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Auburn Public Library offering children’s books with 'pornographic imagery,' 'depictions of homosexual behavior,' resident finds

During a meeting of the East Alabama Republican Assembly, a citizen brought pornographic and inappropriate books she says are in the children’s section of the Auburn Public Library.

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State Rep. Whitt: 'We will see some form of legislation introduced in the upcoming 2024 session related to the lottery or a comprehensive gaming plan'

Earlier this month, the Alabama Legislature concluded business without addressing the issue of gambling in the state, but the work to formulate a state lottery or even a "comprehensive gaming plan" is well underway.

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Members of Alabama's congressional delegation decry Hunter Biden plea deal — ‘This is clearly a slap on the wrist’

Members of the Alabama congressional delegation responded to Hunter Biden’s plea deal on Tuesday, through which he pleaded guilty to failing to pay income taxes in excess of $3 million and agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion agreement for a separate firearm and drug charge.

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State Sen. Elliott to drop legislation during upcoming special session cutting $5 million from Alabama Department of Archives and History in wake of LGBTQ+ event

Legislation is in the works to remove $5 million in funding to the Alabama Department of Archives and History after it hosted a luncheon about Alabama's LGBTQ history.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office giving away gift cards instead of tickets to motorists with car trouble

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway announced a new program to decrease the number of traffic citations issued in the county.

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OSHA fines airline after worker at Montgomery airport sucked into turbofan engine

The Occupational Safety and Hazard Association (OSHA) has concluded its investigation into a deadly New Year’s Eve incident at the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM).

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State Sen. Carnley looks to tackle tax reform, education in next regular session; Questions unnecessary bills — 'Are there bills that we need to be trying to repeal versus always creating laws?'

'I said it's amazing that all these bills just come out, but are there bills that we need to be trying to repeal versus always creating laws?'

Tuberville v Biden Alabama News
Biden calls Tuberville's military promotion hold 'bizarre' — Tuberville: 'What is actually bizarre is Joe Biden's obsession with making taxpayers pay for abortion without Congress ever taking a vote'

After months of pressure and ridicule, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is still standing firm in his efforts to hold up over 200 military promotions due to the Department of Defense’s abortion policy; an action that President Joe Biden recently called “bizarre.”

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Local football star gunned down in Bessemer; No arrests made in case

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of Rishard Densmore, 21, of Birmingham.

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North Shelby Library dismisses public concerns — Votes to keep 'Pride' display in children’s area featuring books about transgender kids, other LGBTQ topics

The North Shelby Library Board voted to keep a “pride” display in its children’s area on Monday as a large crowd gathered to speak for and against the display at its meeting.

State Sen. Josh Carnley Alabama News
'All we're teaching is the radical left stuff' — State Sen. Josh Carnley weighs in on Alabama culture wars and his first legislative term

Freshman State Sen. Josh Carnley (R-Ino) answered some questions about his first legislative term, gaming bills and the cultural issues of the day.

Hospital in Foley expanding as city considers medical overlay district

The South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is expanding, and as the unofficial medical district in the city grows, officials are planning ahead.

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'The least we could do' — Ainsworth applauds passage of legislative package to improve life for military members in the state

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth applauds the legislature’s passage of a bill package meant to improve the lives of veterans, servicemembers and their families in Alabama.

UAB Alabama News
As states abandon 'destructive' DEI policies, UAB Medical School doubles down by striving to be a 'national leader'

The majority of medical schools across the country embrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is one of them. But there has been a pushback on requiring DEI training in some states and on some university campuses this year.

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State Sen. Sessions says gambling constitutional amendment should come in presidential election — Would be a 'no' vote at polls

With the conclusion of the 2023 legislative session, speculation about the future of gambling in Alabama is heating up, even though there is a long way to go until the 2024 legislative session.

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Pence voices support for locating U.S. Space Command HQ in Alabama: 'There’s only one place it should be'

Former vice president and current 2024 presidential candidate Mike Pence gave his support for locating the permanent U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) headquarters in Alabama.

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Tuberville joins other Senate Republicans in letter to Biden over lack of transparency surrounding Chinese spy balloon

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined 18 other Senate Republicans in a letter to the White House over the Biden administration’s “lack of transparency” concerning the Chinese spy balloon that the U.S. Air Force shot down off the U.S. coast earlier this year.

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Alabama's 'Beef for Father's Day' tradition continues by proclamation from Gov. Ivey

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Beef for Father’s Day proclamation and was presented with a plate of steaks in an annual tradition dating back to 1963

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Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting ends with notable achievements

The Southern Baptist Convention wrapped up its 2023 annual meeting in New Orleans this week, having handled several of the issues that had been hampering the organization for the past couple of years. 

Tim James Alabama News
Tim James: Baldwin County bridge lawsuit against ALDOT director should matter to everyone

As 1819 News previously reported, former gubernatorial candidate Tim James has a unique perspective in a legal battle going on between Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper and the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC).

Pastor Tony Spell Alabama News
Foundation for Moral Law hopes SCOTUS will hear case of pastor charged for holding services during COVID

It’s been called the most important case for religious freedom in our nation’s history. Spell v. Edwards involves a pastor who refused to halt services amid COVID regulations.

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‘We wish everyone had a rainbow’: Rainbow Omega offers hope until the end for adults living with disabilities

In 1991, Stentson and Dianne Carpenter took matters into their own hands. Their son, Christopher, was living with special needs and after years of worrying about his care, they wanted to ensure those needs were met.

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State Sen. Elliott: Expect more lawmaker scrutiny of ADAH after LGBTQ+ event — 'You're talking about sex in the Alabama Archives & History building'

The Alabama Department of Archives & History (ADAH) caught several lawmakers' attention after hosting a luncheon last week about Alabama's LGBTQ history.

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COASTAL Orange Beach: Breathtaking views, chef-inspired dishes and a vacation for your vacation

A stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico and a menu to please all your taste buds is exactly what you can expect at Orange Beach’s newest restaurant.

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FLASHBACK: Alabama Department of Archives and History says ‘systemic racism remains a reality in American society’

Thursday’s event wasn’t the first time the department waded head-first into woke social issues.

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United Methodist pastor in Alabama-West Florida Conference: Disaffiliation rule change ‘really just unfair’ to churches that trusted bishop, conference leadership

Rev. John Blount of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Panama City, Fla., called into question the integrity of the United Methodist Church’s Alabama West Florida Conference leadership at this week’s annual conference.

Gulf Shores Shooting Alabama News
Bond denied for Gulf Shores shooting suspect; Case bound over to grand jury

The man arrested for a March 27 shooting near The Hangout restaurant and Gulf Place in Gulf Shores was denied bond.

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