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Motion to Dismiss filed against Jefferson County election challenge on heels of election results certified by State Canvassing Board

The results from the November 8 General Election have been certified by the State Canvassing Board, despite a complaint filed in Jefferson County challenging election results and voting machine integrity.

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State House security preclearance policy for lobbyists, agency heads to begin in 2023 session

A new Alabama State House security preclearance policy for registered lobbyists and state agency heads will begin during the 2023 legislative session.

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University of Alabama reduces liberal arts core curriculum graduation requirements starting in 2025

A new core curriculum reducing some liberal arts requirements was approved by University of Alabama faculty on Wednesday.

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Secretary of State-elect Wes Allen notifies voter maintenance program ERIC of Alabama’s withdrawal

A week after being elected as Alabama’s next Secretary of State, Wes Allen sent a certified letter to the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) stating that Alabama would cease participation with the non-profit upon his inauguration on January 16, 2023.

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Alabama ranked 22nd in economic freedom index for North America

Alabama was ranked 22nd among North American states and provinces for its overall economic freedom ranking, according to the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of North America 2022 report released Tuesday.

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Wall Street Journal dings Alabama for tax climate

A study released by the Tax Foundation last month on states’ business tax climates shows “which states are serious about competing for labor and capital,” according to a recent editorial by the Wall Street Journal.

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Jeff Cook, co-founder of the band Alabama, dies at 73 after decade-long battle with Parkinson's disease

Alabama co-founder and Country Music Hall of Famer Jeff Cook died Monday, Nov. 7, after a decade-long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

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What happens if you vote straight party and an individual in Alabama?

In Alabama, voters have the option to vote with a straight-party ticket. At the top of the ballot, there is an option for Alabama Democratic Party, Alabama Republican Party and Alabama Libertarian Party.

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Top 10 best states for military retirees — Alabama ranks second

Retire Guide ranked Alabama as the second-best state for military members to retire, behind Florida and ahead of Virginia. Coming in last place at No. 50, Alaska was deemed the least favorable state for veterans to retire in.

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Credit rating agencies give ‘stable’ rating to Alabama’s bonds before sale

General obligation bonds to be sold soon by the state of Alabama to fund improvements of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Alabama Historical Commission, and the Alabama Forestry Commission were given stable investment ratings by Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Services recently. 

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Florence man fires shotgun at house in fight after Alabama-Tennessee ending

Some college football fans take losses worse than others.

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Ascension St. Vincent's celebrates groundbreaking of Trussville freestanding ER and hopes to expand to communities in need

Officials with Ascension St. Vincent's hope to not only expand the Trussville facility in the future but also expand those services to other areas throughout the region.

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Facebook targets certain Alabamians for voter registration

With the midterm elections less than a month away, Facebook has been pushing voting information to the top of social media feeds across Alabama. However, not everyone has been getting these notifications, and state election officials have not been told who Facebook targets.

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Alabama hopes to match last year’s record ‘zero fatalities’ deer hunting season

In the 2021-22 season, there were zero fatalities due to hunting accidents

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Chronic wasting disease creates problems for Alabama deer processors

As deer season approaches in Alabama, deer meat processors are preparing to face new challenges this year due to chronic wasting disease.

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Election 2022: What you need to know about the state constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot

The 2022 general election is just over a month away. While voters may be familiar with the offices on the ballot, including U.S. Senate and governor, less attention has been devoted to the constitutional amendments on the ballot this cycle.

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Counties claim loss in revenue from permitless 'constitutional' carry months before law takes effect

County leaders across the state are claiming they are already seeing a decrease in funding due to a bill that was passed in this year’s legislative session, that allows for Constitutional carry in the state. However, the law hasn’t gone into effect yet, so others are questioning those claims.

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Founding member of Ft. Payne supergroup Alabama Teddy Gentry arrested on drug charge in Cherokee County

Teddy Wayne Gentry, 70, of Fort Payne, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana second-degree and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Alabama vs. Texas: 5 things to watch for in 2009 BCS Championship rematch

This Saturday in Austin, Texas, the University of Alabama and the University of Texas will face off for the first time since their meeting in the 2009 BCS National Championship game where Nick Saban secured his first of six national championships with Alabama as the Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns 37-21.

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Much of Coastal Alabama to participate in 35th annual cleanup day

On Sept. 17, the Alabama Coastal Cleanup returns. The 35th annual cleanup day will be from 8 a.m. until noon. The name of the event this year is “Get the Trash Out of the Splash.”

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Labor Day, a labor shortage and debate over minimum wage in Alabama

In the state of Alabama, many workers are off today to celebrate Labor Day. But as prices of gas and groceries increase, those who work for minimum wage, might want to take advantage of the extra hours.

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Two-thirds of Alabama hospitals non-compliant with price transparency rule

Less than one-third of Alabama hospitals are complying with a Trump-era rule mandating price transparency online, according to a new report.

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Judge hears from both sides on case questioning integrity of Alabama's voting machines

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin is considering a motion to dismiss a case involving Alabama’s voting machines. The lawsuit seeks to prohibit the use of electronic voting machines, claiming the machines make elections “unsecure and fatally compromised.”

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Full slate of college football for Alabama college teams this week

Three college football games on Thursday, including UAB playing host to Alabama A&M, begin a busy slate.

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Online job ads up once again, as inflation continues to impact employers

The Alabama Department of Labor reports online job ads were up 23.1% in July, from the same time last year. However, the ads were down 6.8% from June.

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Real estate scene changing rapidly in Alabama: Pros and cons for buyers and sellers

The housing market is changing quickly and realtors in Alabama are seeing a difference.

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Chris Stewart keeping the seat warm for Eli Gold in the Alabama football radio booth

Chris Stewart, the Voice of Alabama football for at least the 2022 season opener, wants to make one thing clear. “This is filling in for him, this is not replacing him,” Stewart said of longtime Voice of Alabama football Eli Gold. “While I’m sick that there is a need for a fill in, I’m extremely honored that they’ve chosen me to do it.”

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