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Bill to collect phone surcharges to fund 988 crisis care system filed in Alabama House

A bill to add a surcharge to all mobile communication in the state to fund the 988 crisis system of care has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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County officials warn about state ‘take over’ of vehicle registration system

Legislation by State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) would confirm that state law prohibits centralized motor vehicle registration by any state agency.

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Tuberville slams Fox News for firing Tucker Carlson; Blames Murdoch family — ‘It’s absolutely a crime’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has been a frequent guest on Fox News since he took office in 2021 and a watcher for even longer, but with the recent firing of Tucker Carlson, he's now telling everyone to change the channel.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers: Armed forces facing recruiting crisis — ‘Biden has military going WOKE’

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) took to Twitter to cite concerns about the U.S. military’s ability to recruit due it its “going WOKE.”

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FIRE urges Troy to address leaked emails from trustees attempting to redirect research at free market think tank at the behest of Alabama Power, BCA

The Foundation of Individual Rights and Expression addressed a letter last week to Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins urging him to address leaked emails in which he and Troy trustees discuss vetting research topics at a free-market think tank due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama.

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Anti-shoplifting bill passes Senate committee

Legislation that creates new crime categories and penalties specifically for retail theft and organized retail theft passed the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday. 

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‘Multiple shell casings,' 'blood everywhere,’ investigators say of Dadeville Sweet 16 party shooting

Details emerged in court this week in the shooting death of four young people at a Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville on April 15. Six people were charged with four counts of reckless murder. The three adults and three juveniles were all charged as adults.

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'Stalling tactics': School choice bill recommitted to different committee after public hearing

The Parental Rights in Children's Education Act, which would offer comprehensive school choice in Alabama, was sent to another Senate committee after receiving a public hearing in the Senate Education Committee.

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Alabama officials blast Biden’s re-election bid — 'Joe Biden is destroying America and must be defeated'

Alabama’s U.S. Senators blasted President Joe Biden for choosing to pursue reelection in 2024, which he formally announced on Tuesday morning.

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Bill to recoup lost pistol permit revenue for sheriff's offices passes Alabama House

With Alabamainins no longer required to purchase a permit to carry a gun, sheriff's offices around the state have been concerned with how to make up the lost revenue.

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House Minority Leader Daniels: More discussion on grocery tax elimination ‘since I’ve been in the legislature’

There’s been more “serious conversations” about eliminating the state sales tax on groceries than “any year since I’ve been in the Legislature,” according to House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville).

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House Speaker Ledbetter, Senate Pro Tem Reed to visit U.S.-Mexico border next week

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) will join Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) will visit the southern border next week to observe the ever-deteriorating mechanism at the United States-Mexico line.

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Mobile PD warns of scammers posing as officers, threatening arrest

The Mobile Police Department released information about scammers who are posing as employees of the police department and threatening to arrest people.

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Man out on mandatory release rearrested for allegedly raping same woman he was convicted of assaulting in 2018

A man recently released from an Alabama prison due to the state’s mandatory release law has been rearrested for allegedly raping the same woman he was initially imprisoned for assaulting in 2018.

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

All parties in a federal lawsuit filed against the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office have reached a settlement.

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$25,000 reward offered for information leading to conviction in case of murdered Redstone Arsenal soldier

Sgt. 1st Class Tristian Jackson was shot and killed at his mother’s home in Birmingham on Jan. 8, 2020. Investigators have been searching for the responsible party ever since.

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Poll: Strong majority of Alabama voters want school choice

The majority of Alabama voters want school choice, according to a recent poll by the Alabama Republican Party.

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Birmingham City Council passes resolution to disapprove bill in Alabama Legislature to overhaul the BWWB — ‘Totally unfair how they bully Birmingham'

The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution on Tuesday to express its disapproval of a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives that would overhaul the Birmingham Water Works Board and reorganize the appointment structure of its members.

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Orange Beach hammerhead shark cause of death suspected 'fishing mortality'; 40 shark pups preserved

The cause of death of a Great Hammerhead shark that washed ashore in Orange Beach on April 20 cannot be determined.

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Moore, Tuberville ranked as most conservative members of Alabama delegation in 2022 by CPAC

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) had the most conservative voting record in Alabama’s Congressional delegation in 2022, according to a report by the Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC) released on Monday.

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Bill to remove ability for 14-year-olds to consent to medical treatments filed in Alabama Senate

A bill to remove the current ability for minors over the age of 14 to legally consent to medical treatments and operations has been filed in the Alabama Senate.  

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Cullman Regional applies to Certificate of Need board for new surgery center in Hartselle

An outpatient surgery center could be coming to Morgan County, if the Certificate of Need (CON) board approves it.

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Tuberville warns against government’s push for electronic vehicles — ‘If we don’t stop it, we’re going to be in huge trouble’

Earlier this month, the Biden administration unveiled a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would require two out of every three cars sold in the United States to be electric by 2032.

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Attorney for Dadeville birthday party shooting suspect wants records sealed, media excluded

There has been “widespread sensationalized and inflammatory speculation” surrounding the Dadeville Sweet 16 party shooting, according to an attorney for one of the suspects.

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'Really disappointed' — Birmingham teacher union president disavows backlash over ‘woke’ preschool teachers' manual

Gov. Kay Ivey announced the resignation of an education official last week after reviewing a preschool teacher manual that her office said contained “woke” ideas. A Birmingham teachers’ union leader is now defending the official.

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State Sen. Stutts: PRICE Act school choice legislation is not a Trojan horse

This week is pivotal for the PRICE Act, also known as the Parental Rights in Children's Education Act, a school choice bill sponsored by State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) in the Alabama Senate.

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House Speaker Ledbetter: Movement on grocery tax cuts 'very possible'

Since Gov Kay Ivey suggested a $200 tax rebate for Alabamians, debate has raged on the benefits of tax rebates over against tax cuts, specifically cuts on the state’s grocery tax.

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