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ultrasound Alabama News
Legislation filed to add rape and incest exception to Alabama's abortion restrictions

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) has filed a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives to add abortion exceptions in cases of rape and incest.

rush books Alabama News
State library's list of challenged books includes LGBTQ content, Rush Limbaugh, Ben Carson, Amish romance

The list of potentially inappropriate books compiled by the Alabama Public Library Service shows 83 books that state librarians will use to make decisions regarding book purchasing and placement in their local libraries. 

Medical Association for the State of Alabama MASA Alabama News
Grassroots arm of Young Americans for Liberty pushes to increase accountability for state health board

The American Action Fund, a special project of Young Americans for Liberty, is working with Alabama lawmakers to add further accountability to the Alabama State Board of Health.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall on nation's first-ever nitrogen hypoxia execution: 'Alabama has done it, and now so can you'

Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke Friday morning on Thursday evening’s execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith, which was the first-ever execution in the state carried out by nitrogen hypoxia.

tuberville Zyn Alabama News
Tuberville criticizes Democrat attack on Zyn nicotine pouches — Schumer should be 'worrying about fentanyl that’s coming across the border every day'

Hoisting a can of cool mint nicotine patches, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AUburn) recently stood in solid defiance of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) in statements planning to crack down on the absurdly popular brand of nicotine pouches called Zyn.

Alabama political news RFK Alabama News
RFK Jr. speaks at University of Alabama: 'I want to give you guys the kind of America that you can be proud of'

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. recently spoke to a large crowd in Tuscaloosa as he shared his campaign message in a wildly pro-Trump state.

Alabama Political News school choice 1 Alabama News
Tuberville, Britt back Senate resolution commemorating National School Choice Week

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined 25 other members of the U.S. Senate in backing a resolution recognizing January 21-27, 2024, as the 14th National School Choice Week.

John Wahl, ALGOP Alabama News
ALGOP chairman Wahl touts school choice during National School Choice Week

Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) Chairman John Wahl recently came out in support of passing school choice in Alabama in light of National School Choice Week.

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Poll: Gambling expansion not a top priority for GOP voters

A recent poll commissioned by the Alabama Policy Institute shows that the planned expansion of statewide gambling is not a primary concern for Republican voters ahead of the 2024 legislative session.

school choice Alabama News
Britt, Tuberville celebrate National School Choice Week — 'There is nothing more powerful than a quality education'

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) both kicked off the first day of National School Choice Week by championing the “freedom” of parents to choose their children’s educational destiny.

School Choice. Alabama News
Gov. Ivey, State Rep. Yarbrough join students at State Capitol to support school choice

Governor Kay Ivey and former and current lawmakers braved the brisk morning temperatures with dozens of local students and parents on Monday to kick off National School Choice Week on the State Capitol steps to push more school choice ahead of the state’s legislative session.

Gerrick Wilkins Alabama News
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn endorses Gerrick Wilkins in AL-6 bid

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has endorsed AL-6 candidate Gerrick Wilkins as he attempts to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover).

guns and ammo Alabama News
State Rep. Ensler files several gun control-related bills ahead of legislative session

State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) has filed a series of bills in the upcoming legislative session designed to cut down on gun crimes in the state. 

US Capitol night Alabama News
Alabama's congressional delegation split on continuing resolution to temporarily fund government; Britt, Tuberville vote against

Alabama's congressional delegation split voting on a continuing resolution Thursday to fund the federal government into March, while the state's two senators voted against it.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville bashes Biden admin reaction to hostilities in Yemen — 'If President Trump had been in office, this wouldn't be happening'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) on Wednesday bashed the Biden administration’s delayed action in addressing Houthi hostilities on the Red Sea, saying the continued global conflicts are indicative of a “soft” foreign policy.

Rachel Maddow Alabama News
Tuberville blows off MSNBC's Trump censorship — 'I’ve never watched that channel'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) dismissed MSNBC’s refusal to air former President Donald Trump’s Iowa victory speech after winning a nod from the state’s GOP caucus to be the preferred presidential nominee.

US Capitol Alabama News
Alabama GOP House delegation unanimous in support of resolution condemning Biden's border policies

Alabama’s Republican congressional delegation all voted on Wednesday to approve a resolution condemning President Joe Biden and other federal officials for creating and facilitating the massive immigration influx that continues to plague the southern border.

Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
Dick Brewbaker says voter turnout crucial for GOP in AL-2 race — 'We’re not going to win it with 30% turnout'

Despite the Democrats' advantage, former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) believes a Republican could win in Alabama’s newly re-drawn second congressional district if they can get out the vote.

Tuberville, Lake Alabama News
Tuberville endorses Arizona's Kari Lake in U.S. Senate bid

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has officially endorsed former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in her upcoming bid for U.S. Senate.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
'A victory for Alabama': AG Marshall commends 11th Circuit for decision allowing enforcement of ban on transgender surgeries, medications for minors

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Alabama can enforce its 2022 law banning gender transitioning procedures and medications for minors.

Weight. Obesity. Fat. Alabama News
State Rep. Givan files weight discrimination bill — 'I didn’t think it was an issue until people started reaching out'

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) is taking on weight discrimination in the workplace by filing a bill in the upcoming legislative session to prohibit employers from using weight or body size in job determination.

Prison interior Alabama News
Corrections officers arrested, charged with accepting CashApp payments to smuggle contraband

Court filings show two former Alabama Department of Corrections officers used CashApp to receive funds for the purposes of smuggling contraband into an Elmore County prison facility.

Covid Mask Alabama News
Lawmakers join letter opposing proposed ADPH rule change on mandatory COVID reporting

A group of lawmakers recently sent a letter to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) relating to continued state reporting of COVID-19.  

Books Alabama News
State library board reverses position on keeping challenged book list private

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) has reportedly done an about-face on its previous position to keep the state list of challenged books private.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall praises federal court for striking down injunction preventing Alabama from enforcing ban on trans surgeries for minors

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down an injunction prohibiting the state of Alabama from implementing its ban on performing transgender surgeries and hormone treatments for children.

Lloyd Austin Alabama News
Tuberville: SecDef Austin 'shuffling around and people having to escort him' after undisclosed surgery

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the hospitalization of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, claiming he believes Austin’s condition is worsening and he has to be escorted around with assistance.

NEA head Becky Pringle Alabama News
NEA boasts about AEA efforts killing school choice, securing pay raises for teachers and nurses

The president of the National Education Association (NEA) recently praised the Alabama Education Association’s work in the 2023 legislative session, including killing an education savings account bill.

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