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Garrett explains returning $10k AEA donation

No doubt $10,000 can go a long way in Alabama politics. That is why it was noteworthy when State Rep. Danny Garrett returned a donation...

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Skyrocketing gas prices affecting law enforcement

Imagine having to fill up 55 cars every day. That’s the situation faced by Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson, whose fleet of patrol...

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United Way, Salvation Army give aid to Ukraine

Alabamians can still help displaced Ukrainian refugees despite an ocean between the two.  The continued hostilities in Ukraine amid...

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State Sen. Orr: Numeracy Act 'has nothing to do with Common Core'

Questions are still swirling about the Numeracy Act, Senate Bill 171 (SB171), which is a $92 million proposal offered by Education...

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Bonnie Plants opens major upgrade and announces expansion of their Bullock County facility

Bonnie Plants is the nation’s largest grower of vegetable and herb plants for home gardens - and they are growing. As hundreds of thousands...

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House Committee holds over controversial bill

The Alabama House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held over a controversial piece of legislation in a subcommittee that would...

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What kind of pistol does Gov. Kay Ivey carry concealed?

Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 272 (HB272), known as the constitutional carry bill, into law. The legislation, which was...

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Alabama Gubernatorial candidates gather for forum in Hoover

Gubernatorial candidates from both major parties gathered at the Hoover Library Thursday night for a candidate forum sponsored by LOCAL...

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Legislature votes to legalize fentanyl test kits

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Wednesday in favor of legislation that would allow Alabamians to legally purchase fentanyl...

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Ivey addresses Cherokee County Chamber on infrastructure, education, mandates and more

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey addressed the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at Gadsden State Community College's Cherokee Campus...

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House passes Sgt. Nick Risner Act

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation that would prevent prisoners convicted of killing people from getting "good...

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Senate members go back and forth over 'scope of practice of optometrists' bill

On Thursday the Alabama Senate passed controversial legislation to allow optometrists to perform procedures currently allowed to be...

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U.S. Sen. Shelby celebrates $1.5 trillion omnibus passage with list of spending impacting Alabama

Late Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that will fund the federal government through September. Among the...

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State Sen. Givhan: Higher threshold intended to slow gambling expansion, not protectionism

One of the questionable provisions in the gambling bills brought by State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) would require a two-thirds...

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Gov. Ivey signs six bills recommended by Military Stability Commission

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed six bills earlier this week the state legislature hopes will make Alabama even more military friendly....

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Permitless Carry signed into law in Alabama

After a shaky week in the legislature, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed permitless carry into law.  House Bill 272 (HB272) by Rep....

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Lew Burdette emphasizes change in Shelby County campaign appearance

Gubernatorial candidate Lew Burdette made a campaign stop at the March meeting of the Republican Women of North Shelby County on Tuesday,...

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Construction worker killed in central Alabama after truck sinks into mud

A construction worker was killed early Thursday, March 10, after a large truck sunk into the mud, causing a deadly chain reaction....

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House passes tax cut for retirees

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to cut state income taxes for elderly retirees with 401ks and IRAs. House Bill 162 (HB162)...

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Senate Committee advances gambling bill some say 'picks winners'

A controversial gambling bill that would close a number of casinos, while giving other gambling magnates state blessing, received a...

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'One step in the fight': Brooks votes to ban Russian oil

Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) voted to prohibit the United States from importing oil and gas from Russia. The House of Representatives...

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Tim Tebow to appear in Birmingham for Winter Jam 2022

Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will appear at Legacy Arena in Birmingham Saturday as a special guest of Winter Jam Birmingham....

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Bill to enforce tobacco tax on new level passes Alabama Senate

A bill to increase penalties and confiscations of untaxed tobacco products has passed the Alabama Senate.   Senate Bill 216 (SB216),...

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NWS: Tornado hit southeast Alabama, causing damage but no injuries

No injuries were reported early Wednesday morning when a tornado caused damage in southeast Alabama. The tornado was spawned from a...

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Sewell, Carl vote for appropriations package, Brooks points out questionable funding

Congressmembers Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) and Jerry Carl (R-AL01) both voted on Tuesday to keep the government funded and touted the benefits...

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Mo Brooks Jan.6 lawsuit dismissed

The lawsuit against Congressman Mo Brooks, alleging involvement in the Capitol riots of Jan. 6, 2021, has been dismissed. In the wake...

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Alabama House rejects Senate version of Constitutional carry bill

On Wednesday, the Alabama House of Representatives voted not to concur with Senate changes to the permitless carry bill. Permitless,...

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