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Birmingham City Council approves funding for hospital program to prevent retaliation following violent crime

Birmingham City Council approved an agreement with the Jefferson County Board of Health to fund the implementation of a hospital-linked violence intervention program, which is supposed to help reduce acts of retaliation from victims of violent crimes and their loved ones.

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Tuberville files name, image, likeness legislation for college sports

U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) filed legislation regulating the name, image, likeness (NIL) college sports on Tuesday.

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Finebaum: Alabama redistricting like ‘George Wallace in the schoolhouse door’

The special session of the Alabama Legislature on redistricting was a lot like former Gov. George Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” in 1963 to stop the integration of the University of Alabama, according to the SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum.

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What could education savings accounts look like with Ivey's pledge to make school choice a priority in 2024?

According to Gov. Kay Ivey, school choice in Alabama in the form of education savings accounts is in the works for the 2024 legislative session, but details of what that will look like are scant.

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AG Marshall leads brief supporting Tennessee, Kentucky bans on so-called gender-affirming care for minors

While Alabama is currently fighting to defend its law banning hormonal and surgical treatment on minors, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is leading briefs supporting states fighting similar battles in court.

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Josh Woods wins Mobile City Council District 6 seat in special election

Unofficial election results are in for the Mobile City Council District 6 special election on Tuesday with Josh Woods earning the majority of the votes.

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Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson: Ramifications of congressional district plan still unclear as most of Covington County faces potential move to District 1

Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson told 1819 News on Monday that the ramifications for his city are not yet evident in response to the state’s new congressional district map, which moved the majority of Covington County away from its traditional place in District 2 to District 1.

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Mobile County School Board approves purchase of Ladd-Peebles Stadium

The Mobile County School Board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Mobile and a sales agreement concerning the purchase of Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

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Tuberville, Ag Commissioner Pate to hold 2023 Farm Bill discussion public hearings throughout Alabama

In anticipation of the 2023 Farm Bill, Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) will hold public hearings and discussions for citizens to voice their concerns.

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State Rep. Yarbrough applauds Ivey for prioritizing school choice next legislative session — 'It’ll be very interesting to see what is put forward'

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough said he was happy to hear Gov. Kay Ivey make school choice a priority for the next regular session.

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U.S. Rep. Moore on new redistricting map: ‘It didn’t bother me’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) was “relieved” when he saw the new congressional map passed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature last week.

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Ainsworth blasts Ivey's $1 billion West Alabama Corridor as chronic traffic jams plague I-65 — 'It's time for new leadership at ALDOT'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth took to Twitter on Saturday to share a complaint about traffic on I-65 and call for new leadership in the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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ALSDE government relations employee, former Ainsworth aide charged with child sex abuse

A former Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) employee and former aid to Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth is facing charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12.

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ALDOT director Cooper claims BCBC acted in 'bad faith;' Says preliminary injunction costing millions

The Supreme Court of Alabama is reviewing a brief filed in the case of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper, in which he claims a lower court's decision issuing an injunction halting the building of a bridge in Baldwin County was not legal.

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Greg Fanin third to announce candidacy in upcoming special election for Alabama's 16th District

Fayette County resident Greg Fanin is the latest to throw his name into the ring for the upcoming special election to fill the now-vacant House seat in the state’s 16th District.

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Marijuana company asks judge for permission to speak to Alabama Medical Cannabis commissioners to resolve lawsuit

Alabama Always, one of the medical cannabis companies currently suing the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC), asked a Montgomery Circuit Court Judge for permission to discuss its lawsuit and “potential ways to resolve it” with commissioners and AMCC staff on Monday.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt, State Sen. Stutts endorse new congressional map — Say U.S. Rep. Sewell was against SCOTUS decision despite publicly claiming support

When the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Alabama Legislature to redraw the state's congressional map to create a second majority or near-majority black congressional district, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) publicly praised the decision as a "historic victory."

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Carlee Russell admits to lying about baby on I-459; Attorney says there was never a kidnapping

The Hoover Police Department announced Monday that Carlee Russell, 25, has admitted to lying about circumstances surrounding her disappearance from the side of the road on Thursday, July 13.

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AL(dot)com freelance photographer busted in child exploitation sting

Six people, including an AL(dot)com freelance photographer, were arrested after the Homewood Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit partnered last week with the FBI in an ongoing effort to combat child exploitation and human trafficking.

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Blanket Fort Hope CEO says everyone should see 'Sound of Freedom'

Alexa James, the founder and CEO of Blanket Fort Hope has dedicated her life to save and restore children victims of human trafficking. A new movie is now bringing awareness to child trafficking and the horrors that victims face. James said she hopes everyone sees the movie.

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AG Marshall gives hopeful outlook on defending Alabama law preventing transgender surgeries, medications for minors

At a recent meeting of the Autauga County GOP, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke at length about his office’s ongoing battle defending Alabama’s blocked law prohibiting transgender surgeries and medications for minors.

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Tribal nation seeks to reinstate lawsuit claiming Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka built on sacred grounds

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians is facing a lawsuit once again after the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is asking an appellate court to reinstate.

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State Sen. Stutts: Certificate of Need in Alabama ‘waste of health care resources’

The certificate of need process in Alabama is a “waste of health care resources,” according to State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia).

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Pelosi slams new Alabama congressional district map, decries Terri Sewell losing Selma, Montgomery

Since the state legislature adjourned its special session last week, reactions to Alabama’s redrawn district map have varied along party lines, with many Democrats, like U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calling it “ridiculous” and a violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s order to add another majority-black district.

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Marshall: No settlement with DOJ that includes a consent decree on long-running ADOC prison lawsuit

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Attorney General Steve Marshall addressed the backlog of litigation facing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) and the costs to the taxpayers that have accumulated as a result.

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U.S. House Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan: We're looking at moving FBI HQ to Huntsville

While Huntsville continues to fight to maintain its position as the Pentagon's choice for the Space Command headquarters, the Rocket City is beginning to create buzz that it could also be the home for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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‘COVID students’ in Alabama deal with behavioral challenges never seen before — 'Mental health is an issue'

For students who started kindergarten in 2019 or 2020, there have been challenges in school following the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who will begin the third and fourth grades this year have never experienced a complete school year without the looming threat of a pandemic shutdown.

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