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Report: WIC participation declines in Alabama post-pandemic

Participation in a federal welfare program for Women, Infants and Children known as (WIC) declined in Alabama since before the pandemic in contrast with the rest of the Southeast.

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Federal judge quashes DOJ subpoena against Eagle Forum of Alabama

A federal judge has officially quashed the subpoena filed by the Department Of Justice against Eagle Forum of Alabama.

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Conflicts between state, federal drug laws cause confusion over medical marijuana in Alabama

A tension between state and federal laws concerning medical marijuana has led to confusion among lawmakers and enforcers over how the new Alabama law will work on a practical, day-to-day basis.

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No significant improvement in Alabama’s math scores since 2019, other states all below in rankings

Alabama’s fourth and eighth-grade mathematics scores have lacked improvement since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in its 2022 Nation’s Report Card released on Monday.

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ALDOT responds to lawsuit from Baldwin County toll bridge company — Will 'only exacerbate the traffic problems'

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) responded to the lawsuit filed against them by the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) over a debacle surrounding Orange Beach’s Foley Beach Express and the new Intercoastal Waterway project. 

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Cost of living: Which of Alabama's most affordable cities have the least crime?

Alabama is known for its low cost of living compared to other states, but in some cities, that can come at the expense of higher crime.

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State Rep. Collins: Low teacher Praxis certification exam pass rates have 'a few little caveats'

Earlier this month, a report by the Alabama Commission on the Evaluation of Services showed less than 50% of education students pass the Praxis test on the first try in Alabama.

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State Sen. Elliott: Lack of community involvement, elected official concerns raise 'red flags' about ALDOT beach bridge project

One of the last hurdles for beachgoers before arriving at Alabama's Baldwin County beaches is the Intercoastal Waterway.

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Medical Licensure Commission suspends license of doctor arrested for human trafficking

Members of the Alabama Medical Licensure Commission unanimously suspended Janaki Ram Prasad Earla’s license to practice medicine in Alabama at a special-called meeting Friday afternoon after he was recently arrested for human trafficking of a minor.

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Credit rating agencies give ‘stable’ rating to Alabama’s bonds before sale

General obligation bonds to be sold soon by the state of Alabama to fund improvements of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Alabama Forestry Commission were given stable investment ratings by Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Services recently. 

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Adderall shortage: Alabama kids among the most heavily medicated in the country

The Food and Drug Administration announced a shortage of the drug Adderall earlier this month. But what impact does this have on Alabama?

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Steve Marshall joins other AGs in pushback against adding COVID vaccines to child immunization schedule

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined attorneys general from other states in opposing the CDC's guidelines for adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the recommended vaccine schedule for children.

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Birmingham Police refuses to provide video evidence after man in wheelchair claims he was beaten by officer

The City of Birmingham and the Birmingham Police Department are facing a lawsuit after a man in a wheelchair claimed an officer beat him. However, the two entities refuse to release video evidence of the incident.

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Owners of Orange Beach toll bridge sue ALDOT – Claim agency's director John Cooper attempting to destroy business

The owners of the Foley Beach Bypass toll bridge are suing the Alabama Department of Transportation after the state agency introduced plans to build a new toll-free bridge nearby.

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Woodlawn High School student identified as drive-by shooting victim

The Birmingham Police Department identified a Woodlawn High School student as the victim of a shooting on Monday, Oct. 17.

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TSA: 61 guns found in baggage in Alabama airports in 2022

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents stopped 61 guns brought by passengers entering TSA security checkpoints at Alabama airports so far in 2022. 

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Alabama's low labor participation rate continues to drop as unemployment rate remains flat at 2.6%

Despite the unemployment rate holding steady, the state's labor force participation rate continues to fall, dropping from 57.6% in August to 57.1% in September, which is significantly lower than the national average of 62.3%.

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Department of Energy grants $117M to company planning EV battery factory in North Alabama

The U.S. Department of Energy is sending $117 million to a planned electric vehicle battery plant in Colbert County.

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AG Marshall: Conforming to 'gender ideology' instead of biology an 'attack on common sense'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed an amicus brief Thursday in support of Indiana’s law prohibiting boys from playing on girls’ sports teams.

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Gov. Ivey, AG Marshall reassure parents children cannot be required to get COVID vaccine

Despite concerns from many, Alabama leaders are assuring that the COVID-19 vaccine will not be included in the regularly scheduled vaccines for children.

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Freedom From Religion Foundation targets Alabama schools — Warns against 'coercive religious practices'

In response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling in favor of a football coach’s right to pray on the field, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is launching a campaign in an attempt to educate school administrators on what it perceives to be the limitations of the ruling.

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Auburn considering new business license revocation policy

Auburn City Council members are considering passing an ordinance to create a new procedure for the revocation of business licenses.

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'Like being married for 25 years, and you find out on TV that your wife wants a divorce': Pelham Mayor Gary Waters talks potential Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move

Pelham Mayor Gary W. Waters spoke to 1819 News on Thursday about the proposal brought before the Jefferson County Commission to replace Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre with a new facility in Birmingham.

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Jefferson County circuit judge convicted on more ethics charges, blames COVID-19

A Jefferson County circuit judge has been convicted of ethics violations stemming from 2021 charges that found the judge guilty of inserting her opinions into judicial decisions.

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Threat made at Jefferson County high school inspired by Netflix show 'The Jeffery Dahmer Story'

The Trussville Police Department is investigating threats made at student at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School (HTMS) by a student who was allegedly inspired by the Netflix show “The Jeffery Dahmer Story."

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Jefferson County judge who tried ruling the death penalty unconstitutional convicted again for failing to comply with previous sanction

A Jefferson County judge was convicted Tuesday of violating ethics rules by failing to return to work without pay following a previous conviction.

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UAB doctor walks back comments on teen's suicide — 'This was never my intent'

The Alabama Doctor who came under fire for her statements on a transgender teen’s suicide has now walked back her choice of words.

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