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U.S. Sen. Britt slams Biden’s student loan bailout — ‘It’s just completely unacceptable, totally reckless and unethical’

Thursday on Fox Business Network's "Kudlow," U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) discussed President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan and called it “completely unacceptable, totally reckless and unethical.”

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Bicyclists from around the world competing in Calhoun County this weekend

Calhoun County EMA officials warn of traffic impact and safety concerns ahead of Cheaha Challenge

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House bill would create scholarship program for attending non-public schools, capped annually at $45 million

The Alabama Legislature is entertaining legislation that would create a scholarship program for those attending non-public schools.

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Grocery tax cut filed in Alabama House; Speaker Ledbetter anticipates Thursday floor vote

A bill to cut the grocery tax in half over the next four years has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Anti-ESG legislation passes State Senate

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) that prohibits state contracts with businesses that boycott certain sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies passed the Senate on Thursday.

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AUDIO — State Health Officer Scott Harris in his own words: 'Appalled' by transgender legislation, 'This stuff outrages all of us,' 'A hot button for a certain group of voters'

On Wednesday, 1819 News learned State Health Officer Scott Harris was personally reaching out to lawmakers and other state officials to dispute an 1819 News report regarding remarks he had offered earlier in the week at the so-called "Substance Use and Social Justice Symposium" at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB).

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Briarwood Presbyterian Church pastor Harry Reeder killed in car accident

On Thursday, Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham announced its senior pastor, Harry L. Reeder III, was killed in a car accident.

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ALDOT plans to continue fight for new Baldwin County bridge after judge calls it a 'scheme' wasting millions in public funds

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to continue the fight for a new, free bridge in Baldwin County after the construction of the bridge was halted Wednesday when Judge Jimmy Pool ordered a preliminary injunction.

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First United Methodist Church-Montgomery considering leaving UMC denomination

Members of the administrative board of First United Methodist Church - Montgomery voted on Wednesday night to begin the discernment process to consider whether or not to leave the United Methodist Church (UMC) denomination.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin proposes third cost of living adjustment in the last year, part of $554 million budget

As part of his new $554 million city budget for fiscal year 2024, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposed another cost of living adjustment for police and firefighters, which would be the third since last May.

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'What is a Woman Act' public hearing held in House committee

The What is a Woman Act, or House Bill 405 (HB405), which would define man, woman, boy, girl, father, mother, male, female and sex to use the terms in the Code of Alabama, received a public hearing in House committee on Wednesday.

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Shelby Co. GOP backs State Rep. Paschal after a Democratic lawmaker referred to him as an 'n-word'

The Shelby County GOP has come out in support of State Rep, Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham), after he was the target of racially charged remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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Honduran man in U.S. illegally charged with raping Prattville teen — U.S. Sen. Britt: 'Biden administration is putting families & communities in every corner of Alabama at risk'

The incident reportedly occurred Saturday inside a restaurant on Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville, where the victim alleges she was forced into a bathroom stall in the woman’s bathroom and raped.

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Montgomery beer distributor Bama Budweiser bucks Anheuser-Busch in radio spot — 'We do not support this issue involving Dylan Mulvaney’

A local executive of a Budweiser wholesaler in Montgomery is “upset” about a recent Bud Light promotion involving Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender influencer. 

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Narrowed foreign agricultural land ownership bill passes Senate committee

Legislation that would’ve barred Chinese citizens and entities from owning land in Alabama was amended in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee on Wednesday.

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Voices growing as Prattville residents speak to city council for library's acceptance of LGBTQ children's books

The number of parents protesting the inclusion of a number of LGBTQ+ children’s books at the Prattville Autauga Library is growing, with no signs of stopping.

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Recalled infant formula made it to Alabama stores after possible contamination was discovered

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers in eight states that a recalled infant formula was sold after a possible bacteria contamination was discovered. Alabama is one of those states.

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$2.02 million settlement approved for corrections officers claiming sexual harassment in Mobile County Metro Jail

A settlement that includes $2.02 million in monetary relief and several policy changes for the Mobile County Sheriff's Office has been approved by a federal judge. The lawsuit claimed female jailers were harassed by male prisoners and sheriff's officials ignored concerns.

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Bill requiring fingerprinting, DNA samples of illegal aliens in custody passes committee

Legislation that would require law enforcement in Alabama to collect fingerprints and DNA of illegal immigrants in custody passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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Tuberville on Durham report: ‘It’s a shame people don’t go to jail for this’

Tuesday on Newsmax’s “John Bachman Now," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) reacted to the United States Justice Department (DOJ) releasing a report by former special counsel John Durham about the federal investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.

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Judge issues scathing rebuke of ALDOT director Cooper; Says he 'acted in bad faith' towards Baldwin County Bridge Company

A judge ruled Wednesday to grant a preliminary injunction, halting the construction of a new bridge in south Alabama because Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper "acted in bad faith."

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Alabama House passes bill to require adult content filter automatically be activated on devices sold in state

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to require manufacturers to have the adult content filter automatically activated on phones and tablets sold in Alabama.

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Leeds man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol breach sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison

A Leeds man was sentenced Tuesday after having been convicted on three felony charges and two misdemeanors in connection to the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol breach.

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Britt implores U.S. Sec. Def. Austin to move U.S. Space Command HQ to Huntsville: ‘Do not prove Xi Jinping right’

During a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Kate Britt (R-Montgomery) further criticized the Biden administration’s plans to reverse course on moving U.S. Space Command headquarters to Alabama, and she directly addressed U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin about why it rightfully belongs in Huntsville.

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State Health Officer Scott Harris: ADPH ‘appalled,’ ‘outraged’ by state's transgender laws

Alabama's State Health Officer Scott Harris, who heads the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), said his department was "appalled" by Alabama laws addressing transgender issues.

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Baldwin County Commission expansion bill advances in Senate

Legislation that would add a fifth member to the Baldwin County Commission passed the Senate County and Municipal Government Committee on Tuesday.

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Greene County gambling constitutional amendment legislation filed

Local legislation that would propose a constitutional amendment to legalize historical horse racing gambling machines in Greene County was filed in the Senate on Tuesday.

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