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State Sen. Kirk Hatcher on CNN, 8/9/2023 Alabama News
State Sen. Hatcher shrugs off racial tension being 'on the rise' after Montgomery Riverfront incident — Says it is an opportunity for 'hope and healing'

Although the now infamous and regrettable incident at the Montgomery Riverfront occurred last Saturday evening, it was not until Tuesday that the national media were prodding local officials about the possibility of a racial element and federal so-called hate crime charges.

AL Senate Gudger Garlan Facebook Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger: Time to start planning for I-65 widening — 'If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail'

It is likely years away from the possibility of Interstate 65 adding an additional lane in both directions to alleviate traffic flow problems.

Shipman Alabama News
Montgomery brawl assault suspect a Democrat voter

Although there are still many unknowns about a Saturday Montgomery Riverfront Park brawl that has received national attention, as of Thursday, three assault suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Nikki Haley Alabama News
2024 GOP hopeful Nikki Haley questions Tuberville's stance against legally dubious Biden admin DoD abortion policy

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) doesn't think U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville's (R-Auburn) hold on military promotions is the right approach to challenging a newly enacted Biden administration Department of Defense policy on abortion.

Donald Trump in Montgomery, 8/4/2023 Alabama News
How Donald Trump's I-65 widening pledge made it into his ALGOP speech

Friday, former President Donald Trump surprised attendees of the summer Alabama Republican Party dinner by mentioning widening Interstate 65 from Mobile to Huntsville during his 45-minute address.

Interstate 65 Alabama News
Trump vows to six-lane I-65 from Huntsville to Mobile — 'One of the first things that I will do'

While there were many applause lines for the 2,700 people in attendance for former President Donald Trump's address to the Alabama Republican Party at the Renaissance Hotel, his most enthusiastic came for an Alabama-centric issue.

Trump at ALGOP, 8/4/2023 Alabama News
Trump gets aggressive on culture war during record-setting Montgomery ALGOP appearance

Fresh off of one of the most tumultuous weeks in his nearly decade-long political career, former President Donald Trump gave the Alabama Republican Party a record-setting event on Friday at its annual summer dinner at the Renaissance Hotel.

Dale Strong Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong on Space Command HQ decision: 'We've got an investigation staring us right at 12 o'clock'

As the fallout from the Biden administration's decision for the Space Command headquarters to remain in Colorado as opposed to moving to Madison County's Redstone Arsenal lingers, Alabama's congressional delegation has sprung into action to challenge the merits of the decision.

ALGOP Chairman John Wahl Alabama News
ALGOP's Wahl says AEA 'free to disassociate from the NEA at any time' in response to AEA claim of 'false accusations'

On Monday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl announced he was personally pursuing a rule change to prohibit campaign contributions from the National Education Association (NEA) and the Alabama Education Association (AEA) for its school board and superintendent candidates.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
'This is not a victimless crime': AG Marshall vows to seek restitution from Carlee Russell abduction hoax — Says investigation is 'not over'

It has been a week since Carlee Russell admitted to an alleged kidnapping hoax, but the fallout continues.

Beltline Alabama News
Poll shows support for Birmingham's Northern Beltline, but little confidence in a timely completion

One of the last components of the 1960s-era Appalachian Development Highway System yet to be completed is Birmingham's Northern Beltline, an estimated $5 billion 52-mile highway project that would bypass north of the Magic City.

Saban Tubs Alabama News
'He's all-in on it': Tuberville touts Saban support for NIL legislation

The so-called Name Image Likeness (NIL) issue has plagued college athletics since the federal courts determined NCAA member colleges violated antitrust law by disallowing members from providing athletes with unlimited, in-kind educational benefits.

Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl on congressional map: 'Just tell me where the lines are and let's run'

As the controversy surrounding Alabama's newly drawn congressional maps continues to linger, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) is ready to move on and prepare for the 2024 election cycle.

