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    Allen testifies before United States Senate

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Secretary of State Wes Allen testified before and answered the questions of members the United States Senate on the topic of...

    State unemployment rate up slightly at 2.9%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  –  Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Monday that Alabama’s labor force participation rate for January 2024 remained unchanged at...

    Allen: 1 week left to register to vote in 2024 Primary...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Secretary of State Wes Allen reminded Alabama residents that there is one week left to register to vote before the 2024...

    Ivey reports rebate checks on way to 1.9 million Alabama tax...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that one-time tax rebates authorized in her 2023 budget are now on their way to 1.9 million...

    Alabama DHR: 741 foster care adoptions finalized in FY 2023

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that the Alabama Department of Human Resources finalized 741 foster care adoptions in fiscal year...

    Ivey awards nearly $17.5M for improvement projects; Cullman County to receive...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $17.5 million to provide improvements in 44 Alabama towns, cities and counties. The Community Development...

    ADMH: September is National Recovery Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – September is National Recovery Month and the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH), the Division of Mental Health and Substance Use...

    Gov. Ivey awards grants for broadband expansion in sections of four...

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    MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $7.86 million to continue expanding high-speed internet services in Alabama. The three latest grants, awarded from funds provided by...

    Ivey kicks off statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday, Aug. 9, kicked off the statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, during an official launch...

    Alabama’s unemployment rate unchanged at 2.2%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate held steady at...

    Marshall issues consumer alert: How to avoid summer scams

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Summer is heating up, but so are the number of scam calls targeting you and your loved ones in an attempt...

    Trump to give keynote at ALGOP Summer Dinner

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -  The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) on Wednesday announced that Former  President Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at its 2023...

    Alabama DHR seeking foster homes for elderly, disabled adults

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    State will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As the state’s population ages, the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR)...

    Trump to visit Alabama this summer

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) on Thursday announced that Former President Donald Trump will be visiting the state this summer, saying,...

    “It’s Games Time!”: 40th Anniversary Alabama State Games coming June 9-11

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The months of planning and weeks of work have dwindled down into a few days of anxious anticipation as the 40th...

    Ivey signs ‘historic’ Education Trust Fund, General Fund budgets

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday signed the state’s budgets, including the General Fund and the supplemental and the Education Trust Fund...

    ‘Sweet Home Alabama just got a little sweeter!’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey made it official Friday, June 2, 2023: the Yellowhammer Cookie is Alabama’s official state cookie. On Friday, Montgomery fourth...

    Statewide agencies that assist domestic violence victims granted $115K

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $115,000 to help provide training and resources that ensure victims of domestic violence have...

    Northern flicker: The story behind Alabama’s state bird

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In Alabama, one of the most iconic and historic creatures is the Northern flicker. These distinguished birds are found in...

    ALEA: April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The behavior of driving distracted continues to plague our state’s roadways by creating dangerous situations that can easily be avoided by...

    2 ‘plays’ of ‘The Game Plan’ pass Alabama Senate

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Two of the four bills in the legislative package coined “The Game Plan” passed the Alabama Senate April 13, 2023, according...

    ACES: Take care to prevent an invasive species garden takeover

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Beauty can be deceiving, especially in the garden. Invasive species of plants are often pretty or ornamental. Whether homeowners purchase...

    3 arrested for identity theft, voter fraud in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Sec. of State Wes Allen on Tuesday announced that his office assisted the U.S. Department of State, the Alabama Law...

    Op-Ed: It’s time to teach our students that the difference between...

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    Despite rising salaries, a robust economy and a highly competitive job market that is forcing some employers to entice new workers with signing bonuses,...

    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has officially proclaimed April Parkinson’s Awareness Month across Alabama.  It is estimated that more than 16,000 people...

    Ivey says 2022 economic development projects generated $10.1B in new capital...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey this week announced that economic development activity in Alabama generated $10.1 billion in new capital investment during 2022,...

    State’s Feb. unemployment rate ties record low 2.5%; Cullman Co. tied...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 2.5%, tying the all-time record low, down from January 2023’s rate of 2.6%,...

    AL Senate passes health care facilities visitation legislation

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, introduced Senate Bill 113 this week to protect and enhance the visitation requirements for patients, clients or...

    ‘Secure your load and avoid litter in the road’

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Proper load securement is extremely important for a variety of reasons. Whether simply transporting personal items in the back of a...

    530K Alabama children to receive summer P-EBT benefits

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) on Tuesday announced plans to issue Summer Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to an estimated 530,000...

    ALGOP breaks record with Ron DeSantis dinner

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    HOOVER, Ala. - The Alabama Republican Party said it broke its record for the largest fundraising dinner in ALGOP history when it hosted Florida...

    Ivey delivers 2023 State of the State Address

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday night delivered the 2023 State of the State Address. Below are the governor’s remarks, in full: Lieutenant Governor...

    Gov. Ivey awards grants for domestic violence enforcement, training and related...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $130,000 in grants to help agencies investigate and prosecute domestic violence and related crimes while...

    Elective abortions illegal in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday afternoon that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has lifted the injunction against...

