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State Auditor Sorrell wants added ‘authority to investigate state government’

A bill to give the Office of Alabama State Auditor new investigative power will be filed in the next couple of weeks, according to Alabama State Auditor Andrew Sorrell.

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State Rep. Garrett: Clay city manager's account of grocery tax rebuke not accurate — 'I was trying to be helpful'

State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) said what has been said about him and his involvement in a local grocery tax cut is not accurate.

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Bruce Pearl: U.S. foreign policy 'has put the world at risk'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl said “US foreign policy has put the world at risk and the potential for greater conflict exists” after news of a China-brokered peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran was announced on Friday.

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Former police officer arrested on 25 counts of child porn

A former Centre police officer is facing multiple charges after an investigation by the Cedar Bluff Police Department.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth calls for state grocery tax reduction — 'We must take action now'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said on Friday that he was working on legislation to reduce the state’s grocery tax.

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Suspect pleads not guilty to 3 counts of capital murder in death of Aniah Blanchard

The man suspected in the abduction and killing of Aniah Blanchard pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges.

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Former U.S. Sen. Shelby honored by Ivey, others in joint session of Alabama Legislature

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature met for a joint session in the old house chambers in the Capitol building to honor now-retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby.

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Mobile police chief blames brother of man killed in officer-involved shooting for his death

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said a fatal officer-involved shooting Tuesday resulted from an investigation into the victim's brother.

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Birmingham Water Works hires second PR firm; Spokesman says it won’t affect 2023 budget

Birmingham Water Works is hiring another public relations firm, but a spokesperson said it wouldn't add to the approximately $200 million budget already approved for fiscal year 2023.

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State education board approves confidential list of reading textbooks for K-3

The Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) Board voted Thursday to approve the k-3 English Language Arts (ELA) reading textbook recommendations from the State Textbook Committee.

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State Sen. Gudger files bill to establish visitation rights for hospitals, nursing homes

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) that would establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes passed a Senate healthcare committee on Thursday.

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'You've got to have a backbone': Clay city manager says he faced pushback after municipal grocery tax cut from State Rep. Garrett, Alabama Dept. of Revenue

A 2% decrease in grocery tax went into effect last November for the city of Clay. The council approved cutting its grocery tax in half after failed attempts by the state legislature to cut the grocery tax statewide.

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UAB in top 1% of organizations funded by the National Institutes of Health under Dr. Fauci

The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) is in the top 1% of “public, private and international organizations” funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a press release from the university.

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Ukrainian pastor receiving donations from Alabama says his congregation is still safe after deadly missile attack two miles from shelter

Following a deadly missile attack in Ukraine, a pastor who has received money from donations raised in Alabama gave an update on the group of people sheltering with him.

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Norfolk Southern train derails in Calhoun County as company faces investigation from federal agencies, apologizes to Congress

Around 30 train cars derailed early Thursday morning from a Norfolk Southern Railway in Calhoun County, just as the railroad company’s CEO apologized to Congress for the devastating derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, which resulted in over a million pounds of toxic chemicals potentially being spilled.

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State Sen. Albritton files bill transferring $60 million to Alabama Trust Fund

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) filed legislation on Wednesday to transfer nearly $60 million from the state’s General Fund to the Alabama Trust Fund.

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Tuberville bullish on permanent daylight saving time bill becoming law

“Making daylight saving time permanent will allow all Alabamians, especially our farmers, to make the most of what the daylight hours give.” 

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House Speaker Ledbetter predicts bills on school choice expansion, abortion ban changes

Alabama will have months of legislating after the conclusion of this special session, with abortion and school choice on the docket.

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Richard Shelby to be honored during legislative joint session on Thursday

Former Sen. Richard Shelby is slated to make an appearance at the Alabama state house, where a joint session of the legislature will convene to honor him for his time in Washington, D.C.

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House Speaker Ledbetter, General Fund budget chairman Reynolds express optimism for ARPA passage — 'We’ve got overwhelming support'

The Alabama House of Representatives gaveled in for the first official day of 2023’s special session, dropping the two bills to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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Baldwin County Coroner sounds alarm over fentanyl overdoses — Says larger building needed for 'body surge'

Baldwin County Coroner Dr. Brian Pierce made a case to the Baldwin County Commission Monday during its work session. Pierce said the coroner’s office is in desperate need of a new building and he pointed out issues his office has seen with drug overdoses.

Henry County Sheriff announces drug trafficking arrest after two-month-long investigation

There's a new sheriff in town in Henry County and he's proving he came in with a purpose just two months ago. During his first weeks in office, Sheriff Eric Blankenship's team was able to investigate and make a large drug bust.

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UA Women's History Month keynote speaker assisted Andrew Cuomo in discrediting sexual assault accusers

March is Women’s History Month, and the University of Alabama has booked a keynote speaker whose tenure as CEO of an anti-sexual harassment nonprofit ended when she privately consulted with former Democratic N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid the sexual harassment accusations levied against him. 

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Ivey signs executive order pausing, reducing ‘red tape’ on businesses

Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order on Wednesday that places a moratorium on state agencies from creating new administrative rules with some exceptions for one year and encourages agencies to reduce regulations by 25% over the next two years.

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Mobile City Councilman Scott Jones calls for termination of AltaPointe CEO after $7 million verdict in favor of pediatric rape victim

Mobile City Councilman Scott Jones spoke during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, asking for something to be done about the leadership of AltaPointe Health after a guilty verdict against the company in a civil case.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton says expect Dems to 'play more defense,' Questions merits of school choice push

After Tuesday’s Senate meeting, Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) spoke to media, giving predictions and stating priorities in the upcoming regular session after the planned special session.  

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State Sen. Jones files bill capping local occupational taxes at 1%

State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) filed legislation that would reduce existing local occupational taxes incrementally down to 1% and exempt some employees from the tax.

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