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Dallas County reinstitutes mask mandates for government buildings — County at the lowest 'community risk level'

Alabama has become the first Republican-led state to have one of its municipalities reinstitute mask mandates over fears of a COVID resurgence.

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State library board member John Wahl to introduce motion addressing sexually explicit library books for minors

Alabama Public Library Service board member and Alabama GOP chair John Wahl intends to introduce a proposal to address statewide concern with sexually explicit library books for minors.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt backs bill to end federal mask mandates: ‘We need to embrace individual liberty and facts’

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) accompanied Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) on Thursday in support of his effort to prevent the federal government from mandating masks in the future.

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Ainsworth: ALDOT director Cooper 'threatening' lawmakers for I-65 widening support

While talking about needed infrastructure projects in Alabama Thursday on FM Talk 1065’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth claimed that Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has threatened lawmakers who are pushing for a project on Interstate 65.

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Legislators delay all ALDOT contracts over U.S. Highway 43 expansion fight

Two legislators on opposite sides of an ongoing battle over the future of the West Alabama Corridor project delayed all Alabama Department of Transportation contracts being considered at a committee meeting on Thursday afternoon.

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RSA's Bronner critical of education savings accounts despite having sent children to elite private school

CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama David Bronner recently leveraged the RSA’s newsletter to advocate against education savings accounts, which he claimed would jeopardize public schools and leave private schools unaccountable.

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Mountain Brook mother charged in death of daughter killed in crash

The mother of a young girl who died in a crash on July 22 has been charged with reckless murder and felony attempting to elude.

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Tuberville pushes back against criticism of military holds – 'I don’t feel any pressure at all'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has been under constant fire for his continued holds on military confirmations over the Department of Defense’s rule on funding certain costs for out-of-state abortions for service members and their dependents.

Orange Beach PD investigating murder-suicide involving Cullman County deputy and dispatcher

The Orange Beach Police Department is investigating two deaths in the 2400 block of Perdido Beach Boulevard.

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How much has Orange Beach made off the toll bridge?

The City of Orange Beach gets 30 cents per car that travels across the Intercoastal Waterway via the Beach Express toll bridge. The fact that the city gets money from the toll has been a talking point for those supporting a new taxpayer-paid bridge nearby.

Mobile LGBTQ Alabama News
Faith, Family, Freedom Coalition's Catino condemns Human Rights Campaign, 'woke' policy in Mobile

The president of the Faith, Family, Freedom Coalition of Metro Mobile, Dr. Scott Catino, spoke this week to the Mobile City Council about his concerns with woke policy and the indirect impact those policies can have on residents.

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Foley mayor responds to Ivey's letter questioning Alabama Public Library Service: 'Parental control is paramount'

The mayor of Foley says he agrees with Gov. Kay Ivey after she wrote a letter questioning Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) director Nancy Pack.  Ivey listed nine questions about inappropriate books being made available to children and teens across the state and how the process works in the state.

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Cannabis companies suing AMCC prepare for a potential third round of license awards — 'There’s a good hope that it’s going to be done differently than it’s been done before'

It appears that there will be no resolution to the ongoing legal saga between the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) and companies that weren’t awarded a license in previous commission meetings over the summer.

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Montgomery City Council delays American Christian Heritage Month resolution

They were for it. Then they reconsidered it. Then they delayed a vote on declaring September as American Christian Heritage Month until their next meeting in two weeks.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Alabama News
West Alabama Corridor proponent Mobile Mayor Stimpson says federal matching may come at later phase

Despite the Ivey administration's best efforts, the so-called West Alabama Corridor that would complete a four-lane route between Mobile and Tuscaloosa with a price tag approaching $1 billion remains a controversial use of public dollars.

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Birmingham City Council could be in violation of state law for $4.5 million agreement with pro-ESG bank for Rickwood Field renovations

The Birmingham City Council unanimously voted to enter a $4.5 million funding agreement on Tuesday with PNC Bank to provide for improvements to the historic baseball stadium Rickwood Field.

Bruce Pearl during the game between the Houstan Cougars and the Auburn Tigers at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, AL on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023. Alabama News
Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl rallying to send members of Congress to Israel

The U.S. Israel Education Association (USIEA) hosted supporters Tuesday evening in Mobile and Auburn men’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl served as the speaker.

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Auburn second in 2024 national free speech rankings

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression and College Pulse released the fourth annual College Free Speech Rankings, ranking the free speech cultures of 248 of America’s largest and most prestigious campuses in order from best (Michigan Technological University) to worst (Harvard University) on Tuesday.

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U.S. Rep. Moore accuses DHS Secretary Mayorkas of lying under oath after reports individual with ISIS ties helped smuggle immigrants across border

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) accused Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of lying under oath, citing comments made by the bureaucrat to the House Judiciary Committee about the border.

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Tuberville says NIL legislation would protect women's sports — 'There’s only so much of the pie that goes around'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently said his proposed Name, Image and Likeness legislation will help defend women’s sports in Universities nationwide.

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West Alabama mayors defend West Alabama Corridor project

Amidst concerns from some state officials over projected costs, multiple West Alabama mayors met in Thomasville to argue for the value of the West Alabama Corridor on Tuesday.

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Alabama AG Steve Marshall plans to appeal redistricting ruling to SCOTUS

The state of Alabama announced on Tuesday they plan to soon appeal a recent Allen v. Milligan ruling handed down in federal court to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Greglowery Alabama News
Former Democrat-turned-Republican candidate in HD16 special election kicked off ballot: 'Voters just had their right to choose taken away'

Greg Lowery, a candidate in the Republican primary for the House District 16 special election, was removed from the ballot by the Alabama Republican Party last week.

Ainsworth Alabama News
Ainsworth: New K-12 grant program open for applications

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced on Tuesday that the application process for a new $179 million grant program for K-12 public schools across the state is open. 

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Prattville City Council votes down resolution adding restrictions to 'sexually explicit' materials for those under 18

The Prattville City Council voted down a resolution on Wednesday to limit sexually explicit books to individuals under 18.

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter: Federal court redistricting ruling 'not a surprise at all' — 'A way for the Democrats to try to take over the House without a vote being cast'

Tuesday's ruling by a three-federal judge panel deeming Alabama's congressional maps insufficient in creating a second minority-majority congressional district was not a surprise to many, including State House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville).

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U.S. Rep. Sewell: Jefferson County Commission districts will be targeted under Section 2 of Voting Rights Act of 1965

During an appearance Tuesday on CNN's "The Source," U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) predicted the federal courts would not stop with Alabama's congressional districts regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's break with prior precedent on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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