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Tuberville: DoD attempting to implement 'illegal' taxpayer-funded abortion policies over the holidays

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is continuing his pushback against a proposed Department of Defense (DoD) policy to use military funding to help servicemembers procure abortions.

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1819 News Reporter Craig Monger talks woke educators on Rightside Radio

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on Rightside Radio with Phil Williams as they discuss a drag queen educator, "covertly and strategically" placing materials in his classroom to influence his students, and using insulting language about their parents.

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School official: Huntsville 'drag queen teacher' to retire on Friday

James Miller, the Huntsville teacher who recently come under fire for drag queen performances, is reportedly retiring this Friday.

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Imprisoned former Montgomery police officer: Supreme Court rejecting appeal 'a minor setback'

Aaron Cody Smith, the former police officer convicted of manslaughter, plans to seek post-conviction relief after the Alabama Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

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Newly elected State Rep. Leigh Hulsey chosen as freshman caucus leader

Newly-elected State Rep. Leigh Hulsey (R-Helena) has been chosen as the freshman caucus leader, months away from the 2023 legislative session.

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Ivey petitions Alabama Supreme Court for rule change regarding executions

Governor Kay Ivey has officially requested an amendment to Alabama’s legal code to allow the Alabama Department of Corrections commissioner to designate a new execution date in the event of a court-ordered stay.  

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Huntsville drag queen teacher admits to 'strategically,' 'covertly' placing LGBTQ+ material in classroom

Newly obtained audio shows Huntsville drag queen teacher James Miller detail how he “strategically” and “covertly” placed LGBTQ+ material in his classroom.

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Alabama Commission on Higher Education proposes 11% budget increase of $207 million

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) is proposing an additional $207.15 million increase in next year’s budget to fund the state’s two and four-year institutions, bringing the total funding to $2.36 billion.

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Alabama Department of Education advertising spending skyrockets more than 4,000% over past four years

Advertising for the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has increased by nearly 4,500% since 2018, with funds mainly directed toward recruiting teachers, according to the ALDSE.

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Tuberville: Defense Department attempting to begin funding abortion by year's end

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is doubling down on his threats to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and accused him of attempting to "fund thousands of abortions a year."

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Congress passes Respect for Marriage Act; Alabama delegation except Democrat Terri Sewell vote 'no'

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which will now go to President Joe Biden’s desk, who has already pledged to sign it.

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Four former Limestone officers arrested on ethics charges

Four former guards at Limestone Correctional Facility face charges of bribery and using their position for financial gain in efforts to bring contraband into the prison.

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Tuberville, Senate Republicans succeed in removing military vaccine mandate in NDAA after accusing Democrats of 'playing politics'

The annual approval of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is currently up for deliberation by the U.S. legislature, and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is accusing Democratic lawmakers of delaying the bill to make a political point.

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Tuberville blocks Defense Department confirmations until Secretary of Defense answers questions on military abortions

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is holding The Secretary of Defense’s feet to the fire until he justifies his claim that lack of abortion access could affect military readiness.

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Alabama Power increases rate, blames 'unprecedented inflation and economic conditions'

On Tuesday, Alabama Power announced a rate increase for customers starting in 2023.

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1819 News Reporter Craig Monger talks executions on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss executions and how it's likely that prisoners slated for lethal injection execution dehydrate to make it difficult to find a vein, while their lawyers try to run out the clock on their 24-hour death warrant with court filings.

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U.S. Rep. Moore: CDC must detail 'science and decision-making process' for military COVID vaccine mandates

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is continuing to put the Department of Justice (DOJ) on blast for its attempts to induce servicemembers into receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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GOP Conecuh County Sheriff candidate Mike Blackmon challenge to razor-thin election results — 'Multiple questions about this election'

An election challenge is underway for the Conecuh County Sheriffs race after the Republican candidate requested himself be made the winner.

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AG Marshall: No moratorium on capital punishment in Alabama — Condemns those sympathizing with killers

Alabama Attorney General (AG) Steve Marshall is letting Alabamians know there is no moratorium on executions in the state during the investigation into the Alabama Department of Investigations’ (ADOC) execution process.

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House Education Policy chair Terri Collins: Legislature to focus on school funding, improving teacher training

Education continues to be the professed legislative priority for those in Alabama politics, including Gov. Kay Ivey and Republican House Speaker nominee Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville).

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Does a leadership change, drop in GOP contributions suggest a new political direction for the Business Council of Alabama?

New leadership in the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) has some wondering if the political tides in the organization are shifting left.

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Alabama prison captain and former lieutenant arrested on ethics charges

An Alabama prison captain and a former officer were arrested Monday on ethics charges, including bribery of a public servant.

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Records show new BCA head Helena Duncan a consistent Democrat primary voter, Maxine Waters political donor

On Wednesday, the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) named Helena Duncan its president and CEO, filling the vacancy left behind by Katie Britt, who resigned from the position when she announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate in June 2021.

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AG Marshall applauds federal appeals court upholding injunction, protecting religious vaccine exemptions for U.S. Air Force members

On Tuesday, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous injunction that protected members of the United States Air Force from being disciplined for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons.

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House Speaker-designate Ledbetter announces picks for House committee chairmanships

There will be new faces in leadership roles for the Alabama House of Representatives, with House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) making the announcement on Wednesday.

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Newly-elected Dale Strong endorses Donald Trump's 2024 presidential campaign

Since former President Donald Trump announced his bid for the 2024 presidential election, he has not been without support from Alabama politicians.

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Attorneys claim Kenneth Eugene Smith suffered 'pain and torture' in botched execution

The drama surrounding Alabama’s ongoing issues with the death penalty continues to unfold, as lawyers for the most recently failed execution describe “torture” in the botched attempt.

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