    Primary election runoff narrows field for November’s general election

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The primary runoff election proved a statewide success for several candidates with Cullman ties on Tuesday night with Katie Britt and...

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

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Driver License Offices across the state will be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of...

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

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    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the...

    Alabama Department of Public Health issues 2022 Fish Consumption Advisories

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) annually updates fish consumption advisories based on data collected the preceding fall by the...

    Voters overwhelmingly approve state parks amendment

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - By a wide margin, Alabama voters approved the amendment on last Tuesday’s ballot to provide as much as $80 million in...

    ADPH provides information regarding infant formula shortages

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program realizes the challenges that many families are facing...

    Governor Kay Ivey wins Republican Primary outright without a runoff

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    Montgomery, Ala – The campaign to reelect Governor Kay Ivey today announced that Kay Ivey has won the Gubernatorial Republican Primary election outright without...

    ADPH observes Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2022

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is participating in the annual Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 23-29, 2022, an...

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

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    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...

    ADEM installs sea turtle sculpture at Grand Bay Welcome Center to...

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    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...

    As infant formula shortage continues, Alabama pediatricians advise against diluting infant...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- News reports abound about the current shortage of infant formula facing families across the nation and in Alabama, due to supply...

    Alabama poultry’s environmental excellence

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Poultry ranks as Alabama’s top-producing agricultural commodity. The industry continues to strive for environmental excellence each day while meeting the...

    Alabama’s booming catfish industry ranked #2 in U.S.

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama has a reputation for cooking and serving delicious food. Barbecue, coleslaw and fried chicken are all southern staples. In the summer,...

    ADMH: May 8-14 is National Prevention Week

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    Montgomery, Ala. – According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 59.3 million Americans ages 12 and older used...

    Investigations of nine young children with adenovirus are underway

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Since November 2021, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in collaboration with pediatric healthcare providers including hospitals who treat children...

    Governor Ivey signs Nick Risner Act into law, backing the blue

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed House Bill 143, which is named in honor of Sheffield K-9 Sgt. Nick Risner, who was...

    Governor Ivey strengthens election integrity, signs “Zuckerbucks” bill into law

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed House Bill 194, the “Zuckerbucks” bill, into law. House Bill 194, sponsored by Rep. Wes...

    Governor Ivey signs three notable bills to improve Alabama communities

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed three notable bills into law aimed at improving Alabama communities. Governor Ivey signed Senate Bill 224,...

    House GOP Caucus successfully addresses all items in its 2022 ‘Standing...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R - Rainsville) and Agenda Committee Chairman Randall Shedd (R - Fairview) on Friday announced that...

    Governor Ivey signs Numeracy Act into law, strengthening Alabama’s focus on...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 171, the Alabama Numeracy Act, into law. The Numeracy Act, sponsored by Sen....

    Black bear cubs collared in northeast Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - To say Traci Wood has a passion for bears would understate her love for the small black bear populations on opposite...

    Governor Ivey announces funds transferred to ADEM for statewide water and...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that the Alabama Department of Finance has signed an agreement with the Alabama Department of...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall files suit to end Biden’s public-travel mask...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its imposition of...

    Absentee voting period for May 24 Primary Election begins Wednesday

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— The absentee voting period for the May 24 Primary Election begins on March 30, 2022. Important absentee voting deadlines are listed below: May...

    Gov. Ivey signs constitutional carry bill

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama is now the 22nd constitutional carry state, and the first state to pass and sign constitutional carry in 2022.  All law-abiding...

    CDC offers new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator for the...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 have declined greatly in Alabama. However, it is unknown if the BA.2 subvariant or other...

    Alabama’s February unemployment rate is 3.0%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 3.0%, down...

    Governor Ivey transfers funds for broadband expansion

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the completion of the process to transfer the American Rescue Plan Act funds designated for...

    Gov. Ivey declares March 30 ‘Doctors Day’ in Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has declared March 30 as “Doctors Day” in Alabama, a time to honor and recognize the physicians who...

    National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week: Linking teens to facts that...

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    Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) is celebrating and supporting the annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW®), along with...

    Online job ads in January up 40% from last year

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that as of January 2022,...

    Annual 100 Alabama Miles Challenge 2022 begins March 26 statewide, free...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and its partners will kick off the 2022 season of the 100 Alabama Miles...

    Governor Ivey announces another round of local projects funded by Rebuild...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that more than $5 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties...

    Local agencies receive $11 million from Gov. Ivey to assist low-income...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $11.1 million to help low-income households with water service costs statewide.  The grants for the Low-Income...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall leads 21-state brief in support of South...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall led a 21-state amicus brief filed Tuesday in support of South Carolina’s one-year-old Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion...

    Governor Ivey awards $30 Million for Rural Hospitals COVID Recovery grants

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $30 million of the State Fiscal Recovery Fund from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall continues fight to permanently block Biden’s federal-contractor...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a brief in support of a lawsuit led by Kentucky seeking a permanent end to President Biden’s...

    Alabama 4-H members leading, learning and making a difference

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – When faced with trying times, Alabama youth remain resilient! Alabama 4-H and its members continue to make positive impacts all...

