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Lia Thomas Alabama News
Transgender collegiate sports ban receives final passage from legislature, heads to Ivey's desk for signature

On Wednesday, the Alabama Legislature approved a bill to prohibit transgender collegiate athletes from competing in sports designed for the opposite sex.

ESG Alabama News
Anti-ESG bill passes House committee as legislative session winds down

Legislation by State Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain Brook) prohibiting state contracts with businesses that boycott certain sectors of the economy based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies passed the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.

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Amended legislation requiring random audits of Alabama elections passes House committee

A bill to require random audits of Alabama elections has cleared House Constitutions, Campaigns, and Elections Committee.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth: AEA is trying to kill the grocery tax reduction legislation

According to Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, the Alabama Education Association was working to kill an effort to reduce the state's share of the burden of the grocery tax on consumers.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall disputes claim that ESG is 'free market' in WSJ oped

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday criticizing ESG agenda proponents who purport to be defenders of the free market.

Birmingham Water Works General Manager Michael Johnson Alabama News
Birmingham Water Works hiring more billing personnel, looking to implement automatic meter readers by 2024

The Birmingham Water Works announced a new billing initiative on Tuesday, which it claims will address the utility’s billing issues that customers experienced last year.

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'What is a Woman Act' clears House committee, will go to House floor for a vote

The controversial What is a Woman Act, which defines man, woman, boy, girl, father, mother, male, female and sex in the Code of Alabama, passed the House Health Committee on Wednesday, moving it one more step to final passage as the session winds down.

Tim James Alabama News
Tim James: ALDOT director should be held personally responsible for 'waste of taxpayer dollars' on Baldwin County bridge project

Former gubernatorial candidate Tim James has a unique perspective on the building of a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway in Baldwin County.

Grocery Store Alabama News
Grocery tax cut legislation clears House committee

Members of the Alabama House Ways and Means Education Committee passed legislation that would cut the state’s sales tax on groceries by 2% on Wednesday.

Benard Simelton Alabama News
Alabama NAACP condemns state legislature's anti-CRT bill; Claims it would ban teaching of slavery, 'real history' — 'We know what's happening on Florida'

The president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, Bernard Simelton, compared Alabama to Florida as he openly condemned the Alabama Legislature for its efforts to pass a law banning Critical Race Theory and other "divisive concepts" from the classroom.

Carfentanil Alabama News
Walker County Sheriff concerned about elephant tranquilizer showing up in Alabama

Carfentanil, also called Wildnil, has been identified in Walker County. The synthetic opioid is nothing new but hasn’t been a top concern for law enforcement until now.

Alabama Senate Alabama News
'School choice-lite' legislation passes Alabama Senate

The Alabama Senate passed an expansion of the Alabama Accountability Act tax credit program late Tuesday night after over five hours of filibusters from Democrats and Republicans. 

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Parents claim racism in Guntersville public schools, NAACP denounces legislature CRT ban at town hall — 'She sounds like she came out of the cotton field'

A group of concerned parents and community members gathered in Guntersville Tuesday evening to discuss concerns of racial discrimination within the Guntersville City School system.

Scott Stadthagen Alabama News
Heavily amended Chinese land acquisition bill receives final passage in legislature

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to concur with the amended version of a bill that would prevent Chinese acquisition of Alabama land.

Absentee ballot application Alabama News
Contentious absentee ballot legislation clears Senate committee with amendment

The hotly debated bill designed to crack down on ballot harvesting has passed a Senate committee with amendments after holding a public hearing for critics to voice concerns.  

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
AG Marshall sues telemarketing company for making billions of robocalls

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit against the owner and vice president of a telemarketing company that is responsible for billions of robocalls across the nation.

Judith Ann Neelley Alabama News
Gov. Ivey calls for parole board to deny release of convicted child-killer Judith Ann Neelley

Gov. Kay Ivey is imploring the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles to deny the release of convicted child murderer Judith Ann Neelley.

Fred Plump Alabama News
Democrat State Rep. Fred Plump, Jr. charged with siphoning money from a Jefferson County public works fund, delivering kickbacks to assistant

An Alabama state representative and member of the Democratic party has been charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice and will now be resigning from the Alabama Legislature.

Harvestchurch Alabama News
Dothan’s Harvest Church in legal battle after UMC disaffiliation

Harvest Church in Dothan is currently suing the United Methodist Church over a property dispute after the church announced recently it was disaffiliating from the denomination. 

Photo from Jay Mitchells Facebook page Alabama News
Alabama Supreme Court Justice expresses concern over proposed uniform bar exam’s commitment to ‘diversity, fairness and inclusion’

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jay Mitchell published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Friday expressing concerns about a proposed uniform bar examination due to its commitment to “ensure that diversity, fairness and inclusion pervade … test products and services.” 

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Petition started to address LGBTQ+ children's books in Autauga-Prattville Public Library

An online petition has been gaining signatures daily in the ongoing battle of Autauga County residents addressing LGBTQ+ books in the children’s section of the public library.

PP screenshot Alabama News
‘Our Doors Are Open’: Planned Parenthood engaging in aggressive marketing tactics in Auburn, UAB online student newspapers

Pro-abortion nonprofit Planned Parenthood is aggressively advertising on students newspapers at Auburn University and the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB).

Fairhope City Council Alabama News
Fairhope residents demand city council address concerns over drag queen event — 'If you can’t say no, then you can’t run this city'

Concerned citizens addressed the Fairhope City Council Monday about the Color Fairhope with Pride 2023 event. The Fairhope residents asked the council to improve the vetting process for events and one man requested the councilmen attend the event in drag.

Drag Show Alabama News
WATCH: 'Family friendly' Birmingham drag show includes children collecting tips for performers

Saturday evening, The Birmingham Festival Theatre put on a “family friendly drag show” in which performers accepted tips from attendees, many of whom were children.

City of Fairhope Alabama News
World Atlas identifies top 8 main streets in Alabama; Fairhope, Prattville and Florence made the list

In a new report, World Atlas identified eight towns in Alabama with the best main streets. Those compiling the list took into consideration local stores and eateries, landscapes, monuments and area attractions.

Stevenreed Alabama News
City of Montgomery asks for dismissal of former police chief lawsuit

An attorney representing the city of Montgomery and Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed asked a federal court last week to dismiss a civil lawsuit by former Montgomery Police chief Ernest Finley.

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Birmingham's violent crime wave continues with five shootings, two homicides, more injured over weekend

Birmingham Police Department officers had to respond to five shootings in the city over the weekend which resulted in 11 injuries and two deaths, continuing the violent crime epidemic that has been plaguing the city since at least the beginning of 2022. 

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