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Steven Reed Alabama News
Montgomery Police Chief Darryl Albert resigns

On Thursday, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed officially accepted Police Chief Darryl Albert's resignation more than a week after he was placed on administrative leave for unspecified reasons.

South Baldwin Medical Group Alabama News
South Baldwin Regional denied freestanding ER in Loxley after competition contested Certificate of Need

Loxley Mayor Richard Teal said he is disappointed after the Certificate of Need (CON) Review Board denied South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s plans for a freestanding emergency department in the city. However, he said the fight for the people is not over.

Chaplain Alabama News
House committee advances bill allowing school board to hire chaplains — 'This is about emotional support'

The House Education Policy Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow public schools to employ or accept volunteer chaplains upon approval from a board of education or charter school governing body.  

mercedes benz vance Alabama News
Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance to vote on UAW membership in May

Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance will vote in May on whether to join the United Auto Workers, according to Reuters.

JSU cannabis panel Alabama News
Marijuana experts slam companies suing AMCC for delaying medical cannabis program — 'The system is being hijacked'

The six marijuana experts spoke at the “Rollin' Out Medical Cannabis” forum to commemorate the school’s new cannabis studies curriculum.

Marshall Kyle Benjamin Douglas Calvert Alabama News
Kyle Shideler: Arrest of suspected Alabama bomber shows Antifa is not just a ‘Portland’ problem

The arrest of a 26-year-old Alabama man on charges of detonating an explosive outside the office of the Alabama Attorney General in Montgomery shows that the threat of the anarcho-communist network known as Antifa isn’t limited to any region of the country.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Beach Express toll bridge to Orange Beach to be sold to ALDOT for $60M

The Baldwin County Bridge Company's toll bridge that takes drivers into Orange Beach, is set to be sold to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Mayorkas Alabama News
Britt, Aderholt, Palmer, Tuberville decry U.S. Senate's rejection of Mayorkas impeachment — 'It’ll be a lasting disservice to our Republic'

On Wednesday, the effort to impeach U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for failing to secure the southern border was rejected in the Senate after the House voted to move ahead with the legal proceedings.

body cam Alabama News
Bill requiring public disclosure of law enforcement body cam footage fails to advance in Senate

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted down legislation on Wednesday requiring law enforcement to release body camera footage within 30 days of a request by a member of the public.

Athens Limestone Library 1 Alabama News
Athens-Limestone County Library Board meeting descends into chaos over book policy

What started out as a normal meeting of the Athens-Limestone County Library Board quickly turned into a chaotic back-and-forth argument between opposing viewpoints on library policy.

Ivey signing Alabama News
Ivey signs 'Sound of Freedom Act' into law, giving mandatory life sentences for trafficking minors

Gov. Kay Ivey signed “The Sound of Freedom Act” into law on Wednesday, which establishes a minimum punishment of life imprisonment for human trafficking of a minor in Alabama.

Alabama political news bill maher Alabama News
Allen Keller: Bill Maher and the decline of the American conscience

The characters in "Blood Meridian" began movement in a certain wrong direction on a moral paradigm, a direction toward which they continued with tragic consequences. It’s a lesson to which we’d do well to adhere in our own time.

Tuskegee Announcement Alabama News
Tuskegee Airmen legacy to continue through new advanced flight training program

Republic Airways Holdings and the Leadership in Flight Training Academy are developing a new, advanced flight training program, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday. The program will be made available to all students this fall.

Property tax Alabama News
Annual 7% property tax assessment increase cap legislation approved by Senate committee

On Wednesday, Senate General Fund Budget Committee members approved legislation capping the increase in property values on annual reappraisals at 7%.

Alabama Political News UAW Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl: The UAW has no place in Alabama

Allowing the UAW to gain a foothold in Alabama would undermine this principle, putting the prosperity that our state has worked so hard to achieve in jeopardy.

Kyle Calvert Alabama News
Federal trial set for 'pansexual' Antifa man accused of leaving bomb outside AG's office

The Irondale man accused of placing a bomb in front of the Alabama Attorney General’s office pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two felony counts of malicious damage by explosives and one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.

Alabama political news ranked choice voting Alabama News
Secretary of State Wes Allen: Banning Ranked Choice Voting is the next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure in the country

The next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure elections in the country is the outlawing of ranked-choice voting.

britt dobson Alabama News
Katie Britt endorses Caroleene Dobson in congressional bid — 'It’s time to send Caroleene to Congress'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) announced her endorsement of Caroleene Dobson after Dobson’s victorious bid in the GOP runoff for Alabama’s Second Congressional District.

Joe Biden Alabama News
House, Senate committees approve change to allow Biden on ballot in Alabama in November

Legislation that would allow President Joe Biden to appear on Alabama ballots in the November general election as the Democrat candidate for President was approved by House and Senate committees on Wednesday.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
'A direct result of Joe Biden's weak foreign policy': Tuberville blames White House for 'funding' Iran's attack on Israel

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) blamed President Joe Biden and his "weak foreign policy" for Iran's attack on Israel over the weekend.

Loxley Alabama News
Certificate of Need: Proposed South Baldwin Regional freestanding ER contested by competition medical facilities

The case was contested in June 2023 and still has not been resolved. Meanwhile, people in the rural areas surrounding Loxley have few health care options.

immigration, border Alabama News
House committee delays vote on Laken Riley Act for the second week in a row

The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted Wednesday to once again delay voting on legislation that would bolster local law enforcement’s ability to work with federal agencies to enforce immigration laws.

birmingham-southern college Alabama News
House committee advances repeal of Birmingham Southern-inspired loan program

The House Ways and Means Education Committee approved legislation on Wednesday to repeal the 2023 law creating a loan program for universities in financial straits after its designed recipient, Birmingham-Southern College (BSC), permanently shut down.

Prison Alabama News
Paul DeMarco: Alabama Legislature must reject efforts to release violent felons from state prisons

A recent tragic murder in Chicago should raise red flags right here in Alabama. 

Alabama Political News Hallmark Farms Alabama News
Senate passes bill establishing new corporation to govern Alabama Farm Center property in Jefferson County

The Senate passed legislation on Tuesday by a 26-0 margin creating the Agriculture Exhibition Center Corporation to manage a proposed Alabama Farm Center in Jefferson County.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville questions Air Force Sec. Kendall on why MH-139 helicopter buy cut in half

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) questioned Air Force officials about their budget requests for the upcoming defense bill, in particular, why the number of MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopters had been cut in half.

Police line crime scene 1 Alabama News
Mother of paralyzed Montgomery shooting victim calls out city council — 'Crime has overridden Montgomery, Alabama'

A massive group of residents descended on the Montgomery city council to rail against rising crime rates after an innocent bystander left paralyzed in Friday shooting.

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