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State continues full-court press for electric vehicles: ADECA's Boswell touts $2.4 million in public funds for charging stations

Some of the state's most influential powerbrokers really want you to consider transitioning to an electric vehicle (EV).

Huntsville Police Chief Kirk Giles
Huntsville City Council president decries police chief appointment as a 'step backwards' — 'Stark contrast' to commitment to 'diversity, equity and inclusion'

The Huntsville City Police Department has new leadership after the city council approved the appointment of Kirk Giles to take over as police chief despite some objections from council members.

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Alabama federal delegation split on railway agreement — Tuberville, Shelby side with Democrat Terri Sewell in voting to approve

After months of delays and intense negotiations, the U.S. Congress approved an agreement with railway unions to avoid a shutdown.

Alabama Power Company Fiber Celebration Luncheon
Ivey taps Alabama 'Big Mule' powerbrokers for inaugural committee co-chairs

Governor Kay Ivey is set to be sworn in for her second full term in office on Jan.16, 2023. However, her inaugural committee resembles a who's who list of some of Alabama's top powerbrokers.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle
Huntsville Mayor Battle touts 'national accolades,' future investments in State of the City address — 'Experiencing growth and development like we’ve never seen before'

A capacity crowd gathered at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on Tuesday to hear Mayor Tommy Battel give his State of the City address for 2022 where he highlighted the Rocket City's rapid growth and "quality of life investments" in infrastructure.

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Accuser asks that sexual abuse charges be dropped against former State Rep. Perry Hooper

The woman who accused former Alabama State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. of sex abuse is now asking for law enforcement to drop the charges against him.

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U.S. Rep. Carl says House Republicans plan to investigate Hunter Biden, Dr. Fauci — ‘It’s looking just so dirty’

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he’s ready to put the pressure on the Democrats regarding Hunter Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci and committee memberships.

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo urges churches to invest in men's outreach — 'It’s a life or death thing'

Rich Wingo said too often churches neglect their men’s ministry, keeping it at the bottom of the list of priorities if they have one at all.

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'He served with honor, integrity and dedication': Marshall County mourns loss of chief deputy

Law enforcement officials from across the state gathered in Albertville last Sunday to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Marshall County Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie.

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AG Marshall files motion in lawsuit to defend Trump-era immigration policy

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit to stop a Trump-era immigration policy from expiring next month.

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Tuberville sponsors bill to deny visas to Chinese Communists

Tuberville, who has been critical of the Chinese government, said he hopes the bill will stop the “blatant theft” and interference of the CCP.

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo says NIL, transfer rules have 'ruined' college football since he played for coach Bear Bryant

Wingo came to the University of Alabama in the late 1970s. There he met his wife of 42 years and had four successful seasons with the Crimson Tide. But things nearly went a different direction when Wingo was cut from the team his junior year.

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Alabama Department of Education issues school report cards — Did your child's make the top 10?

The Alabama State Department of Education released on Friday its statewide school report cards for 2021-2022.

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo fears big push for gambling next legislative session

When Rich Wingo first ran for office in 2014, he did it with the intention of only serving two terms. Now that he’s leaving, he still sees more work to be done.

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Heritage Foundation study ranks Alabama charter schools high for ‘wokeness’; Recommends school choice to ‘empower parents’

Alabama received one of the worst woke scores among the schools surveyed by The Heritage Foundation — worse than California and New York. 

Tab Bowling
Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling caught violating city ordinance by renting out guest house on Airbnb

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling admitted to violating the city’s ordinance prohibiting short-term rentals.

Randall Woodfin
'Offensive and flagrant': Birmingham Mayor Woodfin battles GOP Congressman Pete Sessions for comparing marijuana trade to slavery

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin called out a Republican U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) for “offensive” comments he made comparing marijuana and slavery.

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Trump announces candidacy for 2024 presidential election: 'America’s comeback starts right now'

After months of speculation and anticipation, former President Donald Trump has officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.

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Marshall County judge sentences convicted killer Jimmy Spencer to death

A Marshall County judge has sentenced Jimmy Spencer to death for the murder of three people in Guntersville.

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Alabama Democrat infighting: Party split over race, generational divide says vice-chair Tabitha Isner

The Alabama Democratic Party has struggled to gain political momentum across the state since it last held legislative majorities in 2010, and that's partly due to continued infighting and dissension amongst the ranks.

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Albertville High School senior to perform at Carnegie Hall

A student and band member at Albertville High School, Abney has been chosen to play at Carnegie Hall as part of its High School Honors Performance Series, which “is limited to the highest-rated young performers from across the world.”

Jefferson David High School
Montgomery Public Schools flout Memorial Preservation Act — Approve renaming Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis High Schools

The Montgomery County Board of Education is moving forward with renaming two of its schools even though doing so may be against state law.

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Mo Brooks blames Republican leaders for lackluster midterm performance; Praises DeSantis as lone ‘shining star’

Republicans went into the midterm election Tuesday hoping to take back Congress from Democrats in a “red wave.” When that didn’t happen, many began speculating about what led to the low performance, but Sen. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said the GOP has no one to blame but themselves.

Brock Colvin
Brock Colvin to represent Alabama House District 26 as youngest member in state legislature

At 27, Brock Colvin will be the youngest member of the Alabama Legislature when his term begins next session.

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Madison County stays solidly red as 'toss-up' legislative races go in Republicans' favor

There was some speculation going into Tuesday’s midterm elections about whether a handful of races might turn Madison County from Republican red to a more Democratic purple.

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Will Ainsworth wins reelection as lieutenant governor of Alabama

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth has won reelection against Libertarian opponent Ruth Page-Nelson.

John Coffee Memorial Bridge
Repair or replace? National Park Service asks for public input on Natchez Trace's John Coffee Memorial Bridge project

Since 1964, the John Coffee Memorial Bridge has served drivers on the Natchez Trace Parkway, going back and forth over the Tennessee River. However, during its 58-year lifespan, the nearly one-mile-long bridge has never had any significant repairs.

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