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Is the West Alabama Corridor eligible for federal funding?

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said recently he’s concerned about whether the West Alabama Corridor is actually currently eligible for federal funding due to the type of permitting that is being used on the project by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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WATCH: BPD bodycam footage released in tasing of band director at football game

Birmingham Police Department (BPD) released bodycam footage on Monday night of an officer deploying a taser against a Minor High School band director before his arrest and subsequent criminal charging.

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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks libraries and lotteries on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on "The Jeff Poor Show" with Scott Buttram as they discuss the library controversy occurring across the state and the likelihood of a lottery coming to Alabama in the next year.

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Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen unveils new voter integrity database

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen announced a newly-created voter integrity database on Monday.

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Auburn ranks in top 50 public schools nationwide, outranks University of Alabama, UAB

U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Colleges rankings on Sunday, listing Auburn University as the 47th-best public school in the country.

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Deputy who spoke to 1819 News about crime in Jefferson County says he was attacked by relative of judge, deputy chief

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Vincent Kimbrough, 29. He was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

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Some Alabama GOP congressional members receive failing scores on pro-Ukraine report card

A recent report card from a pro-Ukraine GOP organization rates Alabama GOP congressmen based on their support for Ukraine during the current conflict against Russia, with several failing.

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How does Alabama’s new ‘anti-ESG’ bill actually work, and who does it apply to?

Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed what some Republicans called the strongest piece of legislation battling controversial environmental, social, governance investing in the country. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law in June.

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Baldwin County GOP stands against explicit material in libraries by following 'power of the purse'

The Baldwin County Republican Party unanimously passed a resolution over the weekend in reaction to inappropriate books that have been offered in the children and teens sections at libraries throughout the county.

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State Sen. Orr hopes state education board decision to lower third-grade reading requirements not designed to benefit 'the adults in the system'

The Alabama State Department of Education recently lowered the third-grade reading score required to pass students to the fourth grade.

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Constitution Day celebration in Alabama reminds citizens that freedom isn't free

Every year on September 17, the nation celebrates Constitution Day in honor of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787.

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‘Trying to turn Auburn into California’ — Some upset about mixed-use development replacing Bourbon St. Bar on North College

Some Auburn fans are upset about a mixed-use development across from Toomer’s Corner, including residential condos beginning at $2 million.

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Cannabis commission meeting canceled as lawyers ‘continue with ongoing discussions’

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) canceled an upcoming meeting scheduled for next week as attorneys for the commission and companies who didn’t receive a license in August continue to negotiate on a path forward for getting the new industry up and running in the state.

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Hoover’s Ross Bridge golf course to reopen October 13

The Ross Bridge golf course in Hoover will reopen to players on October 13 after a groundskeeping error by a crew member destroyed most of the course's greens last year.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin to 16th Street Baptist Church bombing commemoration attendees: 'Citizens of this country are still disenfranchised from their constitutional right to vote'

Before U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke to commemorate the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church on Friday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin claimed some laws still violate certain citizens' right to vote.

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Report: Only 12 people took advantage of DOD abortion policy causing Tuberville's military holds

Members of the U.S. Senate and the Department of Defense (DOD) continue to defend the DOD policy, funding travel expenses and time off for service members who travel for an abortion, despite very few taking advantage of the option.

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Watch: Birmingham PD tases Minor High's Football band director

A recent video has emerged that allegedly shows Birmingham Police Department officers deploying a Taser against a Minor High School band director before his arrest and subsequent criminal charging.

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Tuberville on criticism of military holds: 'I'm voting for the people of Alabama'

The former Auburn football coach said it was "always good" to have the support from those he represents and argued it was "rare" for those in Washington, D.C. to vote for the constituents over their own beliefs.

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U.S. Rep. Sewell accuses certain Americans of attempting to 'whitewash' history, ban books on anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) used the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on Friday to accuse her political opponents of attempting to "whitewash" history and ban books.

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Minor High School band director tased and arrested after Jackson-Olin football game

The band director at Minor High School is facing multiple charges after an incident following a game Thursday night.

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Ron DeSantis selects former ALGOP chair Terry Lathan to serve as state campaign chair

Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recently tapped former Alabama Republican Party chairwoman Terry Lathan to serve as his campaign's Alabama chairman.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson marks 60th anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke in Birmingham on Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church that killed four young black girls.

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Labor force participation, unemployment rates unchanged in August

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday that the state’s labor force participation rate remained unchanged in August at 57.0%. 

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Loxley PD does not suspect human trafficking in cases of buses dropping people off at Buc-ee's

For several months, residents in the Loxley area have come forward with concerns about possible human trafficking activity near Interstate 10 in Baldwin County.

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State Sen. Gudger pre-files controversial ballot harvesting bill for 2024 regular session

Controversial ballot harvesting legislation that caused significant stir in the 2023 regular legislative session has already been pre-filed for the 2024 legislation.

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Three buildings damaged in downtown Mobile fire; No injuries reported

Mobile Fire Rescue is investigating the cause of a fire that caused damage to at least three buildings in downtown Mobile.

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New exam required for some electricians in Alabama; Board accused of operating illegally

The State Board of Electrical Contractors will now require an examination for provisional licensees to be issued an electrical contractor's license.

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