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UA gender and race department profits from forcing students to buy $95 e-textbooks of links to freely available material for left-wing ‘women’s studies’ course

A women’s studies class at the University of Alabama (UA) potentially made tens of thousands of dollars for the gender and race studies department by charging students over $95 for a textbook full of materials available elsewhere for free.

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City of Pelham to widen road outside of Oak Mountain Amphitheatre for new entertainment district; Offers no further comment on pending Live Nation move

The Pelham City Council elected to approve a road widening project for Amphitheater Road, which leads to the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, even as the plan for Live Nation to manage a new amphitheater in North Birmingham instead seems to be coming to fruition.

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‘Like a bad preacher’: ACLL’s Matt Clark explains why Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will likely be blocked by SCOTUS

Following oral arguments in Biden v. Nebraska before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) this week, an Alabama attorney said it isn’t looking good for the Biden administration when it comes to allowing student loan forgiveness.

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State Sen. Stutts rejects claim PRICE Act school choice legislation is anti-freedom 'Trojan Horse' — 'There's no way it's taking anybody's freedom away'

School choice is shaping up to be a potential consideration for lawmakers during the 2023 regular session, and one proposal on the topic has a conservative group hot under the collar.

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Judge upholds termination of Dothan employee involved in feeding scandal

Houston County Circuit Judge Henry “Butch” Binford upheld the termination of a former city of Dothan employee involved in the city’s youth food scandal on Friday.

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AG Marshall forming partnerships between law enforcement, prosecutors, nonprofits to fight human trafficking, help victims

When Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall first took office, he made fighting human trafficking in the state a top priority. Though Alabama’s laws are better than they used to be, he said there’s still lots to be done and to learn.

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How to spend $1 billion in 8 pages: Draft ARPA legislation cedes spending authority to executive branch

Governor Kay Ivey is expected to call a special session within the regular session next week after she delivers her State of the State address to authorize spending of more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money.

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Troy University: Shutdown of CCP-linked Confucius Institute due to threat of potential DOD funding; Maintains organization was in good standing

A Troy University communications official responded to questions on Friday related to the university’s recent closure of its Confucius Institute, an educational institution connected to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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U.S. Sen. Tuberville discusses education at CPAC conference — 'We don’t teach reading, writing and arithmetic anymore'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently appeared at the Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC) conference, where he discussed the political climate in Washington, D.C., specifically surrounding education.

Atmore father charged in hot car death asks court for bond reduction

The man charged in the death of his two-year-old son after the child was left in a hot car Monday is asking the judge in the case for a bond reduction.

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'Alabama Unfiltered Radio' with Scott Beason joins News Talk 93.1, WACV in Montgomery

Bluewater Broadcasting welcomes Scott Beason with his new show, "Alabama Unfiltered Radio," on Wednesday, March 8, on News Talk 93.1, WACV. The program will air each Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon.  

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Birmingham City Council presses Alabama Legislature to make it easier for city to gain control of vacant property

The Birmingham City Council has set several legislative priorities for 2023 aimed at making it easier for the city to take control of certain pieces of property around the city.

'He was my Ironman': Family of Mobile runner wants justice in his death after grand jury

The family of a man killed in a September 2022 crash in Mobile wants answers after they say justice has not been served.

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State Board of Education to vote on K-3 English language arts textbooks next week; List kept confidential

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is slated to vote on the K-3 English language arts (ELA) textbooks on March 9, though specific books are currently kept confidential by state law.

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State Rep. Yarbrough backs bill to prohibit vaccine mandates

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) announced his intent to file the Alabama Health Freedom Act, which will prohibit all forms of discrimination based on vaccine status.

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Robin Stone: New Alliance of Alabama Healthcare Consumers group 'doesn’t have a position' on Medicaid expansion

The Alliance of Alabama Healthcare Consumers “does not have a position on Medicaid expansion,” according to Robin Stone, the group’s new executive director.

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Alabama middle of the pack in region for capital project arrivals in 2022

Alabama finished in the middle of the pack of its region for the number of substantial business projects started in 2022.

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$7 million verdict reached in civil lawsuit against AltaPointe Health Systems in rape case

A Mobile County Circuit Court jury reached a $7 million verdict in a civil case concerning the rape of a patient at BayPointe Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Mobile.

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Stalking charges against Dothan meteorologist dropped

Misdemeanor stalking charges against Andrew Clarke, a Dothan meteorologist for WDHN, were dropped on Thursday morning.

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Huntsville Police teaching people how to interact with officers for 'safety and well-being'

The Huntsville Police Department, along with the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council (HPCAC) will host a community forum this month to teach citizens how to interact with officers in case they are stopped or see an officer in the community.

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Reports claim declining graduation rate for Class of 2022 in Alabama high schools actually preliminary data for Class of 2023; Department of Education blames COVID

Earlier this week, several media outlets reported on graduation statistics from the Alabama Department of Education, which showed graduation rates falling below 90% in the state for the first time since 2018.

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Ivey seeking $50,000 in taxpayer money to hire Maynard Cooper & Gale outside counsel to conceal texts, emails in bridge lawsuit

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey plans to request $50,000 to pay an attorney to assist her office with protecting texts and emails sent from state officials concerning the plans to build a new bridge in Baldwin County.

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Troy University closes Confucius Institute after years of pressure from DOD over program's ties to the Chinese Communist Party

Troy University has closed its Confucius Institute, a controversial educational institution with ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

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Mobile Councilman Scott Jones: Demographics should not be the focus of annexation talks

Mobile City Councilman for District 6 Scott Jones is in favor of annexing to the west of the city, but he says the conversation shouldn’t be about demographics as much as it should be about the importance of attempting to annex as much territory as possible.

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Mayors Woodfin, Reed urge high court to approve student loan forgiveness — Claim opposition 'effort to score political points' at expense of people of color

Two Democrat mayors of Alabama cities co-authored an article in Times Magazine on Monday urging the Supreme Court to approve President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for billions of borrowers across the United States, which federal officials estimate would cost the country a total of $300 billion over the next 10 years.

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Rick & Bubba's Burgess pushes back against Bryan Cranston calling MAGA a 'racist remark' — 'That's just not true'

Wednesday, "Rick & Bubba Show" co-host Rick Burgess weighed in on actor Bryan Cranston, best known for his role in "Breaking Bad," describing the "Make America Great Again" slogan coined by former President Donald Trump as a "racist remark."

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Autopsy reveals Jefferson County man killed by pack of dogs

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County Animal Control are investigating the death of a man after an autopsy revealed he was killed by a pack of dogs.

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