Rise to the moment of truth Sunday, December 4, 2022


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State Superintendent Mackey on NAEP report card: Folks 'should celebrate in their investments' — but 'more work to be done'

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released its 2022 Nation's Report Card released on Monday.

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Alabama breast cancer survivor: 'Listen to your body'

Doctors at UAB spoke this week about how mammograms can reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.

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UAB receives $4.3 million from NIAID for new equipment to help with ‘high-containment research’

The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB)’s Department of Pathology received a $4.4 million grant for scientific equipment from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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God knows his name – The 'Will to Live' story of Austin Luke

We will be hard-pressed to hear a more inspiring story than that of Daphne resident Austin Luke.

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Huntsville drag queen teacher back in the classroom

The Huntsville teacher who came under fire for drag queen performances outside of school is back teaching after two weeks, according to parents.

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Marshall County mulls 1-cent sales tax increase for added school funding

While some argued against the tax, almost everyone in attendance agreed on one thing: the Marshall County School System is in dire financial need.

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Donald Trump endorses AL-5 GOP nominee Dale Strong

Former President Donald Trump announced his endorsement for Dale Strong in his congressional bid.

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UA doctoral students offer money to students attending Matt Walsh event for participation in survey about white supremacy, homophobia and extremism

During Thursday’s Young Americans for Freedom event at the University of Alabama, attended by conservative commentator Matt Walsh, a UA doctoral student offered students waiting in line money to complete a survey that probed them about their associations with extremist groups.

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100-acre no-kill dog rescue celebrates grand opening in Shorter

Today is the grand opening of a massive 100-acre cage-free, no-kill dog rescue in Macon County.

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Huntsville approves medical cannabis dispensaries

The Huntsville City Council has voted unanimously to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate inside the city limits.

‘There’s nothing to fight for aside from the truth’: Matt Walsh speaks to students at University of Alabama

Podcast host and conservative commentator Matt Walsh spoke at the University of Alabama (UA) Thursday night about his new documentary “What is a Woman?” which questions the logic of the gender ideology movement. 

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U.S. Rep. Moore demands answers from Department of Defense for using taxpayer dollars to cover abortion travel costs for military personnel

As the federal government looks for creative ways to get around state abortion laws, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and other lawmakers are demanding answers from the Biden administration. 

Alabama Supreme Court upholds removal of Talladega County probate judge for inappropriate comments

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a decision to remove Talladega County's probate judge from office after he was accused of racist and sexually inappropriate behavior.

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Judge who called Ivey 'Gov. MeMaw' returns to bench

A Mobile County circuit court judge will soon be returning to the bench after being suspended for judicial ethics violations, including referring to Gov. Kay Ivey as “Gov. MeMaw” and making other disparaging remarks.

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Anti-capitalist 'UA Leftists' group plans anti-Matt Walsh protest in Tuscaloosa

A group called UA Leftists, also formerly known as the University of Alabama Youth Democratic Socialists of America, is planning a protest for Matt Walsh’s appearance in Tuscaloosa on Thursday.

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Birmingham PD officers want staffing and pay issues addressed; Chief responds to FOP

The Birmingham Police Department is working to improve morale and the working environment for officers, according to a statement provided to media Wednesday. However, some officers say they aren't seeing issues being addressed.

Potential threats to Alabama abortion ban loom — 'Differing opinions when it comes to this issue'

The future of Alabama's abortion law may be less sure than it once was, with the Biden administration vowing to enact new federal laws that could threaten the state's current ban.

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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ending written permission policy to carry firearms at state parks in 2023

A new constitutional carry law set to go into effect next year in Alabama will end the requirement for state park visitors to receive written permission to carry a firearm on park property, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

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Gulf Shores approves $1.7 million for Coastal Gateway Community Park, connector road master plan

The city of Gulf Shores is moving forward with a plan for a 127-acre Coastal Gateway Community Park and the North/South Connector Road.

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Capstone Free Press seeks to offer University of Alabama students an alternative to left-wing Crimson White

For over a century, the student-run campus newspaper, The Crimson White, has informed University of Alabama (UA) students about campus events. But now, many conservative students are turning to a new outlet to receive campus news.

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Triple-homicide suspect convicted on 7 capital murder charges in Marshall County

A man accused of killing three people in Guntersville has been found guilty of seven capital murder charges.

Alabama State Bar magazine: Kay Ivey's COVID emergency proclamations raise 'serious constitutional questions'

The latest issue of The Alabama Lawyer attempts to answer questions about the constitutionality of Ivey's use of emergency executive power to "abolish causes of action, change the standard of care, and confer immunity."

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission vows to help law enforcement track products from 'seed to sale'

While questions remain among some law enforcement agencies regarding policing procedures, AMCC External Affairs Director Brittany Peters said the commission plans to have systems in place so it, as well as law enforcement, can track the entire medical marijuana process, from “seed to sale.”

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Grandview Medical Center employee under investigation for sexual assault

An employee at Grandview Medical Center is being investigated after he was accused of sexual assault.

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Alabama mayors, family of Aniah Blanchard rally in Auburn to push constitutional amendment

Several Alabama mayors and family members of slain Aniah Blanchard gathered in Auburn on Monday to urge voters to approve a constitutional amendment that expands a judge's ability to deny bail.

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Special education teacher in Limestone County resigns following accusation of sex with student

The Limestone County Board of Education has accepted the resignation of a special education teacher after being charged with engaging in a sex act with a student.

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Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau moves forward with Oak Mountain Amphitheater relocation

The Oak Mountain Amphitheater is one step closer to moving to Birmingham.

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