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Auburn professor awarded over $600K in damages after conflict with university over football players harbored in single major

An Auburn University professor was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages after being removed as chair of his department for speaking out about the school’s athletic programs’ involvement in academics. 

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Ten highest paid state employees in Alabama: Who are they?

Alabama ranked 29 among all U.S. states and territories for average state employee salary in 2021. Nevertheless, its highest-paid employee makes almost double what the highest-paid federal employee makes.

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AG Marshall says electronic bingo halls in Jefferson County may be laundering money

Jefferson County Commission members have not been on the same page regarding allowing the bingo halls to operate, but Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Supreme Court has made it clear the bingo halls are illegal.

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ABC Board's Mac Gipson claims prices would go up if state got out of the retail liquor business

The state government being in the liquor business with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board operating retail stores is seen as a questionable use of power and resources.

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Hoover 12-year-old giving back by collecting pillows for Alabama's foster children

Lucy Helland, a sixth grader at Bumpus Middle School, is collecting money to purchase pillows for foster children.

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Which stores and restaurants in Alabama will be open on Thanksgiving?

Several retailers and restaurants are choosing to give employees time off for Thanksgiving this year. Even some big-box stores known for opening late for Black Friday Eve sales are putting the kibosh on the tradition.

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Birmingham public transport experiencing delays, blames COVID despite receiving millions in federal funding

Birmingham MAX Transit buses have been experiencing delays and cancellations, which officials are blaming on worker shortages due to COVID-19 and the flu despite receiving millions in federal funding to help with those issues.

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Alabama Department of Education issues school report cards — Did your child's make the top 10?

The Alabama State Department of Education released on Friday its statewide school report cards for 2021-2022.

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State House security preclearance policy for lobbyists, agency heads to begin in 2023 session

A new Alabama State House security preclearance policy for registered lobbyists and state agency heads will begin during the 2023 legislative session.

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AG Marshall asks medical community to make public health board aware of horse tranquilizer, synthetic substances discovered in street drugs

Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke Friday at an event for health care providers focused on the opioid crisis.

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Alabama infant mortality rate surges — Up 8.6% from previous year

Alabama’s infant mortality rate showed an increase from 2020 to 2021, which is continually higher than the national average

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Court of Appeals heard oral argument to remove injunction in Alabama's law banning surgical and medical interventions for transgender youth

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Friday for overturning a preliminary injunction filed against Alabama's Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act (VCAP).

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Veteran attorney and public servant Hugh Evans dies

Secretary of State John Merrill announced the passing of Hugh R. Evans, III. Evans passed away on Thursday, November 17, with over 25 years of public service as a well-respected attorney.

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Alabama Supreme Court reverses earlier dismissal of UAH free speech lawsuit

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday to allow a free speech lawsuit to proceed by a Young Americans for Liberty chapter and student-member Joshua Greer against the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). 

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Alabama unemployment rate ticks up to 2.7% as workforce participation rate struggles continue

On Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey's office revealed Alabama's October seasonally adjusted labor force numbers, which showed the state's unemployment rate at 2.7%, up from September's number of 2.6%.

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Software glitch causes payroll problems for Hoover, including firefighters who now owe thousands back to taxpayers

Underpayments, overpayments and retirement account reporting problems have been plaguing city employees' paychecks since July.

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo fears big push for gambling next legislative session

When Rich Wingo first ran for office in 2014, he did it with the intention of only serving two terms. Now that he’s leaving, he still sees more work to be done.

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University of Alabama reduces liberal arts core curriculum graduation requirements starting in 2025

A new core curriculum reducing some liberal arts requirements was approved by University of Alabama faculty on Wednesday.

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USDA provides $3 million for Alabama ‘Farm to School’ program, kids at low-income schools getting fresh produce

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state of Alabama and local farmers have reached an agreement to provide fresh produce to schools where the majority of students receive free and reduced-cost lunches.

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Selma leaders, school officials grapple with community issues in wake of apparent high school student fentanyl overdose — 'Our babies are in trouble'

Wednesday evening, local leaders and school officials gathered at Selma High School (SHS) and spoke with parents and others to address community issues after the death of an SHS student.

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Shelby, Tuberville vote 'no' on Respect for Marriage Act, will now head to House for vote

The U.S Senate on Wednesday passed the hotly-debated Respect for Marriage Act, which would federally enshrine the right to same-sex and interracial marriage into law.

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Heritage Foundation study ranks Alabama charter schools high for ‘wokeness’; Recommends school choice to ‘empower parents’

Alabama received one of the worst woke scores among the schools surveyed by The Heritage Foundation — worse than California and New York. 

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State of Alabama set to execute Kenneth Eugene Smith for 1988 murder-for-hire of pastor's wife

Kenneth Eugene Smith, an Alabama man convicted in a murder-for-hire plot of a pastor’s wife, is set to be executed today.

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Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling caught violating city ordinance by renting out guest house on Airbnb

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling admitted to violating the city’s ordinance prohibiting short-term rentals.

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Ukrainian pastor with Alabama ties strives to be 'lighthouse during a dark time'

A Ukrainian pastor with ties to Alabama continues to hunker down with members of his congregation and community as the world around him crumbles.

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Montgomery City Council delays lodging tax increase vote

Members of the Montgomery City Council delayed voting on an ordinance at a Tuesday night meeting that would increase the city’s lodging tax.

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Birmingham Water Works to repay some customers for overbilling, most less than $5

Birmingham Water Works is planning to repay certain customers who were overcharged for water, but some might get back less than expected.

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