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Avelo Airlines Alabama News
Avelo Airlines to offer direct flights from Mobile to Orlando

Mobile International Airport (BFM) announced Tuesday that Avelo Airlines will soon offer nonstop flights from Mobile to Orlando.

Mobile City Council Alabama News
City of Mobile unanimously approves $1.5 million to Mobile County DA's Office, despite reluctance from some councilmembers

The City of Mobile approved over a million dollars to go to the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, despite several councilmen pointing out that the office was the state’s responsibility.

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Would you be an Alabama prison guard for $55,000 a year?

On Tuesday, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced pay increases for the state's correctional officers.

Governor Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey’s proposed budget prioritizes tax rebate, no tax cuts

Gov. Kay Ivey is including a one-time tax rebate, but no permanent tax cut, in her proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

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Florida, Missouri, West Virginia follow Alabama — States pull out of ERIC system over refusal to address concerns

Multiple states have now pulled out of the Electronic Registration and Information Center (ERIC) after over a year of concerns from state leaders across the nation.

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Alabama-based Regions Financial labeled 'medium risk' for discriminating based on differing views

Over 1,000 large corporations received bias ratings from a nonprofit organization seeking to determine how hostile the companies were to particular viewpoints. One Alabama-based corporation was labeled “medium risk.”

State Rep. Jim Hill (R-Moody) Alabama News
State Rep. Hill introduces bill allowing judges to split 30-year prison sentences

State Rep. Jim Hill (R-Moody) has introduced legislation that would allow judges to split the sentences of Alabama inmates sentenced up to 30 years.

Thomas Jurgens Alabama News
SPLC attorney arrested in Atlanta on domestic terrorism charge after vandalism of police training center site

At least 35 people were detained after a coordinated attack Sunday on the site of what has been dubbed “cop city” in Atlanta, and one of those charged is an attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization that tracks and monitors what it considers hate groups.

Fentanyl opioid overdose drugs Alabama News
Jefferson County reaches 100 suspected overdose deaths already in 2023

The Jefferson County Coroner reported Monday the county has reached 100 suspected drug overdose deaths so far in 2023. There is an additional death that was from a confirmed overdose.

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Alabama House Democrats call for grocery tax repeal — 'It's a very regressive tax'

Alabama House Democrats called for a repeal of the state’s sales tax on groceries on Monday.

Student loan debt Alabama News
In-state tuition up 300-700% at Alabama public four-year colleges since 1990 as SCOTUS considers student loan forgiveness

As the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) hears a challenge to President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt for millions of borrowers across the United States, some economists say easy-to-obtain student loans from the federal government may be the cause of the problem in the first place.

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Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon calls $4.6 million school foundation shortfall a 'red herring'

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon responded to a question from a resident concerning a report by Gulf Coast Media that the school system owes over $4.6 million to the schools foundation program.

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Alabama Legislature to consider making Elmore County Schools Superintendent an appointed position

Legislation that would make Elmore County Schools Superintendent an appointed position by the school board rather than elected by voters will be considered in the upcoming session that starts this week.

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Biden claims Alabama's redistricting map discriminates against 'black voters' during 'Bloody Sunday' commemoration speech

Tight security, heavy police presence and overheated crowds eagerly awaiting their turn to march across the Edmund Pettus bridge was the order of the day as President Joe Biden participated in the annual Selma Jubilee march.

Orange Beach Alabama News
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach preparing for busy Spring Break season; Warn of zero tolerance for underage drinking

The entire months of March and April are considered the Spring Break season for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. City officials are preparing for a busy season this year and want to warn visitors that their goal is to keep everyone safe in a family-friendly environment.

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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.

Joe Biden talks student loan forgiveness Alabama News
‘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.

Alabama School Choice Alabama News
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.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
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.

ARPA Alabama News
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.

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