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Ivey seeks answers from state library director in continued battle over sexually explicit children’s books

Governor Kay Ivey is demanding answers from Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) director Nancy Pack, whose office has been placed at the center of the statewide debate surrounding sexually explicit library books for minors.

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Alabama politicos split along party lines on federal court decision to block new congressional map

Alabama politicians are divided across party lines in their support of condemnation of Tuesday’s 11th Circuit Court decision to bar the state from using the recently crafted congressional map in the 2024 election.

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Did Kay Ivey inaccurately blame the unvaxxed for COVID hospitalizations in 2021?

A popular conservative commentator outed Gov. Kay Ivey for blaming unvaccinated individuals in 2021 for a spike in COVID-19 cases after a report claimed the government hid data on COVID cases among the vaccinated.

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Federal court rules against Alabama's congressional map, directs special master to draw new map for 2024 election cycle

A federal court has ruled that Alabama may not use the recently drawn congressional map in the 2024 election and has assigned a special master and cartographer to draw a new map while the inevitable appeals from Attorney General Steve Marshall play out.

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Auburn TPUSA president Jaden Heard: 'Black Americans who are conservative have to speak out'

“I think a lot of young people are looking for hope. They’re looking for identity, and they’re putting their identity in things that are not Christ. You’re seeing where that’s leading now.”

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Alabama's anti-gang law now in effect

Alabama’s law adding enhanced penalties for those convicted of felonies in the furtherance of a criminal enterprise is now in effect statewide

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DuBose condemns American Library Association for pushing sexually explicit books on minors — 'Our Alabama Library Association is just as woke'

Local libraries are quickly becoming the latest battleground in today’s culture war, but State Rep. Susan Dubose (R-Hoover) is determined to keep them a safe place for children to study and learn without being exposed to sexually explicit materials.

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Birmingham residents ‘deserve better,’ police chief says after multiple shot at UAB

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating two shootings they believe are related.

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That time Jimmy Buffett was a cheerleader at Mobile's McGill

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett's untimely death surprised many of his devoted fans.

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Tuskegee youth care facility hit with another lawsuit over abuse claims — 'He and other residents were treated worse than animals'

 A lawsuit was filed Thursday in Macon County Circuit Court against Brighter Path Tuskegee, previously known as Sequel Tuskegee, its executive director, and other individuals, bringing allegations of continued physical abuse and neglect of a 15-year-old boy at the youth residential facility.  

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Calhoun County teen 'Joyous' to spread conservative political awareness in hope of saving the future

Since she was 14 years old, Caroline Joyous, of Calhoun County has been interested in politics. She got an early start as a political commentator and once had a dream to run for office.

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Speaker Ledbetter warns of the rise of a 'crime organization' in Alabama without gambling regulations

Reportedly gambling will once again be up in the Alabama Legislature in 2024.

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DOJ shields Rachel Levine from discovery in Alabama case defending transgender treatments for minors ban

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently blocked U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine from being subject to legal discovery as Alabama attorneys defend a state ban on transgender surgeries and hormones for minors.   

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Alabama teen Brilyn Hollyhand takes part in RNC Youth Advisory Council panel

Brilyn Hollyhand, 17, has made his way around the nation meeting and speaking with Republican leaders for nearly six years. He has done multiple interviews on network TV and has made a name for himself.

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Ainsworth: Grocery tax elimination 'hopefully' in the next three to four years

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth said last week he was committed to a full repeal of Alabama's share of the grocery tax.

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Alabama's Gulf Coast remembers Jimmy Buffett: 'God made music to connect people'

Tourists along the Gulf Coast honored the memory of legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett over the Labor Day weekend following his death Friday.

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RSA's David Bronner urges lawmakers to reject education savings accounts — 'An extreme version of school choice'

Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) CEO David Bronner is warning state legislatures against developing education savings accounts, saying it could cut the State Education Fund's revenue by $1 billion annually.

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Biden Commerce Sec Raimondo perturbed by Alabama abortion ban — 'Draconian, wrongheaded'

Sunday, during an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, fresh off her China trip, took a few moments to criticize Alabama's restrictions on elective, on-demand abortions.

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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Alabama veterans turn focus to fighting to save lives

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and in Alabama, 18% of suicides are veterans, although only 9.1% of Alabamians have served.

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Dr. James Lindsay says Alabama not immune from the 'Marxification of education' — 'It's everywhere'

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced students to be schooled virtually at home, more and more parents are concerned about their children being indoctrinated by left-wing, “woke” ideologies, something that Dr. James Lindsay refers to as the “Marxification of education.”

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State gas tax rate set to increase on Oct. 1

Drivers in Alabama will pay more when filling up at the pump starting next month. 

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Alabama's Jimmy Buffett dead at 76

Iconic singer-songwriter and native Alabamian Jimmy Buffett died at age 76, according to a statement posted to his website.

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City of Mobile plans to expand public access to water using GOMESA funds

The City of Mobile approved a project to expand access to natural waterways in the city.

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Workforce board approves $33.6M in federal funds for job training programs

The Alabama Workforce Development Board approved more than $33.6 million recently for job search and skills training programs.

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Five suspects in viral Montgomery Riverboat brawl plead not guilty

Five suspects arrested due to a brawl in Montgomery's Riverfront Park that got national media coverage in August plead not guilty this week.

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Ohio U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan to headline Montgomery fundraiser for Barry Moore

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will headline a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) in Alabama's capital next month.

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AG Marshall joins brief defending Tennessee law banning public drag performances for children

Attorney General Steve Marshall has joined 18 other attorneys general in support of Tennessee’s “Adult Entertainment Act,” which prohibits adult performances, including "male and female impersonators," from performing in public where children could be present.

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