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First Look: Gaming legislation to be introduced in the Alabama House

The Alabama House of Representatives will release two bills publicly that pertain to gambling in Alabama on Thursday. One is a Constitutional Amendment, and the second is the gambling legislation in itself.

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‘Parents’ Right To Know’ bill approved by Senate committee

State Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed’s (R-Jasper) “Parents’ Right to Know” bill was approved by the Senate Education Policy Committee on Wednesday. 

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Anti-ballot harvesting bill advances in State Senate

As the contentious 2024 presidential election looms, Alabama Senate Republicans are hoping to outlaw ballot harvesting in one of the first bills put forward this session.

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Lawmakers unveil plans to legalize gambling in Alabama — 'Above all, we believe the people deserve the right to vote on this issue'

Members of the Alabama House Gaming Study Group revealed their plan for a comprehensive gaming plan as the push for statewide gambling begins in Montgomery.

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Alabama Supreme Court hears oral arguments in property dispute between Dothan’s Harvest Church, United Methodist Church

The Alabama Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Harvest Church's lawsuit against the United Methodist Church on Wednesday.

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Marshall's office to handle prosecution of imprisoned former Montgomery Police officer in new appeal

Attorney General Steve Marshall will assume the prosecution of Aaron Cody Smith, the former Montgomery police officer convicted of manslaughter who is now seeking a Rule 32 hearing to potentially overturn the conviction.

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‘It’s disgusting’: Tuberville pushes back against men in women's sports on National Girls and Women in Sports Day

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) continued his push for his new bill, the Women in Olympic and Amateur Sports Act Wednesday.

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‘Little Women the Musical’ plays February 8 in Oxford

The musical version of 'Little Women' is coming to the Oxford Performing Arts Center (OPAC) this Thursday at 7 p.m. 

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Ivey appoints new library board appointees including local GOP secretary critical of sexually explicit children's books

Gov. Kay Ivey recently appointed Amy Minton, a long-time critic of sexually explicit and age-inappropriate children’s books, to the Alabama Public Library Service.

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Ivey unveils new $100 million education savings account program

House and Senate education budget chairs Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) and Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) filed education savings account legislation called the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Our Students’ Education (CHOOSE) Act on Tuesday.

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Mayorkas impeachment fails; Republicans plan to try again soon — 'I will vote to impeach him today, tomorrow, and every day the border stays wide open'

Weeks of inquiries and investigations into Mayorkas’ alleged failure to fulfill his duty in securing the Southern border culminated in an impeachment vote that ended 214-216 against the measure. 

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New Birmingham-Southern College bill removes State Treasurer Young Boozer as loan administrator

New legislation filed by State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) on Tuesday would replace Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer as the administrator of a $30 million loan program designed to bail out Birmingham-Southern College.

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AG opinion: State library board cannot dictate policies, but could make funding conditional on those guidelines

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office said in a recently obtained opinion that the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) may make funding contingent on specific policies but could not dictate protocols directly to libraries.

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Montgomery’s MPAC hosting Linda Ronstadt tribute February 9

The tribute to Ronstadt will be performed at Montgomery’s MPAC on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. by Tristan McIntosh.

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Ivey backs gambling push: ‘Now is the time for Alabama voters to have another say on this issue’

Alabama legislators should pass a constitutional amendment allowing for expanded legalized gambling to appear on the ballot in November, according to Gov. Kay Ivey.

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'A true country music icon': Alabama politicos react to Toby Keith's death

Country music star Toby Keith passed away on Monday at the age of 62 after a battle with stomach cancer.

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Tuberville on Dem push to allow biological males to compete in female competitions: 'They want women to be extinct'

The former Auburn football coach ripped the Democratic Party for being "totally against gender" and wanting women "to be extinct" by allowing biological males to participate in sports with biological females.

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Eagle Forum of Alabama calls on lawmakers to define ‘woman,’ defund WHO in legislative priorities

The Eagle Forum of Alabama wants to know, “What is a woman?”

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Montgomery reporter Azbell interviews Mae West one-on-one in her hotel room

Montgomery Advertiser city editor Joe Azell interviewed Hollywood legend Mae West in her hotel room at the Jefferson Davis Hotel.  Just the two of them. She was wearing a negligee of some sort.

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Small, midsize churches to gather in Mobile for ‘Shepherd’s Summit’

A three-day seminar will be in Mobile February 8-10 on rekindling a church.  ‘Shepherd’s Summit.’

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'Worse than I thought': Tuberville accuses Democrats of 'trying to play a trick on us' with border deal

Monday on FBN's "The Evening Edit," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) derided the so-called border bill deal brokered between Senate Democrats and U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.).

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Pre-filed bill adds material produced with artificial intelligence to child porn statute

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) pre-filed a bill Monday that would add material produced through artificial intelligence (AI) or "deepfake" technology to Alabama's existing statute prohibiting child pornography.

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State Rep. Paschal files bill protecting places of worship from public safety measures during a state of emergency

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) has pre-filed legislation to protect religious institutions from being subjected to stricter public safety measures than non-religious organizations in the event of another public emergency.

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Man shot, killed by ALEA SWAT after threatening people at Ozark bank had criminal history

A man is dead after an incident at a bank that led to a chase and eventual standoff with state SWAT officers.

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Citizens’ prayer meeting for legislative session planned for Wednesday at State House

An outdoor prayer meeting of citizens will be held Wednesday to pray for and with the Alabama legislature as they start the 2024 regular session. It is at 11 a.m. on the front steps of the Alabama State House.

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Alabama Sheriffs Association trains on new technology, human trafficking and responding to those with developmental disorders

Sheriffs from all over the state were invited to participate in the 2024 Alabama Sheriffs Association Winter Technology Conference in Opelika this January.

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‘Stories Behind the Stars’ writing up 6,300 Alabamians who died in WWII

SBTS is writing the stories of the 6,300 Alabama heroes who died in WWII. They have already completed 4,700 of the bios.  You can help. Read on.

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