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Monday, October 26, 2020

    Today is the last day to complete the 2020 Census

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) – in alignment with Alabama Counts! – announced Wednesday that the U.S. Census Bureau has now appointed the final deadline for the 2020 Census as today, Thursday, Oct. 15. This new date...

    Ivey announces Light up Friday Nights campaign for health care workers

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Friday, Governor Kay Ivey called on Alabamians to pay tribute to health care heroes for their continued efforts in fighting COVID-19. In her proclamation, the governor asked Alabamians to thank these heroes by leaving their porch lights on every Friday...

    Be Cyber Smart: ALEA partners with DHS and CISA for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to raise awareness of cybersecurity and to ensure all Alabamians have the necessary resources to be safe and...

    Message from Ivey ahead of Hurricane Delta

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued the following message to Alabamians ahead of Hurricane Delta, which is predicted to impact the state later this week. “As our coastal areas are still recovering from Hurricane Sally, another system, Hurricane Delta, is making its...

    2020 Census deadline extended until Oct. 31

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) – in partnership with Alabama Counts! – announced Monday that the U.S. Census Bureau has informed the State that it plans to officially end the 2020 Census nationwide Oct. 31. During the extension,...

    Alabama observes SIDS Awareness Month

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) urges parents and caregivers to learn about the risk factors that lead to the sudden deaths of infants, especially during October, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Safe Sleep Awareness Month. Every year in the...

    ‘Don’t wait!’: ALEA urges Alabamians to obtain STAR ID despite deadline extension

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – One year ago, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Secretary Hal Taylor were urging Alabamians to obtain their STAR ID by Oct. 1, 2020. However, in response to COVID-19, President Donald Trump ordered the Department of Homeland Security to...

    Merrill: Disregard information sent from Election Mail Service

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Secretary of State’s Office has been made aware of another third-party organization contacting voters with outdated and inaccurate information to encourage voter registration and voter participation. The letter, which is sent by the Election Mail Service out of Austin, Texas, encourages...

    Alabama awarded $17.8M Reimagine Workforce Preparation grant

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced Alabama has been awarded $17,827,178.11 to provide opportunities for Alabama workers who have been displaced by COVID-19 to develop new skills in high demand industries. The funds will be administered by the Alabama Department of...

    Alabama’s Gulf Coast beaches reopen Oct. 2

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In consultation with the City of Gulf Shores, City of Orange Beach, Town of Dauphin Island and Baldwin County, all Alabama Gulf Coast beaches will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 as coastal Alabama’s recovery from Hurricane Sally progresses. While...