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    Federal Government releases preliminary 2020 census finding; Alabama keeps all congressional seats

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Census Bureau on Monday afternoon released its preliminary report on the 2020 census, and Alabama officials are breathing a sigh of relief. Expected to lose up to two Congressional seats, the state’s reported population of 5,030,053 was sufficient...

    Cullman area legislators Stadthagen, Gudger commended by Republican Party for conservative legislation

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cullman area legislators State Sen. Garlan Gudger and State Rep. Scott Stadthagen last week received the Alabama Republican Party’s Chairman’s Commendation for their support of conservative party values through the sponsorship of a bill requiring athletes in gender-specific sports events to...

    Opinion: Legislative update from Rep. Randall Shedd

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    "Major broadband legislation will be addressed again in my committee (House Urban & Rural Development) this coming week. A working group of legislators met with Governor Ivey this past week to make final changes to SB215 carried in the House by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville. This...

    Rep. Corey Harbison speaks on the recently filed HB622 bill

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Rep. Corey Harbison, R-Good Hope on Tuesday afternoon filed HB622, a bill that, if passed, would allow Cullman County voters to decide on a state constitutional amendment that would make the role of Cullman County Schools superintendent an elected, instead of...

    Cullman County Sheriff opposes elements of new pistol permit law, calls for local constitutional amendment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Recently-passed Alabama House Bill 308 (HB308), the Alabama Uniform Concealed Carry Permit Act, makes changes to the way pistol permits are issued in the state of Alabama, including the creation of a lifetime permit and the allocation of a portion of...

    Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, March 24 2021, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs officially proclaimed the month of April 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the City of Cullman, challenging all citizens to observe SAAM by joining advocates and communities across the country in...

    Whitmire: Different year, same old fight, but a new champion for open government

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       Alabama doesn’t function like other states on a lot of things, but especially when it comes to public records.  Last year, my colleague Amy Yurkanin had a question: How much was the University of Alabama at Birmingham paying a private company to recruit students from...

    Sen. Gudger talks about lottery vote, new bills

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     MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Mar. 9, the Alabama State Senate considered a bill that would have opened the door for a citizens’ vote on a state lottery, as well as other forms of gambling. Though the measure got a majority vote of 19, it...

    Cullman incumbents sweep election; 2 county mayors unseated

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Nine municipal elections were held across Cullman County Tuesday, and when the votes were tallied, incumbents in the City of Cullman held their own against some tough challengers, while the mayors of Baileyton and Colony were unseated. In the City of Cullman,...

    2020 Municipal Election Candidate Q&A: Jimmie Nuss and Joyce Barnett, Hanceville City Council, place 1

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala.- The Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election is Tuesday, and these are the last of The Tribune’s Q&A sessions between candidates. In Hanceville, voters will be choosing new council members. Councilman Jimmie Nuss is being challenged by Joyce Barnett for place 1. Editor’s note: Multiple...