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Dothan approves short-term rental regulations

Dothan City Commissioners unanimously approved a trio of ordinances on Tuesday regulating short-term rental properties commonly listed on sites like Airbnb.

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Tuberville’s ‘Families of the Fallen’ bill expected to be signed into law soon

A bill by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) that would increase the maximum life insurance benefit for military families by $100,000 is expected to be signed into law this week.

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'Delete Dixie': University of Alabama faculty, students petition to censor fight song

A small group of people at the University of Alabama is petitioning the school to remove “Dixie” from its “Yea, Alabama!” fight song in favor of a “more appropriate term."

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1819 News Assistant Editor Caleb Taylor talks gambling on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Assistant Editor Caleb Taylor on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss gambling in Arkansas, with which Caleb is familiar, and gambling/"games of skill" legislation that may be introduced in the 2023 Alabama regular legislative session.

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Shelby, Tuberville accuse bank of ‘targeting’ Americans’ firearm purchases

Amalgamated Bank should “expect Congressional oversight” over its role in creating a new merchant category code specifically for gun and ammunition retailers, according to a letter sent to Priscilla Sims Brown, Amalgamated’s CEO, last week signed by U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

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‘No damage’ to Artemis from Hurricane Ian; Another launch date set

Hurricane Ian did “no damage” to Artemis flight hardware and another launch attempt is scheduled for mid to late November, according to NASA officials. 

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Marshall: Alabama Supreme Court ruling proves 'electronic bingo' was a misnomer

A recent Supreme Court of Alabama ruling banning “electronic bingo” in Lowndes and Macon counties “makes clear what my office has maintained from the start: these gambling enterprises are not only patently illegal under Alabama law, but also a menace to public health, morals, safety, and welfare,” according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. 

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Alabama Supreme Court suspends judge’s order eliminating bond for some accused criminals

The Supreme Court of Alabama suspended on Friday an administrative order by 15th Circuit Court Judge Johnny Hardwick that would’ve eliminated bond for certain felonies and misdemeanors.

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Ala. Supreme Court: Electronic bingo prohibited in Lowndes, Macon Counties

Electronic bingo is now illegal in Lowndes and Macon Counties, according to a Supreme Court of Alabama ruling today.

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Sens. Shelby, Tuberville split on continuing resolution vote

Alabama’s U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) were recently at odds over legislation to avoid a government shutdown.

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South Dakota, West Virginia governors announce major tax cut plans. What about Alabama?

In another sign that Alabama needs to pass major tax relief soon to remain competitive with much of the rest of the nation, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice both announced major tax cut proposals for their respective states this week.

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Former JeffCo employee's son sentenced for defrauding Jefferson County Retirement of over $100K

A federal judge this week sentenced an Alabama man for defrauding Jefferson County’s retirement plan of over $130,000.

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Tuberville hopes DOJ’s Eagle Forum subpoena ‘handled in the court’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called Eagle Forum “a very good group” and “we’ll just have to let the courts decide” on a recent subpoena by the Department of Justice sent to Eagle Forum.

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Montgomery County judge eliminates bond for more accused criminals

Accused criminals in Montgomery County may soon be able to avoid jail time while awaiting trial thanks to a recent administrative order aimed at reforming the bond system.

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State Sen. Jones plans bill to phase out occupational taxes

Many Alabamians may soon find some financial relief if State Sen. Andrew Jones' (R-Centre) bill to reduce municipal occupational taxes makes it through the Legislature next session.

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Houston County approves property tax increase

Houston County Commissioners approved a property tax increase benefitting the Houston County Healthcare Authority on Monday.

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ALEA Driver License Division under 'statewide network outage' – 'Not related to the new LEADS system'

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Driver License Division is currently experiencing a statewide network outage.

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U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Alabama redistricting case begin next week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, a case that will decide whether the state of Alabama’s 2021 congressional redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Enterprise vet gets key to the city for jumping into burning house to save neighbors

A local Army veteran was honored by the city of Enterprise last week for his role in saving two women from a house fire recently.

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NIL collectives scrutinized by Tuberville, Manchin

Over a year ago, the NCAA revised its guidelines to allow student-athletes to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). Now U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) are on a fact-finding quest to learn how to best craft legislation to regulate NIL collectives.

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Houston County considering property tax increase

Houston County Commissioners will consider passing a property tax increase at their next meeting on Monday at the request of the Houston County Healthcare Authority to benefit Southeast Health.

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Army, Alabama National Guard stand pat on vaccine mandate — ‘It’s insane’

Despite other military branches beginning to loosen or pause restrictions on COVID-19 vaccine exemption requests, the Alabama National Guard hasn’t received any change in guidance on the issue yet.

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Marshall, state AGs tell credit card companies to stop new gun buyer ‘list’

Credit card companies should cease implementation of a new merchant category code for purchases at gun stores that would create a “list of gun buyers,” according to a letter sent yesterday by 21 state attorneys general including Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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Tuberville defends Harsin: ‘He can work his way through it’

Former Auburn football coach U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) defended current Auburn coach Bryan Harsin a few days after a 41-12 home loss Saturday to Penn State.

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Dothan becomes 10th Alabama city to approve medical cannabis dispensaries

Dothan became the tenth city in Alabama to pass an ordinance Tuesday morning allowing for the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries within its borders.

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Hoover’s Ross Bridge golf course update: ‘It’s a real disaster’

Ross Bridge golf course will probably be under an accelerated renovation plan in 2023 after a recent groundskeeping mistake severely harmed most of its greens a couple of weeks ago.

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NASA to test Artemis I hydrogen leak repair Wednesday

NASA will begin an Artemis I cryogenic demonstration test beginning at 6:15 a.m. CT on Wednesday.

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