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State Health Officer Scott Harris removed from board of comprehensive sexual education non-profit

State Health Officer Scott Harris’ name has been quietly removed as an ex-officio board member for the controversial Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health.

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Tuscaloosa businessman Stan Pate subpoenas Matrix LLC in libel lawsuit

Stan Pate, Tuscaloosa businessman and political donor, subpoenaed Joe Perkins, founder of Montgomery-based political consulting firm Matrix LLC, last month in a libel lawsuit.

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Reports: Norfolk Southern train blocks Jefferson County town exit for almost a week

A Norfolk Southern train blocked in a community in Jefferson County for almost a week, forcing residents to travel nearly half an hour out of the way to leave or get home. Reports say the train has now been moved.

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Loaded gun found at Wedowee Elementary school; Parents concerned about notification process

An incident is under investigation in Randolph County's Wedowee after a student was found with a loaded gun at Wedowee Elementary School.

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Mobile City Council approves annexation vote that could make city second-largest in Alabama

The Mobile City Council approved an annexation plan Tuesday that will allow thousands of citizens living west of city limits to vote on being annexed

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Huntsville councilman Devyn Keith shoplifting trial delayed due to issues with reviewing video evidence

Huntsville Councilman Devyn Keith filed a motion Monday to have his bench trial regarding multiple shoplifting charges delayed to give him more time to review related video evidence.

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Britt joins DEA in recognizing National Fentanyl Awareness Day — 'Devastating our communities across this great nation'

The Drug Enforcement Administration declared May 9 National Fentanyl Awareness Day. The purpose is to spread awareness about the deadly drug and to remember those who have been impacted by its deadly consequences.

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'David and Goliath' story celebrated at Airbus delivery of 100th A320 airliner to Delta; U.S. Sen. Britt, U.S. Rep. Carl on hand

Airbus delivers the 100th A320 Family aircraft to Delta.

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Prattville Library board goes against committee's recommendation; Moves LGBTQ+ children's books, changes classification

The Prattville Library board of directors went against the recommendations of the library committee and has decided to slightly change the designation of several LGBTQ+ children's books and move them to a higher shelf.

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Ider police chief thankful citizen exercised Second Amendment right, held suspected burglar at gunpoint

The Ider Police Department made an arrest over the weekend after a homeowner called them stating he had a burglar held at gunpoint. The incident happened Saturday night in the area of County Road 732, in the small DeKalb County town.

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Timeframe set for execution of inmate convicted of killing elderly woman with claw hammer in 2001

A man who killed a 75-year-old woman with a claw hammer in 2001 could be executed this summer, 22 years after being put on Alabama’s death row.

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House Pro-Tem Pringle on Givan's racist Jay-Z tirade: 'Some days, her medication is not quite working'

Alabama House Speaker Pro-Tempore Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) says State Rep. Juandalynn Givan's (D-Birmingham) comments in which she referred to a black Republican lawmaker as an “N-word” went immediately unnoticed because members "just don't really listen" when she speaks.

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University of Alabama expected to host potential 2024 GOP presidential primary debate

The University of Alabama is rumored to host a primary debate in the 2024 presidential race.

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Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Baldwin County sees 89% drop in Bud Light sales

The fallout from Bud Light’s marketing campaign with Dylan Mulvaney continues and one restaurant owner in south Alabama told 1819 News he doesn’t see the trend slowing down any time soon.

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Birmingham urologist Brian Christine declares run for Jefferson County Commission

Late last week, Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons announced he will be stepping down to become CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance. One Birmingham-area surgeon announced on Monday morning he will be in the running to take his place.

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PRICE Act school choice bill up in Senate Education Budget Committee on Wednesday

The PRICE Act sponsored by State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) is on the agenda for the Finance and Taxation Education Committee on Wednesday.

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Nearly 200 south Alabama churches leave United Methodist Church

Nearly 200 churches in the Alabama-West Florida Conference disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church on Sunday, becoming the next wave of churches in Alabama to leave to distinguish themselves from progressives.

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Troy responds to backlash from free speech watchdog over attempt to vet research at behest of Alabama Power, BCA — University admits no wrongdoing

Troy University responded to the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) regarding leaked emails showing Troy trustees attempting to vet research at a free-market think tank on behalf of Alabama’s business elite.

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Matrix linked to 'ghost' candidate scandal in 2020 Florida elections

Montgomery-based consulting firm Matrix LLC appears to have been a key player in Florida’s 2020 elections by helping facilitate “ghost candidates” and funding "dark money" ad campaigns.

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Prattville library keeps LGBTQ children's books — Parents plan to take fight to City Council and County Commission

The Prattville Library Board met on Thursday to address a series of books that a number of locals have raised concerns over for the books’ LGBTQIA+ content.

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City of Gulf Shores closing some beaches, roadways and parking lots for Hangout Music Festival

The city of Gulf Shores announced several traffic modifications that will be in place between May 8 and May 25 for the 2023 Hangout Music Festival.

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Bill creating $185 million K-12 grant program administered by Lt. Governor’s office passes Senate

The Senate unanimously approved legislation establishing a new K-12 Capital Grant Program administered by the Lieutenant Governor's Office that would "provide grants to eligible school systems to assist with capital projects, deferred maintenance, or technology needs" on Thursday.

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State Auditor Sorrell defends fight against ESG, condemns criticism of anti-ESG bill proponent

State Auditor Andrew Sorrell defended the fight against government contracts with companies that discriminate using woke environmental, social governance (ESG) criteria in a letter to Troy University on Thursday.

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Alabama Democrat vice chair Isner defends State Rep. Givan's racist comments — 'That is a word that can be used between black people'

Alabama Democratic Party Vice Chair Tabitha Isner has taken the stance that the confrontation between two State Reps., in which a Democratic lawmaker alluded to a GOP lawmaker as an N-word, would wisely be left unaddressed by white people.

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Pringle ends hold on 21 ALDOT contracts

House Pro-Tempore Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) said on Friday he’d dropped holds he’d placed on 21 transportation contracts on Thursday. 

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Baldwin County commissioners not on board with State Sen. Elliott’s plan to add commission chair

Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), who previously served as a Baldwin County Commissioner, hopes to add a fifth commissioner seat, in the shape of a full-time chairman who would be elected in 2024. But not everyone is in favor of that plan.

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Bill designed to crack down on ballot harvesting passes House, despite lengthy Democratic protest

Controversial legislation designed to crack down on ballot harvesting passed the Alabama House of Representatives after vigorous Democratic protest.

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