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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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Alabama solar farm to pay $500,000 in penalties for waterway pollution

An Alabama solar farm is involved in a $1.3 million multi-state settlement for violations of the Clean Water Act.

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Secretary of State-elect Wes Allen notifies voter maintenance program ERIC of Alabama’s withdrawal

A week after being elected as Alabama’s next Secretary of State, Wes Allen sent a certified letter to the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) stating that Alabama would cease participation with the non-profit upon his inauguration on January 16, 2023.

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Troopers investigating after 3 teens killed in fiery crash during police chase

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released information on a deadly crash that claimed the lives of three teens in Cullman County.

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Dothan pastor, Al Sharpton half-brother Kenneth Glasgow pleas guilty to drug conspiracy charge

The half-brother to civil rights activist Al Sharpton pleaded guilty regarding the most recent federal drug charges against him from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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'Offensive and flagrant': Birmingham Mayor Woodfin battles GOP Congressman Pete Sessions for comparing marijuana trade to slavery

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin called out a Republican U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) for “offensive” comments he made comparing marijuana and slavery.

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Jefferson County deputy files racial discrimination lawsuit against Sheriff Mark Pettway

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway, claiming discrimination against a white employee.

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Huntsville Mayor Battle applauds Artemis I rocket launch

Early Wednesday, the Artemis I rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., as part of an effort to send an unmanned capsule near the moon.

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Trump announces candidacy for 2024 presidential election: 'America’s comeback starts right now'

After months of speculation and anticipation, former President Donald Trump has officially announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.

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