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Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter: Federal court redistricting ruling 'not a surprise at all' — 'A way for the Democrats to try to take over the House without a vote being cast'

Tuesday's ruling by a three-federal judge panel deeming Alabama's congressional maps insufficient in creating a second minority-majority congressional district was not a surprise to many, including State House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville).

Terri Sewell on CNN Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Sewell: Jefferson County Commission districts will be targeted under Section 2 of Voting Rights Act of 1965

During an appearance Tuesday on CNN's "The Source," U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) predicted the federal courts would not stop with Alabama's congressional districts regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's break with prior precedent on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

McGill cheerleaders, 1963 Alabama News
That time Jimmy Buffett was a cheerleader at Mobile's McGill

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett's untimely death surprised many of his devoted fans.

Nathaniel Ledbetter on 'Capitol Journal,' 9/1/2023 Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter warns of the rise of a 'crime organization' in Alabama without gambling regulations

Reportedly gambling will once again be up in the Alabama Legislature in 2024.

Ainsworth1210 Alabama News
Ainsworth: Grocery tax elimination 'hopefully' in the next three to four years

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth said last week he was committed to a full repeal of Alabama's share of the grocery tax.

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on CNN, 9/3/2023 Alabama News
Biden Commerce Sec Raimondo perturbed by Alabama abortion ban — 'Draconian, wrongheaded'

Sunday, during an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, fresh off her China trip, took a few moments to criticize Alabama's restrictions on elective, on-demand abortions.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth predicts potential 'big upset' for Auburn in Iron Bowl against Alabama

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," Ainsworth said Auburn could have a "big upset" against in-state rival Alabama on November 25.

Jimmy Buffett Alabama News
Alabama's Jimmy Buffett dead at 76

Iconic singer-songwriter and native Alabamian Jimmy Buffett died at age 76, according to a statement posted to his website.

Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
Fmr State Sen. Brewbaker on 2024 congressional run: 'I would love to run in a district where there is no incumbent'

Although it remains unknown how a three-judge panel will rule in federal court on Alabama's recently redrawn congressional lines, some interested parties are preparing for the 2024 election cycle.

Kennon Ivey Alabama News
Orange Beach Mayor Kennon on Baldwin Beach toll hike: 'Don't call me, call the Governor'

On Wednesday, the Baldwin County Bridge Company significantly hiked the tolls on its Beach Express bridge connecting Orange Beach to point north on the Foley Beach Express.

Lawmakers gather after 2021 prison special session for bill signing, Oct. 1, 2021 Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: Mega-prison construction manager ought to be held accountable, reviewed for escalating costs

During the 2023 regular legislative session, Gov. Kay Ivey and some members of the Alabama Legislature urged discretion on state finances when determining what would be appropriate for the budget surpluses from fiscal year 2022.

Shane Stringer Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer calls ABC Board customer service 'embarrassing' — Private companies reluctant to complain out of fear of repercussions

The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board is considering the construction of a new warehouse and central office for its operations.

John Wahl, ALGOP Alabama News
ALGOP chairman Wahl: Alabama-hosted GOP presidential debate a 'definite possibility' — 'I would like to see it happen in the fall'

Earlier this year, Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley revealed the third Republican presidential debate of the campaign would be held in Alabama.

Scott Harris on APTV, 8/25/2023 Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris blames 'democratization of press' for COVID vaccine skepticism

During an interview that aired on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Harris acknowledged skepticism of his agency's recommendations, including the COVID-19 vaccine, was still a problem.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
Marshall urges legislature to consider Ethics Commission reforms in ethics push

Attorney General Steve Marshall's office has been at odds with the Ethics Commission for quite some time now over its role and obligations to other law enforcement agencies.

Sparkman HS Alabama News
'Disruptions' plague Friday night North Alabama high school football games

During at least two football games in North Alabama on Friday, so-called "disruptions" delayed the on-the-field activities.

Fairview-Columbia brawl Alabama News
Watch: Brawl breaks out at Fairview-Columbia HS game — Fight reportedly involved parents after two player ejections

This week was the kickoff of high school football season in Alabama, but it didn't go without incident.

Senator Clay Scofield Alabama News
Senate Majority Leader Scofield touts tax cuts, anti-ESG bill in 2023 legislative session wrap-up

There were some significant conservative accomplishments during the 2023 legislative session, according to Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville).

Jerry Carl on FBN, 8/21/2023 Alabama News
Jerry Carl: Biden 'continues to amaze me' — 'How can you go on vacation when such a horrible event has taken place?'

During an appearance on FBN's "Mornings with Maria," U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) voiced his displeasure with President Joe Biden's decision to take a vacation at Lake Tahoe while the Hawaiian island of Maui is in dire straits following a devastating wildfire.

Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in 1971 Alabama News
Watch: Long-time Mississippi sportswriter Rick Cleveland recounts Bama coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant's acts of kindness

A young 17-year-old Rick Cleveland, then writing for the Hattiesburg American, was sent to Tuscaloosa to cover Alabama head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's press conference.

IMG 4795 Alabama News
'Pat Dye was a very important figure in my life': Jimmy Rane teases upcoming documentary on legendary former Auburn football coach

One of the most instrumental figures in Auburn University athletics was the school's former head football coach, Pat Dye.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer says SCOTUS redistricting ruling 'a very serious step backward' — It institutionalizes divisions 'with lines on a map'

Alabama will find out within the next few weeks its fate regarding a three-judge panel's review of the congressional maps created by the Alabama Legislature last month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled maps drawn in 2021 violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth says ALDOT policy should be dictated by need, not politics — 'For too long in Alabama, we've done road projects on politics'

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Ainsworth argued politics still dominate transportation policy and that he would like to see a need-based approach.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan predicts 5-4 SCOTUS decision in Alabama's favor on redistricting

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show" on Thursday, Givhan said he predicted an eventual 5-4 ruling for Alabama, which could keep the legislature's current congressional maps in place.

Ivey Bentley Alabama News
Bentley backs Ivey on West Alabama Corridor, Says Ainsworth ought to let Ivey 'handle the situation right now while she's in office'

Governor Kay Ivey has one ally in her bid to finish a four-lane route between Tuscaloosa and Mobile.

Albritton Alabama News
State Sen. Albritton: ALDOT 'difficult' to work with — Agency's priorities need to be 'more reflective of what the state needs'

A common refrain from members of the legislature is the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is a problematic agency to work with and function with little to no input from lawmakers.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: 'I live in Auburn' — 'If people didn't want me in there, I wouldn't have won by 20% in the last election'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has been under fire after a recent Washington Post report questioned his Alabama residency.

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