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Tommy Tuberville decides against gubernatorial run

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter AUBURN — Former Auburn Football coach Tommy Tuberville has decided against stepping into the political arena, forgoing his possible run for governor next year, a top aide confirmed. Tripp Skipper, who was assisting with Tuberville’s exploratory campaign, confirmed that Tuberville decided he won’t seek the Republican Party’s nomination for the State’s Read More

Alabama’s Education Department posts erroneous grad rates, but was it sabotage?

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The Alabama State Department of Education had to remove error-filled graduation data from its website on Tuesday, the latest setback for a department that has suffered more than its fair share of late. After APR and reported early on Tuesday that the graduation data had been pulled due Read More

Wallace-Dothan recognized as one of nation’s best two-year colleges

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter Alabama’s Wallace Community College-Dothan has been recognized as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. The community college, led by President Linda Young, received  the AACC’s Award of Excellence for Student Success at the association’s annual conference in New Orleans on Monday. Wallace-Dothan, Read More

Midwives decriminalization bill passes House

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the Alabama House of Representatives passed House Bill 315. HB315 was sponsored by State Representative Ken Johnson (R-Moulton) to legalize midwives is now on the floor of the House. Rep. Ken Johnson said that under Alabama law it is currently a misdemeanor for a certified Read More

Qualifying Democrats for US Senate Special Election begins today

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Alabama Democratic Party will open qualifying for the Special Primary Election to fill the US Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions at 9:00 AM today. Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley said, “Democrats in Alabama have an excellent opportunity to fill this Read More

Turkey Season closes Sunday

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Sunday, April 30 is the end of spring turkey season. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) would like to remind Alabama hunters that they are required to report their turkey harvest via Game Check. DCNR would also like to remind Alabama turkey hunters that mechanically-manipulated decoys Read More

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The real danger for small loan borrowers

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter In this Legislative Session, the fight to further restrict payday and other small lending operations began with half-truths, false claims of support, and conservative lawmakers making common cause with the State’s most liberal organization. Under the notion of protecting lower income families, single mothers, and minorities from themselves, a Read More

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    Some Senators condone animal abuse

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter While supporters of the Alabama Puppy Mill Project were optimistic they could get a bill to regulate the State’s backyard breeders and puppy mills through the Legislature this year, I was doubtful from the start. That’s because too many of our lawmakers respond to lobbyists for the status quo Read More

  • Some Senators condone animal abuse
  • Only one week in, Kay Ivey making some good decisions
  • A boob, but not Rebekah Mason’s
  • Let judicial override be gone forever
  • Jeff Sessions is definitely a mistake, but confirm Neil Gorsuch, and let’s move on
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    The race is on for Senate

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers The decisive move by newly minted Governor Kay Ivey, to declare a Special Election for Jeff Sessions’ Senate Seat this year rather than next year changes the entire complexion of who will sit in that coveted seat. It also redefines the landscape of an ever changing and pivotal Alabama Read More

  • The race is on for Senate
  • A great movie, but would anyone believe it?
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    Roy Moore has a real shot at the US Senate, but so does a Democrat

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Roy Moore is running for US Senate. Moore announced his plans to run for the seat vacated by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the steps of the Alabama Capitol building, an audience of a few dozen supporters cheering him on. And because Roy Moore is Roy Moore, he Read More

  • Roy Moore has a real shot at the US Senate, but so does a Democrat
  • Discrimination: We still don’t know what it is
  • Alabama Legislature Recap Week 9: All questions, no answers
  • It doesn’t have to be like this, Alabama
  • Luther Strange and a very bad choice
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    Alabama’s political candidates and their capacity to care for orphans

    By Sam McLure Alabama Political Reporter “Oh I say the measure of a man Is not how tall you stand.” 4 Him, The Measure of a Man, 1995 Alabama has exciting days ahead of it.  Our next US Senator will likely be decided August 15, 2017.  Almost every other statewide elected official and every member Read More

  • Alabama’s political candidates and their capacity to care for orphans
  • SPLC, HRC, and HB 440: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Cosmic Struggle Between Good and Evil
  • “Something wicked this way comes.” A toast to Chief Counsel Katherine Robertson’s vision for a free Alabama
  • A woman is not an incubator
  • Horatio Bunce, GOP Freedom Caucus, and the Libertarian Cause
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