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AG Steve Marshall: Alabama prosecutors can 'fill the void' left by federal government on mandatory sentencing

Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall sees mandatory minimum sentences as a valuable tool for curbing crime properly applied.

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Blount County DA blasts Bureau of Pardons & Paroles for removing convicted murderer ankle monitor days after early release — 'Just very frustrating'

According to the DA, when her office reached out to the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles for information about a convicted murderer released in Blount County, she was told he no longer had an ankle monitor and was considered “low risk.”

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth asks U.S. Dept. of Transportation to fund new bridge over Coosa River for Southside, Rainbow City

He is putting his full support behind the cities’ and state’s application for the RAISE grant to construct a new northbound bridge that will more efficiently and more safely handle the area’s growing traffic.

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Latest 'Twitter Files' release implicates major media outlets in pushing false claims of Russian bot influence — includes the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race

“Before, we could only speculate. Now we know: the ‘Russian threat’ was, in this case at least, just a bunch of ordinary Americans dressed up to look like a Red Menace."

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Stutts, Yarbrough to carry Eagle Forum-backed 'PRICE Act' school choice bill — 'Keeps the money with the child'

School choice is looking to be a hot topic in the upcoming state legislative session, and the Eagle Forum has already helped draft a bill to get the discussion going on day one.

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University of Alabama condemns antisemitic messages found written in chalk around campus

The watchdog organization Stop Antisemitism is asking the University of Alabama to investigate anti-Jewish messages seen written in chalk around the Tuscaloosa campus.

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Life on Wheels helps prevent over 360 abortions — 'That’s the power of ultrasound'

“When a woman changes her mind after seeing the ultrasound, we call that an interception. But if they come to Christ, that’s a pick six.”

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Secretary of State Wes Allen: Alabama doesn’t need ERIC for secure elections

Wes Allen said the state’s elections would get along just fine using its own checks and balances.

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U.S. House unanimously passes Palmer-sponsored legislation to increase government transparency

“The American people have been kept in the dark about legally binding agreements made by federal agencies for too long,” Palmer said.

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Ainsworth touts strong support for school choice — 'Parents decide what’s best for their child'

"A student's success shouldn't be determined by their zip code."

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Katie Britt casts first vote as a U.S. Senator against Biden nominee for DoD post

On Monday, U.S. Senator Katie Britt voted not to confirm Brendan Owens to serve as Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment in the Department of Defense.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt: Congress needs to cut Biden's unnecessary spending to solve debt limit

“[S]ome members of Congress won’t really focus on trying to cut spending unless they’re really pushed to the wall,” Aderholt said.

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Gov. Ivey helps break ground on Snead State's workforce training facility; Says it's 'imperative' Alabama have an 'adept, hard-working talent pool'

Gov. Kay Ivey and several other state officials took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking in Guntersville on Thursday for Snead State Community College’s new workforce skills training center.

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U.S. Rep. Dale Strong reflects on first two weeks in office — 'Pretty impressive for a freshman'

It’s been two weeks since he was sworn into office, and U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) said he’s proud of what he’s been able to accomplish so far as a freshman representative.

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Mo Brooks responds to Jerry Carl over pay raise comments: 'He should not degrade his office by being so untruthful'

Former U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has a bone to pick with U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile).

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U.S. Rep. Dale Strong: Solution to debt limit must include spending cuts

U.S. Congressman Dale Strong said Congress needs to work on a solution to the debt limit, one that cuts spending nationwide.

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Critics pan AHSAA decision to suspend Hoover baseball coach — 'Zero common sense'

The AHSAA Central Board of Control’s decision to suspend Hoover baseball coach Adam Moseley has received significant backlash from prominent voices in the world of sports.

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Mo Brooks would be celebrating pay raise if he were still in Congress, says U.S. Rep. Carl

"I guarantee, if Mo Brooks was still in office, he would be the first one screaming ‘We need it, we deserve it.’”

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Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen withdraws from ERIC organization

Sect. of State Wes Allen sent a letter to ERIC executive director Shane Hamlin on Monday notifying him of the withdrawal.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt to chair Appropriations subcommittee with 'largest pool of non-defense government spending'

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) has been picked to chair the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

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U.S. Rep. Dale Strong nominated to House Armed Services Committee

Freshman U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) announced on Monday his nomination to serve on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC).

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State Sen. Orr says tax rebates still being considered, cuts unlikely — 'This is one-time money'

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said last December that a rebate plus a tax cut weren’t off the table. However, now he said most people should expect a one-time rebate of roughly $200 per person.

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Biden declares 'major disaster' in Alabama following last week's deadly storms

On Sunday, President Joe Biden officially approved a “major disaster declaration” for Alabama following last week's storms that left many areas damaged and nine people dead.

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Alabama basketball player Darius Miles charged with capital murder in fatal shooting

After being sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury, Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles has been charged with capital murder related to a fatal shooting near campus early Sunday morning.

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Mo Brooks decries influence of special interest groups over U.S. Congress — 'It’s a very corrupt process'

Though no longer in office, former U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks is still speaking out against government corruption and the influence of special interest groups.

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Citizens group petitions to overhaul Madison city leadership structure

The petition calls for hiring a city manager to oversee daily city operations, redrawing the city’s seven districts into six and having the mayor become the tie-breaking seventh vote, 256 Today reported.

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Ivey continues to tout broadband expansion as a top priority — 'The state’s plan for expanding digital infrastructure is working efficiently'

On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey visited the Farmers Telecommunications Headquarters in Rainville to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for broadband projects in DeKalb and Jackson counties.

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