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DNC receives proposed bylaws from Alabama Democratic Party

BY: - December 1, 2023

The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee said Friday they have received revised bylaws and membership lists from the Alabama Democratic party. Minyon Moore, co-chair of the committee, said during a meeting of the committee that the proposals had been given to committee members, along with challenges. “In the meantime, the staff will continue […]

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Group appeals ruling by Michigan judge keeping Trump on the 2024 ballot

BY: - November 20, 2023

This story was originally published on Michigan Advance. A progressive legal advocacy group has followed through on its vow to appeal a ruling last week by a Michigan judge which rejected its claim that former President Donald Trump should be disqualified from the 2024 primary and general election ballots. Free Speech For People on Thursday […]

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Sen. Merika Coleman to run in 2nd Congressional District

BY: - November 10, 2023

Sen. Merika Coleman, D-Pleasant Grove, will run for the 2nd Congressional District, the latest legislator to enter the contest. Coleman, an attorney by trade, said in a statement that she aimed to “amplify our shared values, break barriers, and build a future where every Alabamian’s voice is not just heard but celebrated.” “Together, let’s write […]

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Gov. Kay Ivey sets January date for nitrogen execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith

BY: - November 8, 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey Wednesday set a January execution date for Kenneth Eugene Smith, convicted of the 1988 murder-for-hire of Elizabeth Sennett. Ivey set an execution window starting at midnight on Jan. 25, 2024 and running until 6 am on January 26, 2024. It could be the first execution carried out through nitrogen suffocation, a method […]

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ACCS approves one new president, approves retirement of another

BY: - November 8, 2023

The Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees Wednesday appointed Jonathan Koh the new president of Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa. Koh has worked at the college since 2015, according to the department, and most recently worked as dean of Workforce and Economic Development. “I cannot wait to continue our hard work in the […]

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Alabama presented with $515,000 bill for redrawn congressional maps

BY: - November 7, 2023

A team that drew new congressional maps for the state presented a $515,000 bill to Alabama in a court filing Friday. If a federal court approves the bill, the state will have 30 days to pay the special master team, which includes the Special Master Richard Allen, cartographer David Ely and their legal counsel. Allen’s […]

Commission considers center to provide resources for caregiver grandparents

BY: - November 7, 2023

A state commission is considering recommending the creation of centers that provide resources for grandparents who care for their grandchildren. Keith Lowhorne, vice-president of Kinship for the Alabama Foster & Adoptive Parents Association, suggested the idea during a Tuesday meeting of the Joint Interim Study Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, touting it as one avenue […]

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Federal judge sets March trial date for Birmingham Rep. John Rogers

BY: - November 7, 2023

Birmingham Rep. John Rogers could go to trial on obstruction of justice charges in March. A federal judge Tuesday set a March 18 trial date for Rogers, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice in October after being charged with diverting public money from a youth baseball league to an […]

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Stacy Lee George enters GOP primary for Alabama Senate District 9

BY: - November 6, 2023

Corrections officer and former county commissioner Stacy Lee George has qualified as a Republican candidate for special election in Senate District 9 in north Alabama. George, a two-time gubernatorial candidate, said in a Monday phone interview that he wants to eliminate the grocery tax and repeal the gas tax.  “We have a surplus, in the […]

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Dick Brewbaker, Greg Albritton will seek GOP nomination in 2nd Congressional District

BY: - November 6, 2023

One current Republican state senator and one former one will seek the Republican nomination in the Alabama’s new 2nd Congressional District. Former state Sen. Dick Brewbaker, R-Pike Road, and Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, said Monday they will run for the seat, which runs from northern Mobile County across the Black Belt to the Georgia line. […]

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DOJ considering intervention in Alabama abortion lawsuit

BY: - November 6, 2023

The U.S. Department of Justice is considering intervening in a lawsuit seeking to stop Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall from prosecuting those who help people obtain out-of-state abortion care, according to a notice filed Wednesday. “The United States hereby advises the Court that it is considering participating in this litigation by filing a Statement of […]

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Alabama Board of Trustees elects new 3rd Congressional District trustee

BY: - November 4, 2023

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees unanimously elected business executive J. Steven Roy to represent the 3rd Congressional District on the board on Friday, according to a news release. Roy spent over two decades as a chief financial officer of two companies: Movie Gallery, Inc. and AAA Cooper Transportation. Since AAA Cooper Transportation was […]