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API working to inform parents of school board members’ stances on hot-button issues

After months of gathering information to contact school board members across the state, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) has released an online survey asking their opinions on issues such as CRT, SEL, school choice, equity, and demographics.

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Biden has COVID but not cancer, White House says

The White House announced Thursday that the president tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing "very mild symptoms." The announcement came a day after Biden misspoke while at a former coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts and had some people thinking he was in a battle for his life.

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2 years after last fatal shooting at Riverchase Galleria, security improvements paying off

The Riverchase Galleria saw three consecutive years of deadly shootings from 2018-2020, but changes to security protocol seem to be working and shoppers are reacting.

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South Alabama nonprofit threatens to sue Alabama Power over coal ash

An Alabama environmental group announced on Wednesday its intent to file a lawsuit against Alabama Power, in response to plans for coal ash on the banks of the Mobile River.

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Female lion at Birmingham Zoo killed by new male lion being introduced as potential companion

The Birmingham Zoo announced the death of a lioness after she was introduced to a potential male companion on Monday.

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Federal judge rejects inmate's request for execution stay

A federal judge ruled that the execution of an Alabama inmate can proceed as scheduled later this month, rejecting the condemned man's request for a postponement.

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'It saved my life': Irreverent Warriors hosting benefit for upcoming hike for veterans

Irreverent Warriors focuses on bringing veterans together with camaraderie and humor. The purpose is to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide.

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Yelp names Birmingham ice cream shop as best in state

Yelp, an online review website, listed each state’s best ice cream, based on user ratings. In Alabama, the winner was Big Spoon Creamery on 3rd Avenue South, in downtown Birmingham.

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100th anniversary Miss Alabama crowned

Miss Alabama 2022 was crowned Saturday night at Samford University's Wright Center.

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JUST IN: Man wanted in connection to shooting of 2 deputies captured

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Thursday morning that the man wanted in connection to the shooting of two Bibb County Deputies has been captured.

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Escaped inmate from Tennessee captured in Alabama

The Madison County Sheriff's Office announced the capture of an escaped inmate from Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Non-registered voter’s ballot counted to tie up SD27 race after GOP hearing

Controversy continues to brew between the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama GOP after a non-registered voter’s ballot was allowed to be counted, ultimately leading to a tied State Senate race.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, giving decision back to the states

Friday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) officially released its decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, changing the landscape of abortion policy in the nation.

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Water outage planned Thursday for parts of Madison County

The Madison County Water Department announced a planned outage on Thursday, June 23.

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EXTREME HEAT: Forecasters warn of impact of hot and muggy conditions

A warming trend is expected to continue this week and forecasters are warning about the possible impact across Alabama.

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Katie Britt declared winner in GOP primary runoff for U.S. Senate; See unofficial results here

The 2022 primary runoff results are in and we now know who will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in several major races.

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Trees downed in east Alabama, more storms expected as summer heat blazes

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham received several storm damage reports Tuesday afternoon and evening, across the mid section of the state and more storms and extreme temps are expected Wednesday.

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BREAKING: Heavy police presence at elementary school in Gadsden; All students safe

The Gadsden/Etowah County Emergency Management Agency sent out a message Thursday asking everyone to avoid the area surrounding Walnut Park Elementary School, in Gadsden.

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Former Alabama city leader gets probation for radio threat

A one-time leader in a south Alabama town was sentenced to probation after using his local radio show to threaten a police officer who pulled him over for drunken driving, authorities said Wednesday.

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Hydrogen plant to be constructed in southwest Alabama

A British company said Tuesday it plans to construct an $83 million plant in rural southwest Alabama to produce hydrogen gas to meet growing demand.

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Alabama mentioned on national stage as example of what can be done when elections go wrong

During a presentation by True the Vote in Arizona, Gregg Phillips, who is from Alabama, referred to a 1994 case in Alabama.

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'My sign was not racist': Alabama gun store owner responds after threats over George Floyd sign

The sign at Leesburg Guns read, “CONGRATULATIONS TO GEORGE FLOYD ON 2 YEARS OF SOBRIETY.”

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Birmingham mayor names Scott Thurmond permanent police chief

The City of Birmingham's interim police chief has been appointed to the post permanently.

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Woman rams semi-truck into mobile home after 'domestic argument'

The Piedmont Police Department released few details after a Memorial Day domestic incident that ended with a semi-truck crashed into a mobile home.

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LIVE UPDATES: Primary election results

Polls close at 7 p.m. and you can check back here for the latest, unofficial results.

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DuBose challenging State Representative in House District 45 primary

Susan Dubose is running for State Representative for House District 45.

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2022 midterms: What to watch in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

Georgia could take center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state.

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