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    ALEA driver license offices to close June 20 in observance of Juneteenth

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Driver License Offices across the state will be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth, a federal holiday established June 2021. The day is set aside to commemorate the emancipation of slavery in the United...

    COVID-19 testing no longer mandated for flights to the U.S., but testing and avoiding travel when sick still recommended

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Travelers returning to the United States from foreign countries by air this summer are relieved of one requirement. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has rescinded its order requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test before flights to the United...

    Governor Ivey shares Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for economic development

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2021. The honor reflects strong recruitment results for the Alabama team, with companies announcing new facilities...

    Alabama Department of Public Health issues 2022 Fish Consumption Advisories

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).  ADEM, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources...

    Voters overwhelmingly approve state parks amendment

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - By a wide margin, Alabama voters approved the amendment on last Tuesday’s ballot to provide as much as $80 million in funding for improvements and enhancements to Alabama’s 21 state parks. “I would like to thank the voters of Alabama for their...

    ADPH provides information regarding infant formula shortages

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program realizes the challenges that many families are facing with the current nationwide infant formula shortages. ADPH WIC is working daily to address this issue in Alabama.ADPH WIC’s infant...

    Governor Kay Ivey wins Republican Primary outright without a runoff

    Montgomery, Ala – The campaign to reelect Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Kay Ivey has won the Gubernatorial Republican Primary election outright without a runoff. Ivey, speaking to supporters at her election night watch party in Montgomery, said: “I can’t tell you how proud I...

    ADPH observes Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2022

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is participating in the annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 23-29, 2022, an initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of this week is to maximize the health...

    Pfizer COVID-19 booster dose for children 5-11 now authorized, recommendations updated

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Children ages 5 - 11 are now authorized to receive a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least five months after completion of the primary vaccine series. Children ages 5 - 11 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should...

    ADEM installs sea turtle sculpture at Grand Bay Welcome Center to highlight ‘Help Keep Our Waters Clean’ project

    MOBILE, Ala. – As part of its campaign to educate the public about the need to keep Alabama’s bio-rich watersheds free of litter that could pose threats to marine life, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has installed in Mobile County the first...