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Fairhope native, Montevallo grad named chair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Willie L. Phillips, Jr.

Willie L. Phillips, Jr. is the only person from Alabama to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Demopolis best location for new health care sciences high school, study finds

Demopolis is the best spot for a new Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences, according to a feasibility study released this week.

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Groomed and abused: Woman pushes for law making sex acts with teens by clergy a felony

A new bill introduced in the Alabama Legislature would make it illegal for church clergy to have sexual interactions with children and teens under 19 years old.

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State Sen. Givhan skeptical of high poll numbers for gambling expansion — Constituents 'very specific,' 'They want a lottery'

Last week, during a press conference unveiling a comprehensive gambling bill and constitutional amendment, State Reps. Chris Blackshear (R-Phenix City), Andy Whitt (R-Harvest), Sam Jones (D-Mobile) and State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) touted polling data from KAConsulting showing broad support for their effort.

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BamaCarry’s ‘Firearms Freedom Conference’ pushes gun rights agenda February 24

The ninth annual 'Firearms Freedom Conference' will be on Saturday, February 24 at the Doster Center in Prattville.

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Alabama Baptist leaders oppose new gambling legislation – 'Would bring destruction and devastation to the lives of countless families'

Alabama’s Baptist leadership has come out in opposition to the proposed gambling legislation currently being considered by Alabama lawmakers.

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Ainsworth downplays gambling hype in Senate: 'We're not focused on it'

As comprehensive gambling gains momentum in the Alabama House of Representatives, the chances of a bill passing the Senate remain uncertain.

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Your photo made in front of Jimmy Buffett’s airplane: USS Alabama Battleship Park

There’s a new favorite spot for visitors to the USS Alabama Battleship to pose for their photos – an airplane donated by Mobile’s own Jimmy Buffett.

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‘Release the full recordings’ Palmer says, following ‘not surprising’ DOJ report on Biden investigation

The fallout from Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents continued Friday with U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer requesting the full recordings of interviews with the president to be released.

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ALFA's Hardin: 'To say that we need to expand gambling or legalize more gambling to address enforcement does not make sense'

During an appearance on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) director of external affairs Brian Hardin questioned lawmakers' desire to expand gambling statewide.

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Huntsville’s Fantasy Playhouse presents ‘Rapunzel and the Beanstalk’ February 22-25

Huntsville's Fantasy Playhouse is presenting an original scientific fantasy for kids on February 22 to 25 called "Rapunzel and the Beanstalk."

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Mobile’s Dent Boykin is unofficial ‘Pundit Laureate’ of Alabama

Mobile’s Dent Boykin has become Alabama’s unofficial "Pundit Laureate." He posts one to five (sometimes more) funnies a day. Rarely does a day go by that his followers aren’t entertained by a "Boykinism."

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Catholic Archbishop Thomas Rodi announces retirement in March due to mandatory age limit of 75

The Archbishop of the Mobile Catholic Archdiocese, Thomas Rodi, says he will submit his offer of retirement in March. Rodi will turn 75 years old on March 27, and that is the required age to submit an offer of retirement to the Pope.

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Prattville library board passes rule change regulating ordering, placement of 'obscene' books

The Prattville-Autauga Library board recently passed a series of policies on Thursday regulating policies for ordering and placing “obscene” books in the local library.

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Sticker shock: Residents across Alabama concerned after extreme power bill increases

Many power customers in Alabama are experiencing high power bills with some more than doubling in January.

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Perez sentenced to death in 2019 shooting death of Mobile police officer

Marco Antonio Perez, 24, of Theodore, was sentenced to death for the capital murder of Mobile Police officer Sean Tuder.

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'Wild' learning experience at Birmingham Zoo starts with a lesson in preferred pronouns

Birmingham Zoo wants to know your child’s pronouns

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Attorney Dean Johnson starts movement to restore Ten Commandments monument in Alabama Judicial Building

A Huntsville attorney started a movement on Friday to return the Ten Commandments monument to the Alabama Judicial Building.

Gambling Alabama News
Gambling bill on the brink? Poarch Creeks urge members to oppose bill without changes

PCI is requesting amendments to both the constitutional amendment (HB151) and the enabling legislation (HB152) and asking members to oppose the legislation if the amendments are not added.

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First legislative week closes without House Speaker Ledbetter addressing media; Speaker away to attend funeral

The first week of the 2024 legislative session passed without House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) engaging in his traditional period of addressing the media on his priorities and expectations during the coming months.  

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UA System Chancellor Finis St. John IV to head up new Shelby Institute for Policy and Leadership

University of Alabama System Chancellor Finis “Fess” St. John IV is stepping down from his current role to serve as the inaugural executive director of the Shelby Institute for Policy and Leadership at the University of Alabama, starting in April.

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Senate approves bill requiring school curricula to be posted online

The Alabama Senate passed legislation requiring public schools to post information about teaching materials and curriculum online on Thursday.

Carl and Moore Alabama News
AL-1 candidates go head-to-head at Eastern Shore Republican Women luncheon

The Eastern Shore Republican Women (ESRW) hosted the two candidates for Alabama’s newly drawn first congressional district on Thursday for its monthly luncheon.

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Tuberville decries Democrats' effort to bar Trump from 2024 ballot as SCOTUS hears Colorado case — 'Let the people decide in November'

As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case for removing Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) stood outside in support of the former president.

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100th birthday of Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ in Birmingham February 10-11

'Rhapsody in Blue' is 100 years old. The state of Alabama is honored to have its birthday celebration in Birmingham at the Alys Stephens Center on February 10 and February 11.

Marco Perez left to stand trial for capital murder in the death of Mobile police officer Tuder right Alabama News
Capital murder conviction for Mobile cop killer Marco Perez

Marco Antonio Perez, 24, of Theodore, was found guilty of capital murder for the 2019 shooting death of Mobile Police officer Sean Tuder.

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Amber Alert issued for abducted toddler last seen near Decatur Morgan Hospital

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued an Amber Alert Thursday for one-year-old Prince Burge out of Decatur.

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