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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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ACT recognizes Alabama with award for student preparedness despite low average scores

The Alabama State Department of Education is celebrating after winning an award from ACT. The first-ever State College and Career Champion Award was presented by Janet Godwin, the CEO of ACT.

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Libertarian Party nominee Jimmy Blake to step down from Jefferson County GOP post to focus on gubernatorial bid

Dr. James “Jimmy” Blake is the Libertarian Party of Alabama nominee for Governor of the State of Alabama. He was also elected by Republican voters on May 24 to serve on the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee.

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Alabama man convicted in 1994 murder executed by lethal injection

An Alabama man was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday, July 28.

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Childcare not affordable for some Alabama households, data shows

Access to affordable child care continues to be a struggle across the nation and the Yellowhammer state.

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Identifying and avoiding Alabama's venomous snakes

If you talk about snakes in a public setting for any length of time, you will likely hear the phrase “the only good snake is a dead snake” or something similar. While it is important to be cautious around snakes, and other wild creatures, the phrase is not necessarily true.

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What are teachers in Alabama paid in each school district?

As school districts across Alabama struggle with finding enough teachers for the upcoming school year, administrators are hoping the state’s new teacher pay raises will help fill jobs.

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API working to inform parents of school board members’ stances on hot-button issues

After months of gathering information to contact school board members across the state, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) has released an online survey asking their opinions on issues such as CRT, SEL, school choice, equity, and demographics.

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After low primary participation, State Rep. England won't seek another term as Alabama Democratic Party chair

Late Thursday, the Alabama Democratic Party Executive Committee reportedly announced State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) would not seek another term as party chairman.

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Alabama Board of Education approves temporary teacher certification changes to combat teacher shortage

School administrators will have more teacher applicants to consider for the upcoming school year, after a vote by the Alabama Board of Education to change the requirements needed to obtain teacher certification. Tuesday’s vote came as many school districts across Alabama are struggling to find qualified applicants to fill vacant positions.

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Floating abortion clinic proposed in Gulf to bypass state laws

A California doctor is proposing a floating abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico as a way to maintain access for people in southern states where abortion bans have been enacted.

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Headstone donated for grave of one-time slave in Alabama

The stone says, “Ike Coffee. Born a slave, 1857. Died free, Oct. 10, 1952.”

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Alabama judge cited for calling Ivey 'Gov. MeMaw' could be removed

An Alabama judge who was accused of belittling the governor over her age and gender and was accused of repeatedly cursing in court was removed from duty and could be ousted from office, records show.

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EXTREME HEAT: Forecasters warn of impact of hot and muggy conditions

A warming trend is expected to continue this week and forecasters are warning about the possible impact across Alabama.

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Katie Britt declared winner in GOP primary runoff for U.S. Senate; See unofficial results here

The 2022 primary runoff results are in and we now know who will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in several major races.

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Ballot Preview: Major party runoff elections on Tuesday.

The Republican and Democratic primary runoffs are on Tuesday and there are multiple offices on the ballot.

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Russian TV shows videos of 2 US vets from Alabama captured in Ukraine

Russian state television showed video Friday of two U.S. military veterans who went missing last week while fighting in Ukraine, confirming that the men were taken captive and raising fears about their fate.

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Juneteenth marked as state holiday in Alabama this year

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized Juneteenth Day — the federal holiday marking the end of slavery — as a holiday for state workers this year in Alabama.

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Alabama striving to keep graduates in state workforce

The state is putting its best foot forward to address the continued issues in retaining students who graduate from Alabama universities.

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Education budget increases funding for 2023, but state formula calls for fewer teachers than previous years

Many school districts across Alabama are working to find funding to keep teaching positions that will no longer be funded by the state in the upcoming school year.

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2 US veterans from Alabama reported missing in Ukraine

Two U.S. veterans from Alabama who were in Ukraine assisting in the war against Russia haven't been heard from in days and are missing, members of the state's congressional delegation said Wednesday.

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Hydrogen plant to be constructed in southwest Alabama

A British company said Tuesday it plans to construct an $83 million plant in rural southwest Alabama to produce hydrogen gas to meet growing demand.

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Alabama GOP Steering Committee sought clarification from Britt over Doug Jones claim

The Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee sought out answers from Katie Britt’s campaign after a statement was made over the weekend, claiming she was helpful to Doug Jones, a Democrat who won Alabama’s U.S. Senate race in 2017.

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Secretary of State Merrill projects 10-15% turnout for June 21 runoff

During Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Merrill said he anticipate an even lower turnout for the June 21 runoff than the May 23, which was 23%.

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Alabama mentioned on national stage as example of what can be done when elections go wrong

During a presentation by True the Vote in Arizona, Gregg Phillips, who is from Alabama, referred to a 1994 case in Alabama.

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LIVE UPDATES: Primary election results

Polls close at 7 p.m. and you can check back here for the latest, unofficial results.

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