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Joshs Store Alabama News
Four people shot at Tuskegee convenience store; One victim dead

District Attorney Mike Segrest reported four people were shot in Tuskegee early Saturday.

Terri Collins Alabama News
State Rep. Collins downplays lowering test cut score for Literacy Act requirements

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," House Education Policy Committee chairwoman State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) explained why she thought it was necessary for a shift in so-called cut scores to gauge reading proficiency in Alabama.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore co-sponsors Dismantle DEI Act – ‘Only further divides our country’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and 21 other members of Congress have introduced the Dismantle DEI Act to eliminate all federal DEI programs and funding for federal agencies, contractors, organizations receiving federal grants, and educational accreditation agencies.

kenneth gulley randall woodfin Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Two Alabama Democrat cities in national top 5 for crime

Bessemer and Birmingham are in the top five cities in crime.

Gaines Title ix Alabama News
AG Marshall, State Rep. DuBose to discuss changes to Title IX at upcoming town halls hosted by Moms for Liberty, LOCAL Alabama

The Biden administration's changes to Title IX recognizing gender identity as a protected class will go into effect on August 1, just in time for the new school year.

Alabama political news old man Alabama News
Sean of the South: O, brother

Dan Lovette became an usher at the Baptist church on Easter Sunday, March 26th, 1961. He stood at the door shaking hands, passing out bulletins. Nobody knew Dan.

Meyer park Alabama News
Free summer concert series in Gulf Shores

Free live music concerts are slated in summer 2024 in Gulf Shores. No ticket or RSVP needed.

Charles Barkley in Neville Arena Alabama News
Charles Barkley: 'Next year is going to be my last year on television'

Auburn basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has become a staple of both NBA and March Madness television coverage, but that appears to soon be coming to an end after 25 years.

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter: Legislature to consider fixes for crime plaguing Alabama metro areas in coming session

With two more legislative sessions remaining in this quadrennium, House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) told Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Thursday that crime is still on his list of problems to resolve.

Clark/Reed. Alabama News
Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed resisting legislative efforts to rein in crime-ridden cities – 'That’s not a solution'

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed is resisting lawmakers’ efforts to rein in police departments in cities with rampant crime by allowing the state to insert an appointed interim police chief until the crime problem is curbed.

Donald Trump Alabama News
Alabama Farmers Federation endorses Trump — ‘Some farmers may not survive another four years of the Biden administration’

Alabama FarmPAC, a political action committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation, endorsed former President Donald Trump on Friday.

Ballot Harvesting file Alabama News
‘Ballot harvesting is alive and well’: Video of Conecuh County voters proves case needs to go to trial, investigator says

It has been over a year and a half since Conecuh County Sheriff Republican candidate Mike Blackmon filed an election contest following a recount that found Democrat Sheriff Randy Brock won the race by one vote.

Birmingham Police Department Crime Scene Unit by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: Wielding the sword

The job of the state is to establish order and security, wield the sword and protect her residents' safety.

Jihad Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Middle East expert warns we are in World War III — Islamic Jihad vs. Western world

Mideast expert Aaron Fruh told GOP women: We are in WWIII. Radical Islamics vs the rest of the world.

May Day shooting Alabama News
May Day shooting suspects ambushed victims over fight days before, prosecutors say

In a court filing, District Judge William Scully ruled Mack Arthur Adams III must stay in jail with no bond under Aniah’s Law.

James Spann Alabama News
UPDATE: Accounts restored... Get in your safe place! James Spann's Facebook, Instagram accounts suspended

Longtime Alabama meteorologist James Spann's Facebook and Instagram accounts were suspended Friday, leaving his 1.5 million followers on the Meta platforms in the dark.

Garlan Gudger Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger: Gambling fallout 'is going to be lingering for a little while'

Following the Alabama Senate's failed vote on a conference committee deal on a comprehensive gambling bill, some House members have publicly expressed frustration with their colleagues in the upper chamber.

Airbus Pride Alabama News
Airbus sponsoring Pride Street Party in front of historic Catholic cathedral

Airbus is one of several sponsors of this year’s Loda Artwalk Pride Street Party in Cathedral Square, where the historic Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception sits.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
Pro Tem Reed: Alabama Senate delivered on conservative priorities in 2024 legislative session

The Alabama Senate focused on delivering actual results that would continue to make Alabama the best state in the country to live, work and raise a family. 

Zeiglerflag1 Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Flag Day, the almost forgotten holiday

June 14 is Flag Day, an almost forgotten holiday.

Reed Ingram Alabama News
State Rep. Ingram pre-files bill allowing state to appoint police chief in cities with out-of-control crime — 'It’s life or death for some of these citizens'

State Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Pike Road) officially pre-filed a bill for the 2025 legislative session that would allow the Governor or Attorney General (AG) to appoint an interim police chief in municipalities where crime has gone out of control.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan downplays 2025 gambling bill prospects — 'The whole one-vote narrative is absolute garbage'

During an appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) explained that even though a conference committee-brokered bill failed by one vote in the Alabama State Senate, it will still need a majority of Senate Republicans to proceed if it comes up again.

in-vitro fertilization, ivf Alabama News
Patients ask court to declare new ‘hastily conceived’ Alabama IVF law unconstitutional

Plaintiffs in a wrongful death in vitro fertilization (IVF) lawsuit that has received national attention in recent months asked the Mobile County Circuit Court to declare a new Alabama IVF provider immunity law unconstitutional this week.

ALLA. Alabama News
Despite disassociation, state library board promotes ALA's 'Library Advocacy Town Halls'; Attendees sought to 'subtly' promote 'Pride Month'

Despite officially breaking ties with the American Library Association, the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) recently distributed brochures for a series of “Library Advocacy Town Halls” provided by the ALA’s state chapter to discuss the “war on Alabama libraries.

Mobile Port Authority Alabama News
Dockworkers strike looming at Port of Mobile; Could mean high shipping costs, major delays

Negotiations between a maritime workers union and the United States Maritime Alliance have failed, according to reports, meaning a strike could be looming at Alabama's port.

BALDWIN COUNTY BRIDGE COMPANY Alabama News
ALDOT to demo Baldwin Beach Express Bridge toll plaza beginning this weekend

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will demolish the toll plaza on the Beach Express Bridge in Baldwin County beginning June 16.

Alabama political news lawfare Alabama News
Laura Clark: All's fair in law and politics

The solution for political opponents today is to attack each other for things unrelated to political stance in order to take them out of the public discourse.

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