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Alabama AG Steve Marshall joins coalition condemning FDA for decision to lift restrictions on abortion pills

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined a group of 22 attorneys general in a letter to the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to condemn its recent decision to abandon restrictions surrounding certain pills used in abortions.

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant C.J. Harris dead of apparent heart attack in Walker County

Former “American Idol” contestant C.J. Harris, 31, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Saturday in his hometown of Jasper.

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Airgas: Death penalty ‘not consistent’ with company values, will not supply gas for Alabama executions

A prominent Pennsylvania-based gas supplier says it won’t be helping the Alabama Department of Corrections execute death-row inmates by nitrogen hypoxia.

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U.S. Rep. Barry Moore on Biden classified documents: 'Why aren’t they kicking down the White House doors?'

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) took to Twitter to criticize the investigation into President Joe Biden after lawyers found several classified documents over the last three months in the president’s former office and Deleware home.

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Over $40 million in gas tax revenue disbursed to road and bridge projects around the state

The State of Alabama dispersed over $40 million to road and bridge projects around the state this week.

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Alabama Supreme Court changes rule to allow Ivey to set timeframe for execution warrants

The Alabama Supreme Court brought about a rule change on Thursday that will allow the governor to set a time frame for execution warrants in the state. 

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Birmingham’s ‘Country Boy Eddie’ passes away ‘peacefully in his home’ at 92

Longtime host of the Country Boy Eddie Show on WBRC FOX6 Gordon Edward Burns has passed away at the age of 92, according to reports.

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Birmingham Water Works Board elects former Democratic State House candidate as chairwoman

The Birmingham Water Works Board elected former Democratic candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives Tereshia Huffman as its new chairwoman on Wednesday, following a hectic 2022 for the utility.

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State Rep. Paschal seeks to make parental rights ‘fundamental’

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) pre-filed a bill on Thursday that he said will secure parental rights as “fundamental.”

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Violent crime down in unincorporated Jefferson County for 2022, despite record homicides in Birmingham

Though 2022 was Birmingham’s most violent year so far this century, the stark increase in homicides did not reach the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Rather, these areas experienced a decline in violent crime compared to 2021. 

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AG Steve Marshall: Justice Department’s guidance on remote prescription of abortion pills ‘illegal and dangerous’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued a statement on Tuesday in response to a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that suggests U.S. postal service carriers could deliver abortion pills in states where abortion is illegal, calling the guidance “illegal and dangerous.”

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Birmingham Water Works files restraining order, injunction to stop petition that would allow city to seize control

The Birmingham Water Works filed a temporary restraining order and an injunction to stop a petition for a proposed ordinance for the city to take over the utility. 

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Birmingham City Council approves plan to build 'micro-shelters' for city's homeless — Site and provider selection to begin

The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a measure to move forward with a plan to build a community of “micro-shelters” for the homeless in the city.

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposes $13.5 million 'cost of living adjustment' for city employees after already approving raise in recent budget

The Birmingham City Council is considering a pay raise for its employees that would cost the city over $13 million if approved.

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Alabama woman who joined ISIS hopes to return to the U.S. — ‘If I need to sit in prison and do my time, I will do it’

An Alabama woman who moved to Syria to join ISIS in 2014 but is currently trying to renter the United States now says she’s willing to serve time in prison.

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Report: Mike Rogers stepping down from House GOP Steering Committee after contentious role in last week’s Speaker race

Last week, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) had to be restrained while going on a tirade against U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) during the contentious election for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, Rogers may be stepping down from the House GOP Steering Committee.

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City of Birmingham considers purchasing 'micro-shelters' for homeless

The Birmingham City Council is considering building “micro-shelters” to address the homelessness problem in the city.

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Lifeline: Pro-life Christian organization in Birmingham helps broken and struggling families

Herbie Newell was recently in Kansas meeting with a real estate agent about a piece of property. When the man asked him what he did for a living, Newell told him.

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Kevin McCarthy wins Speakership — All six Alabama Republicans in House of Representatives back McCarthy, longest Speaker race in over 100 years

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday night during the 15th ballot cast in the contentious leadership election by a 216-211 vote, with five members voting "present."

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Faulkner University decides not to raise tuition during poor economy

Montgomery's Faulkner University won’t be raising tuition for students enrolling in fall 2023.

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Birmingham Police Department looking for ways to respond to exhibition driving issue after video of drag race bust goes viral

The Birmingham Police Department is looking for new ways to combat the reckless driving that continues to plague the city.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers declares McCarthy opponents 'legislative terrorists'; Comments may be doing more harm than good for McCarthy's cause, sources say

In his latest comment during this week’s contentious election for the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) called the Republics who are refusing to support Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “legislative terrorists.”

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Barry Moore: Kevin McCarthy 'may need to step back and nominate somebody'

"At the end of the day, I feel like we'll come together."

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Elon Musk takes parting shot at Richard Shelby for SpaceX opposition

Multi-billionaire business mogul and engineer Elon Musk took to Twitter on Tuesday to say good riddance to Alabama’s former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), who officially retired this week.

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Can’t be canceled: Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock coming to Birmingham later this month

Professional stand-up comedians Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock, despite finding themselves on the receiving end of cancel culture, are at the top of their game. Now, the two have announced they will be coming to Alabama later this month.

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State Auditor-elect Andrew Sorrell encourages Alabama delegation to vote 'no' on Kevin McCarthy for Speaker

State Auditor-elect Andrew Sorrell encouraged the Alabama delegation to “vote no” for Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, provided that the Republican moderate does not fully concede to rule changes proposed by more conservative representatives.

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Barry Moore not sold on Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker — Other Alabama Republicans enthusiastic about support

Four out of six Alabamian Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced their support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for Speaker of the House Monday night, despite opposition from more conservative Republicans.

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