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Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jay Mitchell announces reelection campaign for 2024

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jay Mitchell has officially announced his reelection campaign for the 2024 statewide election.

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'I get more calls about this than anything' – Tuberville announces legislation to govern NIL in college sports coming next month

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) told 1819 News and other reporters on Tuesday that he and his colleague U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) will propose legislation to govern name, image and likeness (NIL) deals for college athletes nationwide next month.

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Alabama wheels and deals at 2023 Paris Air Show

The Alabama Department of Commerce sent a delegation to the 2023 Paris Air Show, led by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, with the goal of building “on the $3.6 billion in new capital investments made by the [aerospace] industry in Alabama growth projects since 2016.”

‘I told you so’: Orange Beach Mayor Kennon, Superintendent Wilkes confirm school system does not owe millions to Alabama Department of Education

After working with the State of Alabama Department of Education, the Orange Beach School System has been cleared of owing millions to the Education Foundation Program.

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AG Marshall signs on to 'click to cancel' subscriptions effort

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 25 state attorneys general support a new federal proposal putting new requirements on subscription service businesses.

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Birmingham City Council unanimously passes Woodfin’s fiscal year 2023 budget with amendments after council-mayor tensions resolve

The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s proposed $554 million fiscal year 2024 budget on Tuesday following tension between the city’s legislative and executive branches.

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Ivey announces July special session to redraw congressional maps after SCOTUS decision

Gov. Kay Ivey has officially announced the special legislative session for lawmakers to redraw congressional maps after being compelled by a Supreme Court ruling.

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UAB to offer undergraduate, graduate programs on ‘LGBTQ health and well-being’

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health plans to offer both undergraduate and graduate-level students coursework in “LGBTQ health and well-being” this fall.

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Legislative redistricting hearings begin today

State legislators will begin a series of meetings on Tuesday to decide how to comply with a court order requiring redrawn congressional districts in Alabama.

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Montgomery flies gay pride flags while city, state and U.S. flags missing from City Hall

Montgomery City Hall is festooned with flags celebrating pride month, but the city, state, and U.S. flags have been recently missing

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Mobile mayor releases video highlighting benefits of annexation

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson released a video Monday showing the positive aspects of annexation for areas west of Mobile.

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Summerdale Police chief on administrative leave; Baldwin County deputy stepping in

Summerdale Police Chief Kevin Brock is on administrative leave following an investigation into personal matters.

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24% of Alabama third graders reading below grade level

According to research conducted by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, 24% of Alabama third graders tested are not reading on grade level.

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House Speaker Ledbetter, State Rep. Simpson tout 'most conservative legislature' status on social media from 2021 poll

Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) and Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Fairhope) shared a two-year-old CPAC poll on Twitter last week that lists Alabama as the “most conservative” state legislature in the country.

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Ethics complaint dismissed against Mo Brooks for comments on Chinese interference in failed U.S. Senate run

On Sunday, the Alabama GOP Ethics Committee dismissed the ethics complaint against former Congressman Mo Brooks by State Department of Education vice president Wayne Reynolds.

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11 charged in multi-jurisdiction child predator investigation in Jefferson County

Fultondale PD worked with Covenant Rescue Group, a non-profit founded by former Jefferson County Sheriff candidate Jared Hudson and his wife. The group rescues victims and helps arrest suspects of human trafficking.

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Prattville library board elects new director, changes rules for public participation in board meetings

The Prattville-Autauga Library board of trustees voted on a replacement library director as well as rule changes for public participation in public board meetings as debate continues on the inclusion of LGBTQ+ books for minors.   

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Central Alabama Pride hosts drag show for 'all ages' at Hi-Wire Brewing — 'Drag is not a crime, y’all!'

On Sunday, Central Alabama Pride hosted a drag show at Hi-Wire Brewing in Birmingham that was reportedly open to “all ages.”

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Sec. of State Wes Allen: Office 'staying vigilant' after removal of Houston County Board of Registrars official for alleged voter fraud

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen said his office is “staying vigilant” when it comes to voter and election integrity after an official with the Houston County Board of Registrars had to be removed last week over allegations of voter fraud.

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Wiregrass Electric Coop executive warns electric vehicles could pose risk to grid — 'EVs could be a threat if they're on our peak'

With more people in Alabama purchasing electric vehicles and the Biden administration pledging to dramatically increase EV sales by 2030, there is concern that the higher demand for electricity could drive up consumer costs and overwhelm the grid, but there are solutions.

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Confusion reigns as North Alabama UMC conference comes to close

The 2023 Conference of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church ended on Saturday. It was a much-observed event as it was unclear what direction the embattled group would take, having lost over half its membership recently due to disaffiliation by member churches over cultural issues like the church's position on homosexuality.

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Embattled Prattville Library board to hold meeting after library director resigns position amid LGBTQ+ children's books controversy

The Prattville-Autauga Public Library is holding a special meeting of the board of trustees to replace the recently-resigned library director.

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Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office responds to multiple distress calls in the Gulf of Mexico, several drownings

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is spreading the word about dangerous rip currents and water safety after several incidents in the Gulf of Mexico this week.

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Tuberville limits Air Force Secretary's travel budget until Space Force HQ selected

On Friday, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) released its 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which outlines military spending and provides guidance for the coming fiscal year.

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North Alabama Conference of United Methodist Church approves resolution urging the removal of restrictions on homosexuality

By a vote of 236 to 151, the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church voted to remove language regarding restrictions on homosexuality from the Book of Discipline, its governing document. The resolution approved by The Commission on Petitions and Procedures before the meeting stated that "the current language … on human sexuality has fostered painful division."

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Cannabis Commission ordered to halt licensing in lawsuit over selection process

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission was ordered Friday to stop issuing licenses to growers and distributors.

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‘Little king in Birmingham’ — Birmingham city councilman argues mayor’s unusual spending authority prevents council from addressing crime, budget

Birmingham City councilman Hunter Williams spoke to 1819 News on Thursday about how legislation from a disgraced former lawmaker led to a power imbalance in the city government, hindering the council from serving its constituents today. 

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