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Huntsville City Schools
Huntsville City Schools continues 'focus on diversity' due to court-ordered desegregation plan

Since 2015, Huntsville City Schools has been under a federal consent order to implement racial equity practices and diversity quotas systemwide.

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Mo Brooks slams Democrats over illegal immigration following Pelosi attack — ‘The worm turns’

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) wasted no time in calling out Democrats over their lax border and immigration policies that ostensibly helped facilitate the attack.

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Huntsville City Schools BOE member: No expulsion for student who fired gun at school allowed without DOJ, federal judge approval

Recent incidents involving guns misfiring at Huntsville City Schools have some school board members rethinking student disciplinary policies.

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Alabama Power announces rate hike, blames rising fuel costs

Alabama Power is raising its prices starting this December to combat rising fuel costs and increased demand.

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Blackburn, Ainsworth, state lawmakers rally for Katie Britt at Madison campaign stop

Joined by U.S. Senator Marshall Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and a host of other state officials, Britt laid out her conservative plans should she take office, tackling key issues such as border security, reproductive issues, economic woes and education reform.

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Candidate for Auburn AD praised by and with close ties to Mississippi LGBTQ activist group

While many expect Mississippi State’s John Cohen to take over soon as Auburn University’s athletic director, it has not been without some pushback from within the Auburn family.

Marshall County Commission
Marshall County mulls 1-cent sales tax increase for added school funding

While some argued against the tax, almost everyone in attendance agreed on one thing: the Marshall County School System is in dire financial need.

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U.S. Rep. Moore demands answers from Department of Defense for using taxpayer dollars to cover abortion travel costs for military personnel

As the federal government looks for creative ways to get around state abortion laws, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and other lawmakers are demanding answers from the Biden administration. 

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Huntsville approves medical cannabis dispensaries

The Huntsville City Council has voted unanimously to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate inside the city limits.

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Judge who called Ivey 'Gov. MeMaw' returns to bench

A Mobile County circuit court judge will soon be returning to the bench after being suspended for judicial ethics violations, including referring to Gov. Kay Ivey as “Gov. MeMaw” and making other disparaging remarks.

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Triple-homicide suspect convicted on 7 capital murder charges in Marshall County

A man accused of killing three people in Guntersville has been found guilty of seven capital murder charges.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission vows to help law enforcement track products from 'seed to sale'

While questions remain among some law enforcement agencies regarding policing procedures, AMCC External Affairs Director Brittany Peters said the commission plans to have systems in place so it, as well as law enforcement, can track the entire medical marijuana process, from “seed to sale.”

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State Rep. Chip Brown urges ‘yes’ vote on Aniah’s Law amendment — ‘It will save lives’

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile) is encouraging voters ahead of the midterm elections to vote “yes” on Amendment No. 1 regarding Aniah’s law.

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Conflicts between state, federal drug laws cause confusion over medical marijuana in Alabama

A tension between state and federal laws concerning medical marijuana has led to confusion among lawmakers and enforcers over how the new Alabama law will work on a practical, day-to-day basis.

Tommy Tuberville
'We’ll take the House back': Tuberville predicts Republicans win big in midterm election

The midterm election is two weeks away, and polls are still showing some races may be too close for comfort no matter which side of the political aisle you’re on.

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Alabama coaching legend Gene Stallings: 'We don’t expect men to be men now'

Coach Gene Stallings called into the 1819 News podcast Wednesday for a wide-ranging conversation about his career and the current state of football culture.

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Jefferson County Sheriff hopeful Jared Hudson: Rising crime due to bad leadership, politics

Former Navy Seal Jared Hudson is running for sheriff of Jefferson County — which contains some of the state’s most crime-ridden cities — and he believes the rising trend can be reversed with the right leadership.

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Former Ivey staff attorney pleads guilty to child porn possession

A Birmingham attorney who once served as staff counsel for Gov. Kay Ivey's office pled guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography.

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Biden signs Tuberville bill to increase life insurance for military service members to $500,000

On Monday, President Joe Biden signed into law a bill sponsored by U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) that increases service members’ life insurance coverage.

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Medical Cannabis Commission director McMillan: Over 566 medical cannabis requests received; Applications to go out next week

Director of Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission John McMillan said applications for licenses will be going out October 24 along with guidelines on what the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) is looking for.

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Mo Brooks calls Trump fundraising a 'scam'; Promotes ‘truth in campaign soliciting’

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks called out former President Donald Trump on Monday, accusing him of scamming donors in a fundraising scheme all too common in politics.

Tommy Tuberville
'The issue is crime, not race': Tuberville responds to criticism over rally remarks

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville broke his silence regarding the controversy surrounding comments he made at a Trump-backed political rally in Nevada.

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State Sen. Elliott calls Ivey's West Alabama Corridor Project 'nonsense'; Says better to invest in growing areas

Dividing up government funds and resources can be a challenge, but State Senator Christ Elliott (R-Josephine) believes investing in areas that are growing instead of shrinking would be a good start.

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Huntsville takes 'cautious' first step in introducing ordinance for medical cannabis dispensaries

The Huntsville City Council introduced an ordinance Thursday evening to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate within the city limits.

Huntsville City Council member Frances Akridge
Huntsville City Council passes resolution to clarify stance on abortion law

The Huntsville City Council approved a resolution Thursday to deprioritze investigating pregnancy outcomes in light of Alabama’s newly authorized abortion law.

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Huntsville considers zoning options in 'measured' approach toward allowing medical marijuana dispensaries

Like several other cities in Alabama, Huntsville is looking into allowing medical cannabis dispensaries, but not without first carefully considering zoning options.

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U.S. Rep. Carl warns of Chinese threats with farmland purchases, fentanyl – 'We cannot allow our food chain to be bought up by foreign countries'

Whether it’s buying up U.S. land or poisoning its citizens with deadly fentanyl, the threat China poses to America is hard to ignore. That’s why U.S. Rep Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) recently signed onto a bill that aims to push back against foreign influence.

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