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon Alabama News
Kennon vows to counter woke cancel culture as Orange Beach mayor — 'You won't ever see CRT, nor will you see transsexual bathrooms'

Last week, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon pledged his support for country singer Jason Aldean, embroiled in controversy for his "Try That In A Small Town" hit single.

Steve Marshall on Capitol Journal, 7/22/2023 Alabama News
Marshall: No settlement with DOJ that includes a consent decree on long-running ADOC prison lawsuit

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Attorney General Steve Marshall addressed the backlog of litigation facing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) and the costs to the taxpayers that have accumulated as a result.

Jim Jordan Alabama News
U.S. House Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan: We're looking at moving FBI HQ to Huntsville

While Huntsville continues to fight to maintain its position as the Pentagon's choice for the Space Command headquarters, the Rocket City is beginning to create buzz that it could also be the home for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Kay Ivey on APTV, 7/21/2023 Alabama News
Ivey says education savings account bill in works for next session — 'My goal is for Alabama to be the most school choice-friendly state in the nation'

Although she has been seemingly absent from the public policy arena in recent months, Gov. Kay Ivey appeared on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday and revealed her office was working toward a school choice plan for the 2024 session.

Archives & History Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott vows action on Archives & History during 2024 session — 'They've got a huge management change coming in their future'

Last week, the Alabama Legislature opted not to take up a bill that would have initiated the clawback of a $5 million appropriation for the Alabama Department of History and Archives (ADAH) from the education supplemental budget passed earlier this year during the regular session.

Screenshot Alabama News
'American electoral apartheid': Fmr U.S. AG Eric Holder takes to MSNBC to criticize Alabama

While it remains to be seen how the federal court system will react to Alabama's redrawn congressional maps signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday, the left-of-center national media and talking heads have taken notice of the Alabama Legislature's actions.

Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
'Yours No Longer': State Rep. Yarbrough drops House bill to strip $5 million ETF supplemental appropriation from Archives & History

Almost immediately after the legislative special session was underway, State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) filed his version of a bill that would rescind a $5 million appropriation from the Education Trust Fund supplemental budget granted to the embattled Alabama Department of Archives & History (ADAH) by the legislature earlier his year.

I HP Alabama News
Alabama Department of Archives & History featured 'Queer South' archivist in 2022 'Food For Thought' lunchtime lecture

Dr. Maigen Sullivan's presentation of the "Invisible No More: Alabama's LGBTQ History" program last month at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) was not the first time subject matter of this nature was featured by the state agency.

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) Alabama News
State Rep. Simpson on redistricting: 'It would not surprise me if we have seven Republican congressmen' after 2024 election

With a redistricting special session soon underway in Montgomery, many unknowns remain about how Alabama's congressional delegation will look beyond the 2024 election cycle.

Steve Murray, Alabama Department of Archives & History Alabama News
Archives & History director Steve Murray claims June LGBTQ event 'a legitimate historical inquiry' — 'It wasn't about contemporary political issues'

"It was very much a traditional talk in the way of a speaker coming in who has done research on a topic and presenting that historical research in a way that is very consistent with our long-standing pattern that really approaches just about every topic under the sun in Alabama history," Murray said.

Barry moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on NDAA: Tuberville has 217 House members saying, 'Hey, we're standing with you, sir'

Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the National Defense Authorization Act by a 219-210 vote.

Tuberville Collins Alabama News
WATCH: Tommy Tuberville rejects CNN's Kaitlan Collins, Democrats use of the term 'white nationalist' — 'I’m totally against any type of racism'

A monicker used by some Democrats and media personalities to demagogue political opponents has been "white nationalist," and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has decided to confront it head-on.

David Bronner1 Alabama News
RSA's Bronner: 'My hero for 2023' is State Sen. Arthur Orr

Although the two have had an adversarial relationship at times over the years, Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO David Bronner declared State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) his "hero" for the 2023 legislative session.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
As Alabama's challenges mount, where is Kay Ivey?

Although her social media accounts have been active, very little of Gov. Kay Ivey has been seen publicly recently.

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