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State Rep. Baker: Numeracy Act 'emphatically states' Alabama be divorced from Common Core

Earlier this week, legislation with the aim of boosting K-5 math scores was passed by the Alabama House of Representatives and awaits...

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Bill to protect Second Amendment rights from federal overreach passes Senate

A bill that would block enforcement of potential executive orders by the President of the United States against Alabamians’ gun rights...

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Gov. Ivey helps Alabama agriculture groups kick off yearlong Down To Earth Campaign

  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) joined leaders of agriculture in Pike Road for the dedication of the new Pike Road Agriculture, Recreation...

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Education Budget passes Senate

The state Senate passed the education budget on Thursday. The $8.26 billion Education Trust Fund budget (ETF) is the largest in state...

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State Rep. Brown: Legislature must deal with legally questionable gaming before proceeding

According to State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollingers Island), there are currently 32 so-called gaming facilities operating within Alabama,...

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Online job ads grow while unemployment steadily increases

 Alabama has seen a tremendous increase in online job advertisement throughout the state.    For several years, Alabama has operated...

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Contested ballots hold Amazon union vote in limbo

The fate of the Amazon union vote in Bessemer comes down to a handful of contested ballots.   Amazon workers spent the better part...

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Fugitive who allegedly opened fire at a high school football game in Mobile arrested in Florida

Hezekiah Belfon was arrested in St. Augustine, Fla., Thursday for allegedly opening fire on a high school football game in October...

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The Daily Detail for 4.1.22

Alabama Push for AL House to pass the Vulnerable Child Protection & Compassion Act  Mo Brooks signs letter to NCAA against transgenders...

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Midwifery bill fails committee

A much-contested bill allowing midwives to expand care for patients has failed in a House committee.    The midwife and doula community...

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Education budget including additional pay raises for some teachers advances

The Alabama Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee on Wednesday gave a favorable report on the bills in the Education Trust...

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Bill to impose age restrictions on Delta-8 passes Senate

A bill that seeks to place an age requirement to purchase Delta-8 THC has passed the Alabama Senate.    Senate Bill 326 (SB326) is...

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Shelnutt addresses delay of bill banning child gender-changing therapies

A measure prohibiting so-called transgender medical therapies for minors has stalled out in the Alabama House of Representatives with...

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U.S. Rep. Moore predicts Freedom Caucus to expand membership after midterms

Within the U.S. House of Representatives, the House Freedom Caucus is a group of lawmakers considered the most conservative bloc of...

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SPLC accused of racial discrimination, union members protest

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) Union members are protesting the Montgomery-based organization over its plan to reopen offices following...

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House passes bill to change how wills are contested in Alabama

The Alabama House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a series of non-controversial bills. One of these non-controversial bills...

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Wiretapping bill headed to Governor's desk

A bill allowing wiretapping in certain drug crimes is heading to the Governor’s desk.    Currently, the only legal method of wiretapping...

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Family seeks answers, changes after veteran killed by deputy

When Mary Pears called 911 because her veteran son suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appeared to be having a mental...

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House Democrats call for repeal of grocery tax and suspension of fuel tax increase

The Alabama Democratic caucus held a press conference on Wednesday where they stated their opposition to the state sales tax on groceries....

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The Daily Detail for 3.31.22

Alabama Employees at Southern Poverty Law Center hold protest alleging SPLC discrimination 2 casino gambling bills are pulled from...

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Gambling, lottery dead for 2022, say legislation sponsors

Alabama voters will likely not have an opportunity to vote on a lottery or any other type of gambling on the November 2022 ballot....

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Numeracy Act heads to Governor's desk

The Numeracy Act is heading to the Governor’s desk.    Senate Bill 171 (SB171), sponsored by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) and...

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Caught on Camera: Birmingham police looking for armed robbery suspect

The Birmingham Police Department is looking for any information that can help them identify the suspect of an armed robbery.   The...

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Warden of Alabama’s largest prison placed on mandatory leave following allegations

Limestone Correctional Facility top warden Deborah Toney was placed on mandatory leave following serious accusations. The Alabama Department...

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Alabama one step closer to recognizing telehealth as method for doctors

The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed legislation formally recognizing telehealth and setting up rules for telehealth services in the...

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Tim James introduces gubernatorial campaign leadership team

The Tim James for Governor campaign introduced the formation of its leadership team. “Over the past two months, the Tim James Campaign...

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Self-imposed gun control fails in the House

Voluntary gun prohibition is no longer on the docket for the Alabama legislature.   On Wed. March 16, House Bill 462 (HB462) passed...

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