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John Wahl reelected ALGOP chairman; Joan Reynolds elected vice chair for 2023 at Birmingham winter meeting

BIRMINGHAM — The Alabama GOP (ALGOP) held leadership elections during the party’s winter meeting at the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday morning.

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U.S. Rep. Sewell backs Birmingham-Southern bailout — Announces $500k award for financially beleaguered university

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) announced the award for financially struggling Birmingham-Southern College of $500,000 in federal money earlier this week for the school's "experiential learning and civic engagement student initiatives" and suggested that lawmakers should use public funds to bail out the private college.

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Alabama seeks to carry out first execution of the year after ADOC review, says AG Marshall

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the state's first planned execution after Gov. Kay Ivey revealed the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) completed its top-to-bottom review of its execution protocol.

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'2000 Mules' producer and True the Vote leader Gregg Phillips vying for vice chairmanship of ALGOP

True the Vote leader and "2000 Mules" producer Greg Phillips has announced his last-minute candidacy for vice chairman of the Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP).

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Economist: Alabama has a history of making ‘drastic moves in the wrong direction,’ criticizes economic incentives, state income tax, retirement system

State legislators have consistently insisted the state can't afford to permanently cut income taxes, much less eliminate them altogether. Lawmakers have also strayed away from reforming the state’s retirement system, even as it reported negative returns in 2022. One economist says they’re all wrong.

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Accused shoplifter Devyn Keith removed from Huntsville City Council's finance committee, has travel request denied — 'It is easy to be guilty before proven innocent'

Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Kieth was removed from the council’s finance committee and had a travel request denied on Thursday during his first full council meeting since being arrested and accused of shoplifting from local Walmarts.

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Alabama Attorney General's office takes over Perry County voter fraud case

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office is taking over as prosecutor in a voter fraud case in Perry County.

Ivey says review of ADOC's execution process has concluded, executions to resume in the state

Gov. Kay Ivey says the  “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s execution process is complete and has welcomed Attorney General Steve Marshall to ask the Supreme Court to issue an execution warrant whenever he chooses.

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U.S. Sen. Britt backs several bills to address Chinese influence — 'No doubt that the CCP is our greatest geopolitical and national security threat'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is backing a number of legislative actions to push back against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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Audio — Montgomery Mayor Reed boasts about threatening state legislators Ingram, Barfoot; Ingram: 'I think it would be great for him to resign'

Newly released audio of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed shows him claiming to have threatened two lawmakers for legislative purposes, causing one to call for his resignation.

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Guardian Credit Union expanding to Prattville

Guardian Credit Union is planning on expanding into Prattville.

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Daphne PD identifies victims in quadruple homicide where three were shot, a fourth bludgeoned with pickaxe

Daphne Police identified the suspect and victims in a quadruple homicide that happened Wednesday night on Melanie Loop.

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State Rep. Yarbrough files bill to treat abortion as murder — 'Every human life should deserve equal protection under the law'

Abortion is slated to be a major issue in the upcoming legislative session, and one freshman legislator is making sure of that.

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Former U.S. Sen. Shelby named 'Porker of the Month' by Citizens Against Government Waste

Despite being out of office for over a month, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) designated former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby the February 2023 “Porker of the Month” for securing $666 billion in “pork-barrel” earmarks.

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Owners of Huntsville’s Orion Amphitheater acquire another popular Alabama music venue

In 2018, London-based entertainment company TVG Hospitality began working with the City of Huntsville to construct a new $40 million 8,000-seat music venue, The Orion, which opened in May 2022. 

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Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely to begin sentence for corruption conviction Friday

Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely will begin his 36-month jail sentence in the Franklin County Jail on Friday, Feb. 24.

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen says ERIC headquarters doesn’t exist in location given on website

After over a year of questioning the integrity and purpose of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), the new Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen went a step further after pulling Alabama from the center and went to the physical address ERIC gave for its headquarters. What he found was virtually nothing.

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Alabama Center for Law and Liberty helps UA nursing student with religious exemption from COVID vaccine

The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty (ACLL) celebrated a victory concerning COVID vaccine exemptions and no litigation was necessary.

Bridge company complaints are ‘just bad claims’: ALDOT side revealed in Baldwin County Bridge Company lawsuit hearing

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has responded in court to claims that a bridge project in south Alabama was formulated in bad faith.

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2.3% of inmates on early release have reoffended, says Pardons & Paroles Director Cam Ward

Alabama’s mandatory early-release population has a recidivism rate of 2.3 percent a little over a month since the program started, according to the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

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Man accused of leaking Montgomery Mayor Reed's inflammatory remarks welcomes legal action — 'Everyone can judge for themselves my character and his'

The man accused of recording and leaking profanity-laced audio of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says he welcomes legal action against him so people can judge who is telling the truth after the full audio is released.

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Four dead in Daphne shooting; Suspect in custody

The Daphne Police Department is investigating a quadruple homicide that happened around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday night on Melanie Loop.

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Report: Birmingham Water Works considering automated meter readings

Birmingham Water Works may be looking to automate meter readings after a year of chaos in the utility due to meter reading issues, which the utility attributed in part to labor shortages.

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Gov. Ivey announces $125 million steel manufacturing investment coming to Decatur as workforce participation rate continues to lag

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $125 million investment from Nucor Corp to open an advanced manufacturing facility in Alabama which will produce transmission towers.

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ALEA reports increase in drivers not yielding to emergency vehicles: Here's what to do

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a reminder about what drivers should do when they see emergency vehicles after noting an increase in people not respecting first responders on the road.

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Dothan employee fired over feeding scandal asks court for job back

A former city of Dothan employee who oversaw an after-school meal program now allegedly under FBI investigation is asking for her job back.

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U.S. Rep. Moore proposes designating AR-15 as America's official national gun

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) unveiled new legislation Tuesday that would designate the AR-15 as the National Gun of the United States.

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