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Alabama

Alabama IVF ruling spurs a GOP reckoning on conception bills | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The split over how states should handle fertility treatments could force some abortion opponents in Congress to reckon with their support of long-standing abortion bills. The Alabama Supreme Court’s Feb. 16 ruling that frozen embryos used in in vitro fertilization or IVF are humans has ignited a firestorm over how to address personhood laws in […]

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Arkansas

Borderline insane: Political theater overwhelms real solutions to immigration crisis

Our nation’s immigration system is a doddering mess, especially at the southwestern border. Many say it’s broken. So why isn’t our government doing something about it? I think we know why, but let me run down some of what’s happened recently to bring some perspective.  After months of negotiations, a trio of U.S. senators (Republican, […]

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Alabama

Anti-democratic moves by state lawmakers raise fears for 2024 election | #elections | #alabama

In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are threatening to impeach both the state’s election administrator, who is highly regarded nationally, and a state Supreme Court justice despite a ruling by the state’s judicial commission that the justice had done nothing wrong — effectively nullifying a recent statewide election she won, Democrats say. In North Carolina, a bill […]

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Alabama

Conservative Arizona county votes against hand-counting ballots in 2024 election | #elections | #alabama

A conservative county in northwestern Arizona voted Tuesday against a proposal to hand-count ballots in the 2024 election, after the local elections director argued against the proposal due to its high costs and worker demand.  The Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 against the plan. Supervisors Ron Gould and Hildy Angius voted in favor, while […]

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Alabama

Supreme Court tossed out heart of Voting Rights Act a decade ago, prompting wave of new voting rules | #elections | #alabama

ATLANTA (AP) — Within hours of a U.S. Supreme Court decision dismantling a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Texas lawmakers announced plans to implement a strict voter ID law that had been blocked by a federal court. Lawmakers in Alabama said they would press forward with a similar law that had been on […]

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City Council

City council’s approval of NAH proposal deemed ‘short-sighted’ | #citycouncil

It is difficult to understand how our members of city council could approve the NAH proposal. This seems short-sighted and narrow-minded. This billion dollar project does not come even close to meeting the city’s plan for carbon neutrality by 2030. Token mentions of some solar panels, a few charging stations for EVs and no LEED […]

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City Council

City council called on to put funds toward bike safety | #citycouncil

Gift this article Share this article paywall-free. An open letter to the mayor, vice mayor and Council: Thank you for your unanimous direction to city staff to prioritize funding for a few basic bike projects, namely: the (complete) construction of the Butler Pilot elevation, and the construction of two (dangerous) protected intersections — (Butler/Beaver and […]

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Alabama

Mitch McConnell details GOP efforts to not ‘screw this up’ in 2024 Senate battle | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell should be brimming with confidence. Republicans are in the driver’s seat to take the Senate majority: with 23 seats held by Democrats, compared to just 11 for Republicans. There are likely just two GOP incumbents whose seats Democrats may try to flip – and both are in Republican […]

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