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Bill allowing some illegal immigrants to attend college stalls in Senate, doesn’t become law

Legislation allowing illegal immigrants to attend college in Alabama stalled in the Senate in the final days of the 2024 legislative session and didn’t become law.

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Dodd, Pappas appointed to Alabama Ethics Commission

The Alabama Senate approved two new appointments to the Ethics Commission this week.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: Gambling push 'sucked all the oxygen out' of passing other legislation

During Friday's broadcast of Huntsville WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) lamented that the ongoing battle to pass a gaming package made things "not very productive" in either chamber to pass other legislation.

Tuberville and Britt Alabama News
'Unwarranted,' 'Unacceptable': Tuberville, Britt pen letter to Mexican government over mistreatment of Alabama-based Vulcan Materials Company

Alabama's U.S. Senators are demanding action regarding the Mexican government’s mistreatment of Alabama-based Vulcan Materials Company two years after the Mexican government illegally invaded and shut down Vulcan’s deep-water port in Quintana Roo.

Birmingham Water Works Alabama News
Update: Impact spreads in Jefferson County after major water main ruptures

A major water main ruptured in Forestdale, Alabama Friday and is off. Northern Jefferson County is impacted. The biggest concern is water pressure for fire hydrants.

Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter not interested in pursuing gambling next year – 'We gave it every effort we can'

After a bitter and contentious battle in the legislature over a proposed gambling package that ultimately died in the Senate, House leadership has no interest in pursuing the issue in the next session. 

kay ivey Alabama News
Ivey signs ranked-choice voting ban into law

Gov. Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 186, sponsored by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), to protect the integrity of Alabama elections by banning the use of ranked-choice voting on Friday.

SCOTUS Alabama News
SCOTUS rules in favor of AG Marshall following seizure of cars involved in alleged drug crimes

The U.S. Supreme Court took up two Alabama cases where plaintiffs loaned their vehicles to people who were arrested on drug charges.

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Solar storms now through weekend could cause Northern Lights in Alabama, electrical problems

An unusual solar storm hitting this weekend could cause Northern Lights over Alabama and electrical problems.

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Laura Clark: Rise up, Christians! ‘Lemon’ is dead!

Christians are constantly told to keep their faith out of the workplace because of “separation of church and state,” a made-up concept not found anywhere in law.

Stanhope Elmore High School Alabama News
Freedom From Religion Foundation strikes again; Outraged over faith-based recovery program director speaking at Elmore County school

For the second day in a row, the national group, Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), is going after an Alabama entity.

House 1 Alabama News
Home of Vietnam veteran and his family destroyed in east Alabama storm

A line of storms tore through central Alabama Thursday leaving behind significant damage in Randolph County and destroying at least one home in the Swagg community

James Gregory Alabama News
'The Funniest Man in America,' James Gregory, dies one day before scheduled Hoover performance

Comedian legend James Gregory, also known as "The Funniest Man in America," died Thursday of cardiac complications. He had just turned 78 on Monday.

Prattville-Autauga Library. Alabama News
Advocacy groups sue Prattville Library board over sexually explicit books policies

A collection of groups and individuals have filed a lawsuit against the Prattville-Autauga Library Board over its policies for regulating and placing potentially obscene or sexually explicit children’s books.

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Library obscenity bill dies in Senate: ‘The problem is not going to go away’

A bill removing school and public library obscenity exceptions died in the Senate without receiving a vote on the final day of the session Thursday.

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
RIP GAMBLING 2024: House closes session by approving the education budget after a last-minute gambling push

The Alabama House of Representatives closed out the 2024 regular legislative session Thursday after briefly holding up the Education Trust Fund budget in hopes of securing a compromise on the now-dead gambling package.

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Gambling constitutional amendment dies with the Senate declining to vote before sine die

The 2024 legislative session ended on Thursday without the Senate taking another vote on a gambling constitutional amendment developed by a conference committee last week.

Deborah stringfellow Alabama News
Elmore County's Deborah Stringfellow named Alabama 2024 ‘Teacher of the Year’

First of her family to graduate college, and first to graduate high school. Now, Deborah Stringfellow of Elmore County has been named Alabama Teacher of the Year.

Tristonbillboard Alabama News
American Idol Top 5 Triston Harper takes center stage back home in Alabama May 12-14

15-year-old Triston Harper of McIntosh, Alabama will compete in American Idol’s Top 5 on Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. on ABC. He will be feted with three events back home in Alabama.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt introduces MOMS Act, aims to strengthen families, require child support during pregnancy

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was one of three Senators who introduced the More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed (MOMS) Act ahead of Mother’s Day.

Bruce Pearl Alabama News
Pearl presses Biden to demand Hamas to surrender, release hostages — 'Many have died because our President has stopped Israel from finishing Hamas!'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl called on President Joe Biden to tell Hamas to surrender and release hostages, a number of which are American, on Thursday.

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Alabama bans lab-grown meat: 'Take your fake meat elsewhere'

Alabama became the second state in the nation to ban lab-grown meat after Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill yesterday prohibiting and providing criminal penalties for anyone who sells, manufactures, or distributes lab-grown meat. 

Nick Saban at Regions Tradition Pro Am Alabama News
'Relationships with players': Nick Saban on what he misses the most during his retirement

When asked what he missed the most, Nick Saban said it was forming relationships with the players.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
Dobson hits Baldwin County, seeks grassroots support outside of AL-2 — ‘It’s going to be a hard battle’

GOP congressional district two nominee Caroleene Dobson addressed the Eastern Shore Republican Women’s Club Thursday for a rare Baldwin County appearance.

State Rep. Chris Blackshear. Alabama News
House passes ETF supplemental after bashing Senate for killing gambling package – 'This House bows down to the Senate too often'

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve the Education Trust Fund supplemental appropriations conference substitute, but not before several lawmakers followed a session trend of blasting the Senate for its failure to pass gambling legislation.

Cecil Hootie Ingram Alabama News
Alabama says goodbye to standout player, AD ‘Hootie’ Ingram Saturday

Hootie Ingram will be laid to rest May 11 in his native Tuscaloosa. The former Alabama AD died Monday at age

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Kristin Landers: Some heroes wear Vineyard Vines

Who had fraternity brothers guarding the American flag on their May bingo card? No one? Surprisingly, me neither.

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