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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks Jawan Dallas death on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss a few of Erica's recent stories including the death and police video of the death of Jawan Dallas.

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Nick Saban makes case for SEC Champion to make the College Football Playoffs — 'There should be some representation from the SEC'

Saturday the No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs for the SEC Championship in Atlanta, GA at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Gary Palmer Alabama News
U.S. Rep Palmer bill allowing states to require proof of citizenship passes committee

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) scored a legislative win after a bill he introduced in June passed out of the House Administration Committee on Wednesday. 

Randy Kelley Alabama News
'Really doesn't bother me': Alabama Democratic Party chair doubles down on Hitler-Tuberville comparison — 'White folk media, unless you’ve been under a rock, is racist, too'

Alabama Democratic Party chairman Randy Kelley refused to walk back a controversial tweet from the party's Twitter account, calling the media and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) "racist" on Thursday.

Gay books Alabama News
Entire Prattville-Autauga library board has resigned since drama began over sexually explicit children's books

A recent series of resignations has left the Prattville-Autauga Library board with no remaining members since residents first began objecting to sexually explicit books in the children’s section of the public library.

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State Sens. Weaver, Givhan, Kelley receive new committee roles for remaining 2023-2026 quadrennium

State Senate leadership announced new committee appointments for State Sens. April Weaver (R-Brierfield), Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) and Keith Kelley (R-Anniston) on Thursday. 

Britt Tuberville Alabama News
Britt, Tuberville urge Education Secretary Cardona to address antisemitism in K-12 schools

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) recently joined other Senators in imploring the Biden Administration to address “growing antisemitism” toward Jewish children in K-12 schools across the country. 

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Birmingham Water Works passes $215 million 2024 budget, reduces rate hike by 1% from proposal

The Birmingham Water Works Board passed its fiscal year 2024 budget on Tuesday after adjusting proposed budgets to reduce next year’s rate hike from 5.8% to 4.8%.

Alabama Supreme Court Alabama News
BCA doesn’t endorse in Supreme Court Chief Justice race

The Business Council of Alabama made another round of judicial endorsements on Wednesday.

Alabama Farm Credit Alabama News
Borrower alleges more 'improprieties' at Alabama Farm Credit involving poultry 'lender theft'

The Alabama Farm Credit borrower meeting scheduled for this Friday to potentially vote out the lender’s board of directors over alleged corruption has been moved to December 29 to allow for more time to address new “improprieties” that have come to light.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville continues to oppose tying funding for Israel to Ukraine aid — 'Israel is our formal ally; Ukraine is not'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) continues to resist Senate plans to combine Ukraine and Israel aid in one spending package slated for a senate vote next week.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall closes White Hall Entertainment, freezes assets over 'illegal machines'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced on Wednesday his office had obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against White Hall Entertainment in Lowndes County.

tea party Alabama News
Boston Tea Party to re-enact on 250th anniversary December 16; Alabama patriots mailing loose tea

It is a red-letter date in America’s founding. The Boston Tea Party will celebrate its 250th anniversary on December 16.

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4 takeaways from Auburn's 74-57 win over Virginia Tech

The Auburn Tigers were victorious over the Virginia Tech Hokies in the first annual ACC/SEC challenge. What are the biggest things learned from the game?

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4 things to watch for in Auburn's game against Virgina Tech

The Auburn Tigers host the Virginia Tech Hokies tonight in the first annual ACC/SEC challenge. What are some of the most important things to pay attention to during the game?

Dale Strong Alabama News
Dale Strong receives Trump's endorsement — 'Dale was with us from the beginning'

Former President Donald Trump announced his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) on Wednesday for Alabama's fifth congressional district.

Vivek Ramaswamy Alabama News
Vivek Ramaswamy coming to Alabama December 5 for ALGOP fundraiser ahead of presidential debate

Ramaswamy is showing up in Alabama a day early. The 38-year-old has agreed to highlight a fundraiser for the Alabama Republican Party.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville working on resolution to military holds before Senate rule change vote – 'I would like to get this over with'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville said on Wednesday that he is trying to seek a resolution to his military holds in the Senate before Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) presents a rule change bypassing the holds to the Senate floor.  

Wallace Gilberry Alabama News
Former University of Alabama, NFL defensive end Wallace Gilberry on congressional bid: 'I’ve sacked Brady, Biden won’t be a problem'

Retired NFL and University of Alabama defensive end Wallace Gilberry officially launched his campaign on Wednesday for Congress in the race for the newly-drawn second congressional district in Alabama.

Rachel Levine Alabama News
Federal judge rules 'Rachel Levine' records subject to discovery in Alabama transgender operation for minors ban defense

Despite attempts from the Department of Justice, a federal court recently ruled that U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine’s records are subject to discovery in Alabama’s court battle defending a state ban on transgender surgeries and hormones for minors. 

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Hospitality group secures nearly $50 million for hotel on site of 117-year-old Birmingham skyscraper on historic ‘Heaviest Corner on Earth’

The Brown Marx Building in downtown Birmingham, the second oldest pillar of Birmingham’s “Heaviest Corner on Earth,” which was once home to the largest buildings in the South, may soon become a hotel. 

Innovation portal Alabama News
Innovate Alabama Network includes dozens of Alabama communities, nonprofits and universities

The city of Mobile is celebrating being named one of 51 designees of the inaugural Innovate Alabama Network.

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Democrat Jefferson County judge convicted of ethics violations resigns after receiving two suspensions since 2021

A Jefferson County Circuit judge who was convicted of violating ethics rules last year submitted her resignation on Tuesday.

Jerry carl Alabama News
Jerry Carl makes first media buy in battle for District 1 seat — 'Need a workhorse, not a show horse, to fight back'

The ad, entitled "Told Them," touts Carl’s history of being a small businessman and Christian conservative while sticking with his “Just Jerry” slogan.

Prattville Library Alabama News
Latest Prattville-Autauga library resignation leaves one original member since drama over sexually explicit books began

After a slew of recent resignations, the Prattville-Autauga library board is left with one original member who’s served since residents first began objecting to sexually explicit books in the children’s section of the public library.

Foley Public Library Alabama News
Foley library makes leadership changes, moves explicit books to adult section after complaints

The Foley Public Library is now under new leadership and changes have already taken place following complaints about inappropriate books in the children and teen sections.

Jamescrank Alabama News
University of Alabama professor arrested on child porn charges

James Crank was arrested in Tuscaloosa Tuesday morning on child pornography charges after a search warrant was executed at his home,  according to the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force.

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