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Resisting Pressure, Governor Ivey Extends Mask Order

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has faced political pressure and angry constituents over her state’s mask order during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the 76-year-old governor of the deeply red state has resisted calls to drop the requirement…

Lottery, Casino Vote Ahead in Alabama Legislature

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state senator said Alabama lawmakers are headed to a vote on a lottery and casino bill. Republican Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston said he expects his bill will come to the Senate floor Tuesday. It…

Bill Would Replace State Health Officer with Appointed Post

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama Senate committee has advanced a bill that would let the governor appoint the state’s top public health official. The Senate Health Committee voted 8-3 on Wednesday to advance the bill by Sen. Jim McClendon…

Man Killed in Confrontation with Alabama Police Identified

DORA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police have identified a 27-year-old man who was shot to death during a confrontation with officers, one day after another man was killed by law enforcement in a separate shooting. The Walker County coroner says…

Gadsden Career Center Hosting Job Fair to Fill Hundreds of Jobs

The Gadsden Career Center is hosting a Spring Job Fair Thursday, March 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Venue at Coosa Landing located at 201 George Wallace Drive in Gadsden. The fair will host 50 employers representing hundreds of jobs. To date, the employers registered are:   ADPH/Etowah Home Health Alatrade America's Thrift Stores Army Medical Recruiting BAE Systems Belflex Staffing Buffalo Rock…

Senate District 26 Special Election March 2

Alabama Senate District 26 covers more than 75% of Montgomery, and the district has not had representation in the state house nearly halfway through the legislative session. There is a special election…

New COVID-19 Alabama School Dashboard Released

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released an updated school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of February 26. The latest report shows another drop in the number of cases. Keep in mind, some school systems such as Montgomery Public…

Debunking Coronavirus Vaccine Myths

With two Coronavirus vaccine products available and another on track to be in use soon, some people are wondering which vaccine is the best? According to Dr. Scott Harris, the top health official…

Auburn University Student Newspaper to Stop Print Publishing

Auburn University's student newspaper says it will cease printing after 127 years and become an online-only publication. The Auburn Plainsman announced the change in an online editorial that said it had "reached a breaking point" a year into the COVID-19…

Committee Advances Transgender Treatment Ban For Minors

An Alabama House of Representatives committee has advanced a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to treat transgender youth with hormonal therapy and puberty blockers to help their transition. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill on…

Alabama Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

The Alabama Senate has approved medical marijuana legislation. Senators voted 21-8 today to approve the bill. The proposal now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives, where lawmakers have previously been more skeptical of the proposal. The bill by Sen.…

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