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State Rep. Brock Colvin pre-files bill banning government mask mandates

State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) pre-filed a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit government-compelled mask mandates in Alabama.

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University of Alabama touts increase in number of in-state students, but majority of students are still out-of-state

Last year, the University of Alabama reported a record-breaking freshman class, but only 37% of first-year students were from Alabama. This year, UA broke records again, not just for the number of students but for the overall number of students from Alabama.

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ALGOP chair Wahl joins votes to file brief in support of Donald Trump amid threats to 2024 presidential eligibility

At a recent special meeting of the Republican National Convention, Alabama GOP chairman John Wahl voted to file an amicus brief in support of former President Donald Trump in legal battles attempting to disqualify him in his presidential run.

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Supreme Court of Alabama hears cases involving embryos destroyed at Mobile Infirmary

The Supreme Court of Alabama heard the consolidated cases of three families seeking compensation after they claim a patient at Mobile Infirmary destroyed their embryos.

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Former Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles asks judge to drop information that his attorneys say was obtained illegally

Attorneys for former University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles filed a motion on Sunday asking a judge to throw out information he told investigators after a deadly shooting on the Tuscaloosa Strip in January.

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'Putting a radical leftwing agenda ahead of common sense' — Tuberville, Britt oppose federal rule limiting boat speeds in Gulf of Mexico to protect whales

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) oppose a proposed rule that would establish a 28,000-square-mile Critical Habitat for the Rice’s whale within the Gulf of Mexico.

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Is the West Alabama Corridor eligible for federal funding?

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said recently he’s concerned about whether the West Alabama Corridor is actually currently eligible for federal funding due to the type of permitting that is being used on the project by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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Britt blasts Biden for allowing Iranian president to visit U.S.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi entered the United States for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City on Monday.

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Man given max prison sentence in Moon Pie Drop shooting federal case; State case still pending

The man accused in the New Year’s Eve Moon Pie Drop shooting in Mobile was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison.

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Birmingham butts heads with Jefferson County on jailing misdemeanor inmates: ‘This would strain our facilities, our deputies and our prosecutors’

Negotiations between the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County over who will take in jail inmates with misdemeanor charges have been a source of tension between the two government entities.

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WATCH: BPD bodycam footage released in tasing of band director at football game

Birmingham Police Department (BPD) released bodycam footage on Monday night of an officer deploying a taser against a Minor High School band director before his arrest and subsequent criminal charging.

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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks libraries and lotteries on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on "The Jeff Poor Show" with Scott Buttram as they discuss the library controversy occurring across the state and the likelihood of a lottery coming to Alabama in the next year.

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Auburn ranks in top 50 public schools nationwide, outranks University of Alabama, UAB

U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Colleges rankings on Sunday, listing Auburn University as the 47th-best public school in the country.

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Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen unveils new voter integrity database

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen announced a newly-created voter integrity database on Monday.

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Some Alabama GOP congressional members receive failing scores on pro-Ukraine report card

A recent report card from a pro-Ukraine GOP organization rates Alabama GOP congressmen based on their support for Ukraine during the current conflict against Russia, with several failing.

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Deputy who spoke to 1819 News about crime in Jefferson County says he was attacked by relative of judge, deputy chief

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Vincent Kimbrough, 29. He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

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State Sen. Orr hopes state education board decision to lower third-grade reading requirements not designed to benefit 'the adults in the system'

The Alabama State Department of Education recently lowered the third-grade reading score required to pass students to the fourth grade.

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Baldwin County GOP stands against explicit material in libraries by following 'power of the purse'

The Baldwin County Republican Party unanimously passed a resolution over the weekend in reaction to inappropriate books that have been offered in the children and teens sections at libraries throughout the county.

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How does Alabama’s new ‘anti-ESG’ bill actually work, and who does it apply to?

Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed what some Republicans called the strongest piece of legislation battling controversial environmental, social, governance investing in the country. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law in June.

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Constitution Day celebration in Alabama reminds citizens that freedom isn't free

Every year on September 17, the nation celebrates Constitution Day in honor of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787.

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‘Trying to turn Auburn into California’ — Some upset about mixed-use development replacing Bourbon St. Bar on North College

Some Auburn fans are upset about a mixed-use development across from Toomer’s Corner, including residential condos beginning at $2 million.

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Cannabis commission meeting canceled as lawyers ‘continue with ongoing discussions’

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) canceled an upcoming meeting scheduled for next week as attorneys for the commission and companies who didn’t receive a license in August continue to negotiate on a path forward for getting the new industry up and running in the state.

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Watch: Birmingham PD tases Minor High's Football band director

A recent video has emerged that allegedly shows Birmingham Police Department officers deploying a Taser against a Minor High School band director before his arrest and subsequent criminal charging.

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Report: Only 12 people took advantage of DOD abortion policy causing Tuberville's military holds

Members of the U.S. Senate and the Department of Defense (DOD) continue to defend the DOD policy, funding travel expenses and time off for service members who travel for an abortion, despite very few taking advantage of the option.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin to 16th Street Baptist Church bombing commemoration attendees: 'Citizens of this country are still disenfranchised from their constitutional right to vote'

Before U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke to commemorate the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church on Friday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin claimed some laws still violate certain citizens' right to vote.

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Hoover’s Ross Bridge golf course to reopen October 13

The Ross Bridge golf course in Hoover will reopen to players on October 13 after a groundskeeping error by a crew member destroyed most of the course's greens last year.

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Ron DeSantis selects former ALGOP chair Terry Lathan to serve as state campaign chair

Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recently tapped former Alabama Republican Party chairwoman Terry Lathan to serve as his campaign's Alabama chairman.

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