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Palmer: Classified document saga 'goes all the way back to Hillary Clinton' — 'Should be of concern to both parties'

During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said all, regardless of party affiliation, should be concerned about how sensitive documents were being handled.

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State Rep. Butler says north Alabama I-65 Welcome Center rocket protected under Alabama Memorial Preservation Act

The crusade to tear down the iconic Saturn 1B rocket greeting travelers entering Alabama from Tennessee on Interstate 65 may have a legal hurdle to overcome.

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Ivey says charter school part of education push — 'I will take the lead and work with the legislators to make it reality'

During a wide-ranging interview on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey elaborated on her pledge to consider school choice options she made during last week's inauguration.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen: Paper ballot statute, ban on voting machine internet connectivity among 2023 legislative priorities

Although he has been in office for only a few days, Secretary of State Wes Allen has some legislative priorities in mind for the 2023 session.

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AG Marshall stresses role in Alabama's 'last line of defense' as his new term begins

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is set to begin his second full term as the state's top law enforcement official.

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Bruce Pearl: No money for Palestinian Authority terrorist 'martyrs' despite Biden administration complaints

Saturday, Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl reiterated his support for Israel on social media by declaring his approval of the Jewish state giving $39 million in tax revenues to the victims of terrorism instead of terrorist "martyrs."

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Katie Britt: Humanitarian crisis on border 'disgusting' — 'Behaving in a way we wouldn't tolerate from a third-world country'

On the heels of a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border with U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) gave a startling account of the "humanitarian crisis" she witnessed on the trip.

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State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey to take lead on ADPH, State Health Officer reform push

Alabama's handling of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, which went well into 2021 for the state, raised many questions about the antiquated health laws on the books, and in some cases gave unelected bureaucrats broad authority over individual personal freedoms and liberties.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers faces fallout from House floor incident — 'People shouldn’t be drinking, especially when you’re a redneck, on the House floor'

Even though U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) would win the House Speaker's race, it may have been overshadowed by an incident moments earlier on the U.S. House of Representatives floor involving U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). Throughout the week, Gaetz had been the figurehead for the opposition to McCarthy's bid, which kept McCarthy from reaching the required majority to earn the role.

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Watch: Chaos erupts in U.S. House chamber after Gaetz votes 'present' in 14th vote of Speaker's race — Alabama's Rep. Rogers has to be restrained

Emotions intensified late Friday near the end of the 14th vote for U.S. House speaker.

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State Sen. Sessions: 'I believe we need to get back to some discipline — I think that is a huge problem in our education system'

State-level elected officials have vowed to make improving Alabama's public education a priority in 2023. However, specifics have not been forthcoming as of yet. State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) said he would like to see "discipline" return to the classroom.

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AG Steve Marshall calls for legislature to enact a RICO statute to tackle gang-related crime

Law enforcement officials are searching for answers on the heels of the fatal shooting in downtown Mobile on New Year's Eve that resulted in one dead and nine injured.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers emerges as top McCarthy ally in Speaker of the U.S. House battle

While the race for who will control the gavel in the U.S. House of Representatives continues to play itself out, Republican nominee U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who is at the moment short of the 218 votes required to clinch the Speaker race, has a top Alabama Republican backing his effort.

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30 years later: Gene Stallings and the 1992 Alabama National Championship team remembered
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11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Florida high school transgender bathroom ban

The ruling is pertinent for Alabama because Gov. Kay Ivey signed a similar bill into law last year.  House Bill 322 (HB322) requires public K-12 schools to designate the use of rooms where students may be in various stages of undress based on biological sex.

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Report: Nine people shot, one fatality near 'MoonPie Over Mobile' NYE event

Early Sunday, multiple reports surfaced that Mobile Police have confirmed nine people were shot near the annual "Moon Pie over Mobile" event in downtown Mobile shortly before midnight.

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U.S. House GOP to pursue aggressive legislative agenda in 2023

With just days until the new Congress is sworn in, which should give Republicans control of the U.S. House chamber, plans for the new GOP majority are starting to take shape.

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Ivey names interim Autauga County sheriff to fill void left by late Sheriff Joe Sedinger

Friday, Governor Kay Ivey named David Hill to serve as Autauga County Sheriff for the remainder of the term ending on January 16, 2023.

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State Rep. Oliver responds to critics on claim CRT part of effort to 'sexualize' — 'Don't think for a second that sexualization and racialization is not part of their agenda'

"Ultimately, the reason that the left wants to push CRT amongst little kids is simply they want to sexualize them."

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U.S. Rep. Carl demands accountability for Biden's use of strategic petroleum reserve

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) appeared on Fox Business Network on Thursday to question President Joe Biden's use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve shortly before the 2022 midterm elections, which he said suggested political motivations were at play.

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No, House Majority Leader Stadthagen is not using taxpayer dollars to renovate his State House office

According to a report initially from 256 Today's "Off the Record" writer A.B. Alloway and reiterated by Yellowhammer News' Dale Jackson, it appeared that taxpayers would be "stuck with the repair bill." As it turns out, that's not true.

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Deep freeze threatens Selma water supply — 'THIS IS AN EMERGENCY! We must stop as many leaks as possible or we will run out of water'

Selma Mayor James Perkins declared a local state of emergency late Sunday, warning of the possibility the city could run out of water.

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Did Richard Shelby earmark $10 million for his own University of Alabama 'institute'?

Somewhat unnoticed among the estimated $666.4 million in earmarks, as calculated by CQ Roll Call, secured by outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) was a line item for $10 million for the University of Alabama.

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Jerry Carl secures $3.5M for Mobile Bay Causeway improvement, but still a 'no' vote on omnibus

Long before the I-10 Mobile Bayway opened in 1978, what is known as the Causeway served as the major thoroughfare across the Mobile Bay between Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

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Tuberville says $1.7 trillion spending package a 'monstrosity,' Rips $47 billion for Ukraine

Members of Congress now have had more than 24 hours to review the language of a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package with a December 23 deadline fast approaching.

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Media meltdown: Alabama's left-leaning press decry Twitter under Elon Musk

Last week, Twitter's Elon Musk suspended several members of the mainstream media for violating Twitter’s policy not to share location information, also known as "doxxing,".

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Richard Shelby, Kevin McCarthy clash over spending bill

Two GOP heavyweights find themselves at odds as a December 23 deadline looms over a spending package with potentially more than $650 million in earmarks connected to Alabama.

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