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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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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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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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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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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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Alabama announces starting date for Red Snapper Season

Red Snapper season will open on Friday, May 27. State and federal waters will be open to private and state-licensed charter vessel...

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State Rep. David Wheeler has died

State Rep. David Wheeler (R-Vestavia) has passed away early Wednesday morning. He was 72. ****UPDATED 3/11/2022 to include the funeral...

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Legislature to hold public hearings on two child custody bills Wednesday

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on two bills Wednesday that attempt to reform Alabama’s...

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Indictment reveals details and accusations against mother of murdered east Alabama child

New details in the brutal murder of Kamarie Holland, a five-year-old in East Alabama, have been made public in an indictment. Prosecutors...

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Alabama AG calls out Biden for refusal to allow new domestic oil, gas production

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Tuesday called out President Joe Biden for his continued refusal to lift his ban on the...

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House passes largest education budget in history, discussing tax reform

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed an $8.1 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget – the largest in the history...

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State Sen. Livingston blames Biden for higher gas prices, warns of economic fallout

State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) is familiar with fuel prices and how they can impact a community's economic standing. Livingston,...

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Ag Commissioner Pate: Alabama farmers to feel impact from Russian invasion of Ukraine

Although the Russia-Ukraine conflict is 5,000 miles away, seemingly on the other side of the globe, it will have an impact in Alabama....

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Permitless carry bill not addressed by the House

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives did not vote on permitless carry, so final passage of the legislation is still up...

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Lawmakers pursuing possible war crime charge against Putin

Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) is an original cosponsor of Congressman Michael Burgess’ (R–TX) resolution, H.Con.Res. 76, expressing...

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Vulnerable Child Protection Act passes out of committee

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee gave a favorable report to controversial legislation that would protect children from sex-change...

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Tuberville proposal would make Daylight Saving Time permanent

With clocks "springing forward" to observe Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on his colleagues...

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