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    Grants from Governor to assist domestic violence victims in north Alabama

    MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $228,289 to assist the efforts of six specialized units and organizations that help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in north Alabama. “Domestic violence harms families and leaves lasting scars on victims and those close...

    Undetectable = Untransmittable: An effort to end the HIV epidemic

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has adopted the Prevention Access Campaign‘s Undetectable = Untransmittable(U=U), a national movement to dismantle HIV stigma, improve the lives of people with HIV and bring us closer to ending the HIV epidemic. Scientific findings...

    ALEA: Project Lifesaver bracelet assists in rescue of 77-year-old man

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – At approximately 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA’s) Aviation Unit received a request to assist the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office with a search and rescue mission. The sheriff’s office was in the process of searching for...

    Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Feb. 26-28

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - From Friday, Feb. 26, to Sunday, Feb. 28 Alabama will observe the state’s 10th annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The Alabama Retail Association encourages Alabamians to restock emergency supplies in homes, workplaces and vehicles during this three-day tax holiday. Certain emergency preparedness items...

    Ivey awards funds to 17 agencies that assist domestic violence victims

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Seventeen nonprofit agencies across Alabama whose primary focus is to assist domestic violence victims will receive additional financial assistance through the state’s Domestic Violence Trust Fund, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday. Among the nonprofits receiving assistance is Victim Services of Cullman, Inc. "Victim...

    Ivey signs 3 priority bills into law

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday signed House Bill 170, sponsored by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville; House Bill 192, sponsored by Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa; and Senate Bill 30, sponsored by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, into law. During the governor’s state of...

    Ivey delivers State of the State address

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday evening delivered her annual State of the State address. Below is the full transcript of her remarks. My Fellow Alabamians: I am speaking to you tonight just outside the old House Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol. Previously,...

    Registered Alabama voters to begin receiving voter update cards at home

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Registered Alabama voters recently started receiving postcards notifying them of the State’s efforts to update voter records. Voter file maintenance, which is required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, is a four-year process which uses a two-step mailing program to...

    Ivey signs 30-year lease agreements for 2 new men’s mega prisons

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) on Monday signed 30-year lease agreements for two of three of the State’s planned new men’s mega prisons. One will be in Tallassee in Elmore County. The other will be near...

    Cullman Co. unemployment rate lowest in state at 2.1%; AL rate drops to 3.9%

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 3.9%, down from November’s rate of 4.4%, and above December 2019’s rate of 2.7%.  December’s rate represents 87,534 unemployed persons, compared to...