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Constitutional Carry Permitless Carry firearm gun Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer defends constitutional carry — 'Permits were just not a good tool anyway'

According to Stringer, leaving the required permit system is not an extreme danger as it was not as safe or foolproof as many believed.

doctor thumbs down Alabama News
'Insurance companies are playing way too many games' — Alabama hospitals struggling to be paid for their services

In addition to a shortage of health care providers, Alabama’s hospitals are struggling on the business side due to the convoluted structure of insurance.

Britt Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Britt on SCOTUS decision: Biden administration's student loan debt transfer 'scheme' unfair, unjust and unlawful

Earlier this year, Britt joined several Republican lawmakers in authoring an amicus brief arguing against the forgiveness plan.

Doctor, health, hospital Alabama News
'We are in a crisis time when it comes to workforce' — Alabama faces continued physician shortage

Like most of the United States, Alabama is facing a shortage of doctors in both urban and rural areas.

Dothan Library Alabama News
'The queer, fat girl rom-com of my dreams': Dothan libraries offer LGBTQ books for children, teens

Dozens of books containing LGBTQ content in one form or another are available, with many catering to teenagers, young adults, and children.

Paris delegation Alabama News
Alabama wheels and deals at 2023 Paris Air Show

The Alabama Department of Commerce sent a delegation to the 2023 Paris Air Show, led by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, with the goal of building “on the $3.6 billion in new capital investments made by the [aerospace] industry in Alabama growth projects since 2016.”

School children reading Alabama News
24% of Alabama third graders reading below grade level

According to research conducted by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, 24% of Alabama third graders tested are not reading on grade level.

EV Alabama News
Wiregrass Electric Coop executive warns electric vehicles could pose risk to grid — 'EVs could be a threat if they're on our peak'

With more people in Alabama purchasing electric vehicles and the Biden administration pledging to dramatically increase EV sales by 2030, there is concern that the higher demand for electricity could drive up consumer costs and overwhelm the grid, but there are solutions.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville limits Air Force Secretary's travel budget until Space Force HQ selected

On Friday, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) released its 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which outlines military spending and provides guidance for the coming fiscal year.

Cattle James Coleman unsplash com Alabama News
Alabama Department of Ag announces loan program to encourage meat processing businesses to open, expand

“I want to encourage business owners who are currently engaged in or thinking of starting to process meat (cattle, swine or poultry) to apply for this beneficial program,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate.

Watermelon by Juven Dunn Alabama News
Ag Commissioner Pate warns of watermelon shortage amid heavy rain — 'These watermelons can absorb too much water, and they won’t taste good'

A combination of heavy rain and a late freeze is putting South Alabama’s watermelon crop in jeopardy just as demand ramps up in the summer months.

Dothan City Schools Alabama News
Dothan City Schools failed to follow special education guidelines, attorneys say

Dothan City Schools is suing a mother and her disruptive son to have him removed from class. The child’s attorneys argue that DCS failed to comply with special education protocols and pursue legal remedies for the student’s behavior.

Barry moore in committee Alabama News
Moore questions special counsel Durham on Trump-Russia investigation, says FBI used disinformation from Clinton campaign to 'weaponize' against Trump

On Wednesday, Representative Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) questioned Special Counsel John Durham during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI’s investigation of Russian collusion by the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

June 10 show 1 drag Alabama News
Rural Wiregrass town Brundidge event venue becomes landing spot for drag shows, pride festival 'for all ages'

On March 11, the venue hosted “Freya’s Drag Spectacular,” featuring drag queen Freya the Dark in a “night of fun for all ages,” according to an event description.

Fed 2 Alabama News
'We’ve been resilient because the consumer is resilient': Atlanta Fed representative optimistic about economy during talk at Dothan Chamber of Commerce

“For everybody that I talk to who says, ‘Hey, we’re seeing softening in the economy,’ there are other folks I talk to who say record year. For everyone that says, ‘We think consumer spending is slowing down,’ somebody else is saying, ‘No, listen, the consumer is still going strong.’”

Carnley picture Alabama News
State Sen. Carnley looks to tackle tax reform, education in next regular session; Questions unnecessary bills — 'Are there bills that we need to be trying to repeal versus always creating laws?'

'I said it's amazing that all these bills just come out, but are there bills that we need to be trying to repeal versus always creating laws?'

State Sen. Josh Carnley Alabama News
'All we're teaching is the radical left stuff' — State Sen. Josh Carnley weighs in on Alabama culture wars and his first legislative term

Freshman State Sen. Josh Carnley (R-Ino) answered some questions about his first legislative term, gaming bills and the cultural issues of the day.

Ivey beef Alabama News
Alabama's 'Beef for Father's Day' tradition continues by proclamation from Gov. Ivey

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Beef for Father’s Day proclamation and was presented with a plate of steaks in an annual tradition dating back to 1963

Speaking Alabama News
'We’re being intentionally erased': Host decries Alabama Department of Archives and History-sanctioned 'LGBTQ+ history' event backlash during remarks

Remarks were given by Dr. Maigen Sullivan of the Invisible Histories Project (IHP), a Birmingham-based “repository for the preservation of the history of LGBTQ life first in the state of Alabama and then the entire Southeast.”

Collage of Alabama GOP congressional delegation Alabama News
Alabama's GOP congressional delegation sponsors resolution overturning ATF pistol brace rule

U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Jerry Carl (R-Mobile, Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) were among the 189 Republican co-sponsors of the resolution, which seeks to overturn a new ATF rule which reclassified pistols as short-barreled rifles if they have a stabilizing brace.

Daleville water tower Alabama News
Daleville, Ozark, Enterprise struggle with funding to adapt to Fort Rucker renaming

When the U.S. Department of Defense began renaming the nine Army installations named for Confederates soldiers, including Alabama’s Fort Rucker, it originally allocated $1 million to the effort. That figure quickly rose to $21 million, with the Army now expecting to pay $39 million for new signs, gates, patches and other changes. 

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