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Penn State dominates Auburn 41-12

This was Auburn’s worst loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium since the much-maligned 2012 season, when the Tigers were shut out by Georgia 38-0. 

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Auburn approves 3% tuition increase for 2023-2024

Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a 3% tuition and fees increase beginning in the fall 2023 semester on Friday.

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Alabama federal delegation speaks out in opposition to Biden admin VA Hospital abortion proposal

Republicans in Alabama's congressional delegation are expressing their disapproval of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) proposal to offer abortion services to veterans and their beneficiaries in certain circumstances.

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Hoover beats Hewitt-Trussville in Class 7A Region 3 showdown on a full night of high school football

The Hoover High offense hasn’t put crazy numbers on the scoreboard for the most part this season. That hasn’t been a problem for the Bucs.

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Teachers' Unions: How AEA-parent organization NEA gained political clout to promote radical ideologies in American public education

Teachers' unions have long been controversial in the United States, especially now, as polarizing discussions about public education in America are front and center.

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Fired Spanish Fort retirement community employees allege COVID vaccine mandate violated religious rights in lawsuit

Jennifer Sigley, Sloan Hamil, Katherine Lott Howerin and Tina Wolfe are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in federal court against the operators of a Spanish Fort retirement community who claim the company's COVID-19 vaccine policy violated religious protections.

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City attorney: Birmingham Water Works Board chair not allowed to rescind resignation

Birmingham Water Works Board chairman Chris Rice might not be allowed to rescind his resignation, according to a letter from a city attorney on Thursday.

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Alabama unemployment rate remains 2.6%; Labor participation stagnant at 57.6% – 'Two available jobs for every unemployed person'

The Ivey administration revealed Alabama's August unemployment rate remained at 2.6%, down from 3.3% a year ago, with an unemployment count of 58,958, down from 59,359 in July and 74,505 a year ago.

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Trial of former Montgomery Public Schools CFO accused of $300k invoice theft scheme set for November 7

The trial of Brenda Palmer, a former interim chief financial officer at Montgomery Public School (MPS) System allegedly involved in a scheme to steal over $300,000 in taxpayer funds, will begin on November 7.

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Watching from above: Which police departments are using surveillance drones?

Aerial drones have become a popular tool for police departments across the country over the past five years.

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Jefferson County School Board's Dixon blames 2012 law for board's inability to respond to community concerns

A bill signed into law in 2012 that was meant to establish the responsibilities and actions of school board members, is now in question after the lack of power of school board members became evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alabama Supreme Court hears oral arguments in campus free speech lawsuit

The Alabama Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Thursday regarding a free speech lawsuit that could challenge the limits of free speech on all Alabama campuses.

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Alabama unable to perform nitrogen hypoxia execution in required time frame

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has said they will not be able to perform an execution by Nitrogen Hypoxia after suggesting they may have the capability in a Monday Court filing.  

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Birmingham to begin new $40 million ‘Xpress’ bus service next week, meant to launch before World Games

The City of Birmingham was set to launch its new Xpress bus line during the World Games in July but didn’t have it ready in time. It will now be launching next week. 

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Federal judge rules Alabama must clarify 'vague' language to perform nitrogen hypoxia execution method

A federal judge has ruled that Alabama must clarify “vague” language on its ability to perform an execution by nitrogen hypoxia.

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Declining student enrollment at Montgomery Public Schools continues

A steady decline in student enrollment at Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) will continue through at least 2024.

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Butterfly release to honor women impacted by ovarian cancer in Alabama

The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation (NLOCF) is hosting a special event this weekend in honor of women who have been impacted by ovarian cancer.

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Nick Saban talks about respect for his childhood schoolteachers

Nick Saban talked about the importance of good teachers. Not long afterward, the 70-year-old University of Alabama showed how important his teachers were to him as a youngster.

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State BOE's Reynolds: Local school boards responsible for enforcement of Alabama's transgender bathroom law

Alabama’s transgender bathroom law is in full effect, and enforcement is left to local school boards, according to the BOE's Wayne Reynolds.

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Birmingham Water Works Board chair tries to reverse resignation in letter to Mayor Woodfin

Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) chairman Chris Rice withdrew his resignation Wednesday, less than a week after filing it with the utility company, according to reports.

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Rich McGlynn named Auburn's interim athletics director

Rich McGlynn, Auburn University’s executive associate AD in charge of compliance, has been named the Interim Athletics Director by Auburn University President Dr. Chris Roberts.

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Port of Mobile ‘closely monitoring’ possible railroad worker strike

The Alabama Port Authority is “closely monitoring” the ongoing labor negotiations between major railroad companies and their employees across the nation, according to a Port of Mobile spokeswoman.

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SPLC forms PACs to promote left-wing candidates in the South

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Action Fund announced the creation of two political action committees (PACs) to prop up progressive candidates in the South.

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Court docs reveal now-former Jefferson County sheriff's deputy arrested in prostitution sting

Jerrod Moore, 26, of Hoover, is charged with promoting prostitution and soliciting prostitution after detectives said they caught him red-handed.

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Board game: How 375 regulatory agencies impact Alabama's employment and business

Alabama has around 375 regulatory boards and agencies responsible for issuing licenses. The boards cover everything from electricians, to cosmetology, to interior designers.

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Alabama company stocks crushed on heels of inflation news

Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday on reports of higher-than-expected inflation in August.

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Counties claim loss in revenue from permitless 'constitutional' carry months before law takes effect

County leaders across the state are claiming they are already seeing a decrease in funding due to a bill that was passed in this year’s legislative session, that allows for Constitutional carry in the state. However, the law hasn’t gone into effect yet, so others are questioning those claims.

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