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Poarch Band of Creek Indians revives 'Winning for Alabama' pro-gambling campaign

Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.

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Report: Alabama 14th in higher education appropriations — $2.12 billion to public universities, some of which promote DEI, woke ideology

Only 13 states have promised more taxpayer money for public higher education than Alabama so far for this fiscal year. 

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Two-year-old child critically injured in Mobile hit-and-run

The Mobile Police Department is investigating after a child was hit by a driver that took off.

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'It's becoming a huge mess': U.S. Rep. Carl sits down for 'Coffee with a Cop' in Mobile, focuses on fentanyl crisis and border security

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) was home Monday visiting with the community at the Coffee with a Cop event in downtown Mobile.

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AG Marshall intervenes in another Mabel Amos trust fund lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall intervened in another civil lawsuit against trustees of the Mabel Amos Memorial Fund.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers joins effort to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced on Monday the introduction of legislation that would allow states to decide to remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round. 

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Huntsville Councilman Keith pleads 'not guilty' to shoplifting; Bench trial set for May 10

According to court documents, Keith also waived arraignment, and a bench trial date has been set for May 10.

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Alabama’s unemployment, labor force participation rates remain unchanged in January

The January unemployment rate in Alabama remained unchanged from December at 2.6%, and the labor force participation rate in January also remained unchanged at 56.7%, according to workforce statistics released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Monday.

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Birmingham-based Shipt once touted by Ivey labeled 'high risk' for viewpoint discrimination — Has donated to ACLU, BLM, Human Rights Campaign

A Birmingham-based company that was once praised by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey received a “high risk” score from an organization that rates companies based on their hostility to particular viewpoints.

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Long-time University of Alabama trustee James Wilson III, developer of Hoover's Riverchase Galleria and Montgomery's EastChase, dead at 59

Prominent businessman and long-time board trustee at The University of Alabama (UA) James Wilson III died at his home on March 11 at the age of 59.

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Daphne teacher publishes book she wrote and illustrated 20 years ago

It was 20 years ago when she was a senior in high school that Emily G. Cordon was given an assignment that would one day change her life. She didn’t know it at the time, but the art project that was all about believing dreams do come true, would one day be a symbol of her own dreams coming true.

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House General Fund chair State Rep. Reynolds predicts no delays in three remaining legislative days of special session — 'We should have enough support across the board'

The special legislative session is moving along after already burning through two of the five available legislative days and no bills passing the House or Senate.

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State Rep. Simpson on fentanyl mandatory minimum bill: ‘I feel good about its chances’

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R–Daphne) pre-filed legislation in January for the 2023 regular session that adds trafficking fentanyl to the list of substances subject to mandatory minimum sentences in Alabama.

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Alabama Commission on Higher Ed executive director Purcell defends DEI programs in taxpayer-funded universities — Criticizes GOP efforts to prohibit endorsement, forced assent to 'divisive concepts'

Alabama Commission on Higher Education executive director Jim Purcell defended diversity, equity and inclusion programs on Friday, criticizing a GOP-backed resolution to eliminate these programs in public institutions and a bill that would prohibit "divisive concepts" from being endorsed by higher education professionals. 

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State Auditor Sorrell wants added ‘authority to investigate state government’

A bill to give the Office of Alabama State Auditor new investigative power will be filed in the next couple of weeks, according to Alabama State Auditor Andrew Sorrell.

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State Rep. Garrett: Clay city manager's account of grocery tax rebuke not accurate — 'I was trying to be helpful'

State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) said what has been said about him and his involvement in a local grocery tax cut is not accurate.

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Bruce Pearl: U.S. foreign policy 'has put the world at risk'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl said “US foreign policy has put the world at risk and the potential for greater conflict exists” after news of a China-brokered peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran was announced on Friday.

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Former police officer arrested on 25 counts of child porn

A former Centre police officer is facing multiple charges after an investigation by the Cedar Bluff Police Department.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth calls for state grocery tax reduction — 'We must take action now'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said on Friday that he was working on legislation to reduce the state’s grocery tax.

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Suspect pleads not guilty to 3 counts of capital murder in death of Aniah Blanchard

The man suspected in the abduction and killing of Aniah Blanchard pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges.

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Former U.S. Sen. Shelby honored by Ivey, others in joint session of Alabama Legislature

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature met for a joint session in the old house chambers in the Capitol building to honor now-retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby.

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Mobile police chief blames brother of man killed in officer-involved shooting for his death

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said a fatal officer-involved shooting Tuesday resulted from an investigation into the victim's brother.

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Birmingham Water Works hires second PR firm; Spokesman says it won’t affect 2023 budget

Birmingham Water Works is hiring another public relations firm, but a spokesperson said it wouldn't add to the approximately $200 million budget already approved for fiscal year 2023.

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State education board approves confidential list of reading textbooks for K-3

The Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) Board voted Thursday to approve the k-3 English Language Arts (ELA) reading textbook recommendations from the State Textbook Committee.

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State Sen. Gudger files bill to establish visitation rights for hospitals, nursing homes

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) that would establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes passed a Senate healthcare committee on Thursday.

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'You've got to have a backbone': Clay city manager says he faced pushback after municipal grocery tax cut from State Rep. Garrett, Alabama Dept. of Revenue

A 2% decrease in grocery tax went into effect last November for the city of Clay. The council approved cutting its grocery tax in half after failed attempts by the state legislature to cut the grocery tax statewide.

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UAB in top 1% of organizations funded by the National Institutes of Health under Dr. Fauci

The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) is in the top 1% of “public, private and international organizations” funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a press release from the university.

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