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Alabama Committee Backs Ban on Vaccine Requirements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers are inching closer to approving a ban on so-called vaccine passports that require proof of coronavirus vaccination to access services from a business or state agency. The House Health Committee on Wednesday voted to send the bill to the House of Representatives for a vote. It has already cleared the Alabama Senate. The bill…

Biden Extends Pandemic Help for Homeowners

 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on foreclosures of federally guaranteed mortgages had been set to expire on March 31. On his first day in office, Biden had extended the moratorium from Jan. 31. Census Bureau figures…

Auburn Men’s Basketball will not compete in 2020-21 Postseason

AUBURN, Ala.—The Auburn men’s basketball program will forgo postseason competition for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. The NCAA and the SEC have been notified. The athletics department and university administration, in conjunction with Coach Bruce Pearl, made the decision after careful deliberation and in light of the ongoing matter that surfaced in fall 2017 regarding former assistant coach Chuck Person. Auburn…

President Trump Calls for Boycott of Goodyear, Claiming Company Banned Political Apparel

President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged consumers to snub Goodyear tires, claiming that the company has banned hats bearing his campaign phrase “Make America Great Again,” or MAGA. “Get better tires for far less!” Mr. Trump tweeted, saying that he was taking a page from “Radical Left Democrats.” He added, “Two can play the same game, and we have to…

Pentagon Ends Ban of Transgender Troops in the Military

The Pentagon will let transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change Thursday. Carter says it’s the right thing to do. He says only a person’s qualifications should matter, and that there should be no other unrelated barriers to service. Carter’s…

Ban of Abortion Clinics Near Schools is Challenged

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging two new Alabama abortion restrictions, one banning clinics near schools and another banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure. The complaint filed Thursday said the location restriction would force two of the state’s five abortion clinics to close. Alabama lawmakers voted earlier this spring to ban abortion clinics within 2,000 feet of a public…

Bill Banning Abortion in Alabama, “Essentially Dead”

An Alabama personhood bill, which would have effectively banned abortion in the state, has failed to make it to a vote in the legislature. Republican Ed Henry, the bill’s sponsor, says the bill is “essentially dead.” After House Democrats mounted a filibuster on Thursday, the House adjourned before getting to the bill. Henry’s bill was a proposed constitutional amendment to…

Proposed Bill Could Ban Abortion in Alabama

A proposed Alabama constitutional amendment would legally define a fetus as a person from the moment of fertilization, effectively banning abortion in the state. The state House Health Committee on Wednesday heard testimony about it, though lawmakers didn’t vote on the amendment. Similar proposals in other states have failed to win federal court approval. Supporters of the bill, sponsored by…

Booze Ban Bad for ‘Bama Business?

In a recent special session, Gulf Shores voted to ban alcohol on beaches. The ban is effective immediately and lasts until April 17th. Many are worried the ban will stop Spring Breakers from heading down south, possibly hurting cities where the economy depends on Interstate travel. Like the city of Greenville, where warmer weather means people start heading for sunny…