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Richards Alabama News
Long-time TV anchor Scott Richards dies in Birmingham

One of the best-known voices and faces in the Birmingham television market has died.  Scott Richards passed away from a medical emergency on Valentine’s Day.

Moonmission Alabama News
Rocket to moon launched Thursday with help from Alabama developer

Did you ever think you’d live to see colonization of the Moon?  One small step for a man from Alabama, a giant leap for mankind.

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Alabama Senators eye comprehensive gambling legislation: ‘It would be very embarrassing for the Senate to fail’

The gambling debate will now move to the State Senate after the House of Representatives passed two comprehensive bills on Thursday.

State Rep, Chris Blackshear on APTV's Capitol Journal, 2/15/2024 Alabama News
State Rep. Blackshear: 'Our caucus is still together'

Thursday's 67-31 vote for House Bill 152, the enabling legislation accompanying a constitutional amendment on gambling, marked the end of a contentious week for members of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Belinda Thomas Alabama News
Republican congressional district 2 hopefuls focus on immigration, national debt in Montgomery forum

With less than three weeks until the primary election on March 5, five Republican candidates in the newly created congressional district 2 discussed immigration, the national debt and their backgrounds at a forum in Montgomery hosted by the Montgomery County Republican Party and the Capital City Young Republicans on Thursday night.

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Gerrick Wilkins: Alabama rising — boldly defending our borders and the American immigration dream

Today, as a congressional candidate for the sixth congressional district, I’d like to discuss a crucial issue: bolstering our borders while respecting the integrity of legal immigration. 

Stephen Raby Alabama News
Who is Steve Raby?

Alabama politics has many influential people. However, few have risen to the level of long-time political operative Steve Raby.

Cosmic charlie Alabama News
Grateful Dead tribute February 17 in Birmingham: Cosmic Charlie

On Saturday Deadheads in Alabama will be heading to the Southside of Birmingham to the club, Zydeco. 'Cosmic Charlie' will do their tribute to "The Grateful Dead.'

Patches Tattoo Alabama News
Trial pushed back for Gulf Shores tattoo artist accused of trying to rape woman in parking lot

The trial for a Gulf Shores tattoo artist accused of trying to rape a woman in the parking lot of Mud Bugs Pub & Club on August 28, 2022, has been rescheduled.

Bryan Taylor Alabama News
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn endorses Bryan Taylor for Chief Justice

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has endorsed Bryan Taylor for Alabama Chief Justice.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
AL-2 candidate Caroleene Dobson says federal money can build new I-10 Bayway bridge without a toll  

Caroleene Dobson, a Montgomery attorney and native of rural Monroe County in the district, addressed a problem that has plagued Mobile and southern Alabama for decades.

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Alabama Senate votes to ban lab-grown meat

Members of the State Senate voted to ban the sale of lab-grown meat in Alabama on Thursday.

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Foley to begin work on new $20 million library

The City of Foley is clearing land for the new public library, which is expected to be completed in 2025. However, the city stated it plans to keep as many trees as possible on properties impacted.

Mardigrascrown Alabama News
Search for lost Mardi Gras crown in Mobile  

The search is on for a lost crown of a past Mardi Gras queen from a parade in Mobile.

House gambling vote Alabama News
Alabama House of Representatives handily approves comprehensive gambling legislation

The Alabama House of Representatives passed two bills on Thursday to allow comprehensive gambling in Alabama.  

Alabama political news Taylor Swift Alabama News
Allen Keller: Taylor Swift and the age of paranoia

Much has been made of the relationship between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. Theories vary, but the basic storyline is that Swift is some form of government asset whose purpose is to persuade football fans to vote for Biden.

Westerman Alabama News
U.S. Rep. takes fight for imprisoned Mountain Gateway pastors to House floor

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) spoke in Washington, D.C. Wednesday on behalf of over a dozen people imprisoned by the Nicaraguan government.

Donna Givens Alabama News
'Sound of Freedom Act' advances in House committee

The Sound of Freedom Act unanimously passed the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, bringing it one step closer to final passage.

DSC03502 Alabama News
House Democratic caucus pushes back against Gov. Ivey's proposed school choice bill

On Wednesday, the Alabama House Democratic caucus came out in staunch opposition to Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposed school choice legislation that will be debated during the 2024 legislative session.  

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) Alabama News
‘This is not Nazi Germany!’: Democrat Senate Minority Leader Singleton rejects efforts to rein in Department of Archives & History, libraries

Two bills sponsored by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) on changing how boards for local libraries and the Alabama Department of Archives and History are appointed drew the ire of Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) on Wednesday.

Fit Alabama News
5 takeaways from No. 13 Auburn's 101-61 win No. 11 South Carolina

Auburn picked up a 101-61 win over South Carolina tonight at home. What are the biggest takeaways from the game?

House Economic Development and Tourism Committee Alabama News
Gambling bills pass House committee with only one 'no' vote

The set of bills legalizing comprehensive gambling in Alabama passed out of committee Wednesday with one vote opposed a day before they're slated to hit the House of Representatives for a floor vote.

Buffettbillboard Alabama News
Mobile Mardi Gras honors Jimmy Buffett: Giant billboard in parade

A giant billboard in Tuesday’s Mobile Mardi Gras parade read: “Jimmy Buffett’s last hit. Changes in Altitude.”

South Baldwin Alabama News
Hospitals warning transgender patients to tell the truth about their sex: ‘Be truthful’

Transgender medical care is growing in hospitals across the nation as more medical institutions sign on to help those who do not identify as their biological selves.

Larry Stutts Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts: Ivey school choice CHOOSE Act 'a very good bill'

Tuesday, on the syndicated radio program "Right Side Radio," State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) signaled his support for Gov. Kay Ivey's school choice legislation, titled the CHOOSE Act.

School choice Alabama News
First vote on new $100 million school choice education savings account bill happening next week

Members of the Senate Education Budget committee will likely take a vote on legislation creating a new $100 million education savings account school choice program next week.

Alabama political news historic gamblers Alabama News
Col. John Eidsmoe: Gambling’s connection to the dark side of American history

Gambling, we’re told, is part of the American tradition. From the lotteries of the American colonies to the riverboats and saloons of the Old West, America grew up on gambling. But is this true?

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