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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall
AG Marshall blasts Biden over 'disastrous' immigration policies — 'The open-borders agenda has created a crime wave in our streets'

“Every state, including Alabama, has become a border state due to the disastrous and misguided immigration policies of the Biden administration.”

Casinos switch from electronic to paper bingo, still operating after court ruling

Three casinos in Macon and Lowndes County are still operating after making slight changes despite an Alabama Supreme Court ruling last year that some believed would put casinos in Macon and Lowndes Counties out of business.

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'Dear Jesus, please help them': Trussville man receives so many donations, truck has two blowouts on way to tornado survivors

An Alabama man is back home after a weekend full of challenges in his mission to bring relief to tornado survivors in Amory, Miss.

Katie Britt at the southern border
U.S. Sen. Britt spars with HHS Secretary Becerra — Slams Biden admin's 'reckless and irresponsible policies'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is going after the Biden White House's screening of household members of underage migrant children when placing them with a U.S. sponsor after detainment at the southern border.

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Charles Barkley: People respect my opinions 'because I don't have a hidden agenda'

In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," Auburn legend Charles Barkley touched on his rise in popularity after his NBA Hall of Fame career.

Business Council of Alabama vows to continue push for economic incentives in four-year plan

The Business Council of Alabama announced its new four-year “Renew Alabama” plan last week, promising to continue lobbying the state legislature to keep offering payments and tax credits to select private businesses.

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Fort Rucker to officially undergo projected $1.5 million name change on April 10

South Alabama’s U.S. Army base Fort Rucker, named after Confederate officer Edmund Rucker, is undergoing a name change that will become official in April.

J6ers event in Mobile County. Photo: Erica Thomas.
Supporters of January 6 prisoners unite in Mobile County, hear from inmates in federal prison

Several of those arrested in Washington on January 6, families of those arrested and supporters gathered Saturday in west Mobile County to tell their stories and garner support for those they call “J6ers.”

Phil Williams: A pandemic of identity

We need to put an end to this pandemic of identity, and the cure is found by lovingly affirming our children, telling them they are not a mistake, and that they are fine the way they were born.

Gaming Alabama's occupational licensing system: How one company manages 15 boards in Alabama and why some lawmakers want to change that

Though Alabama's motto, as often stated by Gov. Kay Ivey, is "Alabama is open for business," occupational licensing is making it difficult and expensive for many workers to join the labor force in the Yellowhammer State.

UAB is off to Las Vegas with hopes of bringing home NIT championship

UAB will play Utah Valley in the NIT semifinals on Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

State Sen. Orr questions $1 billion budget for new Elmore County prison — 'It seems like it’s off the rails'

Some Alabama lawmakers are still reeling from the sticker shock after it was announced the budget for the new prison facility in Elmore County had been increased to nearly $1 billion. 

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Weekend Recap: Auburn baseball needs two comeback victories to secure series win over Georgia

In the first home SEC series of the season, it was a rollercoaster for the Tigers with two come-from-behind victories, taking the series win over Georgia. 

Tuberville continues fight to keep biological men from competing in women's sports: 'It’s unfair, it’s unsafe and it’s wrong'

As the left continues to blur the lines between genders, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is continuing to fight to keep women’s sports safe, fair and for females only.

Tyrique Howard looking to provide some added size and talent on the UAB defensive front

UAB defensive lineman Tyrique Howard cherishing his time in college football after taking a long route to UAB.

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Randy Tatano: The Deep South’s welcome wagon of bugs

As Sergeant Al said in the movie “Die Hard,” we’re gonna need a boatload of screen doors.

Dr. David Mitchell and Dr. Daniel Sutter: Grant Alabama’s nurse practitioners independence!

Giving nurse practitioners full practice authority will greatly contribute to the availability of primary health care and benefit rural areas without costing the taxpayers a penny.

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U.S. Rep. Strong: 'Indisputable' Huntsville the top choice to host Space Command HQ — Colorado wasn't in the top three

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) released a statement about the U.S. Space Command permanent headquarters basing process on the heels of a Washington Post report that the Biden administration was looking to reverse a Trump-era decision to locate the headquarters at Redstone Arsenal.

'We don’t have a voice': Democratic lawmaker Mary Moore challenges House Speaker Ledbetter over limited input

Tensions are brewing early in the Alabama House of Representatives, with some Democratic lawmakers accusing leadership of silencing debate and discussion.

Montgomery Whitewater
Ivey education budget proposal includes $25 million economic development around Whitewater project

The Montgomery County Commission would receive $25 million for economic development around the Montgomery Whitewater recreation facility under Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposed Education Trust Fund supplemental budget this week.

Allen Mendenhall: Don’t change the purpose of corporations
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Workforce participation rate eases up two-tenths of a percent, as unemployment rate drops to 2.5%

Friday, Gov. Kay Ivey's office and the Department of Labor reported February's job data with slight improvements in the labor force participation and unemployment rates.

Groups gather to discuss LGBTQ initiatives in Mobile and how they can impact religious liberty.
Mobile Mayor Stimpson LGBTQ liaison appointments spark backlash

The Eagle Forum of Alabama and the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) came together Friday for a forum at Government Street Baptist Church in, Mobile. The forum focused on LGBTQ initiatives set forth by the city of Mobile.

Getting to know the Utah Valley men's basketball program

Mark Madsen led his Utah Valley Wolverines to 28 wins and a spot opposite UAB in the NIT semifinals.

State Sen. Shelnutt legislation would require school boards to allow automatic payroll deductions for teachers' associations

State Sen. Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville) is sponsoring a bill requiring local school boards to allow automatic payroll deductions for professional teacher’s associations.

Womens Studies
Amie Beth Shaver: Teach your children how to survive a Women’s Studies class

The most important thing is to equip our students and teach them how to think, so that when they’re in a Women’s Studies class, they’re not blindsided or too afraid to speak up.

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AG Marshall leads call to reject federal court nomination of SPLC, ACLU-tied ‘activist’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 17 other state attorneys general to warn the Senate about a federal court nominee who he says is a “far-left extremist” who is connected to left-wing activist groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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