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USDA announces plans to plant more than one billion trees to fight climate change

The REPLANT Act directs the Forest Service to plant more than a billion trees over the next decade, removes a cap of $30 million and is now expected to provide the agency significantly more resources every year to do so.

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NFL veteran Eddie Robinson Jr. embarks on his coaching career at Alabama State

His coaching resume, at least his regular season coaching resume, begins when Eddie Robinson Jr. leads his Alabama State team into the 2022 season opener on Aug. 27 in Atlanta in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge against Howard University.

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Former Alabama WR John Metchie III diagnosed with leukemia

Former Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III said on Sunday that he was diagnosed with leukemia and will probably not play in his first NFL season with the Houston Texans.  

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Birmingham at top of list of U.S. cities cheaper to buy than rent

According to Realtors.com's monthly report for June out last week, Birmingham is second to Pittsburgh, Pa., where the monthly median rent is significantly higher than the cost to buy a home on a percentage basis.

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U.S. Rep. Carl: Biden visit with Saudi prince 'embarrassing'

The freshman congressman called it "embarrassing" and referenced accusations from Biden and his allies that the Saudi prince was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Meet Britt challenger for Senate: John Sophocleus, Libertarian candidate

John Sophocleus is the Libertarian Party nominee for U.S. Senate. "We aren't going to get out of this if we keep electing Bidens and Trumps.

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No one hurt when plane 'hard lands' into Smith Lake

A small plane made a "hard landing" into Smith Lake on Saturday, July 23.

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Man shot while in vehicle with young daughter in Bessemer; Salvation Army reacts

The Salvation Army is reacting after a man was shot and killed in front of its Corps in Bessemer Sunday.

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Gen. McCurry takes command at Fort Rucker

There was a change of command at Fort Rucker on Thursday as Brig. Gen. Michael McCurry II took command of the Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker from Maj. Gen. Francis.

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Juandalynn Givan asks for a stay of execution for Joe James

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan filed a request for a stay of execution for Joe James citing the victim's family's opposition to the death penalty.

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Did the World Games meet economic expectations? Community weighs in

The World Games 2022 was expected to generate $256 million in economic impact for the Birmingham area. But was this expectation met?

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Alabama receives first shipment of monkeypox vaccine

If you have been exposed to monkeypox you may be eligible to receive the monkeypox vaccine, which is now available from the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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World’s most powerful rocket booster test fired

The world’s most powerful rocket booster was successfully test fired for more than two minutes at a Promontory, Utah test site Thursday.

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Ivey says ADPH idea of 'normalizing masking' not in her vocabulary despite previously issued mandates

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is sticking to her campaign guns and going against what the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is pushing concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pardons & Paroles Director Ward insists new electronic monitoring regime will enhance public safety

Cam Ward, the director of the Bureau of Pardons & Paroles, acknowledged there were some blatant lapses in protocol regarding released inmates but said the legislature had offered his agency a tool to prevent some of these incidents in the future.

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Report: Hyundai supplier used child labor at Luverne facility

A report from Reuters on Friday claimed SMART Alabama LLC, a supplier with a manufacturing facility in Luverne, had used child labor in the past.

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Ivey announces a new state record all time low unemployment rate

“For the third consecutive month, Alabama has set a record-low unemployment rate," announced Gov. Kay Ivey (R).

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Tuberville and colleagues voice opposition to Biden Administration’s new Title IX proposal

Sen. Tuberville joined 20 of his colleagues in a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona strongly criticizing the department’s proposed rule to change how Title IX is implemented.

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2 infants dead after tree topples on Birmingham home

Two babies were killed after Thursday's storm toppled a tree onto a Birmingham home.

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API working to inform parents of school board members’ stances on hot-button issues

After months of gathering information to contact school board members across the state, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) has released an online survey asking their opinions on issues such as CRT, SEL, school choice, equity, and demographics.

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Biden has COVID but not cancer, White House says

The White House announced Thursday that the president tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing "very mild symptoms." The announcement came a day after Biden misspoke while at a former coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts and had some people thinking he was in a battle for his life.

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Former Limestone education officials sentenced in multi-million-dollar fraud scheme

Four Limestone County school officials were sentenced this week in a multi-million dollar scheme that defrauded the state.

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Alabama AG joins letter urging Google not to restrict crisis pregnancy centers

Attorney General (AG) Steve Marshall has joined several AGs nationwide in a joint letter urging Google not to suppress online access to crisis pregnancy centers.

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Hoover pastor confirms children punished with hot sauce at church day care; another mother comes forward

"It turns out that for some time - years if not decades - our day school has had a practice when a child bites another child, or when a child misbehaves, they have hot sauce put on their tongues,” Bassham said. “This practice has stopped. It will never be done again.”

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What is ahead is Bryan Harsin's focus as he enters his second season at Auburn

Bryan Harsin didn’t wait for any questions about the attempts to push him out as Auburn’s football coach last February. Instead, he took care of that by himself during his time at the podium on the final day of SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

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SWAC Media Day: Are big things ahead for Ryan Peppins at Grambling?

Grambling football coach Hue Jackson was asked about a specific player during the Southwestern Athletic Conference Media Day on Thursday. A smile lit up on his face when he heard the question about incoming freshman Ryan Peppins.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer says goal of showing 'Hand of Hope' photo was to demonstrate personhood inside the womb

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Thursday, Palmer said he aimed to get an answer to the question about personhood and had attempted to use the famous photograph to make the case that the being in the womb was indeed a person.

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