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‘There’s nothing to fight for aside from the truth’: Matt Walsh speaks to students at University of Alabama

Podcast host and conservative commentator Matt Walsh spoke at the University of Alabama (UA) Thursday night about his new documentary “What is a Woman?” which questions the logic of the gender ideology movement. 

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Capstone Free Press seeks to offer University of Alabama students an alternative to left-wing Crimson White

For over a century, the student-run campus newspaper, The Crimson White, has informed University of Alabama (UA) students about campus events. But now, many conservative students are turning to a new outlet to receive campus news.

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Grandview Medical Center employee under investigation for sexual assault

An employee at Grandview Medical Center is being investigated after he was accused of sexual assault.

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Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau moves forward with Oak Mountain Amphitheater relocation

The Oak Mountain Amphitheater is one step closer to moving to Birmingham.

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Hyundai to drop relationship with suppliers over child labor allegations

Hyundai will likely drop two auto parts manufacturers in Alabama who were accused of using child labor.

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1819 News Reporter Will Blakely talks NAEP scores on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Will Blakely on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the recently released NAEP scores and a ranking of Alabama cities based on a cost of living/crime rate ratio.

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No significant improvement in Alabama’s math scores since 2019, other states all below in rankings

Alabama’s fourth and eighth-grade mathematics scores have lacked improvement since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in its 2022 Nation’s Report Card released on Monday.

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ALDOT responds to lawsuit from Baldwin County toll bridge company — Will 'only exacerbate the traffic problems'

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) responded to the lawsuit filed against them by the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) over a debacle surrounding Orange Beach’s Foley Beach Express and the new Intercoastal Waterway project. 

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Cost of living: Which of Alabama's most affordable cities have the least crime?

Alabama is known for its low cost of living compared to other states, but in some cities, that can come at the expense of higher crime.

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Adderall shortage: Alabama kids among the most heavily medicated in the country

The Food and Drug Administration announced a shortage of the drug Adderall earlier this month. But what impact does this have on Alabama?

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Owners of Orange Beach toll bridge sue ALDOT – Claim agency's director John Cooper attempting to destroy business

The owners of the Foley Beach Bypass toll bridge are suing the Alabama Department of Transportation after the state agency introduced plans to build a new toll-free bridge nearby.

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Department of Energy grants $117M to company planning EV battery factory in North Alabama

The U.S. Department of Energy is sending $117 million to a planned electric vehicle battery plant in Colbert County.

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'Like being married for 25 years, and you find out on TV that your wife wants a divorce': Pelham Mayor Gary Waters talks potential Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move

Pelham Mayor Gary W. Waters spoke to 1819 News on Thursday about the proposal brought before the Jefferson County Commission to replace Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre with a new facility in Birmingham.

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Jefferson County judge who tried ruling the death penalty unconstitutional convicted again for failing to comply with previous sanction

A Jefferson County judge was convicted Tuesday of violating ethics rules by failing to return to work without pay following a previous conviction.

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Oak Mountain Amphitheatre may leave Shelby County; Asks millions from Jefferson County, Birmingham

For the last three-and-a-half decades, Pelham's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre has been a staple of North Shelby County and holds the distinction of being the biggest outdoor music venue in Alabama. But it might be moving to Birmingham, according to a proposed project that could cost up to $50 million.

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Ex-boyfriend charged with abuse of corpse in case of girl found in shallow grave in Springville

The ex-boyfriend of the Florida woman whose body was found in a shallow grave in St. Clarie County last spring was charged with abuse of corpse.

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Alabama second to last in energy efficiency, study finds

Alabama ranked the second-least energy-efficient state in a study conducted by WalletHub on the continental United States.

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1819 News Reporter Will Blakely talks the potential consequences of leftist investment schemes on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Will Blakely on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the potential consequences of leftist investment schemes such as environmental, social and governance, how, since these schemes aren't based on rate of return, they will likely eventually crash, and who will inevitably pick up this liability.

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ADOC: Inmate work stoppages over at all facilities

All inmate workers in Alabama prisons have returned to work after ending their strike on Monday, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

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1819 News Reporter Will Blakely talks ESG on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Will Blakely on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss environmental, social and governance (ESG), where the yield on investment of a security takes a backseat to the "wokeness" of the security.

Police officer shot multiple times in standoff at Hoover apartment complex

A Hoover police officer was shot multiple times in a standoff at an apartment complex on Sunday morning.

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State Treasurer Boozer, Retirement Systems of Alabama deny using ESG criteria for investments

Alabama state treasurer Young Boozer assured that the Alabama State Treasury (AST) does not make investment decisions using ESG criteria.

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10 best concert venues in Alabama for live music

Details on Orion Amphitheater, BJCC, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Saturn, Iron City, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Alabama Theatre, Wharf Amphitheater, MPAC, & Mobile Civic Center

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Morning Consult: Ivey ranked seventh most popular governor; 9 of top 10 governors from GOP

According to a new poll conducted by Morning Consult, nine out of the top ten governors with the highest approval ratings were Republican. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey ranked 7th.

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AG Steve Marshall orders Birmingham Water Works to disclose documents about potential rate increase

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall asked the Birmingham Water Works board on Thursday to turn over a handful of documents pertaining to its consideration of another rate increase for 2023.

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Homicides, drug-related deaths on the rise across Alabama prison system; ADOC claims 'working diligently' to improve the safety, security

Homicides and drug deaths are on the rise at one Alabama prison.

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DOJ charges Alabama with discriminating against disabilities over psychiatric treatment facilities for children in foster care

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) notified the State of Alabama on Wednesday of findings that indicate the state’s foster care system violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

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