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Ashley Carter: Our flag was still there

It’s an understatement to say there has been some unnecessary rioting going on around several college campuses lately.

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Convicted murderer of five-year-old Kamarie Holland receives death sentence

Jeremy Tremaine Williams, the man convicted of killing and posthumously sexually assaulting five-year-old Kamarie Holland, received a death sentence after being found guilty of the crime last month.

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ALGOP elects RNC delegates; Tuberville named chairman by acclamation

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) executive committee met on Saturday to elect its slate of delegates for this year's Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

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Sean of the South: Working nine to five

I don’t know much of anything. But I will tell you this: Find a way to help other people. For I am convinced, wholeheartedly, this is the only path to happiness. And if that doesn’t work, you can always try ice cream.

Daniel Crain Alabama News
Gulf Shores tattoo artist accused of attempted rape, intimidating witness, strikes plea deal for 90 days in jail

A Gulf Shores tattoo artist accused of trying to rape a woman and later intimidating a witness will avoid trial after prosecutors agreed to a plea deal.

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Ivey signs anti-swatting bill into law

Legislation by State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) adding criminal penalties for swatting was signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday.

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ADOC's Hamm expects May 2026 Elmore County prison completion date — 'Probably 25% complete'

During Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) commissioner John Hamm offered an expected update on the long-anticipated Elmore County mega-prison.

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Jennifer Wolverton: It’s time to disrupt education, Alabama

I think Alabama is ready for disruption. This isn't about minor adjustments to existing curriculum, but a revolutionary shift catapulting the education of American children to a new level.

Lior Alabama News
Watch: Auburn basketball’s Lior Berman play the national anthem on guitar at AU baseball game

Auburn basketball player Lior Berman performed the national anthem on guitar before the AU home baseball game.

Shane Stringer Alabama News
Stringer named chair for Mobile County Legislative Delegation, shooting for smooth transition

The Mobile County Legislative Delegation selected State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) as its new chairman after the former chair had to step down due to other priorities.

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Tuberville says new whale habitat policy could devastate Alabama's coastal communities

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined in on a letter to the Biden administration on how radical climate change policies can negatively impact Alabama’s economy.

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Amie Beth Shaver: It's time to stop sowing seeds of doubt

Parents, you, not today's experts, are exactly who God wants to lead your kids. He will give you what you need when you need it. 

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Albritton: Failure to address sports, online gaming and lack of additional PCI site made gambling bill 'unpalatable'

In an interview that aired on Friday's Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," the Escambia County Republican said that it came down to three specifics that led to his "no" vote.

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Pell City High School head football coach Rush Propst resigns — ‘This decision was mine and mine alone’

Embattled head football coach Rush Propst announced his resignation from Pell City High School on Friday.

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Antisemitic flyers thrown in Baldwin County forwarded to FBI as possible hate crime

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been alerted to a possible hate crime in Baldwin County after flyers were thrown into yards that depicted antisemitic writings.

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Senate passes bill creating Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences in Demopolis

Legislation creating the Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences in Demopolis passed the Senate by a 28-3 margin on Thursday.

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Biden on the Ballot: Ivey signs bill ensuring President’s Alabama ballot access

A bill ensuring that President Joe Biden will appear on Alabama’s November presidential ballot has been signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey.

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AG Marshall on gambling package: ‘We’re pleased that it didn’t pass’

Attorney General Steve Marshall said on Friday he was pleased that a new lottery and gambling package didn’t pass this week.

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Elliott: Gambling 'no' vote blowback not going to change my vote

Earlier this week, a so-called test vote on a constitutional amendment required for a comprehensive gambling package failed in the Alabama Senate by one vote.

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Alabama Supreme Court denies rehearing request on IVF embryo wrongful death case

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday denied a rehearing request by the Mobile Infirmary Clinic in a wrongful death in-vitro fertilization lawsuit that received national attention in February.

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Nick Treglia: Country is cool when it returns to its roots

The increased attention paid to country, in general, is bringing more truly traditional country artists widespread appeal.

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House approves $3.4 billion general fund budget and supplemental, increasing Medicaid, prison funding

On Thursday the Alabama House of Representatives passed the $3.4 billion General Fund Budget for the 2025 fiscal year and the supplemental appropriation for the current year.

Ethics Alabama News
'I anticipate that it will probably pass, but it’s going to be modified': Senate to consider ethics bill next week

Legislation passed by the House that changes some of the state's ethics laws will be considered by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

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Cahaba Heights Elementary principal transferred amid controversy

The Cahaba Heights Elementary School principal was voted out Thursday in a special called meeting over a controversy that has taken a life of its own on social media.

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Britt, Moore respond to claims of funding being pulled from Fort Novosel to aid Ukraine: 'No dollars have been diverted'

The two lawmakers responded Thursday to social media posts circulating online showing a screenshot of an email alleging the U.S. Department of Defense diverted $130 million of its $140 million training budget for the USAACE to aid Ukraine.

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PCI ‘deeply concerned’ about lottery, gambling constitutional amendment one vote away from passing Senate

A lottery and gambling constitutional amendment one vote away from passing the Senate will have “disastrous long-term impacts on Alabamians,” according to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI).

School Budget Alabama News
Senate passes $11 billion education budget, appropriation bills

The Senate passed a $11 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget and supplemental bills on Thursday.

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