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Alabama officials mourn with Dadeville community over deadly shooting — 'Violent crime has NO place in our state'

"This morning, I grieve with the people of Dadeville and my fellow Alabamians,” Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement. “Violent crime has NO place in our state, and we are staying closely updated by law enforcement as details emerge.”

Dadeville Alabama News
Biden, anti-gun activists use Dadeville 'Sweet 16' shooting to push for gun control

While many key details surrounding the fatal shooting in Dadeville on Saturday have yet to be released, President Joe Biden and others have wasted no time in seizing the moment to push for more gun control.

Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville Alabama News
Marshall County Courthouse in disrepair — 'If we do not address the concerns of this building, we’re only going to be able to fix them with a bulldozer'

Pigeons in the ceilings, sewage raining down on employees from busted pipes, old A/C units pumping out potentially moldy air: these are just a few of the issues currently plaguing the Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville, according to Revenue Commissioner Michael Johnson.

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Britt, Brooks, Battle condemn Washington Examiner editorial calling Alabama a 'reckless' choice for Space Command HQ — 'Embarrassingly misinformed'

Given the imminent threats posed by Russia and China, The Examiner argued that Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado is a better strategic option when it comes to national security and said that Alabama's Redstone Arsenal was a "reckless" choice.

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Givan crafting bill to create loan incentive program for Birmingham-Southern, other institutions in need of financial assistance

The future of Birmingham-Southern College remains uncertain, but State Rep. Juandalynn Givan believes there’s hope for the financially struggling school.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission forced to consider 2 more license applications due to issues with online submission portal

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission is being forced to consider license applications from two companies that claim they were rejected due to unforeseen issues with the online submission portal.

Barbara Drummond Alabama News
State Rep. Drummond bill would charge parents of students who bring guns to school with a Class C felony — 'We need to get parents' attention'

With the recent shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, still heavy on the hearts and minds of America, State Rep. Barbara Drummond (D-Mobile) is hoping her new bill will reduce the risk of a similar tragedy playing out in Alabama by placing much of the responsibility on parents.

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State Supreme Court upholds ruling forcing ALDOT to compensate Gulf Shores resident $3.6 million for property used in Baldwin County bridge project

ALDOT claimed eminent domain to secure the Ellenburg family’s 21.6-acre plot of land for the bridge project. Though ALDOT offered $1.1 million, the family sued saying the money didn’t cover the cost of upgrades made to the property.

Garlan Gudger Jr. Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger to carry Ivey's Enhancing Transparency Act to track economic incentives

As chairman of economic development in the State Senate, Sen Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) said he has been asked to carry the Enhancing Transparency Act, which is one of the four bills proposed in Gov. Kay Ivey’s “Game Plan.”

Gudger and Wood Alabama News
State Rep. Wood, State Sen. Gudger: Passing health care visitation bill is 'very personal' — 'I believe everyone has their own story to tell'

A bill addressing hospital and nursing home visitation rights passed committee in the Alabama House of Representatives Wednesday after having already cleared the State Senate. State Rep. Debbie Wood (R-Valley) and State Sen. Garlan Gudger Jr. (R-Cullman) sponsored the bill in their respective chambers due to their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic when families were often barred from visiting their loved ones at medical facilities.

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Katie Britt condemns Trump indictment: ‘Alabamians do not want a two-tiered system of justice in this country’

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) joined the majority of Alabama’s congressional delegation in condemning the indictment handed down by a New York grand jury against former President Donald Trump.

Audrey Hale Alabama News
Nashville shooter who killed 3 kids, 3 adults worked for Birmingham-based company Shipt — 'We are shocked and horrified'

The shooter who killed three children and three adults at The Covenant School in Nashville last week reportedly worked as a grocery shopper with Birmingham-based company Shipt.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Rogue prosecutor victim Barry Moore to hand out ham sandwiches to highlight 'weaponization of judicial system' in Trump indictment — 'Manhattan DA could indict a ham sandwich next'

“Welcome to the club, [Donald Trum]. In honor of the fact that the Manhattan DA could indict a ham sandwich next, I will be handing them out tomorrow in Longworth 1504 at noon. All are welcome!”

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Donald Trump indicted by New York grand jury — 'This is a dark day in American history'

The indictment was handed down Thursday, The New York Times reported. Though the details have not been released, the charges are believed to be related to alleged "hush money" payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.

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U.S. Marshals discouraged from arresting leftwing protesters at SCOTUS justices' homes, Katie Britt reveals

A whistleblower within the U.S. Department of Justice has provided material to U.S. Sen. Katie Britt that appears to contradict U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s recent testimony regarding federal marshals' response to protests at the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Britt Alabama News
Britt rebukes federal regulators for recent bank failures — 'You need to be held accountable'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt put federal financial regulators in the hot seat Tuesday during a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Development hearing where she grilled them about their handling of the recent collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

Garrett Crumby Alabama News
Ivey orders flags to be lowered to half-staff Monday to honor Huntsville police officer killed in the line of duty

Gov. Kay Ivey has ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 3, to honor Huntsville Police Department Officer Garrett Crumby who was killed in the line of duty.

Hunstville PD Alabama News
Huntsville officer shot in the line of duty Tuesday dies from injuries; Suspect identified

“Tonight, our State grieves the death of another member of the law enforcement community—one who, when called upon, ran toward danger in aid of a female victim,” State Attorney General Steve Marshall said.

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AG Marshall blasts Biden over 'disastrous' immigration policies — 'The open-borders agenda has created a crime wave in our streets'

“Every state, including Alabama, has become a border state due to the disastrous and misguided immigration policies of the Biden administration.”

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr questions $1 billion budget for new Elmore County prison — 'It seems like it’s off the rails'

Some Alabama lawmakers are still reeling from the sticker shock after it was announced the budget for the new prison facility in Elmore County had been increased to nearly $1 billion. 

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville continues fight to keep biological men from competing in women's sports: 'It’s unfair, it’s unsafe and it’s wrong'

As the left continues to blur the lines between genders, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is continuing to fight to keep women’s sports safe, fair and for females only.

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‘The best place for Space Command is in Huntsville’ — Battle, Britt, Tuberville push back against Biden’s efforts to reverse decision on U.S. Space Command location

State and federal officials are pushing back against Biden’s reported efforts to keep U.S. Space Command from locating in Huntsville.

Jerry Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl calls out Blinken for 'weak response' to Mexican military seizure of Vulcan Materials
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Occupational tax bill clears State Senate committee with substitution, amendment

The approved amendment would delay application of the 1% cap for cities with outstanding debt secured by occupational taxes until the January after the final payment on the debt is made.

Ford Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Ford bemoans effort to eliminate occupational tax as city increases mayor's office budget by 41%

Mayor Craig Ford has seen a 41% increase in his budget while other city departments brace for potential budget cuts.

Ford n Moffat Alabama News
City of Gadsden funding up to $100K annually for DEI director — Expenditure amid occupation tax fight to stave off alleged cash crunch

Ford handpicked Ruth Moffat to helm the new position due to her work as executive director of United Way of Etowah County.

Katie Britt 2 AP Photo by Butch Dill Alabama News
Britt decries 'unlawful' seizure of Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials' facility in Mexico — 'Mexico should be more focused on going after the cartels than law-abiding businesses'

Britt said the Vulcan facility, which is headquartered in Birmingham, was breached and taken over by military and police forces at approximately 5:30 am local time on March 14.

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