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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.

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.

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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2022 midterms: What to watch in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

Georgia could take center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state.

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A local look at the upcoming hurricane season

Hearing that the hurricane season will be “busier than normal” makes Alabama residents a little nervous. And it has our local meteorologists preparing for storms like the rest of us stock up on batteries and bottled water.

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Blanchard and Burdette make gubernatorial campaign stops in south Alabama

Gubernatorial candidates Lew Burdette and Lindy Blanchard made a stop in south Alabama this week.

Alabama #2 producer of catfish in America

Catfish is a southern staple that can be found on thousands of plates throughout the state in summer cookouts and barbecues.

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Alabama law criminalizing meds for trans minors now in effect

Alabama was the first state to make it a crime to administer or prescribe puberty blockers and hormones to kids who identify as transgender. The new law took effect Sunday.

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Experts share hope amid devastating reality at Alabama Human Trafficking Summit

From The Alabama Baptist More than 225 advocates in the fight against human trafficking gathered Feb. 3–4 in Montgomery for the 8th...

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Alabama school choice draws national attention

School choice in Alabama continues to draw national attention.   Rep. Charlotte Meadows and Sen. Del Marsh have presented a school...

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BREAKING: 1 killed, 8 injured in west Alabama radar-indicated tornado

Severe weather Thursday was to blame for the loss of at least one life in Alabama Thursday afternoon. A likely tornado along County...

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Constitutional Carry bill passes Senate Judiciary Committee

 A Senate Constitutional carry bill has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.   SB2 passed the committee Wednesday morning with a...

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Alabama Jewish leaders respond to growing anti-semitism in wake of Texas terrorism

The hostage situation at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 15, has prompted a strong response...

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Winter Weather Advisory for coastal areas of Alabama

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory in Mobile. Areas in Baldwin, Escambia, and Mobile counties are...

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JUST IN: Saban joins letter urging Manchin to pass voting rights act

Alabama coach Nick Saban joined a number of other well-known sports figures from West Virginia urging West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin,...

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Snow accumulation possible for northern region this weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring a storm system that will move across the deep south over the weekend. A Winter Storm...

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Alabama redistricting trial continues into second week

Plaintiffs continued offering their expert witnesses in the Alabama redistricting hearings before a three-judge panel at the Hugo Black...

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Louisiana police chief upset after juvenile murder suspect sent to Alabama

The Plaquemine, La. police chief said his city had to pay for a juvenile murder suspect to be sent to a facility in Alabama because...

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Justin Bogie: State government wants to restrict who you can sell your land to

Foreign investors are purchasing larger shares of American and Alabama farmland than ever before. At least one Alabama legislator,...

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Burdette makes run for Governor official

By Ray Melick Lew Burdette stood on a deck, flanked by his family, in front of the lake on the Shelby County facility of the King’s...

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First snow of 2022 comes early in the year

After a week of unseasonably warm temperatures and tornado warnings, people in Alabama experienced an early snow in 2022. Up to six...

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