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Tag: Alabama News

Baby box, Kentucky Alabama News
State Rep. Givens applauds passage of 'safe haven baby box' bill — Allows safe option for mothers to surrender infants

State Rep. Donna Givens (R-Loxley) is celebrating the final passage of a bill allowing fire stations and medical centers to install “baby boxes” for mothers to surrender children within 45 days.

Jamie Kiel Alabama News
State Rep. Kiel criticizes 'disingenuous media' for false portrayal ballot-harvesting legislation; Says issue 'even more relevant' in wake of SCOTUS redistricting ruling

Sine die came and went without House Bill 209 (HB209), legislation that would have cracked down on so-called ballot harvesting, getting a vote on the State Senate floor.

Pride Alabama News
Devin Foley: Alabama, don't be Minnesota

I can still flee Minnesota and go to Alabama or another red state. But if Alabama makes the same mistakes and falls to the left, then where will you go?

Alabama West Florida Conference Bishop David Graves Photo from the AWF Cs Facebook page Alabama News
United Methodist Church Alabama-West Florida Conference changes terms on churches voting to break away; Traditional Methodists call it a 'nail in the coffin'

Trustees for the Alabama-West Florida Conference (AWFC) of the United Methodist Church (UMC) released an updated disaffiliation eligibility policy on Tuesday, which conservative Methodist leaders are calling a “nail in the coffin” for conservative churches in the conference who are seeking to leave the denomination while retaining church property.

SCOTUS2 Alabama News
Matt Clark: My take on the Supreme Court’s congressional redistricting case

Alabama will have to redraw its districting map and be subject to another game of judicial peek-a-boo.

Susan Dubose Alabama News
State Rep. DuBose hopeful for 'What is a Woman' Act's return next session

Although the What is a Woman Act failed to receive deliberation in the Alabama House of Representatives, State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) is confident in having the bill passed next session.

Orange Beach Alabama News
Alabama tourism dollars more than double in 10 years; Orange Beach mayor says city has been 'blessed'

The Alabama Tourism Department is celebrating the economic impact of the state’s travel and tourism industry. New numbers show tourism dollars have more than doubled in Sweet Home Alabama over the past decade.

Joran van der Sloot Alabama News
Not guilty plea in case of Joran van der Sloot; Natalee Holloway's mother in courtroom

Joran van der Sloot pleaded not guilty in a Jefferson County court Friday to charges of extortion and wire fraud.

Jefferson Domestic Relation Court Alabama News
Federal lawsuit alleges racketeering scheme in Jefferson County court drags out cases to increase profits

A federal civil lawsuit against 46 defendants, including Jefferson County Domestic Relations Court judges, claims there is a widespread and sophisticated racketeering scheme taking place.

Houston County Alabama News
Dothan news writer, City PR employee arrested in dispatch investigation

The Dothan Police Department arrested two individuals on Wednesday after the dispatch computer system used by the Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department and the Houston County Emergency Management had allegedly been accessed by someone who was not authorized to do so.

Mark Shirey Alabama News
State Rep. Shirey says state medical association derailed State Health Officer reforms — 'I absolutely believe there's something to be done there'

Freshman State Rep. Mark Shirey (R-Mobile) says he believes State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris survived the scrutiny of the Alabama Legislature because of the lobby working under the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) banner in Montgomery this session.

Classroom Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Ivey applauds higher teacher salaries, but fundamental changes to education are needed

Will higher teacher salaries do anything to improve Alabama’s lagging national test scores?

Typewriter Alabama News
Sean of the South: Class clown

There is magic in old things. You can’t find this charm in glowing monitors or phone screens.

Vicky White and Casey White Alabama News
Casey White, who escaped with Lauderdale County corrections officer Vicky White, given life sentence

The prisoner who escaped from Lauderdale County with a corrections officer, prompting a nationwide manhunt, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday. The sentence was part of a plea deal.

Daleville water tower Alabama News
Daleville, Ozark, Enterprise struggle with funding to adapt to Fort Rucker renaming

When the U.S. Department of Defense began renaming the nine Army installations named for Confederates soldiers, including Alabama’s Fort Rucker, it originally allocated $1 million to the effort. That figure quickly rose to $21 million, with the Army now expecting to pay $39 million for new signs, gates, patches and other changes. 

SCOTUS Alabama News
SCOTUS ruling ‘kind of a surprise,’ former State Sen. Jim McClendon says

A Supreme Court of the United States ruling dealing with redistricting that was decided against the state of Alabama is “not a done deal yet” but was a surprise, according to former Reapportionment Committee Chair State Sen. Jim McClendon (R-Springville).

Jeff poor Alabama News
Jeff Poor to lead 1819 News as editor-in-chief

Jeff Poor, the now former executive editor at 1819 News, has been promoted to editor-in-chief to lead the outlet to new heights as its “head coach,” CEO Bryan Dawson said.

Trump Alabama News
Tuberville, Moore blast Biden, DOJ for Trump federal indictment — 'The Biden Administration is the most corrupt in American history'

On Thursday, Donald Trump announced he is being indicted for allegedly mishandling classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, marking the first time a former president has been federally indicted.

Saban NIL Meeting in D C Twitter Sen Katie Britt Alabama News
Nick Saban, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and others representing the SEC visit Washington, D.C. to discuss NIL regulations

Nick Saban is no stranger to Washington, D.C. His visits are usually from being honored by the President of the United States as NCAA football national champions, but his most recent trip was all business.

Photo from the Southern Poverty Law Centers website Alabama News
Far-left SPLC activist who labeled parental rights organizations ‘hate groups’ met with Biden counterterrorism officials in January

The author of the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) recent annual report, which listed several parental rights organizations as “hate groups” along with the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, met with a Biden administration counterterrorism official in January, according to a report. 

Fight Alabama News
Matt Clark: Fight for our kids

I don’t think there’s any group of people in America today under attack like our kids. We must fight for them.

Joran Van der Sloot Alabama News
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.

Shane Stringer Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer says prison death of convicted cop-killer 'closes a painful chapter in Mobile’s law enforcement history'

State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) calls the recent death of a man convicted of the 1975 murder of two Mobile County deputies “long overdue.”

ROY BROOK 2 Alabama News
Missing U.S. flag located after Alabama’s ‘flag guy’ lost it during trip

Roy Brook, the Alabama man who started the “American Flag Project,” will soon be reunited with his United States flag.

Terri Sewell Alabama News
Terri Sewell does victory lap on CNN in wake of SCOTUS congressional district ruling

Thursday, immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling declaring the Alabama Legislature's congressional maps unconstitutional, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) appeared on CNN to declare the decision a win for "black Alabama voters."

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall on SCOTUS redistricting decision: 'This case is not over'

Despite a surprising 5-4 Supreme Court of the United States decision against the state of Alabama in its redistricting case, the case is not over, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Mo Brooks, Wayne Reynolds Alabama News
Jeff Poor: Alabama’s dumbest political feud — Mo Brooks vs. Wayne Reynolds

If you do not want frivolous dumb ethics complaints made against you, don't say dumb unsubstantiated things on the public airwaves.

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