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Alabama NAACP condemns Ivey for signing 'racist' DEI ban — 'We will not allow slavers to strip us from learning our rich history'

The Alabama NAACP issued a statement Monday condemning Gov. Kay Ivey for signing the recent diversity, equity and inclusion ban into law.

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AUSA launches in Huntsville this week, showcasing the U.S. Army's technological advances

The Association of the U.S. Army will host its annual global symposium at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Monday through Wednesday evening.

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Northport’s Justin Hamner wins ‘Super Bowl of Fishing’ Bassmaster Classic

Northport's Justin Hamner won the 2024 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Classic and its $100,000 purse.

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Secretary of State Allen: National groups sending ‘misleading, unsolicited’ voter registration forms to Alabamians

A “misleading, unsolicited mass mailing of pre-filled voter registration forms” sent to Alabamians is coming soon from out-of-state groups, according to Secretary of State Wes Allen. 

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Trans punk rockers: Inside the Birmingham Public Library's 'Loud at the Library' program

There have been three events at the library with three bands each since the biannual program began last January, and each show included at least one band featuring a transgender or queer-identifying member. 

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API report details workforce participation challenges, proposes solutions

The Alabama Policy Institute did a deep dive into Alabama’s workforce participation numbers.

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Despite questioning party loyalty, Alabama Democratic Conference chair Joe Reed announces party support for Shomari Figures in AL-2

The Alabama Democratic Conference officially backs Shomari Figures against House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) in the upcoming runoff election for Alabama’s recently redrawn second congressional district.

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Illegal alien who set Montgomery church on fire sentenced to prison

Xiaoqin Yan, a woman convicted of arson and possessing a firearm by an illegal alien, was sentenced to eight and a half months in prison on federal charges.

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Hank Jr. performing in Alabama — How much longer can this go on?

Hank Williams Jr., “Bocephus” comes back to Alabama on Friday, April 5 at the Birmingham Jefferson Community Complex, the BJCC.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen touts new voter integrity system, finds over 109,000 ineligible voters on Alabama’s rolls

Secretary of State Wes Allen said recently that his office has identified over 109,000 ineligible voters from Alabama’s roles since creating a new voter integrity system.

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Longtime Montgomery Coach Bobby Spaeth dies at 71

Longtime Montgomery Coach Bobby Spaeth has died at 71. His passion lives on in the lives of the thousands he coached, more than one generation.

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'I've asked for the manager' — Farmer in legal battle with Alabama Farm Credit sues President Biden to fill vacant seats on US Farm Credit Admin board

Kittle hopes that filling the two open seats will help resolve his legal issues with his former lender, who he claims is guilty of corruption and extorting its clients.

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Watch: Birmingham Public Library hosts 'punk' show; Chaos ensues

Libraries are typically quiet, subdued places for people to read and study, however, it was hard to even hear yourself think at the Birmingham Public Library last Friday as a rowdy crowd gathered for the Loud at the Library Spring Break Punk show.

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Alabama father invents opioid alternative following death of son

Tom Dooley said after decades of working in the field of molecular biology and applying his knowledge toward drug discovery and drug development, he has a new goal due to his personal tragedy.

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Mobile Mayor Stimpson thanks ‘Mama Tot’ for donating dozens of prom dresses to those in need

Ophelia Nichols, better known as ‘Mama Tot’ on TikTok, took part in a prom dress drive to benefit Mobile teens.

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Terminated Prattville library director demands reinstatement, name-clearing hearing in attorney's letter to library board

The recently terminated director at the Autauga/Prattville Library is demanding his reinstatement as director, restoration of library privileges, and a "name-clearing hearing."

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Voter registration deadline April 1 for April 16 runoffs

There’s an easy way to remember the upcoming deadline to register to vote in Alabama’s April 16 runoff – April Fool’s Day.

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National school choice advocate Corey DeAngelis praises CHOOSE Act — 'A rising tide that lifts all boats'

Corey DeAngelis, a self-described school choice “evangelist,” sat down with 1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson on a recent episode of “1819 News: The Podcast” to give a history of the school choice movement and put to rest fears that it could negatively impact public schools.

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University of Alabama in Huntsville will begin Air Force ROTC program in fall semester 2024

The University of Alabama in Huntsville will begin a new Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program for freshmen and sophomores in the fall 2024 semester.

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Should you go to Sylacauga’s Marble Festival TWICE? April 2-13

Marble Festival is April 2-13, 2024 in Sylacauga.

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85th anniversary of ‘Gone with the Wind’ in Alabama theaters April 7, 8, 10

The film will be shown in Alabama theaters on April 7, 8 and 10 — a return to the big screen.

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HD10 Democrat hopeful Lands: Banning sale of so-called 'assault weapons' is 'so important'

In a 2022 post on her personal Facebook account, Marilyn Lands shared a petition to stop the sale of so-called "assault weapons," something that many far-left Democrats have been attacking for years.

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Redstone Arsenal four-star AMC Commanding General who pressured panel to help career of unfit officer suspended, under Pentagon investigation

U.S. Army Gen. Charles Hamilton, the now suspended Commander of U.S. Army Material Command (AMC) at Redstone Arsenal, has been referred by the Army to the Defense Department inspector general for investigation, which is a rare move to take against a seasoned four-star general.

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Britt, Tuberville split on $1.2 trillion government funding package to avert partial government shutdown

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) split over a $1.2 trillion government funding package passed by the Senate early Saturday morning to avert a partial government shutdown.

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Ag Commissioner Rick Pate trucking hay to Texas after wildfires devastate grazing lands

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries is coordinating a plan to truck hay to Texas cattlemen who lost their grazing grounds in wildfires in the Texas Panhandle.

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Tim Tebow in Mobile for Victory Health Partners Dinner April 30

Tim Tebow is keynote speaker April 30 at ‘Hope for Healing Dinner’ at Mobile’s convention center.

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Anti-religion group goes after Oak Grove HS football coach for ‘promoting religious beliefs’

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has set its sights on Oak Grove High School head football coach Chris Musso, accusing him of infusing the team with religion.

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