’s 11th Circuit Court decision to bar the state from using the recently crafted congressional map in the 2024 election.

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Federal court rules against Alabama's congressional map, directs special master to draw new map for 2024 election cycle

A federal court has ruled that Alabama may not use the recently drawn congressional map in the 2024 election and has assigned a special master and cartographer to draw a new map while the inevitable appeals from Attorney General Steve Marshall play out.

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Alabama's anti-gang law now in effect

Alabama’s law adding enhanced penalties for those convicted of felonies in the furtherance of a criminal enterprise is now in effect statewide

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Tuskegee youth care facility hit with another lawsuit over abuse claims — 'He and other residents were treated worse than animals'

 A lawsuit was filed Thursday in Macon County Circuit Court against Brighter Path Tuskegee, previously known as Sequel Tuskegee, its executive director, and other individuals, bringing allegations of continued physical abuse and neglect of a 15-year-old boy at the youth residential facility.  

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DOJ shields Rachel Levine from discovery in Alabama case defending transgender treatments for minors ban

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently blocked U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine from being subject to legal discovery as Alabama attorneys defend a state ban on transgender surgeries and hormones for minors.   

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RSA's David Bronner urges lawmakers to reject education savings accounts — 'An extreme version of school choice'

Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) CEO David Bronner is warning state legislatures against developing education savings accounts, saying it could cut the State Education Fund's revenue by $1 billion annually.

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AG Marshall joins brief defending Tennessee law banning public drag performances for children

Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined 18 other attorneys general in support of Tennessee’s “Adult Entertainment Act,” which prohibits adult performances, including "male and female impersonators," from performing in public where children could be present.

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Ohio U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan to headline Montgomery fundraiser for Barry Moore

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will headline a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) in Alabama's capital next month.

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Ainsworth on Ivey announcement to widen I-65 to six lanes from Alabaster to Calera: 'It's a start'

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth intends to “keep up the pressure” on the executive branch until the recently announced widening of Interstate 65 is extended from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf of Mexico.

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State Rep. Cole resigns seat after voter fraud arrest

State Rep. David Cole (R-Huntsville) has officially resigned his position in the House of representatives after his arrest earlier this week on charges of voter fraud.

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Alabama Library Association pushes back against attempts to remove or relocate sexually explicit children's books

The Alabama Library Association (ALLA) recently out against statewide efforts to remove or relocate books for minors containing sexually explicit material or touching on LGBTQ+ issues.

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Montgomery Mayor Reed awarded mayor of the year award at Atlanta conference

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed recently received the National Mayor of the Year Award at the 123rd National Black Business Conference in Atlanta.

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State Rep. David Cole's arrest stems from changing voter registration to bolster residence claims, lawyer who prosecuted election challenge says

The lawyer who prosecuted State Rep. David Cole (R-Madison) during an election contest earlier this year told 1819 News that Cole's arrest on Tuesday stemmed from under-oath testimony he gave during a deposition in May related to his voter registration.

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State Rep. David Cole arrested, charged with voter fraud

State Rep. David Cole (R-Huntsville) was arrested on Tuesday and charged with voter fraud, stemming from long-standing complaints from the 2022 election.

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Hamilton on the road to normal after weekend water treatment scare

After handing out bottled water to residents and businesses, the City of Hamilton seems to be returning to normal as the effects of the disastrous holdup of its water system winds down.

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Through the eyes of a correctional officer: How drugs, violence and corruption spread chaos in Alabama prisons

1819 News recently spoke with an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer in a major prison in central Alabama. For his protection, his identity has been omitted.

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Britt joins Senate colleagues in demanding answers from Biden admin over $6 billion payment to Iran

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) joined other Senate colleagues in demanding answers from the Biden administration for the $6 billion it paid in “ransom money” to Iran in exchange for American prisoners.

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State seeks to perform first ever execution by nitrogen hypoxia

The state of Alabama will seek to carry out its first execution by nitrogen hypoxia for Kenneth Eugene Smith.

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Prison mental health care worker charged with smuggling drugs into Donaldson

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) recently arrested a prison mental healthcare worker for attempting to smuggle marijuana and methamphetamine into a prison facility.

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State of emergency declared over contaminated Hamilton water system — Conditions reportedly improving

Conditions in the city of Hamilton are improving after the city declared a state of emergency on Friday morning due to a contamination of the city’s water supply.

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Selma (Ala.) City Schools to refuse 'unauthorized' grant from LGBTQ+ advocacy group — Claims 1819 News erred in initial report, backtracks

Selma City Schools says it will not accept an "unauthorized" grant from an LGBTQ+ advocacy group after it and state education board members initially spread claims that 1819 had misreported the news about the grant.

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Tuberville on Trump indictment: 'It just hurts me to know our country has gotten to this point'

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) blasted the Georgia indictment and arrest of former President Donald Trump hours before Trump turned himself over to Georgia police.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
LISTEN: Jerry Carl slams Biden border policy after MS13 member apprehended in Chelsea

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) recently criticized the “open border” policy of President Joe Biden after an MS13 gang member on El Salvador’s most wanted list was apprehended in Chelsea.

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Rogers requests investigation into Biden administration's Space Command decision

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) is calling on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the basing process for U.S. Space Command after choosing not to set up in Huntsville.

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Selma High School receives grant to fund LGBTQ+ literature, field trip to 'queer heritage site'

Selma High School recently received a grant that includes funding for LGBTQ+ literature and a field trip to a “queer heritage site.”

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Advocacy groups offering grants for out-of-state transgender treatments for minors after federal court decision

In light of a recent federal court decision that allowed Alabama to enforce its ban on transgender surgeries and medicines for minors, advocacy groups are already setting up grants to fund out-of-state travel for transgender individuals.

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