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State Sen. Tim Melson 'very stable' after cardiac arrest in South Korea

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) is currently “very stable” after suffering from cardiac arrest on a legislative trip in South Korea last week.

Trump Alabama News
Trump ALGOP dinner in Montgomery expected to break previous record held by DeSantis

Attendance at the ALGOP’s summer dinner in Montgomery where former President Donald Trump is the keynote speaker on Friday is expected to break a record for previous Republican Party dinner events in the Yellowhammer State.

Evan Milligan, plaintiff in Merrill v. Milligan Alabama News
Plaintiffs in lawsuit disagree over Alabama redistricting solutions

Plaintiffs in the redistricting lawsuit against Alabama disagree on which type of congressional map a federal court should force the state to adopt for the 2024 elections if the map passed by Republicans last week in a special session is thrown out.

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Medical Cannabis Commission chairman on lawsuit: 'I'm not going to resign'

A recent lawsuit filed this week claims it is illegal for Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) Chairman Dr. Steven Stokes to serve simultaneously on the commission and as a member of the board of trustees at the University of South Alabama.

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Family, lawmakers ask for prayers for State Sen. Tim Melson after heart attack

Family and lawmakers asked for prayers for State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) after he suffered a heart attack earlier this week in South Korea that has left him in critical condition.

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State Sen. Melson suffers heart attack on South Korea trip

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) suffered a heart attack earlier this week in South Korea, according to multiple sources who spoke to 1819 News on Thursday afternoon.

Marijuana Alabama News
More turmoil for Medical Cannabis Commission — Lawsuit questions legality of commission chairman also serving on USA Board

It’s illegal for Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission chairman Dr. Steven Stokes to serve both on the commission and on the board of trustees of the University of South Alabama, according to a legal filing by an attorney representing a cannabis company that didn’t initially receive a business license from the commission in June.

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D.C. watching redistricting case 'closely’ — 'If Alabama puts on a defense of simply trying to get the Court to reconsider its decision, that's going to lose'

Conservative legal experts have differing opinions about how successful the state of Alabama will be in defending the state’s new congressional map in court.

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Federal judges block Alabama Democratic Conference from intervening in redistricting case

Three federal judges denied a late intervention by the Alabama Democratic Conference in the redistricting lawsuit against Alabama’s congressional map on Tuesday.

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Tuberville files name, image, likeness legislation for college sports

U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) filed legislation regulating the name, image, likeness (NIL) college sports on Tuesday.

Paul Finebaum Alabama News
Finebaum: Alabama redistricting like ‘George Wallace in the schoolhouse door’

The special session of the Alabama Legislature on redistricting was a lot like former Gov. George Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” in 1963 to stop the integration of the University of Alabama, according to the SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore on new redistricting map: ‘It didn’t bother me’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) was “relieved” when he saw the new congressional map passed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature last week.

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Marijuana company asks judge for permission to speak to Alabama Medical Cannabis commissioners to resolve lawsuit

Alabama Always, one of the medical cannabis companies currently suing the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC), asked a Montgomery Circuit Court Judge for permission to discuss its lawsuit and “potential ways to resolve it” with commissioners and AMCC staff on Monday.

Marvin gentry Alabama News
AL(dot)com freelance photographer busted in child exploitation sting

Six people, including an AL(dot)com freelance photographer, were arrested after the Homewood Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit partnered last week with the FBI in an ongoing effort to combat child exploitation and human trafficking.

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State Sen. Stutts: Certificate of Need in Alabama ‘waste of health care resources’

The certificate of need process in Alabama is a “waste of health care resources,” according to State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia).

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State lawmakers pass ‘slight fix’ allowing retired state police to work as SROs and correctional officers without losing pension

Although redistricting was the main focus of the just-completed special session, House and Senate members also unanimously passed legislation adding retired state police officers to the list of law enforcement groups that can now serve as school resource officers or correctional officers without losing retirement benefits. 

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New congressional redistricting map for Alabama signed into law

Alabama House and Senate Republicans passed a new congressional map on Friday afternoon.

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Conference committee passes new redistricting map

A conference committee made up of six members from the House and Senate passed a new congressional redistricting map on Friday. 

Shelby Alabama News
Shelby’s $5 million donation from campaign for new Shelby Institute at University of Alabama

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) $5 million donation from his campaign in April to the University of Alabama (UA) will go to a public service and leadership institute named after him and his wife, Dr. Annette Shelby.

Reedpresser Alabama News
House, Senate Republican negotiations over redistricting continue

House and Senate Republicans continued negotiating over congressional redistricting maps on Thursday.

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House, Senate Republicans to try new compromise redistricting plan in final days of special session

House and Senate Republicans will attempt to find a compromise between two competing redistricting plans after different maps passed each chamber on Wednesday. 

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House passes Pro-Tem Pringle’s redistricting map

Members of the Alabama House passed a redistricting plan sponsored by House Pro-Tem Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) on Wednesday.

AL Dept of Archives and History Lon Worley Alabama News
Bills to defund $5 million ADAH appropriation from Archives over LGBTQ+ luncheon likely dead

Bills to defund the Alabama Department of Archives & History of a $5 million appropriation appear to be dead after not being heard in House and Senate committees on Tuesday.

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House, Senate committees narrow redistricting plans down to two

Members of House and Senate committees advanced two redistricting maps on Tuesday morning.

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RSA, legislators to begin lease negotiations on new State House

Members of the Legislative Council approved a resolution to begin negotiating a lease agreement for a new State House with the Retirement Systems of Alabama on Tuesday.

Reed Alabama News
State Senate Pro Tem Reed 'frustrated that we’re here' for redistricting special session

A legislative committee on reapportionment approved a new congressional map in an attempt to comply with a court order on redistricting in June.

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New congressional map for Alabama approved by redistricting committee

A new congressional map that doesn’t pit any incumbents against each other was approved by the Permanent Legislative Committee on Reapportionment on Monday.

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