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Bill to ban 'assault weapons' and 'large-capacity magazines,' create registry filed in Alabama Legislature

A bill to prohibit the sale of most firearms and create a registry system for currently owned weapons and large-capacity magazines has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Alabama's Riley Green on dropping 'Bud Light' from 'I Wish Grandpas Never Died' lyrics: 'Bud Light is the one that started a controversy'

During an interview with "Rick & Bubba" from the Regions Tradition golf tournament, country music star Riley Green discussed his decision to drop "Bud Light" from one of his most popular songs and replace it with "Coors Light."

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U.S. News ranks Alabama #44 in best state rankings; Huntsville still among top of best cities for second year in a row

U.S. News released its best rankings report, listing Alabama as only the 44th best state in the United States, despite Huntsville remaining near the top as one of the best places to live.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers on Durham report: FBI’s Russia investigation ‘illegal operation’

The FBI’s Russia investigation of former President Donald Trump was an “unjustified politically motivated witch hunt,” according to U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks). 

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'Family friendly' drag show scheduled Saturday at Birmingham theatre

A “family friendly” drag show is scheduled in Birmingham for this Saturday, featuring a number of state-based performers.

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House Speaker Ledbetter noncommittal on bill that would categorize abortion as murder in Alabama

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) expressed uncertainty at the chances of a recently filed bill that would criminalize abortion as murder in Alabama.

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Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson ‘hopes’ Mobile projects added back in state budgets

With ten legislative days left in the session, negotiations over the state’s General and Education budgets are heating up.

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Britt, Strong, Tuberville decry Biden's attempt to keep Space Command HQ out of Alabama: A 'blatant prioritization of partisan political considerations at the expense of our national security'

After a report surfaced Monday revealing the Biden administration's plans to reverse course on moving U.S. Space Command headquarters to Alabama due to the state's abortion law, several Alabama officials were quick to condemn the President for playing politics at the expense of strategic national security.

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Report: Biden administration considering reversing course on locating Space Command HQ in Alabama over state's abortion ban

The Biden administration is reportedly planning to reverse plans to locate U.S. Space Command in Alabama due to the state’s laws on abortion.

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RSA provided a startup loan to its actuary in 2005, which Alabama economist calls a ‘major conflict of interest’

The Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) provided a startup loan to its current actuary in 2005. One economist is saying this is a conflict of interest that allows the public pension to appear more stable than it really is to lawmakers.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of death row inmate requesting nitrogen hypoxia as execution method

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of an Alabama death row inmate who has requested to die by a new method of execution.

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'I’m out there on an island right now' — Tuberville defends fight against DOD abortion policy

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined renowned neurosurgeon and former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on his podcast on Monday to discuss his hold on military promotions to combat a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) policy that provides funding for abortions.

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Grocery tax cut bill to start advancing in House this week

Legislation that would cut the state’s portion of the sales tax on groceries in half is expected to start in the House this week.

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Child dies in Jefferson County house fire; Teen brother hospitalized after trying to save him

The Alabama State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire in Jefferson County after a child was killed early Monday and three others were injured.

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Drag show organizers in Fairhope add age requirement for ticket purchases

An age requirement for a drag show brunch at Bay Breeze Café, Bar and Grill in Fairhope has been put in place after complaints regarding its original advertisement.

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Hell on Wheels: Country-themed AirBnB near the beach celebrating real women

Whose bed have your boots been under? One South Alabama woman hopes the Coastal Cowgirl Music City AirBnB will be what you choose.

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More Alabama churches leave United Methodist, bringing total to around 500 since December

Nearly 150 Methodist congregations in North Alabama chose to disaffiliate with the United Methodist Church on Thursday, just four days after almost 200 churches in the Southern half of the state left the denomination on Monday. 

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Christian pregnancy center opening home in Chilton County for mothers in need

A maternity home will soon be available in Chilton County for expectant mothers in need.

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Senate Minority Leader Singleton: State still getting ‘requests for funding’ for World Games

After a $5 million bailout of Birmingham’s World Games 2022 was left out of the educational budget supplemental passed by the Senate last week, state legislators are still getting requests to put the funding back in elsewhere. 

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House Speaker Ledbetter tight-lipped on actions taken on House floor outbursts: 'That’s between me and that member'

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) remains elusive on whether House members for recent comments on the House floor that have caused resounding drama for the past two weeks.

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Bill requiring mandatory ballot audits filed in Alabama House

Legislation that would require mandatory ballot audits by county canvassing boards has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Alabama's congressional delegation criticizes Biden border policies, celebrate U.S. House passage of border security bill

Members of Alabama’s congressional delegation took to Twitter on Thursday and Friday to criticize the Biden administration’s border policies and praise the passage of a new border security bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

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Speed bump: Anti-ballot harvesting bill slows pace, prolongs gridlock in Alabama House

It was a matter of time before the breakaway progress of the Alabama House's 2023 legislative session hit a speed bump, but last week's passage of State Rep. Jamie Kiel's (R-Russellville) anti-ballot harvesting bill appears to have been that mechanism.

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State Rep. Cole asks for delay days before State House deposition in election lawsuit

Freshman State Rep. David Cole (R-Madison) asked for a stay in the contested election lawsuit on Friday in Madison County Circuit Court a few days before he is scheduled to be deposed at the State House.

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Upcoming Fairhope drag show would be illegal if lawmakers pass proposed bill

A planned drag show brunch at Bay Breeze Café, Bar and Grill in Fairhope could be illegal if lawmakers pass a recently proposed obscenity bill.

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Bill to acquire more land for possible new State House passes Senate

A bill that would place more land next to the current Alabama State House under legislative control for possible construction of a new State House passed the Senate on Thursday.

OAKMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL Alabama News
Walker County mom calling for change after daughter threatened with gun at school

A mother at Oakman Middle School said her child was one of three threatened when another student came to school with a gun. Two students were arrested, but Erin Harbin said she was not notified.

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