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Fascinating places in Alabama: Well-known, little-known or known by YOU

What place in Alabama would you suggest be added to our list of fascinating places?

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians launches joint effort to end opioid crisis in Alabama

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is partnering with the Helios Alliance to end the opioid crisis in Alabama.

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Auburn fans roll Toomer’s Corner in response to Saban retirement

It was a cold night on the Plains Wednesday as Auburn fans celebrated the news that University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban was planning to retire.

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If you ain’t first, you’re last: Was Alabama the first state to designate Christmas as a legal holiday?

Though Christmas has been celebrated by Christians on December 25 since at least the 4th century, it did not become a federal holiday in the United States until President Ulysses S. Grant signed it into law in 1870.

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Tourism dollars could bring life to towns along Alabama’s oldest roadway

Byler Road was once just a pioneer trail started by buffalo. But in 1819, it became the first state-commissioned highway project, just two days after Alabama became a state.

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Blakely: From the Heart of Dixie to the Land Down Under — An Alabamian’s account of Sydney, Australia

After a four-hour flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles and another brutal 15-hour trek across the Pacific, I arrived in Sydney, Australia, two weeks ago today.

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Alabama picked to win the SEC West; Auburn picked sixth

Coming out of SEC Media Days this week in Nashville, the University of Alabama football team has been picked to win the SEC West, while Auburn University has been picked to finish sixth in the division.

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Alabama ranked 42nd in CNBC’s Top States for Business 2023

Alabama was ranked 42nd in the nation in a survey of state’s business friendliness released by CNBC this week.

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Joran van der Sloot booked into Hoover City Jail

Eighteen years after the disappearance of Mountain Brook teen Natalee Holloway, the suspect in her death has been extradited to Alabama to face charges in connection to the case.

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Alabama House of Representatives honors Alabama country music star Randy Owen

The Alabama House of Representatives honored Randy Owen of the country music band Alabama on the final day of the 2023 legislative session.

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1819 News asks artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT 10 questions about Alabama

In November 2022, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that has garnered a significant amount of both awe and criticism from the public. 1819 News sat down with ChatGPT to ask it ten questions about Alabama:

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Alabama attracted over $10 billion in capital investments in 2022; Baldwin County leads the race

The state of Alabama generated $10.1 billion in new capital investments in 2022, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce’s 2022 Alabama Economic Development Impact Report.

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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.

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State Rep. Simpson introduces bill to protect grandparents in response to Daphne quadruple murder

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) introduced House Bill 76 to add protection to grandparents by adding them to existing domestic violence laws.

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Lawmakers aim to put brakes on racing, donuts and burnouts with stricter penalties

Some Alabama lawmakers hope to put into place stricter penalties for those convicted of exhibition driving offenses, including burnouts, donuts, stunts, speed exhibition, racing and other “reckless driving maneuvers.”

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians revives 'Winning for Alabama' pro-gambling campaign

Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.

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Florida, Missouri, West Virginia follow Alabama — States pull out of ERIC system over refusal to address concerns

Multiple states have now pulled out of the Electronic Registration and Information Center (ERIC) after over a year of concerns from state leaders across the nation.

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ALEA reports increase in drivers not yielding to emergency vehicles: Here's what to do

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a reminder about what drivers should do when they see emergency vehicles after noting an increase in people not respecting first responders on the road.

Alabama Sen. Clyde Chambliss Alabama News
State Sen. Chambliss pre-filed bills would keep paper ballots, prevent voting machines that connect to the internet

State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) has pre-filed two election integrity bills ahead of the 2023 legislative session. The first bill would require the use of paper ballots, and the other would ensure voting machines would never connect to the internet.

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What are Glock switches? Why are we hearing about them now? Law enforcement officials argue Alabama needs new law

Law enforcement officials across Alabama have seen an increase in illegal modifications on pistols for years, but the Glock switch modification has recently become a top concern. A Glock switch is a tiny device placed on a Glock semi-automatic pistol to make it function as a fully automatic firearm.

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Alabama culinary scene gains three nominations for 2023 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced the 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists and two Alabama restaurants and one Alabama chef are in the running.

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State Rep. DuBose: School choice to be hot topic in 2023 legislative session; State in 'good position' for change

This week is National School Choice Week, and some Alabama officials are highlighting the need for expanding educational options for all students.

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Another round of storms could produce strong tornadoes in Alabama Tuesday into Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring a storm system that will be heading into Alabama late Tuesday evening and is expected to continue impacting the area into early Wednesday.

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10 things lawmakers can do post-COVID to improve the lives and safety of Alabamians

Dr. Stewart Tankersley believes Concerned Doctors has identified 10 things that need to change in Alabama and lawmakers are the only ones with the power over policy to make the changes happen.

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The great Alabama outdoors: Saltwater anglers break 11 records from 2021 to 2022

The salt life was a good one for anglers in Alabama during the period of October 2021 through October 2022.

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From murder to a love-fueled jail escape and policy in Alabama: Here are your top five crime stories from 2022

Alabama is known for its quaint and quiet towns, country roads and beautiful mountains, lakes and beaches. But beyond those peaceful scenes are violent, unthinkable acts happening before our eyes. Alabama lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are battling homegrown crime daily and in 2022, they were very busy.

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Utah lawmaker hopes to mirror Alabama's law on transgender treatment

A doctor who is also a Republican lawmaker in Utah has introduced a bill mirroring Alabama's Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.

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