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Alabama Bill Aims To End Straight Party Voting

By Brent Wilson on February 15, 2021

An Alabama House bill has been submitted that would prohibit straight-party voting in the state. The bill, HB397, currently has 19 sponsors, all Democrats.

Only six states, including Alabama, currently allow the practice…

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Better Ballot Alabama

By Brent Wilson on February 14, 2021

Better Ballot Alabama working to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Alabama

Alabama — Feb 14, 2021 — Better Ballot Alabama is a grassroots organization that was started in Dec of 2020 with the idea…

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AL State Rep. Proncey Robertson Follows Proud Boys, 1.2K Others On Parler

By Brent Wilson on January 9, 2021

Alabama State Representative Proncey Robertson (R-Mount Hope) is one of many conservatives who have taken to Parler after either becoming frustrated with Twitter or seeking an echo chamber where…

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Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling Says Trump Not Fit For Office

By Brent Wilson on January 6, 2021

In a Facebook post on January 6th, Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling posted a comment saying “Clearly our President, with military capabilities, is unstable to lead our nation.”

The…

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Randall Woodfin Admitted To Hospital With COVID-19

By Brent Wilson on January 4, 2021

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has been admitted to a hospital due to COVID-19. Woodfin sent out a tweet on December 30th saying that he had tested positive. According to the most recent update by the…

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Positive For COVID-19

By Brent Wilson on December 30, 2020

In a December 30th tweet, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin tweeted that he has tested positive for COVID-19, saying that it had “made its way to my doorstep.”

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Bill Requiring Black History Class In Schools Filed In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on December 22, 2020

Two Alabama House Democrats have filed HB7, a bill that would “require the completion, at a minimum, of a semester-long course studying the events of Black American history, including the history of…

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AL Republicans Seek License Plate Scanners For Police

By Brent Wilson on December 21, 2020

Pre-filed bill SB2, sponsored by six Alabama Republican State Senators, could allow police officers and other law enforcement officers to use license plate scanners on public highways.

The bill is sponsored by…

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Alabama Lt. Governor Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Brent Wilson on October 21, 2020

Alabama’s Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth has released a statement confirming a positive test for COVID-19.

Ainsworth says he was tested after a member of his Sunday school church group “had acquired the…

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Accusation: AL County BoE Member Bret McGill Requested No “[N-Word]” Principals

By Brent Wilson on September 30, 2020

Limestone County School Board member Bret McGill has been accused of using a racial slur while instructing Mike Isley, the human resource director at the time, to not hire “any (n-word)”…

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