ATLANTA — Ahead of the impending federal COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers across the county, many elderly care facilities lag behind the national average for employee vaccination rates. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the mandate in August, with plans to …

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With schools and colleges back to in-person learning in the fall, more Alabama parents are expected to take advantage of the savings associated with the state’s upcoming back-to-school sales tax holiday.

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U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks said in a petition filed Friday in federal court that he was simply acting in his duties as Alabama's 5th Congressional District representative when he gave a speech Jan. 6 ahead of the U.S. Capitol riot. 

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Tyson Foods has voluntarily issued a recall of approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken. Tyson has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on this recall, and while there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of…

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As the Fourth of July holiday weekend nears, Troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions are expecting a tremendous number of citizens to travel on the state’s roadways and enjoy its waterways.

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St. Clair County received a $1 million community development block grant (CDBG) to renovate and expand an existing arena to become a testing and vaccination facility for COVID-19 and any future health emergencies.

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As motorists plan to travel Alabama highways for the Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Road Builders Association are making them aware of changes to a state law to protect the lives of road construction and maintenance workers

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The struggle for racial justice has touched Alan Cashaw’s entire life. One year after George Floyd’s murder by a police officer, Cashaw said inertia rooted in “underlying biases” remains an obstacle.

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The District Attorney for St. Clair County joined other D.A.’s who signed a letter opposing the passing of the state’s medical marijuana bill. Despite their efforts, Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law on Monday.

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The state’s largest wellness program, Scale Back Alabama, kicks off this Monday, April 5, just in time for Spring. This year’s program is entirely new and allows participants to scale back in their own way. Registration is currently open to all who live or work in Alabama and closes on Sunda…

Governor Kay Ivey has announced the Alabama Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion are now open to the public effective immediately. All were closed to unscheduled visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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An Arab, Ala., man was charged with two counts related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol. Joshua James, 33, was arrested Tuesday and charged with obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting and being in a restricted building or grounds.

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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall denounced the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 during his visit this week with the St. Clair County Republican Party. Marshall, a native of St. Clair County, also discussed the Biden presidency, Alabama elections and the state’s fight to end human tra…

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Each of the officials Alabamians elected to represent them in the nation's capital has been clear in their condemnation of last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, but they remained split on whether the president should be impeached as a result.

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Alabama Senator Doug Jones, whose name has been mentioned as a possibility for U.S. Attorney General, said Sunday that it isn’t something he and his long-time friend, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden, have discussed.

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Governor Kay Ivey is asking Alabamians to thank healthcare workers by leaving their porch lights on every Friday in October and showing their appreciation at school sporting events this week.

One year ago, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Secretary Hal Taylor were urging Alabamians to obtain their STAR ID by Oct. 1, 2020.

Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the final report and recommendations of the Alabama Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The final report provides recommendations to enhance Birth to Age Eight Systems; Family Engagement; Health and Well-Being; Learning Outside the Classroom; and Special E…

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Governor Kay Ivey announced today that she has given authorization to Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon with the Alabama National Guard to activate up to 1000 guardsmen, should the need arise in response to violent protesters.

Alabama saw its worst unemployment rate in 28 years at 12.9 percent. Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that the rate was up from March’s rate of 3.0 percent, and above April 2019’s rate of 3.2 percent.

The Alabama Department of Labor is warning unemployment compensation recipients to beware of scammers who may be seeking to fraudulently obtain unemployment benefits. These individuals or groups may represent themselves as legitimate entities and will promise that they can obtain unemploymen…

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama last year generated $7.1 billion in pledged capital investment and 13,454 job commitments, providing a potential spark for economic revival once the shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic ease.

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Alabama’s beaches and retailers will be allowed to reopen when the governor’s current emergency order expires on Thursday at 5 p.m. In a new order from Gov. Kay Ivey, elective medical procedures will also be allowed to continue once again.

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Gov. Kay Ivey said in a press conference Tuesday that she intends to keep a stay athome order in place through the end of April.

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The Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) Office of Health Services today confirmed two inmates incarcerated at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, and one inmate incarcerated at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Alabamians are working to help flatten the COVID-19 curve and according to Gov. Kay Ivey it appears to be working. Officials stress that although they are seeing the number of cases slowing, it is not time to relax just yet. In a press conference Monday morning, Ivey urged residents to conti…

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