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U.S. Sen. Shelby 'unable' to support Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination to the Supreme Court

Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) met with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe...

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Legislature passes bill to crack down on untaxed tobacco products

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation giving the Alabama Department of Revenue more power to confiscate...

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Legislation could signal the end for 'speed traps' in Alabama

They are places that, for better or for worse, have a reputation for having aggressive enforcement of traffic laws. Most notably, the...

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Tim James hits Gov. Ivey, Alabama Legislature for 'caving to the radical LGBTQ agenda'

Cultural wars are alive and well in Alabama in 2022. While the Alabama Legislature is considering Senate Bill 184 (SB184), a bill sponsored...

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Bill would require women to show proof they are not pregnant before buying medical marijuana

The Alabama Senate Children, Youth and Human Services Committee voted to give a favorable report to controversial legislation that...

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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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Montgomery man charged with shooting Alabama Power vehicle

A suspect accused of shooting an occupied Alabama Power vehicle has been arrested.   Montgomery native John Brandon Harris was arrested...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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