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Guest Editorial: Alabama's Big 10 Mayors support Aniah’s Law

Under current Alabama law, judges have limited authority to deny bail to violent offenders unless the suspect is charged with a capital offense or poses a flight risk. That means that dangerous criminals are being released back onto the streets, even when its likely they will commit more violent crimes as soon as they make bail.

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Readers' React: To 'furries,' boldness and voter rolls in Alabama

Stephanie, I agree with your article 100%. When we believe that the Church is a place for worship, evangelism, and missions instead of politics and division and condemning to hell, then the boldest way and the only way the church can speak is through evangelism and missions, salt and light in government education and in the marketplace of institutions. Jesus went to the Samaritan woman at the well.  The politicians and church leaders nailed Him on the cross for doing that.

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Daniel Sutter: Can sports drive economic growth?

Birmingham hosted the World Games this summer on the heels of the revived United States Football League’s inaugural season. The World Games had a projected quarter billion-dollar impact and brought thousands to Birmingham. Can sports drive prosperity for Birmingham and Alabama?

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Palmer announces 2022 U.S. Service Academy Appointments

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) is proud to announce that 14 students from Alabama’s Sixth District have been accepted to United States Service Academies. They will continue their education at one of the Service Academies and subsequently serve at least five years in the U.S. military.

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Dream comes true for female sumo wrestler with tour of Birmingham Zoo

Estonia's Eva-Maria Raudsepp had never seen a giraffe and understood American zoos often have them, so could she see one before leaving Birmingham? 

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John Merrill: Its up to State Legislature to reexamine the County Registrar system to avoid election errors

Those registrars who have proven themselves unable to adequately perform their duties must face consequences. In the county where the most egregious dereliction of duties occurred, I sought and received the resignation of all three registrars involved.

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World Games Opening Ceremony to be televised locally on CBS 42

CBS-42 will broadcast a one-hour preview show beginning at 7 p.m., serving as a prelude to the commercial-free Opening Ceremony from Protective Stadium scheduled to run until 10 p.m. The Opening Ceremony is expected to be a sellout.

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Spectators encouraged to arrive early for World Games Opening Ceremony

The World Games 2022 kicks off with Thursday’s Opening Ceremony at Protective Stadium in Birmingham.

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Rep. Palmer applauds Supreme Court decision to limit EPA's power

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming.

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Guest Editorial: Remembering Trump's list of 23 potential justices

Presidents do come and go, but federal judges are appointed for life. It has been often stated that the real legacy of any President is their appointments to the federal bench. Trump, in an unprecedented manner, published for the world to see his top list of 23 he promised to pick from, if a seat on the nation’s highest court experienced a vacancy.

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Guest Editorial: PRO Act would put Alabama jobs in the crosshairs

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act is one of those. The PRO Act would cause sweeping economic consequences across the United States by repealing right-to-work laws in 27 states, including Alabama. Workers in our state would no longer have the choice of whether or not to join unions and could be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment.

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Vincent to guide Blazers as interim head football coach

Official word came Monday that Bryant Vincent will serve as UAB’s interim head football coach during the 2022 season.

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Where does UAB football go from here?

On Friday, though, the attention turned swiftly toward what could be considered an uncertain future - at least for now - following Clark’s announcement he was stepping down because of serious problems with his back.

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Federal judge lifts injunction; Marshall says 'elective abortion illegal in Alabama'

 Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday afternoon that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has lifted the injunction against Alabama’s Human Life Protection Act.

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Readers react: To voting, Chief Justice Tom Parker, Sean of the South and Sen. Tuberville

“Thank you for your commentary on voting. I have researched the candidates this year as never before. I am appalled at how many don’t seem to understand, ignore or are possibly covering up involvement in the illegal and subversive activities taking place in our country and world.

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USFL roundup: Birmingham makes late stop to beat Tampa Bay

USFL South Division champion Birmingham made its fifth and final fourth-down stop with less than a minute remaining to secure a 21-18 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon at Legion Field.

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Gov. Kay Ivey: Our tourists proved Alabama showed plain common sense

Over the last two years, tourists and vacationers have flocked to Alabama to escape unnecessary restrictions and mandates. They also traveled here in record numbers because Alabama has something for everyone.

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Sen. Tommy Tuberville: Why I voted 'no' on PACT Act

For decades, and across multiple wars, the U.S. military disposed of various types of waste by burning it in large pits near their military bases. These burn pits emitted airborne toxins, and, as a result, many soldiers in close contact with burn pits have been diagnosed with rare illnesses and diseases, often manifesting years after they completed their tours of duty. Approximately 3.5 million Post-9/11 veterans are assumed to have been exposed to burn pit toxins. And for years, these veterans have called on Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide some form of health care and compensation relief.

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Sean of the South: Brody 'Freaking' Ridder

“Will you sign my yearbook?” It’s a humbling question for a sixth grader to ask. In fact, it’s a humbling question at any age. Because what if the person turns you down? What if they reject you? Frankly I’d rather try to sell someone Amway.

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Three dead, shooter identified in deadly Vestavia church shooting

A lone gunman fired on a small group meeting at Vestavia Hill’s Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church Thursday evening, fatally wounding two people and injuring a third before being taken into custody, authorities said.

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Matt Clark: Tom Parker, the end of Roe, and judicial courage

As we approach the end of June, all eyes are on the U.S. Supreme Court as it releases its most consequential decisions of this term. The biggest among them is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., in which the Supreme Court has been asked to overrule Roe v. Wade. I have written extensively about that case for 1819 News recently. But today, I want to highlight the courage and relentlessness of Alabama’s Chief Justice Tom Parker, who played a role in getting the U.S. Supreme Court to take Dobbs.

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Four Stallions earn All-USFL honors at five positions

The home-team Birmingham Stallions, Southern Division champions, had four players selected - but Victor Bolden Jr. was selected twice, as a wide receiver and kick returner. The others recognized were offensive guard Cameron Hunt, linebacker DeMarquis Gates, and placekicker Brandon Aubrey.

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Daniel Sutter: Is forgiving student loans good policy?

Many observers believe that President Biden will forgive student loans via executive order. Loan forgiveness would be poor policy and likely harm higher education.

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Perry Hooper: For Jamey Johnson, Grand Ole Opry a dream come true

Another milestone in Alabama’s illustrious country music history occurred when Jamey Johnson became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry. This is an important exclamation point for the eleven-time Grammy nominated songwriter and true son of Alabama. Jamey is one of few musicians in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

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Sean of the South: Welcome to Newnan

“Because this is exactly the kinda [expletive] you write about, I just wanted to tell you my story. It doesn’t matter how [bleeped] up your life is. Prayer works. Love works. Kindness works. Goodness works.”

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Matt Clark: The attempt on Justice Kavanaugh's life

On Wednesday morning, the unthinkable happened: a man who was upset that the Supreme Court appears ready to overrule Roe v. Wade was arrested for attempting to murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Justin Bogie: State government on pace for another record surplus; will it give Alabamians a break?

State government continues to take more money from Alabamians than ever before. Will it use that money to continue the historic expansion of state government, or finally take less taxes from citizens?

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