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MPD major sends letter pointing out inaccuracies in 'atrocious' and 'appalling' Kenyen Brown report; Command staff to release analysis

A Mobile Police Department command staff member sent a letter to officers concerning the report on a review of policies and procedures by Kenyen Brown.

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Senate committee passes bill removing capital gains taxes on precious metals

Members of the Senate Education Budget Committee passed legislation on Wednesday that would end state capital gains taxes on gold and silver.

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Ivey appoints Ben Baxley as Elmore County District Judge

Gov. Kay Ivey announced the appointment of Ben Baxley as District Judge in Elmore County on Wednesday.

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State oversight commission lays out plan for spending $30 million in opiate settlement funds

The Oversight Commission on Alabama Opioid Settlement Funds announced Tuesday its statewide investment plan for the $30 million from the state’s opioid settlement.

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House committee advances Laken Riley Act – 'We have empowered local law enforcement in some way to help keep our community safe'

The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted to advance legislation bolstering local law enforcement’s ability to work with federal agencies to enforce immigration laws after weeks of delays.

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Morning Consult says Ivey has nation’s highest job approval among state GOP voters

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that Gov. Kay Ivey has the nation’s highest job approval rating among her state’s Republican voters, at 86%. The group polled the approval ratings of all Republican governors within their own state’s GOP voters.

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Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford scoffs at state legislation banning DEI, says doesn't apply to city's DEI director — 'I don't give a damn about that bill'

With the passing of Senate Bill 129 prohibiting diversity, equity and inclusion programs, many state colleges and agencies are scrambling to adjust their policies before the ban goes into effect in October.

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Amended innovation district bill ‘initially’ for new Birmingham biotech project

Legislation allowing the establishment of “research and development corridors” in Alabama was approved by the Senate County and Municipal Government Committee on Tuesday.

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Tuberville, Britt split on aid package sending $60 billion to Ukraine — 'A slap in the face to the Americans who sent us here to represent them'

The U.S. Senate voted 79 to 18 Tuesday night to pass the National Security Supplemental bill with $95 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

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Albritton on gambling negotiations: ‘Lots of possibilities, but nothing that has the votes’

Members of a House and Senate conference committee negotiating on gambling legislation will meet publicly Wednesday afternoon for the first time.

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Senate committee passes legislation to codify male, female definitions in state law

Members of the Senate County and Municipal Government Committee passed legislation on Tuesday codifying definitions of male and female into Alabama law with an amendment to address a recent controversy surrounding Huntsville's U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Space Camp.

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House passes amended bill banning discussion, instruction on gender identity, sexual orientation in public K-8 schools

The Alabama House of Representatives passed amended legislation on Tuesday that would prohibit classroom instruction or discussion of gender identity or sexual orientation in public K-8 schools.

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'Concern is public trust': MPD report released; Still no movement on removal of police chief, council investigation

The Mobile City Council tabled two resolutions Tuesday concerning the police department. The first resolution was to approve an external investigation into the city administration following Police Chief Paul Prine eluding to possible improprieties. The other was to terminate Prine’s employment.

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Senate approves allowing Biden, Harris on Alabama ballots in 2024

Legislation allowing President Joe Biden to appear on Alabama ballots in the November general election as the Democrat candidate for president was approved unanimously by the Senate on Tuesday.

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Senate bill removing economic incentives from employers who recognize open ballot union elections passes House

Senate legislation that would claw back economic incentives from employers that recognize a labor union selected without using secret ballots passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Aderholt celebrates financial literacy month by visiting Florence High School students competing in national SIFMA Capitol Hill Challenge

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) visited Tuesday with Florence High School (FHS) students participating in the Securities Industry and Financial Market Association (SIFMA) Foundation’s Capitol Hill Challenge program.

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Alabama-based The WellHouse human trafficking safe haven opposes gambling effort — Cites 'strong correlation' between human trafficking, casinos, gambling

The WellHouse, an Alabama-based human trafficking support organization, recently came out against the state’s proposed casino gaming legislation for the perceived harmful effects related to human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

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Legislation legalizing ‘historical horse racing’ machines in Greene County advances in Senate

Members of the Senate Tourism Committee passed legislation legalizing historical horse racing gambling machines in Greene County on Tuesday.

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 performs at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Sunday, April 24, 2023, in Indio, Calif. Alabama News
Huntsville's inaugural South Star music festival lineup to feature Blink-182, Gwen Stefani

The City of Huntsville announced the lineup for the inaugural South Star music festival. Blink-182, Gwen Stefani, Shinedown, Beck, Ludacris, TLC, Jane’s Addiction, Sublime, and Goo Goo Dolls will top the bill of the two-day event, set for Sept. 28-29 in John Hunt Park.

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Case dismissed: Newspaper owner, reporter, others cleared of revealing grand jury secrets in Escambia County

Retired Autauga County Circuit Judge Ben Fuller dismissed cases against Escambia County journalists and a school board member after they were charged with revealing grand jury evidence.

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ALGOP chair Wahl: Newsom TV ad depicting pregnant woman arrested on way to abortion a 'shameless political stunt'

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl called a recent TV ad attacking the state's abortion laws "shameless" and "disgusting."

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Two Alabama contestants advance to Top 10 in American Idol: Mia Matthews and Triston Harper

Two contestants from Alabama advanced to the Top 10 in American Idol - Mia Matthews of Centre and Triston Harper of McIntosh.

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‘Fish recognize themselves in mirrors’: PETA asks Flora-Bama to stop throwing fish corpses for Mullet Toss

The Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar, is gearing up for its 39th Mullet Toss on the Gulf Coast but this year, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) wants plans to change drastically.

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ALEA investigating death of inmate at Walker County Jail

On Friday, April 19, the Walker County Sheriff's Office requested the SBI to formally take over the investigation into the death of inmate Siras Jeremain Theus, 47, of Jasper.

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'This has no place on American college campuses or anywhere on U.S. soil': Tuberville, Britt condemn anti-Israel protests at universities

U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) came out forcefully on Monday to condemn the recent wave of anti-Israel protests popping up at universities across the nation.

Dothan City Commission Alabama News
Dothan votes to let city manager’s contract expire

Members of the Dothan City Commission approved the appointment of assistant City Manager Randall Morris to the role of interim city manager effective May 1.

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House to vote on bill allowing local law enforcement to contract SROs for non-public schools

The Alabama House of Representatives is scheduled on Tuesday to vote on a Senate bill that would allow local law enforcement to contract with non-public schools to supply police as School Resource Officers (SROs).

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