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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.

Gulf Shores shooting Alabama News
Man caught on camera in 2023 Gulf Shores Spring Break shooting to serve five years

Rafiq Sh’mare Bradley, of Baldwin County, pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to a 20-year split sentence with five years to serve and five years probation.

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Mobile County man found guilty of ‘fit of rage and jealousy’ murder

Prosecutors revealed Murice Sashington went into his ex-wife’s home when no one was there and waited for her to come home. He shot Quincy Kemp and killed him. Sashington’s ex-wife, Shanda Aver, was also shot and injured.

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Alabama House of Representatives kicks off National Day of Prayer with Hindu prayer and scripture recitation, which was cut short, according to Hindu statesman

The Alabama House of Representatives began its legislative day on the National Day of Prayer with a Hindu prayer, followed by similar displays from lawmakers from various Christian denominations.

UAB Alabama News
House unanimously passes UAB-inspired Senate bill authorizing 'research and development corridors'

The House of Representatives passed Senate legislation on Thursday allowing cities to authorize "research and development corridors" for economic development

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Drug informant shot 15 times sues Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

In April 2022, the plaintiff was shot 15 times in his front yard. This, after attorneys said he warned the sheriff’s office a “hit man” was after him and his wife. They said deputies did nothing to protect them. The victim survived the shooting but has permanent damage.

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Meta to open data center in Montgomery

Meta Platforms plans to open an $800 million data center in Montgomery that will bring 100 jobs.

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AL(dot)com misleads readers, says 'state GOP' will appoint North Shelby Library board

For whatever reason, liberals in Alabama have chosen who controls the children's section book collections in public libraries as a hill to die on, and they have an ally in AL(dot)com, an outlet owned by Alabama Media Group, a subsidiary of New York billionaires Donald and Samuel Newhouse’s Advance Publications.

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Senate unlikely to vote again on gambling, lottery constitutional amendment on Thursday

The Alabama Senate likely won’t vote on a gambling and lottery constitutional amendment on Thursday.

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'Makes no sense': Donald Trump, Jr. asks why Alabama won't pass lottery bill for education

Donald Trump, Jr., took to social media to ask why Alabama isn’t able to pass a bill allowing the people to vote on a lottery. He said gaming and the lottery are always hot topics when he talks to people from Alabama.

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Allen Keller: When all that’s left is relativism, power rules the day

When all that’s left is relativism, power rules the day. At least for now, it seems that this is the world we live in. May it not last forever.    

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Plane built by Gulf Shores High students has first public flight with State School Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey aboard

The first public flight of a plane built by aviation students at Gulf Shores High School carried State School Superintendent Eric Mackey.

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Arab High School football coach arrested for alledgedly sending obscene photos to male student

The Arab High School football coach, Lee Ozmint, who was arrested and charged with sending obscene photos to a male student last Thursday, resigned on Friday.

Library obscenity bill advances in Senate with promise of amendments

After holding a public hearing, the Alabama Senate Children and Youth Help Committee advanced a bill on Thursday to remove the obscenity exception for public schools and libraries.

University Campus Alabama News
Senate committee passes bill allowing some illegal immigrants to attend college

The Alabama Senate Education Policy Committee passed legislation on Wednesday allowing illegal immigrants to attend college.

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North Alabama Turning Point chapter hosts 'Faith in the Public Square' meeting with Christianity, Founding Fathers focus

This was the beginning of a six-week series called "Faith in the Public Square," which the group said is designed to empower Christians to stand boldly for truth and liberty.

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Anti-Israel protests erupt at University of Alabama; Crowd chants 'USA,' 'F*** Joe Biden'

Protesters descended on the University of Alabama campus Wednesday evening over the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza.

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Mobile Mayor Stimpson focusing on rebuilding public trust, better policing and mayoral run for 2025

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson is working to push the city forward through a storm of controversy over the firing of Police Chief Paul Prine.

Tommy tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville on Biden admin Title IX changes: 'You can't erase women, and you can't erase Title IX'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is pushing back against President Joe Biden's efforts to undo Title IX by redefining what a woman is and allowing biological males to compete in athletics as females.

House Vote Alabama News
See which lawmakers flipped their vote on controversial gambling legislation

A handful of changed votes between House and Senate lawmakers have again put both bodies in contention after contradictory votes on proposed gambling legislation late Tuesday night.

Gun purchase Alabama News
Bill banning tracking of firearm, ammunition purchases delivered to Ivey to become law

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation prohibiting financial institutions from collecting transaction data specific to firearms and ammunition sales, sending it to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk for a signature.

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