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Amazon promotion offers Tatano book for free through Friday

“Meet Murphy, an Angel Cat. An actual Guardian Angel in the form of a cat.” “No, seriously.” So begins the Amazon.com description of...

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Ray Melick: For Ivey to be the voice of the people, she needs to show up to be heard

Six candidates were on stage Tuesday night in Huntsville; six candidates wanted to convince you that they should be the next governor...

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Ray Melick talks the U.S. Senate primary race on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News' Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the US Senate primary and the possibility of...

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Readers React: On Maxine Waters, CRT and COVID vaccines

Our readers react to recent stories or current events:  Darel Edward Veal of Hazel Green read our story, “U.S. Rep. Waters decries...

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Ray Melick talks outside PAC money and graphite deposits on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News' Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the outside PAC money being spent...

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Ray Melick talks graphite deposits and outside PAC money on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News' Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the state graphite deposits, bullion,...

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USFL can go on as planned; court rules Fox can use names and logos of old league

The good news for the United States Football League? The games can go on as planned, with all the names, logos and nostalgia of the...

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Ray Melick: Becoming Employee of the Week, or even Rookie of the Year

If you watched the NCAA Tournament – and Monday night's game between Kansas and North Carolina was the most-viewed NCAA Men’s Championship...

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Ray Melick: The good news is, legislature votes to cut income tax; bad news is, it's not Alabama

The largest tax cut in state history was passed by the legislature this week, a bill that would cut the state personal income tax over...

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Kansas lived up to No. 1 seed, winning NCAA title over UNC

In the end – the very end – the NCAA Tournament turned out just like predicted. The best team won. Kansas, the last No. 1 seed left...

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Palmer introduces bill to continue funding of Hoover's NCFI

Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) has introduced H.R. 7174, the NCFI Reauthorization Act, along with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)....

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Ray Melick: Mo Brooks, woke? Seriously?

I would have choked on my Cheerios, if I had been eating any, or sprayed my Diet Coke, if I had been drinking one. Fortunately for...

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When it mattered most, Auburn showed up the least

When it comes to the NCAA Tournament this year, in the SEC it just means … Arkansas. For a league that got six bids – second-most of...

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Auburn still dancing; music stops for JSU, Alabama and UAB

On the second day of the NCAA Tournament, everything went pretty much as predicted. No. 2 seed Auburn beat No. 15 Jacksonville State,...

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Ray Melick: Fill out your NCAA bracket in blue

Start with Blue. That’s your safest bet when filling out your NCAA Tournament bracket this year – and you know you will. Millions of...

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Auburn gets No. 2 seed; Tide, Blazers and Gamecocks all make NCAA Tournament

It feels like old times. For the first time since 1987, Auburn, Alabama and UAB will all be going to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament....

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KCarl Smith: Become an avid reader and have the courage to act

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on the successful strategy of Frederick Douglass, our country’s greatest American Dream Story. These...

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Ray Melick: Who was Ridley to believe - the NFL rules, or the NFL example?

It was a terrible bet. Atlanta Falcons receiver put down $1,500 on a three-game parlay last November. It cost him $11.1 million. That’s...

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Alabama Republican Caucus passes resolution urging Feds to increase US energy, defense

The Alabama State House Republican Caucus passed a resolution “urging the federal government to increase American strength through...

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Ray Melick: We missed Opening Day - or at least, some of us did

We missed Opening Day. At least, some of us did. Major League Baseball’s Opening Day was “postponed,’’ according to MLB, due to a work-stoppage,...

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Ray Melick: If only legislators fought as hard for their constituents as does the AEA

It is hard to fault the Alabama Education Association (AEA) when it comes to representing its constituents. If only, when it came to...

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Ray Melick: And just like that, football season is over

And just like that, football season is over. Of course, there is no “just like that” like the Super Bowl, that truly American spectacle...

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Ray Melick: SMH, it's another case of JABA

I saw a new internet/social media abbreviation (or maybe it's an acronym) that I had not seen before, that cracked me up. “JABA.” I...

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When it comes to education, James says institution has become more important than children

Tim James sat behind the desk in his campaign office off Valleydale Road, waiting out tornado warnings that were coming through Jefferson...

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Ray Melick: Is the AEA really saying that one in 10 students is ready to bail on public school?

It is a startling statistic: one out of every 10 students would leave public school for an alternative manner of education, given the...

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Britt makes her case in Elmore County

The Elmore County Republicans met in a courtroom upstairs at the Elmore County Court House, and Katie Britt was working the room Tuesday...

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Ray Melick: Forget Black or White, we need districts that hold elected officials accountable

When that federal three-judge panel ruled that Alabama’s redistricting plan passed by the legislature in a 2021 special session violated...

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