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Jefferson County Commission considers $3.2 million Aspen Institute 'Criminal Reform Initiative'

The Jefferson County Commission recently discussed a crime prevention plan that has already been implemented in major metropolitan areas like Compton, California, and Brooklyn, New York. The proposal, which would cost about $32 million over a period of four to five years, was presented by the Aspen Institute, a nonprofit organization for promoting social programs.    

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State Sen. Orr credits return to in-person classes for holding ground on NAEP scores, but says still 'a distance to go'

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) has had his hand in legislation to reform Alabama's education system throughout his tenure in the legislature. Despite some recent progress, he said there is still plenty of room for improvement.

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Trussville City Schools superintendent resigns over 'death notebook' controversy — 'I'm leaving a legacy of excellence'

The Trussville City Schools Board of Education (TCS BOE) accepted the resignation of Superintendent Pattie Neill on Tuesday after more than a month of controversy stemming from the discovery of a "death notebook" written by a student over a year ago.

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Accused killer of 5-year-old Kamarie Holland faces additional charges

The man accused of killing and sexually assaulting 5-year-old Kamarie Holland is facing additional charges involving another girl under six.

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City of Clay grocery tax cut begins today

Shoppers in the city of Clay are now paying half the local grocery tax after a move to give citizens relief by the city council.

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Birmingham to spend at least $2 million on ‘family fun center’ construction

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced on Monday that the city will be constructing a “family fun center” in West Birmingham.

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University of Alabama: SCOTUS decision on affirmative action would 'not impact' admissions policy

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is hearing arguments Monday in favor of and against affirmative action policies, which make race a factor in admissions to both public and private universities.

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Remains found in Coosa River in January identified as man missing for nearly 40 years

The Gadsden Police Department (GPD), with the help of the FBI, identified remains found in the Coosa River in Gadsden in January as a man who went missing nearly 40 years ago.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt warns of looming diesel shortages; Blames Biden's energy policy

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) is warning Americans of the possibility of diesel fuel shortages while blaming the Biden administration’s efforts to implement more green energy initiatives.

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Man with gunshot wound in standoff with police outside of Government Plaza

Multiple law enforcement officers and fire personnel responded to a tense situation Monday morning near Government Plaza in Mobile.

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Alabama breast cancer survivor: 'Listen to your body'

Doctors at UAB spoke this week about how mammograms can reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.

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State Superintendent Mackey on NAEP report card: Folks 'should celebrate in their investments' — but 'more work to be done'

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released its 2022 Nation's Report Card released on Monday.

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Shelby backs federal recognition for Alabama's MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians — Would 'open the door' for more gaming

As state government attempts to get a handle on gaming within Alabama, might a new player enter the mix?

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Vehicle stolen in Tennessee recovered in Shelby County after chase

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office, the Alabaster Police Department, and the Calera Police Department worked together over the weekend to recover a stolen vehicle and drugs.

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UAB receives $4.3 million from NIAID for new equipment to help with ‘high-containment research’

The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB)’s Department of Pathology received a $4.4 million grant for scientific equipment from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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God knows his name – The 'Will to Live' story of Austin Luke

We will be hard-pressed to hear a more inspiring story than that of Daphne resident Austin Luke.

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Huntsville drag queen teacher back in the classroom

The Huntsville teacher who came under fire for drag queen performances outside of school is back teaching after two weeks, according to parents.

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Marshall County mulls 1-cent sales tax increase for added school funding

While some argued against the tax, almost everyone in attendance agreed on one thing: the Marshall County School System is in dire financial need.

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Donald Trump endorses AL-5 GOP nominee Dale Strong

Former President Donald Trump announced his endorsement for Dale Strong in his congressional bid.

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100-acre no-kill dog rescue celebrates grand opening in Shorter

Today is the grand opening of a massive 100-acre cage-free, no-kill dog rescue in Macon County.

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UA doctoral students offer money to students attending Matt Walsh event for participation in survey about white supremacy, homophobia and extremism

During Thursday’s Young Americans for Freedom event at the University of Alabama, attended by conservative commentator Matt Walsh, a UA doctoral student offered students waiting in line money to complete a survey that probed them about their associations with extremist groups.

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Alabama Supreme Court upholds removal of Talladega County probate judge for inappropriate comments

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a decision to remove Talladega County's probate judge from office after he was accused of racist and sexually inappropriate behavior.

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U.S. Rep. Moore demands answers from Department of Defense for using taxpayer dollars to cover abortion travel costs for military personnel

As the federal government looks for creative ways to get around state abortion laws, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and other lawmakers are demanding answers from the Biden administration. 

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‘There’s nothing to fight for aside from the truth’: Matt Walsh speaks to students at University of Alabama

Podcast host and conservative commentator Matt Walsh spoke at the University of Alabama (UA) Thursday night about his new documentary “What is a Woman?” which questions the logic of the gender ideology movement. 

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Huntsville approves medical cannabis dispensaries

The Huntsville City Council has voted unanimously to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate inside the city limits.

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Judge who called Ivey 'Gov. MeMaw' returns to bench

A Mobile County circuit court judge will soon be returning to the bench after being suspended for judicial ethics violations, including referring to Gov. Kay Ivey as “Gov. MeMaw” and making other disparaging remarks.

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Anti-capitalist 'UA Leftists' group plans anti-Matt Walsh protest in Tuscaloosa

A group called UA Leftists, also formerly known as the University of Alabama Youth Democratic Socialists of America, is planning a protest for Matt Walsh’s appearance in Tuscaloosa on Thursday.

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