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State Sen. Jabo Waggoner Alabama News
Senate passes ‘research and development corridor’ bill for UAB, Southern Research project in Birmingham

State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) 's legislation allowing cities to authorize “research and development corridors” passed the Senate by a 27-4 margin on Thursday.

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Huntsville approves construction for new CSI building costing $9.7 million

For years, the Huntsville Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division has had to work in cramped quarters. However, relief for those officers is now on the way in the form of a brand new 14,000-square-foot Crime Scene Investigation building complete with labs, office space, evidence processing areas, and vehicle processing bays.

Dallas Turner NFL Draft Alabama News
Four players with Alabama ties selected in the first round of NFL Draft

Thursday night saw four players connected to Alabama chosen in the opening round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
House passes repeal of Birmingham-Southern-inspired loan program

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to repeal the 2023 law creating a loan program for universities in financial straits after its designed recipient, Birmingham-Southern College, permanently shut down.

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'They will eventually learn the truth': Auburn's Pearl decries anti-Israel protests on college campuses

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Wednesday condemned the rise of anti-Israel protests popping up on college and university campuses across the United States as Israel and Palestine continue to wage war.

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House passes amended bill removing school, public library obscenity exceptions; Public drag show prohibition not included

On Wednesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation removing the obscenity exception for public schools and libraries while removing previous restrictions in the bill, banning drag shows where minors are present.

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House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter: A history lesson on the UAW

The UAW's leadership wants us to believe it has a legacy of fighting for auto workers. The truth is it has a legacy of corruption, destruction and usury. 

Fairhope Pride Alabama News
Month-long prayer walk planned leading to Fairhope 'Pride' celebration

A group of Christians in Fairhope plans to walk and pray throughout May ahead of a pride event in city parks on June 1. The Jericho Walk, a coordinated prayer walk, will bring Christians together in those same areas to pray together.

United Auto Workers members attend a rally in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. The UAW is conducting a strike against Ford, Stellantis and General Motors. ( Alabama News
Senate elects to go to conference committee on bill clawing back incentives from businesses who voluntarily recognize employee unions

The Alabama Senate voted to go to a conference committee Thursday on legislation to claw back economic incentives from employers that recognize a labor union selected without using secret ballots.

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Kristin Landers: Trading liberty for security

It's time for our congressional representatives and the Biden administration to stop selling the American people down the river.

Eagle Forum speaks to nation's largest Turning Point USA chapter at Gulf Shores High School

Eagle Forum of Alabama’s Theresa Hubbard spoke Wednesday to a group of students at Gulf Shores High School. The students are in the Turning Point USA Chapter and have been learning about national and local politics through programs and speaker appearances.

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Chris' Hot Dogs owner Theo Katechis dies in Montgomery at 78

Owner of Chris’ Hot Dogs, Theo Katechis, dies in Montgomery at 78. Run by family for 107 years.

UAB SGA resolution condemns Israel for apartheid, ethnic cleansing, 'plausible genocide'

The UAB Student Government once again made a left turn showing their support for the Palestinian people and calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Scott Harris Alabama News
House committee advances Senate bill giving the Governor authority to appoint State Health Officer from list of nominees

The House Health Committee advanced legislation on Wednesday that would change how the State Health Officer is appointed and the makeup of Alabama's State Committee of Public Health.

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Public hearing held on bill requiring activation of porn filters on smartphones for minors

The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee held a public hearing without voting on a bill that would require smartphones activated in Alabama automatically have a content filter turned on for minor users. 

Mobile Police Department and Government Plaza Alabama News
MPD major sends letter pointing out inaccuracies in 'atrocious' and 'appalling' Kenyen Brown report; Command staff to release analysis

A Mobile Police Department command staff member sent a letter to officers concerning the report on a review of policies and procedures by Kenyen Brown.

Craig Ford Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford scoffs at state legislation banning DEI, says doesn't apply to city's DEI director — 'I don't give a damn about that bill'

With the passing of Senate Bill 129 prohibiting diversity, equity and inclusion programs, many state colleges and agencies are scrambling to adjust their policies before the ban goes into effect in October.

Governor Kay Ivey Alabama News
Morning Consult says Ivey has nation’s highest job approval among state GOP voters

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that Gov. Kay Ivey has the nation’s highest job approval rating among her state’s Republican voters, at 86%. The group polled the approval ratings of all Republican governors within their own state’s GOP voters.

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House committee advances Laken Riley Act – 'We have empowered local law enforcement in some way to help keep our community safe'

The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted to advance legislation bolstering local law enforcement’s ability to work with federal agencies to enforce immigration laws after weeks of delays.

Rush Propst Alabama News
Pell City School Board fails to remove embattled head football coach Rush Propst

The Pell City School Board attempted but ultimately failed to remove Pell City High School football coach Rush Propst on Wednesday.

opioids, fentanyl, money Alabama News
State oversight commission lays out plan for spending $30 million in opiate settlement funds

The Oversight Commission on Alabama Opioid Settlement Funds announced Tuesday its statewide investment plan for the $30 million from the state’s opioid settlement.

Ben Mark Baxley Alabama News
Ivey appoints Ben Baxley as Elmore County District Judge

Gov. Kay Ivey announced the appointment of Ben Baxley as District Judge in Elmore County on Wednesday.

precious metals Alabama News
Senate committee passes bill removing capital gains taxes on precious metals

Members of the Senate Education Budget Committee passed legislation on Wednesday that would end state capital gains taxes on gold and silver.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Is criminal justice reform an issue for conservative Christians?

Christian conservative constitutionalists support law and order, believing government has a duty to punish crime. But law and order also means the government must follow the law, and the rights of innocent and guilty defendants must be zealously defended.

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Senate bill removing economic incentives from employers who recognize open ballot union elections passes House

Senate legislation that would claw back economic incentives from employers that recognize a labor union selected without using secret ballots passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Biden Harris Alabama News
Senate approves allowing Biden, Harris on Alabama ballots in 2024

Legislation allowing President Joe Biden to appear on Alabama ballots in the November general election as the Democrat candidate for president was approved unanimously by the Senate on Tuesday.

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine City Council Alabama News
'Concern is public trust': MPD report released; Still no movement on removal of police chief, council investigation

The Mobile City Council tabled two resolutions Tuesday concerning the police department. The first resolution was to approve an external investigation into the city administration following Police Chief Paul Prine eluding to possible improprieties. The other was to terminate Prine’s employment.

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