    Governor Ivey announces BELLA+CANVAS plans high-tech fabric-cutting facility in Alabama, creating...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that BELLA+CANVAS, a fast-growing apparel manufacturer with a “Made in the U.S.A” focus, plans a...

    ACDD launches new “See Me” campaign for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (ACDD) has launched a new  campaign to coincide with Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Each message  features a different person with disabilities inviting the viewer to “See me as”: an “equal”, “employee”,  “graduate”, “neighbor”, “achiever” and more.  The ACDD’s messaging will be featured on social media, digital ads online and  outdoor billboards throughout the state.  “Our survey results showed that there were several concerns among those with developmental  disabilities and their families,” said Executive Director of the ACDD Darryle Powell. “Many times, the  general population is unaware of the strides the disabled have made in terms of employment,  educational opportunities, and housing.”  Powell continued: “This campaign brings attention to their many achievements in these areas, as well as  how they simply want to be seen and accepted by their fellow Alabamians. They want the same things  as  anyone else, to be active participants in their communities. Through this campaign, we hope to increase  understanding, and for people to get to know and appreciate those with developmental disabilities.”  For more information, contact the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities at 334-242-3973 or  visit https://www.acdd.org/. 

    Governor Ivey awards additional $80 million to hospitals and nursing homes

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday awarded an additional $80 million of the State Fiscal Recovery Fund from the American Rescue Plan...

    Governor Ivey signs six bills, solidifies Alabama as most pro-military state

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed six bills designed to make Alabama even more military-friendly. Those bills include Senate Bills 28,...

    Governor Ivey Awards $10 million for volunteer fire department COVID recovery...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $10 million of the State Fiscal Recovery Fund from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)...

    CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels help determine prevention steps

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html) is a new tool to help communities decide what...

    CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels help determine prevention steps

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html) is a new tool to help communities decide what...

    Governor Ivey signs House Bill 82, supporting Alabama small businesses

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed House Bill 82, the Small Business Relief and Revitalization Act of 2022 sponsored by Rep. Danny...

    ALGOP takes on education issues at its winter meeting

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    BIRMINGHAM Ala.- Members of the Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee (ALGOP SEC) approved a trio of resolutions pertaining to education during the Party's winter...

    Financial relief will soon be available to assist Alabama landowners adversely...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Administered by the Alabama Forestry Commission, the Cogongrass Mitigation Program is made possible through a grant from the USDA Animal &...

    Musical legend Lionel Richie participates in photo voter ID efforts

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— We are excited to announce that multi-platinum singer and songwriter Mr. Lionel Richie, a native of Tuskegee, Alabama, has agreed to participate...

    Governor Ivey announces Alabama’s 2021 exports surpassed pre-pandemic levels, showed robust...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Alabama’s exports in 2021 surged more than 20% in value compared to the previous year,...

    Governor Ivey encourages veteran hiring through HIRE VETS Medallion Program

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington are encouraging Alabama employers to hire veterans by applying to...

    Alabama Senate sends Governor bill to invest $772 million across Alabama...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate on Thursday gave final passage to legislation that will make a generational investment of $772 million in communities...

    Get to know Alabama Extension: Fish and Water

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has the privilege of assisting Alabamians through a range of topics from agriculture to home...

    Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries announces special Youth, Veteran...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has designated Saturday, February 5, 2022, as the second of the 2021-2022...

    Alabama’s unemployment rate remains steady at 3.1%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate is 3.1%, unchanged from...

    Gov. Ivey awards $18 million in grants to improve communities

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $18.2 million to provide improvements in more than 50 Alabama towns, cities and counties. Grants awarded and...

    Rep. Harbison discusses support of constitutional carry bill HB44

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In the new legislative session for the Alabama House of Representatives, many leaders across the state have been divided over a...

    Pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high in Alabama, immediate measures...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Hospitalizations of children in Alabama due to COVID-19 are at a record high, and immediate measures should be taken to reduce...

    ADECA releases state’s official Alabama Broadband Map, Connectivity Plan

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs today released the Alabama Broadband Map, the official broadband map for the state...

    Congressman Robert Aderholt files paperwork to seek re-election

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    HALEYVILLE, Ala. –Congressman Robert Aderholt, Republican from Haleyville, on Tuesday filed paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party to seek re-election to Alabama’s 4th Congressional...

    Governor Kay Ivey qualifies for Gubernatorial race to seek reelection

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    Birmingham, Ala.– The reelection campaign for Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement on Tuesday, after Ivey qualified for the 2022 Republican Primary for...

    Paused monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 disease available again

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As of December 23, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had announced the temporary pause in allocations of some...

    COVID in Alabama: precautions, information to help stay up to date...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary “new normal.”...

    Gov. Ivey awards $3.8 million in grants to assist crime victims

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $3.8 million to support organizations that assist victims of crime across Alabama. The grants will enable...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall files lawsuit to block Biden vaccine and...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the Biden administration’s Head Start mandate for program employees to vaccinate against COVID,...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall wins nationwide injunction against Biden’s healthcare-worker vaccine...

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced a court victory against President Biden’s healthcare-worker vaccine mandate as a federal court granted his motion to block...