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Federal judge to deliberate on state's continued fight in Alabama's transgender youth medical ban

The state of Alabama is continuing to fight challenges to its 2022 ban on transgender surgeries and hormones for people under 19.

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U.S. Sen. Katie Britt pushes immigration package to build the wall, address asylum rules, fix procedures at southern border

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is pushing a legislative package to address the continuing influx of illegal immigrants from the U.S. southern border. 

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Federal judge to rule on sanctions against DOJ by Eagle Forum of Alabama

A U.S. district judge is deliberating on whether or not to enact sanctions against the Department of Justice on behalf of Eagle Forum of Alabama.

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Alabama Power exceeds allowed rate of return range, refunding over $62 million next fall

Alabama Power customers might be due for a refund next fall. On Tuesday, the Alabama Public Service Commission (APSC) ruled that year-end financial results for the Alabama Power Company exceeded the rate of return range in 2022 by $62 million.

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Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith allegedly committed ‘31 different thefts,’ report says

Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith allegedly committed 31 thefts from three different Wal-Marts in Huntsville from Nov. 2022 to Feb. 2023, according to documents obtained by WAFF on Wednesday.

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Ivey admin on Baldwin County beach bridge record suppression: Balance in public information necessary for ‘efficiently run government’

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office responded to a media request Tuesday concerning the legal battle between a toll bridge company and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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Jefferson County Coroner says drug overdoses continue to rise despite resources

The Jefferson County Coroner is highly concerned about drug overdose, and he says while there is a homicide issue in the county, drug overdoses are much more common. He warns the impact is more far-reaching.

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City of Auburn hires lobbying firm ahead of legislative session

Members of the Auburn City Council unanimously approved a month-to-month lobbying contract on Tuesday before Alabama’s upcoming legislative session starts in March.

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Attorney General's office claims Kenneth Smith's failed execution did not amount to torture

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall claims Kenneth Eugene Smith did not suffer unconstitutionally in his failed execution, which Smith claimed in a federal lawsuit.

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Ivey spox reacts to ADOC chaos — Says we would not be having conversations about challenges if not for Ivey’s leadership

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statement to 1819 News on Tuesday addressing the ongoing chaos in the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

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Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith facing additional theft charges; Arrest warrants issued

Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith is facing additional theft charges following his arrest last week, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on Tuesday.

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Former WTVM sports broadcaster in legal battle after ‘life devastated’ by COVID vaccine mandate

It was in the fall of 2021 when WTVM Sports anchor Dave Platta was heading up a busy team at the beginning of football season. But on Sept. 15, 2021, it all came to an end when Platta was fired for “not complying with company policy” by refusing to get the COVID shot.

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AG Marshall: 1,000-1,200 additional inmates subject to early release by July under 2021 criminal justice law

Initial reports stated a so-called criminal justice reform law passed in a special session of the Alabama Legislature in 2021 would soon result in the mass release of 369 inmates incarcerated in the state's corrections system.

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Amtrak to test Gulf Coast route this week after 18 years of no passenger-rail service between Mobile and New Orleans

Amtrak will begin test routes between Mobile and New Orleans after the settlement of a long-running dispute between Amtrak, freight rail carriers and the Alabama Port Authority.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt, House Republicans concerned about federal Confucius Institute funding for universities

The Department of Defense (DoD) should stop continued funding of universities with Confucius Institutes, according to a recent letter sent to the DoD by U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) and 25 House Republicans last week.

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Why is Gov. Kay Ivey silent on Department of Corrections chaos?

Governor Kay Ivey has yet to address the chaos that has continued to fester over the past several months in the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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Tuberville, Britt back gun legislation fighting ATF rule and easing reciprocity laws nationwide

U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) are backing two pieces of legislation to apply gun permit reciprocity across every state and fight back against the recent ATF rule on pistol braces.  

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Ivey attempting to suppress communications between her office, ALDOT in Baldwin Co. bridge lawsuit discovery, says plaintiff

Less than a week after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed an executive order for transparency within state agencies, she filed a motion requesting to protect communications, including emails and text messages, between her office and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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Pistol permit revenue loss grant awards for sheriff's departments begin

Alabama will soon begin reimbursing counties for revenue losses from constitutional carry, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.

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AG Steve Marshall: Accountability is key to addiction recovery

On Wednesday, state Attorney General Steve Marshall sat down with 1819 News CEO and host of the 1819 News Podcast Bryan Dawson for a wide-ranging interview, during which they discussed how accountability is the key to drug recovery.

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Report claims UAB made $12.1 billion impact on Alabama in 2022

UAB is the most significant single contributor to the Alabama economy and the leading generator of jobs, according to a new study by Tripp Umbach.

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Alabama Hospital Association vies for ARPA money with dire hospital report; Critics charge Medicaid expansion won't fix the problem

A new report commissioned by the Alabama Hospital Association (AHA) suggests that profit margins for Alabama hospitals were down nearly 80% from pre-pandemic levels in 2022. Now, the AHA is seeking American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the state.

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Alabama Department of Public Health now advertising WIC benefits to same-sex couples

The Alabama Department of Public Health is advertising the WIC program “no matter your family structure.”

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Why does the City of Montgomery own Joe Reed's front yard?

Since 1977, the city of Montgomery has owned a significant portion of the front yard of Alabama Democratic powerhouse Joe Reed.

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U.S. Reps. Rogers, Aderholt criticize Biden admin after Chinese spy balloon shot down — 'China challenged Biden, and Biden failed'

On Saturday, an F-22 U.S. Air Force fighter jet shot down a suspect Chinese spy balloon off the South Carolina coast using a single AIM-9X supersonic, heat-seeking, air-to-air missile, according to reports.

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What are Glock switches? Why are we hearing about them now? Law enforcement officials argue Alabama needs new law

Law enforcement officials across Alabama have seen an increase in illegal modifications on pistols for years, but the Glock switch modification has recently become a top concern. A Glock switch is a tiny device placed on a Glock semi-automatic pistol to make it function as a fully automatic firearm.

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Top 10 concerts coming to Alabama this spring

Now that the groundhogs have emerged from their burrows, some predicting six more weeks of winter and others predicting an early spring, it’s time to start planning for this year’s spring entertainment season.

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