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House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
RIP GAMBLING 2024: House closes session by approving the education budget after a last-minute gambling push

The Alabama House of Representatives closed out the 2024 regular legislative session Thursday after briefly holding up the Education Trust Fund budget in hopes of securing a compromise on the now-dead gambling package.

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Library obscenity bill dies in Senate: ‘The problem is not going to go away’

A bill removing school and public library obscenity exceptions died in the Senate without receiving a vote on the final day of the session Thursday.

Prattville-Autauga Library. Alabama News
Advocacy groups sue Prattville Library board over sexually explicit books policies

A collection of groups and individuals have filed a lawsuit against the Prattville-Autauga Library Board over its policies for regulating and placing potentially obscene or sexually explicit children’s books.

James Gregory Alabama News
'The Funniest Man in America,' James Gregory, dies one day before scheduled Hoover performance

Comedian legend James Gregory, also known as "The Funniest Man in America," died Thursday of cardiac complications. He had just turned 78 on Monday.

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Home of Vietnam veteran and his family destroyed in east Alabama storm

A line of storms tore through central Alabama Thursday leaving behind significant damage in Randolph County and destroying at least one home in the Swagg community

Stanhope Elmore High School Alabama News
Freedom From Religion Foundation strikes again; Outraged over faith-based recovery program director speaking at Elmore County school

For the second day in a row, the national group, Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), is going after an Alabama entity.

State Rep. Chris Blackshear. Alabama News
House passes ETF supplemental after bashing Senate for killing gambling package – 'This House bows down to the Senate too often'

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve the Education Trust Fund supplemental appropriations conference substitute, but not before several lawmakers followed a session trend of blasting the Senate for its failure to pass gambling legislation.

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Alabama bans lab-grown meat: 'Take your fake meat elsewhere'

Alabama became the second state in the nation to ban lab-grown meat after Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill yesterday prohibiting and providing criminal penalties for anyone who sells, manufactures, or distributes lab-grown meat. 

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt introduces MOMS Act, aims to strengthen families, require child support during pregnancy

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was one of three Senators who introduced the More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed (MOMS) Act ahead of Mother’s Day.

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American Idol Top 5 Triston Harper takes center stage back home in Alabama May 12-14

15-year-old Triston Harper of McIntosh, Alabama will compete in American Idol’s Top 5 on Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. on ABC. He will be feted with three events back home in Alabama.

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Elmore County's Deborah Stringfellow named Alabama 2024 ‘Teacher of the Year’

First of her family to graduate college, and first to graduate high school. Now, Deborah Stringfellow of Elmore County has been named Alabama Teacher of the Year.

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'The word 'boy' has become toxic to the left': Britt slams the Boy Scouts of America over 'woke' rebrand

As a mother of two children, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) said it was “a sad day” when the Boy Scouts of America announced it would be rebranding to be more “inclusive.”

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Senate kills post-election audit bill

The Alabama Senate voted to carry over legislation requiring post-election audits on Wednesday.

Carlee Russell Alabama News
Senate approves Carlee Russell-inspired bill increasing penalty for false reporting of a crime

The Alabama Senate passed House Bill 82, a bill enhancing the penalties for falsely reporting a crime to law enforcement, on Wednesday.

Ivey Alabama News
Ivey signs public records reform bill into law

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed a bill to set specific timelines that public entities in Alabama must follow when responding to public records requests into law on Wednesday.

Mary Moore Alabama News
House passes Farm Center bill after lawmakers voice frustrations with Senate

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to concur with a conference committee substitute creating a corporation to govern an Alabama Farm Center property in Jefferson County after a brief standoff surrounding votes on the likely-dead gambling legislation.

Haitians Alabama News
Lawmaker skeptical after reports of hundreds of Haitians bussed to Cullman for work

Citizens in Cullman want to know what is going on after news that hundreds of Haitians lined up this week at the Cullman Career Center for jobs.

Alan Eugene Miller Alabama News
Alabama’s second nitrogen hypoxia execution scheduled for September

The nitrogen hypoxia execution of Alan Eugene Miller is scheduled to take place between 12 a.m. on September 26 and midnight on September 27.

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Bill capping annual property tax increase heads to Ivey for signature

House Bill 73 (HB73) by State Rep. Phillip Pettus (R-Killen) would cap yearly property tax increases after a reappraisal.

Cecil Hootie Ingram Alabama News
Alabama says goodbye to standout player, AD ‘Hootie’ Ingram Saturday

Hootie Ingram will be laid to rest May 11 in his native Tuscaloosa. The former Alabama AD died Monday at age

IVF, in-vitro Alabama News
IVF patients ask court to declare new provider immunity law unconstitutional — ‘Our Legislature should not have rushed to judgment’

Two Alabama in -itro fertilization patients asked a Mobile County Circuit Court Judge to declare a law giving immunity protections to IVF providers unconstitutional on Wednesday.

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AG Marshall files for injunction against Biden admin's Title IX changes — ‘Our schoolchildren are worth the fight'

On Wednesday, Attorney General Steve Marshall filed to block the Biden administration's recent changes to Title IX law dealing with gender identity.

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House passes Senate legislation allowing exclusion of disruptive students in public K-12 classrooms

The Alabama House of Representatives passed Senate legislation on Tuesday that would create processes by which students could be excluded from K-12 classrooms.

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Aderholt 'disappointed' over Boy Scouts name change — 'Another attempt to placate the woke mob'

On Tuesday, the Boy Scouts of America announced that, after 115 years, it plans to change its name to “Scouting America” in an effort to be more “inclusive.”

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Birmingham PD roll call prayer under fire by Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is going after the Birmingham Police Department for having a roll-call prayer.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville calls on FDIC head to resign after scathing report finds sexual misconduct, discrimination

After an independent report cited widespread abuse in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is calling on the chairman to resign.

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Senate committee kills legislation changing ethics law

Members of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee didn’t vote on legislation that would change some of the state's ethics laws on Tuesday.

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