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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.

Steve Marshall on Capitol Journal, 7/22/2023 Alabama News
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.

Kay Ivey on APTV, 7/21/2023 Alabama News
Ivey says education savings account bill in works for next session — 'My goal is for Alabama to be the most school choice-friendly state in the nation'

Although she has been seemingly absent from the public policy arena in recent months, Gov. Kay Ivey appeared on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday and revealed her office was working toward a school choice plan for the 2024 session.

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Helena land wars: City appeals zoning case against Pelham as it faces annexation battle with Hoover

Last week, a Jefferson County judge placed a restraining order on Hoover and Helena in the midst of an annexation battle over part of an unincorporated community in Jefferson County. But Hoover is not the only nearby municipality conflicting with the City of Helena over land.

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Alabama public school officials 'cautiously optimistic' on improving academics post-COVID

Alabama State Department of Education director of communications Dr. Michael Sibley said March 13, 2020, was the day a previously distant thought became a reality. Then-President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency, and schools were suddenly closed.

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State Sen. Elliott vows action on Archives & History during 2024 session — 'They've got a huge management change coming in their future'

Last week, the Alabama Legislature opted not to take up a bill that would have initiated the clawback of a $5 million appropriation for the Alabama Department of History and Archives (ADAH) from the education supplemental budget passed earlier this year during the regular session.

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State lawmakers pass ‘slight fix’ allowing retired state police to work as SROs and correctional officers without losing pension

Although redistricting was the main focus of the just-completed special session, House and Senate members also unanimously passed legislation adding retired state police officers to the list of law enforcement groups that can now serve as school resource officers or correctional officers without losing retirement benefits. 

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Barry Moore on Schools Not Shelters Act: Children should not be forced to pay for Biden 'disastrous immigration policies'

The bill comes in the wake of a massive surge in crossings at the southern border, which led some cities to house aliens in schools. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that he would begin housing aliens in elementary and secondary school gyms due to overwhelmed shelters.

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'Let him run' — Tuberville continues pushback against looming Trump indictment

As the possibility of a third indictment looms against former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) continues railing against perceived efforts to stop Trump from running in the 2024 presidential election.

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'American electoral apartheid': Fmr U.S. AG Eric Holder takes to MSNBC to criticize Alabama

While it remains to be seen how the federal court system will react to Alabama's redrawn congressional maps signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday, the left-of-center national media and talking heads have taken notice of the Alabama Legislature's actions.

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New congressional redistricting map for Alabama signed into law

Alabama House and Senate Republicans passed a new congressional map on Friday afternoon.

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Hoover officials silent about annexation conflict against Helena over unincorporated community

After repeated attempts to reach Hoover officials for comment about an annexation legal battle with the City of Helena that resulted in a temporary restraining order last week, 1819 News has yet to receive a response. 

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Conference committee passes new redistricting map

A conference committee made up of six members from the House and Senate passed a new congressional redistricting map on Friday. 

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Autauga County Commission likely to request opinion from AG Marshall in continued Prattville library drama

The Autauga County Commission is considering receiving an opinion from Attorney General Steve Marshall regarding legal remedies in the ongoing battle over books containing sexually explicit material for minors at the Autauga-Prattville Public Library.

DESMOND BAILEY Alabama News
Alabama police officer, veteran who helped capture Saddam Hussein dies

The Eclectic Police Department announced the sudden and unexpected death of one of its own this week.

Barber Alabama News
Alabama carries out first execution since procedural changes

A man convicted of killing a 75-year-old woman with a claw hammer in 2001 was put to death early Friday morning at Holman Prison.

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'Consent for Kids Fair' rescheduled for August – Event features 'consent story hour' and 'pin the ovary on the uterus'

The Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health has rescheduled its “Consent for Kids Fair” at the Birmingham Public Library, which is advertised to all ages and set to feature a “consent story hour” and “pin the ovary on the uterus.”  

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Strong, Rogers oppose effort requiring airlines to rehire pilots fired for refusing COVID vaccine — Warn of 'slippery slope'

The U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass an amendment to a bill on Thursday morning that would have required airlines to rehire pilots who were fired or forced to resign for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Shelby’s $5 million donation from campaign for new Shelby Institute at University of Alabama

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) $5 million donation from his campaign in April to the University of Alabama (UA) will go to a public service and leadership institute named after him and his wife, Dr. Annette Shelby.

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Tuberville hopes to submit NIL bill soon — 'Our bill is finished, and it's ready to go'

In a call with reporters on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) announced that his NIL legislation was complete.

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Should've seen it coming? Ten warning signs from Carlee Russell on social media

A dive into Carlee Russell's social media posts in the wake of her seemingly debunked story of abduction.

The Strip Alabama News
TPD vs. T-Town nightlife: Tuscaloosa Police and its long battle with bars, crime and overcrowding on The Strip

In June, the Tuscaloosa City Council voted 5-2 to institute a moratorium on bars within the city limits, citing police shortages and concerns about calls from the Strip, the nightlife district just down the street from the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Civil rights attorneys plan to file lawsuit against Mobile in connection to Jawan Dallas

Civil rights attorneys from across the nation were in south Alabama Thursday morning just before the funeral of a man who died after an encounter with Mobile police officers on July 2.

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'Jason Aldean is always welcome in Orange Beach!' — Mayor Tony Kennon supports 'Try That in a Small Town'

One supporter of the Country music star is Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, who tweeted, “Jason Aldean is always welcome in Orange Beach!”

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House, Senate Republican negotiations over redistricting continue

House and Senate Republicans continued negotiating over congressional redistricting maps on Thursday.

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