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Space Command Flag Alabama News
Alabama's federal delegation blasts Biden's decision to keep Space Command in Colorado Springs

On Monday, The Biden administration announced the headquarters for the U.S. Space Command will remain in Colorado, reversing a Trump-era decision to move the HQ to Huntsville.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt recovering well after weekend hospitalization from 'sudden onset' of facial numbness

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is reportedly in recovery after suffering facial numbness likely caused by post-viral infection.

Redstone Arsenal Sign Alabama News
Space Command HQ to remain in Colorado, despite protests

The headquarters for the U.S. Space Force will remain in Colorado after a tumultuous reneging of a Trump-era decision to move the HQ to Huntsville.

Chicken Plant Alabama News
Seven confirmed tuberculosis cases at North Alabama chicken plants provoke ADPH call for testing

A confirmed case of tuberculosis in North Alabama has the Alabama Department of Public Health asking poultry workers in the area to receive TB screening.

April Weaver Alabama News
State Sen. Weaver to drop Carlee Russell-inspired bill creating felony charges for faking an abduction

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) announced on Monday that she will introduce legislation in the 2024 regular session that creates a new felony crime for faking an abduction.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Katie Britt: DOD abortion policy an attempt to 'undermine life on the taxpayer dime'

After the U.S. Senate recently passed a spending package without a House provision to stop military-funded abortions for service members, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) criticized the ongoing attempt by the Biden administration to "undermine life on the taxpayer dime."

Bookcase books bookshelves 159711 pexels com Alabama News
Statewide effort underway to address 'pornographic' and 'obscene' children's books from Alabama libraries and disaffiliate with national library association

What started as a group of concerned residents over adult content in children’s books in Prattville has grown into a statewide effort to remove “obscene” books from Alabama libraries and separation from the American Library Association (ALA).

Coley McCraney Alabama News
AG Marshall applauds new trial denied for recently convicted cold case murderer in Dale County — 'We will never give up our relentless pursuit of justice'

Dale County Circuit Judge William Filmore has denied the motion for a new trial of recently convicted cold case murderer Coley McCraney.

Kay Ivey HB342 Signing Alabama News
Wrong bill signed into law likely unenforceable, may be challenged in court, expert says

In a bizarre turn of events, a law that was never approved by the legislature is slated to become law in September.

Legislature Alabama News
ALDOT 'more than likely' to borrow money on future gas tax money to fund controversial $1 billion West Alabama Corridor project

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) said on Wednesday it will likely borrow money against the future revenue of Alabama’s gas tax revenue to fund the highly controversial West Alabama Corridor.

school piggy bank Alabama News
What could education savings accounts look like with Ivey's pledge to make school choice a priority in 2024?

According to Gov. Kay Ivey, school choice in Alabama in the form of education savings accounts is in the works for the 2024 legislative session, but details of what that will look like are scant.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
AG Marshall leads brief supporting Tennessee, Kentucky bans on so-called gender-affirming care for minors

While Alabama is currently fighting to defend its law banning hormonal and surgical treatment on minors, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is leading briefs supporting states fighting similar battles in court.

Marty Decole Cole Wagner Alabama News
ALSDE government relations employee, former Ainsworth aide charged with child sex abuse

A former Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) employee and former aid to Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth is facing charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12.

Fanin Alabama News
Greg Fanin third to announce candidacy in upcoming special election for Alabama's 16th District

Fayette County resident Greg Fanin is the latest to throw his name into the ring for the upcoming special election to fill the now-vacant House seat in the state’s 16th District.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall gives hopeful outlook on defending Alabama law preventing transgender surgeries, medications for minors

At a recent meeting of the Autauga County GOP, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke at length about his office’s ongoing battle defending Alabama’s blocked law prohibiting transgender surgeries and medications for minors.

Tuberville with Trump Alabama News
'Let him run' — Tuberville continues pushback against looming Trump indictment

As the possibility of a third indictment looms against former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) continues railing against perceived efforts to stop Trump from running in the 2024 presidential election.

Autauga GOP Alabama News
Autauga County Commission likely to request opinion from AG Marshall in continued Prattville library drama

The Autauga County Commission is considering receiving an opinion from Attorney General Steve Marshall regarding legal remedies in the ongoing battle over books containing sexually explicit material for minors at the Autauga-Prattville Public Library.

Consent for Kids Fair Alabama News
'Consent for Kids Fair' rescheduled for August – Event features 'consent story hour' and 'pin the ovary on the uterus'

The Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health has rescheduled its “Consent for Kids Fair” at the Birmingham Public Library, which is advertised to all ages and set to feature a “consent story hour” and “pin the ovary on the uterus.”  

Trump Tuberville Alabama News
'Nobody’s ever seen anything like this' — Tuberville blasts Trump January 6 grand jury and possible indictment

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is aiming at the Biden administration after former President Donald Trump reportedly received a letter from Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith regarding Trump’s involvement in the riots on January 6, 2021.

Steven reed Alabama News
Montgomery Mayor Reed noncommittal on possible congressional run, depending on state's redistricting plan

In a recent radio interview, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed gave a somewhat evasive answer when asked if he would pursue a congressional run, depending on the outcome of Alabama’s redistricting special session.

Prattville-Autauga Library. Alabama News
'We’ll ask that you sit if you do that again' — Tensions rise at city council meeting in continued fight over sexually explicit books in Prattville library

Tensions flared at a Tuesday Prattville City Council meeting, which led to an interruption from council president Lora Lee Boone, asking a local resident not to describe the content of one of the books in the library.

Carl Alabama News
Jerry Carl announces 'record fundraising total' headed into 2024 election

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) recently announced his second-quarter fundraising numbers, raising over $600,000 between April 1 and June 30.

Photo from Will Dismukess Facebook page Alabama News
No jail time for former State Rep. Will Dismukes after felony theft of property conviction

Former State Rep. Will Dismukes (R-Prattville) will serve five years of community corrections and two years of probation with no jail time for his Class B felony theft of property conviction earlier this year.

Jody Singer Alabama News
Tuberville, Strong applaud career of retiring director of Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Jody Singer, the director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, announced her retirement on Monday.

Elliott Murray Alabama News
Showdown looms between Alabama Archives, legislature as effort underway to cut $5 million in funding after June LGBTQ+ event

The battle between the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) and lawmakers continues after ADAH director Steve Murray sent a letter to lawmakers defending last month’s event celebrating LGBTQ+ history in the state.

Rogers and Strong Alabama News
U.S. Reps. Rogers, Strong applaud House's passage of defense spending package that cut funding for abortions, DEI programs

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included amendments removing DEI training, vaccine requirements and abortion funding from the Department of Defense (DOD).

Birthing Center Alabama News
Advocates speak out against proposed ADPH regulations for birthing centers

Women, doulas, doctors, midwives and other sundry birthing advocates from all over the country, many with children in tow, showed up in Montgomery on Thursday to protest proposed regulatory rules from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on birthing centers.

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