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Birmingham-Southern College Alabama News
United Methodist Church benefits fund approves $2.5 million investment in struggling Birmingham-Southern contingent on Birmingham City Council action

The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Board of Pension and Health Benefits approved an investment on Thursday in Birmingham-Southern College for $2.5 million in support of the College’s efforts to remain open as it continues to secure funds for its permanent endowment. 

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Anthony Daniels joins crowded new District 2 Democrat primary

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) announced Thursday his candidacy for Alabama’s new Congressional District 2.

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Two cannabis companies appeal ruling allowing AMCC to consider old applicant scores

Two cannabis companies appealed a ruling in Montgomery County Circuit Court last week that allowed the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) to consider scoring evaluations its used previously  for a third time to award cannabis licenses in December. 

Steven Reed Alabama News
Montgomery mayor, police chief say no charges filed by police against Harriott II co-captain in viral Riverfront brawl

The co-captain of Montgomery’s Harriott II involved in a brawl in Montgomery's Riverfront Park that got national media coverage in August has not been charged with assault.

Megyn Kelly Alabama News
'It will be the margarita of debates': Megyn Kelly to moderate December 6 GOP presidential debate in Tuscaloosa

The Republican National Committee announced on Thursday it had selected NewsNation, "The Megyn Kelly Show" on SiriusXM, the Washington Free Beacon and Rumble as partners for the fourth Republican presidential primary debate, which will take place in Tuscaloosa on December 6. 

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Juandalynn Givan enters new District 2 Democrat primary

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) will announce she’s running for Alabama’s new Congressional District 2 on Friday. 

Youngboozer1 Alabama News
Government efficiency group recommends creating new state agency for licensing boards, offering paid parental leave to state employees

Members of Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Efficiency in State Government recommended creating a new state agency to house occupational licensing boards and commissions on Tuesday.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey slams Biden admin's allegation of financial gap between Auburn, Alabama A&M — ‘Unconstitutional, Jim Crow-era federal law from 1890’

The Biden administration sent letters to various red state governors in September alleging land-grant historically black colleges and universities have been underfunded over the last 30 years compared to predominantly white land grant institutions.

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Harriott II co-captain charged with assault in viral Montgomery Riverfront brawl

The co-captain of Montgomery’s Harriott II involved in a brawl in Montgomery's Riverfront Park that got national media coverage in August has been charged with assault.

State House 1 Alabama News
Photos of new State House revealed

Legislative staff released initial designs for the new State House on Wednesday.

Ivey824 Alabama News
Ivey awards $17.5 million in federal funds to 44 towns, cities and counties

Gov. Kay Ivey awarded nearly $17.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs) to provide improvements in 44 Alabama towns, cities, and counties on Tuesday.

Montgomery Co Courthouse Alabama News
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin appoints special master in Mabel Amos Trust Fund lawsuit

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin appointed a special master on Tuesday to investigate alleged self-dealing and corruption surrounding the Mabel Amos Trust Fund.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore sponsors legislation banning taxpayer funding for research about sex-changes for minors

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is sponsoring legislation that would ban gender researchers from receiving taxpayer funding if they lead studies facilitating transgender sex-changes for minors.

John Rogers Alabama News
State Rep. Rogers released from jail

A federal judge released State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) from jail on Monday.

Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
Dick Brewbaker enters new District 2 Republican primary — ‘We just don’t need another Democrat congressman from Alabama’

Former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) will officially file on Tuesday to run in the Republican primary for Alabama’s new second congressional district in 2024.

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Ivey allocates nearly $1 million in EV charging station grants to three East Alabama businesses

Governor Kay Ivey awarded nearly $1 million on Friday to three different businesses in East Alabama to fund electric vehicle charging stations.

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Government efficiency study group to consider recommending creating new state agency for boards, commissions

Members of Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Efficiency in State Government will consider next week whether to recommend creating a new state agency to house occupational licensing boards and commissions.

Daniel coleman Alabama News
Birmingham-Southern president Daniel Coleman confident ‘that, at a minimum, we will complete the academic year’

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) will likely stay open until at least the end of the 2024 spring semester after possibly securing additional funding from the city of Birmingham and other sources, according to BSC president Daniel Coleman. 

Scofield BCA Alabama News
BCA officially announces former Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield as new executive vice president

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) announced former Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) as its new executive vice president on Friday.

Debate Alabama News
Fourth Republican presidential debate coming to Tuscaloosa on Dec. 6

The Republican National Committee has set a date for the fourth debate of the 2024 primaries to be in Alabama, according to The New York Times.

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Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Mabel Amos Trust Fund lawsuit allegations: ‘It stinks to high heaven’

Board members of the scandal-plagued Mabel Amos Trust Fund, Regions Bank, and the Alabama Attorney’s General Office are nearing a legal settlement after months of negotiations.

Birmingham Southern College Alabama News
Birmingham-Southern College president Daniel Coleman reports ‘new potential sources of funding’ to stop school from closing

“New potential sources of funding have engaged” with Birmingham-Southern College in efforts to keep the private school open, according to Birmingham-Southern College president Daniel Coleman.

Alabama Supreme Court Alabama News
Alabama Supreme Court authorizes state to execute Kenneth Smith by nitrogen hypoxia

The Alabama Supreme Court authorized the Department of Corrections on Wednesday to execute Kenneth Eugene Smith.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
State to send out rebate checks to Alabama taxpayers starting December 1

Alabama taxpayers will receive one-time tax rebates beginning in December.

Rice's Whale. Alabama News
Tuberville on Rice’s whale regulation: ‘Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go’

There’s still a “long way to go” on whether the federal government will ultimately designate a critical habitat area for the Rice’s whale within the Gulf of Mexico, according to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

Israel Alabama News
State Treasurer Boozer to increase Israel bond holdings by $6 million

The State of Alabama will increase its investment in Israeli bonds on Wednesday.

BSC Alabama News
Birmingham-Southern: State Treasurer Boozer ‘not factually accurate’ on $30 million state loan denial

A Birmingham-Southern spokesperson restated their position that they should’ve been given  a state loan in response to a statement over the weekend by Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer calling them a “terrible credit risk.”

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