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Saturday, January 23, 2021

    AG Marshall, Montgomery Family Sunshine Center announce Alabama Anti Human Trafficking Alliance

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall and the Montgomery Family Sunshine Center on Monday announced they will lead a multi-agency alliance of state, federal and nongovernmental partners to combat human trafficking in Alabama.  Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice,...

    ADPH: COVID-19 vaccine available to those 75+, first responders Jan. 18

    Updated 1-8-21 4:21 p.m. The ADPH said late Friday afternoon: “Please do not call your local hospital directly to set up appointments to be scheduled to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.  We have learned that hospital switchboards are being overwhelmed with phone calls, which is creating...

    Lawmakers, political leaders respond to U.S. Capitol chaos

    Protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday while the U.S. Congress was in the process of certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. Below are responses from Alabama lawmakers and political leaders. Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill “Today, members of Congress gathered in...

    ADPH: Test your home for radon during the winter months

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Many Alabama residents are spending more time inside their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means children and adults are exposed to indoor air quality problems that include radon. January has been designated Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring...

    ALDOI: What to look for in your Summary of Benefits and Coverage

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Health insurance plans can be complicated, but the right tools can help you understand what they cover and how much you’ll pay when you need health care services. The Summary and Benefits and Coverage (SBC) is one of those tools. It...

    Shedd, Gudger talk upcoming session

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Legislature will convene for the 2021 Legislative Session one month from today on Feb. 2.  To get an idea of what topics will be discussed and what the public should know about the issues its legislators will be working...

    ADPH launches new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard; Moderna vaccine arrives

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has launched a new COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Dashboard to make it easier for the public to navigate vaccine information. The dashboard, which details the number of vaccines shipped to Alabama and dispensed, can be...

    Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program extended into 2021

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced the extension of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students program through the spring semester of 2021, thanks to a provision in the latest COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress last week and signed by...

    ADOL announces new phone appointment system, discontinuing in-person assistance

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor this week announced a new phone appointment system for unemployment compensation claimants who need assistance with their claims. The new phone system will debut Jan. 4, 2021. Beginning Jan. 3, 2021, claimants can call 1-800-361-4524 after 5...

    Ivey’s study group says gambling could mean $700M, 19K new jobs for state

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Gambling Policy on Friday issued its report. In it, the group estimated the state could see as much as $700 million and create 19,000 new jobs if a constitutional amendment expanding legalized gambling in Alabama...