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Facebook pauses construction of $1.5 billion data center expansion in Huntsville, potentially due to metaverse failures

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced the expansion of a data center in Huntsville earlier this year. Now, after construction has already started, the company is changing plans.

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House Education Policy chair Rep. Terri Collins: Freshman lawmakers who campaigned on school choice must show what they're 'willing to do'

Lawmakers and politicians in Alabama are continually pushing school choice as a legislative priority in the 2023 legislative session.

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U.S. Rep Barry Moore: January 6 committee 'sham outfit' created to attack Donald Trump

U.S. Rep Barry Moore is blasting the House January 6 select committee's suggestion to criminally prosecute former President Donald Trump and refer several GOP congressmen for sanctions.

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Couple spends honeymoon in jail after Abbeville Police find ecstasy, marijuana in vehicle

After being arrested on their wedding night, a couple spent their first night of marriage in the Henry County Jail.

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Cringe: Birmingham mayor announces 'Woodfin's 14 days of Christmas,' making Scrooges of us all

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has declared “Woodfins 14 Days of Christmas,” which evidently consists of parodying Christmas classics in a perplexingly cringy fashion. 

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NPR report finds Alabama Power, Matrix connections to statewide news sites Yellowhammer, Alabama Political Reporter

An investigation conducted by several reporters with NPR claims to have discovered financial connections between a consulting firm representing Alabama Power and several statewide media outlets, including Alabama Political Reporter and Yellowhammer.

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County Commission President: Birmingham-Southern College bailout would be a ‘slippery slope’

Giving Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) millions in taxpayer dollars would be a “very slippery slope that we would have difficulty retreating from,” according to Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens.

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151 years ago today: Birmingham officially becomes a city

Alabama’s largest metro area, Birmingham, was officially incorporated by the Alabama Legislature on this day in 1871.

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Emergency Missing Child Alert issued for 6-year-old in Springville

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) issued an Emergency Missing Child Alert Monday for Joslyn Marie Campbell out of Springville.

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Birmingham Water Works to spend $73 million on infrastructure projects after 2023 rate hike, $2 million on Lake Purdy Dam

The Birmingham Water Works is spending almost $73 million next year on infrastructure projects, including a $2 million improvement to the Lake Purdy Dam.

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Baldwin County Sheriff says pistol permit revenue loss 'not that big of a deal'

With a nearly $40 million annual budget, the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office won't miss the approximately $500,000 generated from concealed carry permits when the state rings in permitless carry along with the new year.

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U.S. Senate passes $860 billion national defense budget that lifts military vaccine mandate

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is now headed to President Joe Biden's desk.

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Media meltdown: Alabama's left-leaning press decry Twitter under Elon Musk

Last week, Twitter's Elon Musk suspended several members of the mainstream media for violating Twitter’s policy not to share location information, also known as "doxxing,".

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Birmingham-Southern College asking for bailout from taxpayers amidst financial woes

Birmingham-Southern College is asking taxpayers to foot the bill for a $37.5 million government bailout, according to the Associated Press.

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Auburn bans TikTok from university devices, WiFi

Days after Gov. Kay Ivey issued a memo banning the use of TikTok from government devices, Auburn University announced its plans to prohibit the app as well.

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No disciplinary actions for Madison assistant principal for student altercation caught on video

The Superintendent of Madison City Schools says no discipline is planned for the assistant principal who was filmed hitting a student after the student assaulted and bit him.

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Huntsville amends zoning ordinance to keep medical cannabis dispensaries inside city's medical district

On Thursday, the Huntsville City Council voted to keep any future medical marijuana dispensary within the city’s medical district.

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Alabama workforce participation rate continues to struggle as unemployment remains stagnant

On Friday, the Ivey administration's Department of Labor released workforce statistics for November, showing little to no change from October.

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DOJ settles racial discrimination lawsuit against Ashland Housing Authority

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Ashland Housing Authority (AHA) settled a Fair Housing Act (FHA) discrimination lawsuit on Tuesday.

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More child labor found in auto part manufacturers across the state

Another report alleges to have discovered child labor in even more car part factories in the state.

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Fmr Ethics Commission member Stewart Tankersley on McCutcheon ties to QBR: 'It smells odd'

Former Alabama Ethics Commission member Dr. Stewart Tankersley said he was “amazed” when he read the details of McCutcheon's involvement with QBR.

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'Kill me dead' — Suspect taunts police before deadly shooting in Blount County

After six verbal commands from the officers, the suspect refused to put down the weapon, and both the deputy and the officer shot him.

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Anti-abortion group seeks total ban in 2023 legislative session

Abortion may seem like an issue of the past for many in the state, but some are making its complete abolition a priority in the 2023 legislative session. 

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ADOC, local officials raid Monroe County high schools with drug dogs, find no trace of illicit substances

Several state and local law enforcement agencies participated in drug sweeps at two Monroe County high schools on Wednesday, only to find no trace of illicit substances.

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Body found in burned-down abandoned Fairfield house yet to be named

A body was found in an abandoned house in Fairfield Tuesday evening by firefighters responding to a fire at the home.

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Alabama gets 'D' grade for parental power in education

Alabama ranks 25th for the amount of power parents have over their children’s education, according to a recent study by the Center for Education Reform. 

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McCutcheon financially linked to CEO guilty of kickbacks, fraud — Records show favorable treatment from BCBS during tenure

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) was on the payroll of an Alabama-based medical testing company called QBR Inc. years ago that has recently been the target of federal prosecutors.

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