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Rogers backtracks on possible Hakeem Jeffries deal, backs Jim Jordan for Speaker

Monday, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced he was backing U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for House Speaker after a days-long ordeal that involved a possible Rogers' deal with U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

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AG Marshall supports Florida ban on Medicaid funds for transgender surgeries

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed an 18-state amicus brief before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday in support of Florida’s health care regulation that declines to use Medicaid funds to pay for gender transitioning procedures. 

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Limestone County GOP to vote on resolution on sexually explicit library books

The Limestone County GOP recently proposed a resolution demanding reform in the Athens-Limestone Public Library board due to the board’s handling of sexually explicit children’s books.

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Owner of ‘The Alabama Shop’ in old Jerusalem chooses to stay while Alabama citizens offer rescue aid

Imam operates a retail shop named “The Alabama Shop” at David Street No. 60 between the Christian Quarter and the Armenian Quarter in old Jerusalem. He was a student at the University of Alabama from 1985 to 1989. His brother in the United States is also a ‘Bama graduate.

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Reverend of Daphne church 'very, very happy to be back home' after 'inconvenience' in Israel

Members of St. Paul's Eastern Shore Episcopal Church returned home safely from Israel over the weekend.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway revises budget freeze criticism

A day after Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway released an emotional statement about the Commission freezing 30% of his budget and the implications that decision could lead to, he backtracked Friday saying he had it wrong.

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Lawmakers consider legislative action to address sexually explicit children's books

The legislature is gearing up for another session in February 2024, and addressing sexually explicit library books for minors will almost certainly be an issue lawmakers take up.

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Fairhope PD allowing up-close and personal look at police work through Citizen Police Academy

The Fairhope Police Department’s third Citizen’s Academy was a success, according to Chief Stephanie Hollinghead. She said it was not only helpful for the citizens of Fairhope, but also for the department.

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Azalea City Republican Women honor first responders with night of recognition

First responders in Mobile County were honored by the Azalea City Republican Women (ACRW) Thursday evening.

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REJOICE! Daphne's St. Paul's Episcopal Church members escape Israel, hope to be home soon

The director of St. Paul’s Eastern Shore Episcopal Church and several church members, finally got out of Israel Friday after days of trying to leave.

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ADOC Commissioner Hamm blames inflation, construction market for new prison cost escalation

Hamm said the high rate of inflation, paired with increased demand in the construction market resulting from an influx of government money, was to blame for those increases.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen details new voter roll tracking system AVID: 'I believe in Election Day, not Election Month'

One of the the first orders of business for Secretary of State Wes Allen when he took office last November was to get the state out of the controversial voter roll tracking system ERIC. He’s since been working to implement a better “Alabama-based” solution, one voters can be confident is free of corruption and outside control.

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Palmer, Moore back Jim Jordan for House Speaker; Freedom Caucus opponent Rogers vows staunch opposition

U.S. Reps. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) voiced their support on Friday for Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to become the new Speaker of the House.

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Alabama Dept. of Public Health advertising spending up over 700% since 2018

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) spent around $16.8 million on advertising in fiscal year 2023 compared to $2.3 million in fiscal year 2018.

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Security group trains and informs Alabama synagogues amid Hamas threats, warns of 'swatting'

Alabama’s Jewish places of worship are on high alert Friday after Hamas leaders called for a day of rage.

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Tuberville: White House ‘trying to spin my words’ about Israel to force forfeit on military hold

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) accused the Biden administration of taking his words out of context after the White House released a memo bashing the senator for remarks made about Israel earlier this week.

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Legacy Prep ‘very happy’ about four-year charter school renewal

Legacy Prep, a K-6 charter school in Birmingham, received a four-year renewal from the Alabama Public Charter School Commission on Tuesday.

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Samford professor scrubs website, protects social media after being questioned about alleged pro-Hamas remarks

A Samford professor recently protected his tweets and took down his website after being questioned about comments he allegedly made in class defending the actions of Hamas in its recent attacks against Israel.

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State Superintendent Mackey urges schools to adopt library book challenge policies

Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) Superintendent Erick Mackey said at a Thursday meeting that he is encouraging school superintendents to adopt policies for challenging school library books.

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Cannabis Commission likely to void, re-award licenses for third round

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission on Thursday passed new rule changes relating to pending license applications that will likely mean voiding the recently awarded licenses and redoing the process for a third time.

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Common Sense Campaign names businessman Pete Riehm as interim president

Pete Riehm of Mobile has been named the new head of the citizen activist group, the Common Sense Campaign.

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Justin Pack running for Elmore County Board of Education

Justin Pack recently announced he is running for the District 7 seat on the Elmore County Board of Education in the 2024 election.

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Left-wing groups in 'solidarity with Palestine' after Hamas attack in Israel not designated ‘hate groups’ by Montgomery-based SPLC; Moms for Liberty remains

Earlier this year, Montgomery’s Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) received backlash from conservatives after labeling certain parental rights organizations on their “hate map,” alongside the Ku Klux Klan, skinheads and neo-Nazis. 

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Bama homecoming weekend includes small but influential group: Former presidents of Student Government Association

This weekend’s homecoming at the University of Alabama will draw thousands of UA graduates home to see the many changes on campus, the pep rally, the crowning of the homecoming queen, the homecoming parade and the grand finale, the football game against Arkansas.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway concerned with safety after 'budget freeze'; Deputies have been worried for over a year

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway said Thursday that the Jefferson County Commission’s freezing of 30% of the sheriff’s office budget is dangerous.

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Democrat State Rep. Rogers pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges as he appeared for the first time in court on Thursday and told a media outlet that he rejected a plea deal from federal prosecutors.

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Bruce Pearl on Hamas terrorist attack: 'This is a Holocaust'; Says Israel's response 'about survival'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Wednesday sounded off about the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel.

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