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Bill named after slain police officer signed into law

“Good Time” will no longer be cause for early release for certain inmates, after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Nick Risner Act into law. ...

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Birmingham Starbucks latest to seek unionization

Alabama has another groundbreaking union effort coming to the state. Starbucks, the multi billion dollar coffee franchise, has thousands...

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How did Alabama fare during COVID-19 pandemic?

Alabama’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic may not be as bad as one might think.   A study by the National Bureau of Economic...

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Senate leaders react to 2022 Regular Legislative Session

Thursday, mere minutes away from the stroke of midnight, the gavel slammed on the Alabama Senate for the final time this session.  ...

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Rep. Chris England discusses good, bad, ugly of Regular Legislative Session

Alabama House Democrats are giving their evaluation on the good, bad and ugly of the 2022 regular session. The Alabama Legislature...

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Transgender bathroom bill signed into law

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the controversial transgender bathroom bill into law.    House Bill 322 (HB322), which requires public K-12...

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Transgender bathroom bill heads to Governor with controversial amendment

The transgender bathroom bill has passed the Alabama Legislature with an amendment and will now head to the governor's desk.    House...

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Brookside Police-inspired bill on verge of becoming law

A bill making it a misdemeanor crime to misrepresent a police jurisdiction has passed the Alabama Legislature.    House Bill 315 (HB315),...

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Bill limiting election funding passes legislature, awaiting governor signature

Legislation prohibiting county or state election officials from accepting funds from private groups for Alabama elections has passed...

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'Divisive concepts' bill stalled in Senate Caucus

The controversial divisive concepts bill may not reach the Senate floor before the end of the 2022 regular session.  House Bill 312,...

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Period Poverty Bill awaits Governor's signature

The Alabama Legislature has voted through a bill to provide feminine hygiene products in certain Alabama schools.   House Bill 50 (HB50),...

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Donald Trump coming to Birmingham

Former President Donald Trump is coming to Alabama.    The former president will be joining other speakers on The American Freedom...

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Morgan Co. man indicted for possession of obscene material

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictment of a Morgan County man on multiple charges of possession of child pornography....

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Senate passes Healing History Act

The Alabama Senate has approved the "Healing History Act," which attempts to address monuments in the state of Alabama.    Senate Bill...

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Kay Ivey claims 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump

Gov. Kay Ivey released a campaign video in which she claimed that certain groups in the U.S stole the election from former president...

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In New York, union wins while Bessemer challenge continues

While the fate of unionization at the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer hangs in the balance, labor has won a significant victory...

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Lawmakers, doctors, and advocates push transgender age restriction

The Eagle Forum of Alabama (EFA) held a press conference on Thursday calling on the legislature to address the access of transgender...

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Online job ads grow while unemployment steadily increases

 Alabama has seen a tremendous increase in online job advertisement throughout the state.    For several years, Alabama has operated...

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Contested ballots hold Amazon union vote in limbo

The fate of the Amazon union vote in Bessemer comes down to a handful of contested ballots.   Amazon workers spent the better part...

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Midwifery bill fails committee

A much-contested bill allowing midwives to expand care for patients has failed in a House committee.    The midwife and doula community...

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Bill to impose age restrictions on Delta-8 passes Senate

A bill that seeks to place an age requirement to purchase Delta-8 THC has passed the Alabama Senate.    Senate Bill 326 (SB326) is...

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Wiretapping bill headed to Governor's desk

A bill allowing wiretapping in certain drug crimes is heading to the Governor’s desk.    Currently, the only legal method of wiretapping...

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Numeracy Act heads to Governor's desk

The Numeracy Act is heading to the Governor’s desk.    Senate Bill 171 (SB171), sponsored by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) and...

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Self-imposed gun control fails in the House

Voluntary gun prohibition is no longer on the docket for the Alabama legislature.   On Wed. March 16, House Bill 462 (HB462) passed...

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Bessemer Amazon union vote count could take weeks

Amazon workers have cast their ballots in a vote on whether to unionize the company's fulfillment center in Bessemer.   In April of...

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Southeast Red Angus Association to host annual cattle auction

The Southeast Red Angus Association will host its 31st annual Grasstime Cattle Auction, where customers can purchase Red Angus cattle....

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Reward offered after likely explosive device used on Warrior Met gas pipeline

Warrior Met Coal is offering a $25,000 reward for anyone offering information that leads to an arrest for the detonation of a suspected...

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