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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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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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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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Tuberville says Selma's Bloody Sunday anniversary ‘turning into a photo-op for the President’

Selma’s Bloody Sunday anniversary is “just turning into a photo-op for the President and a lot of people on the left,” according to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

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Alabama AG Marshall accuses Ethics Commission director of ‘fraud’ in charitable trust lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall accused Alabama Ethics Commission executive director Thomas Albritton and other members of a memorial fund of fraud in a civil court motion this week.

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Atmore two-year-old dies in hot car; Father charged with reckless murder

The Atmore Police Department is investigating the death of a child that was left in a hot car Monday.

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Alabama Workforce and Wage Gap task force promotes policies to conceal salary history, offer equal pay audit incentives, expand childcare access; Endorsed by GOP State Reps. Lovvorn, Whitt

The task force is recommending an array of policies, including adding a salary history ban, offering incentives to conduct equal pay audits, using tax credits and COVID funding to expand childcare and more. 

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State Rep. England introduces bill to disallow pistol permit holders from carrying on school property

State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) has introduced another bill to increase restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon in the state of Alabama.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear case that could impact religious liberty in the workplace

“If Hardison is overruled, it will substantially increase the chances of those people getting justice for being fired when they chose to stand by their religious beliefs.”

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D.C. Circuit rejects appeal to recognize Equal Rights Amendment that could have made abortion a constitutional right

Those opposing the ERA did so for two reasons: The 14th amendment already guaranteed equal treatment under the law, and many feared it would instantiate abortion as a Constitutional right.

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Three dogs in Cullman County likely poisoned, Animal Control says

Cullman County Animal Control is investigating the death of three dogs in a short time period and in a concentrated area.

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North Alabama high school soccer coach charged with multiple sex crimes, accused of having sex with student, second-degree rape

Law enforcement arrested a Dekalb County School District high school soccer coach on Monday on charges of engaging with a student under the age of 19.

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Biden to Selma — President will join annual Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing on Sunday

On Tuesday, the White House announced President Joe Biden will visit Selma on the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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AG Marshall applauds federal court's rejection of attempts to ratify 1972 Equal Rights Amendment

The District of Columbia appellate court Tuesday struck down attempts from several states to codify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the U.S. Constitution.

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Alabama Dept. of Revenue follows IRS by delaying filing deadline until October for taxpayers in FEMA disaster areas

The Alabama Department of Revenue (ALDOR) is delaying the state tax filing deadline for Alabamians who reside or have a business in federally declared disaster areas in Alabama where damage was caused by severe weather in January. 

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Mobile addressing issues brought up during annexation discussions

As the city of Mobile considers multiple annexation plans, there is some pushback and concern about which areas could be brought into city limits. The city, along with a financial consulting company, is currently studying four options on the west side of Mobile.

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