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Hoover teacher assigns students reading about 'stigma' against witchcraft — 'Because the patriarchy frowns upon it'

Author and critic Dr. James Lindsay shared a reading assignment given to Hoover High School students, arguing that magic is marginalized because of the patriarchy and xenophobia. 

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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks Atmore News owner and reporter arrest and Farmers Assistance Program

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on FM Talk 1065's “Midday Mobile” with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the recent arrests at the Atmore News and the Farmers Assistance Program.

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Alabama Baptist leadership responds to Smiths Station pastor's sexual, transgender online behavior: 'We pray for the pastor and his family'

State Baptist leadership has responded to Smiths Station Mayor and local pastor F.L. "Bubba" Copeland, who for years has traipsed social media under the persona of “curvy transgender” named Brittini Blaire Summerlin.

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U.S. Rep. Moore votes in favor of House resolution condemning colleges' support of Hamas, other terrorist groups

Moore said many Jewish students and staff have felt threatened and bullied while on campus.

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U.S. Reps. Strong, Palmer, Moore praise passage of $14.3 billion aid package to Israel paid with funds meant for IRS

The bulk of the funds will go toward military and security assistance such as replenishing Israel’s Iron Dome and David’s Sling missile defense systems. Roughly $200 million will go toward increasing security at the U.S. embassy and evacuation of American citizens.

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Renowned pollster Scott Rasmussen speaks at Alabama Policy Institute dinner; Warns Trump still uncertain as Republican nominee

Pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen spoke on Thursday night at the Alabama Policy Institute dinner in Vestavia Hills, warning the audience of conservative state leaders that anything can happen between now and November 2024.

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State Rep. John Rogers to remain in custody through the end of the week after second bond revocation hearing

State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) will remain in the custody of federal law enforcement through the end of the week, according to reports.

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Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Mabel Amos Trust Fund lawsuit allegations: ‘It stinks to high heaven’

Board members of the scandal-plagued Mabel Amos Trust Fund, Regions Bank, and the Alabama Attorney’s General Office are nearing a legal settlement after months of negotiations.

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State Sen. Elliott accidentally brings dog to State House: ‘It was like having a therapy dog’

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) was dog-tired Thursday after a long day at the State House. He was there for contract review and to discuss other business. However, Elliott wasn’t alone.

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Topgolf Mobile opening this month after millions in incentives poured into project

Topgolf Mobile will open on Friday, Nov. 17. The venue in the McGowan Park Shopping Center will include a full-service restaurant, private rooms and an outdoor game area.

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Carl cosponsors bill to cut off Planned Parenthood from federal funding — 'The Biden Administration has continually forced their radical pro-choice policies on Americans for far too long'

The legislation, called the Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act, would also prohibit funding any of Planned Parenthood’s affiliates, subsidiaries, successors or clinics.

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Alabama Power taps Clay Ryan as VP of external affairs

Clay Ryan, the former vice chancellor of external affairs for the University of Alabama System, was recently named senior vice president of external affairs for Alabama Power, following the retirement of Zeke Smith.

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Birmingham-Southern College president Daniel Coleman reports ‘new potential sources of funding’ to stop school from closing

“New potential sources of funding have engaged” with Birmingham-Southern College in efforts to keep the private school open, according to Birmingham-Southern College president Daniel Coleman.

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Dem State Rep. Gray to run for Congress in new District 2

State Rep. Jeremy Gray (D-Opelika) announced Thursday that he will run for Congress in the new District 2 instituted by federal judges earlier this year for the 2024 election.

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Rick & Bubba on Smiths Station Mayor Copeland claim he had 'nothing to be ashamed of' with explicit transgender photos: 'You do'

During Thursday's broadcast of the “Rick & Bubba Show,” hosts Bill "Bubba" Bussey and Rick Burgess reacted to 1819 News' reporting of Smiths Station Mayor F.L. "Bubba" Copeland, also a Baptist pastor, who has been posing as a transgender woman on social media.

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Convicted cop killer LaJeromeny Brown facing death penalty could find out fate soon

Sentencing deliberations continued Thursday morning in the case of LaJeromeny Brown, the man who killed Huntsville Police Officer Billy Clardy in December 2019.

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Tuberville holds in fight against Biden military abortion policy after five GOP Senators break to side with Democrats

Despite opposition from five fellow Republican U.S. Senators, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was able to withstand an effort to remove his hold on military promotions over the Biden administration's refusal to reconsider the Pentagon's policy on military personnel abortions.

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Smiths Station Mayor 'Bubba' Copeland in Baptist pastor role downplays sexually explicit online alter ego — 'I have nothing to be ashamed of'

While appearing in traditional male clothing, Smiths Station Mayor F.L. "Bubba" Copeland delivered the regular Wednesday night service and emphatically declared he had "nothing to be ashamed of" in his first public reaction since a report revealed he regularly posted graphic content online.

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Alabama Supreme Court authorizes state to execute Kenneth Smith by nitrogen hypoxia

The Alabama Supreme Court authorized the Department of Corrections on Wednesday to execute Kenneth Eugene Smith.

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Montgomery attorney Caroleene Dobson first Republican candidate to declare in newly drawn second congressional district

Montgomery-based attorney Caroleene Dobson is the first Alabama Republican to announce her candidacy for the newly drawn second congressional district in the 2024 election.

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City of Irondale has big plans after opening first grocery store in 16 years

For the last 16 years, the City of Irondale in Jefferson County has not had a single grocery store, but on Wednesday, Irondale Mayor James D. Stewart cut the ribbon for a brand-new Publix. Stewart’s vision for Irondale doesn’t end there, however. 

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CMA Awards show to honor Jimmy Buffett Nov. 8; Alabama’s Mac McAnally leads stellar cast

The Country Music Association’s annual awards show on November 8 will feature a tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffett.

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State to send out rebate checks to Alabama taxpayers starting December 1

Alabama taxpayers will receive one-time tax rebates beginning in December.

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City of Trussville doing away with in-house police dispatchers

The City of Trussville will discontinue police dispatching services at the beginning of the year, and police will be dispatched through Jefferson County 911. While the City says it makes financial sense, some residents are concerned about safety.

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Emergency loans, disaster assistance available to Alabama farmers due to drought

As Alabama experiences serious drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering financial relief to some farmers.

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Atmore News owner arrested for second time in a week, now facing ethics violations

The co-owner of the Atmore News and a reporter are facing charges after being arrested for revealing grand jury information.

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Movie lovers gather for 11th annual Fairhope Film Festival November 9-12

Fairhope is often described as “picturesque.” Nowadays, picturesque means not only the bayside scenery and classic architecture but also the moving pictures that are showcased.

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