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The commission deciding what changes should be made to Alabama’s constitution is close to a final vote, with most members agreeing on Wednesday about alterations to three sections containing racist language.

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Gearing up for his final regular legislative session, Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said an education reform bill will be his priority — if he can get support from his State House colleagues.

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  At some point during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 30th, the historic, First Baptist Church of Montgomery suffered a mindless attack by an arsonist(s) intent on doing as much damage as possible, as theft doesn't appear to be a motive. A few pews were destroyed or badly dam…

A few moments into the October 5th meeting of the Montgomery City Council Mayor Steven Reed thanked the Montgomery Planning Commission for its recommendation that the city rename Jeff Davis Avenue after civil rights attorney Fred Gray, Sr. This prompted council President Charles Jinright to …

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey and lawmakers celebrated Friday afternoon as the governor signed bills to spend $1.3 billion on two new 4,000-bed men’s prisons. A smaller women’s prison and renovations to some existing prisons will come later.

MONTGOMERY— In early September a new, regional effort to increase the number of students across the River Region reading proficiently by the end of the third grade was announced during a virtual forum of area leaders. Launched by River Region United Way, the River Region Bold Goal Coalition …

When The Montgomery City Council reconvened its meeting on Tuesday September 28th, which had been recessed the prior week, it was to accomplish two pieces of business: adopting a city budget for the upcoming fiscal year and deciding whether or not to create several new city departments.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The prison construction package negotiated by Gov. Kay Ivey and top legislative leaders advanced in a House committee Tuesday setting it up for vote of the full House Wednesday.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved two criminal sentencing reform bills sending them to the full House of Representatives for a vote as soon as Wednesday.

A new bill by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from requiring banks and credit unions to report customers’ transactions or account balances beyond current statutory requirements.

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Apartment complexes operating without business licenses or having major problems with security were once again up for discussion before the Montgomery City Council on Tuesday, September 21st. A number of complexes that either did not show up or failed to meet all requirements at the previous…

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Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed is calling for a substantial increase in the city's budget for the upcoming year. In the mayor's proposed budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year he asked the council to approve a large increase in his own office's budget and the allotment of funds to create several…

Spire employees recently prepared and delivered meals to seniors in partnership with the Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA) Meals on Wheels program. The volunteer effort was part of Spire’s annual Day for Good initiative, giving employees paid leave to support an organization or cause …

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey plans to call lawmakers to Montgomery for a special session on prison construction Sept. 27, she told them in a letter Friday.

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Move over, Harriott II, there’s another stern-wheeler on the river. Captain Stuart Lackey’s stern-wheeler “Sip-n-Cycle” has only just begun to make waves. Headquartered at 355 Commerce St. at the end of the Riverwalk Tunnel, the big party boat is available for 90-minute cruises up and down t…

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama House Republicans met for more than two hours Wednesday to discuss their potential support and concerns about draft legislation to build new prisons and renovate old ones using a combination of state, federal and borrowed funds.

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While state officials have held off offering any kind of statewide COVID-19 vaccine incentives, more than a dozen Alabama community colleges are offering perks for students and staff who get the shot.