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State Sen. Orr defends Numeracy Act — Tim James’ criticism is just a ‘red herring’

Last week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim James released a statement criticizing the Alabama Numeracy Act that was approved by the Senate earlier this month. James...

Mike Durant on sending aid to Ukraine: ‘We can’t make decisions based on emotion — We’ve got to make decisions that make sense and...

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a speech via video to a joint session of Congress, in which he asked for more military...

Finally… smart news for smart people in North Alabama

256 Today is made up of a dedicated local team reporting the news that impacts North Alabamian’s daily lives. Rooted in the community, 256...

Mike Rogers says no to any potential Iran nuclear deal — ‘I’m never going to trust them’

The Biden administration continues to negotiate with Iran over a new nuclear agreement, which would be a revised version of the Joint Comprehensive Plan...

Rep. Ginny Shaver defends proposed wake surfing ban, says there’s been a ‘public outcry’ on the issue

Last week, the Alabama Senate passed a bill that would prohibit wake surfing in a public body of water that's less than 50 acres...

Michael Flynn on switching support to Durant: Was ‘infuriated’ at Brooks’ ‘look forward’ comment on the 2020 election

In February, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn announced that he was endorsing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Durant. Flynn served as the nation’s 25th national...

Brooks campaign co-chair Stan Mcdonald: Mo Brooks is the only candidate who will say the election was stolen

During an interview with the Washington Examiner on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump said he was disappointed with U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and...

Gubernatorial candidate Lew Burdette calls for limits to campaign contributions in Alabama

Under current Alabama law, individuals, corporations and unions in Alabama can make unlimited contributions to candidates. In 2013, then-Governor Robert Bentley signed into law...

Jerry Carl supports sending fighter jets to Ukraine — ‘What’s the difference between a MiG and a Javelin?’

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a speech via video to a joint session of Congress. Zelensky thanked the United States for its...

Mike Rogers not optimistic about Ukraine peace talks with Russia — ‘Putin is just playing games’

As potential peace negotiations continue this week between Russia and Ukraine, the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee said he doesn't believe Russian...

State Rep. Ball: Divisive concepts bill is not something that should be ‘imposed’ by the legislature

Last week in the Alabama House of Representatives there was a strong debate over HB 312, also known as the "divisive concepts" bill, which...

State Sen. Orr on Florida Parental Rights in Education bill: ‘This is something we need to establish as a policy’ in Alabama

The Florida Legislature recently passed a controversial bill on parental rights in education, which opponents of the bill have dubbed the "Don't Say Gay...

Alabama First Responders Association holds first annual awards dinner

The Alabama First Responders Association last week held its first annual awards dinner in Birmingham at the historic Fennec entertainment venue. The dinner featured former...

UAH programs in top 25 nationally for federal funding as university ranks in research elite

Six programs at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) rank among the top 25 federally-funded programs in the United States, according to the National...

UNA College of Business and Technology receives historic $2.4M donation

The University of North Alabama (UNA) College of Business and Technology on Thursday announced that it had received a $2.45 million charitable gift from...

Sebastian Gorka to headline Alabama first responders awards event in Birmingham

The Alabama First Responders Association will hold its first annual awards dinner to honor the state's top first responders and agencies. The association's March 10,...

Second case of CWD confirmed in northwest Alabama

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announced the results from additional Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) prevalence testing of white-tailed deer in...

UAH helping create AI cell phone forensics tool to help police solve mass crimes

There can be lots of forensic evidence on many people’s cell phones when a mass incident like a shooting or bombing is happens, but...

Wild duck tests positive for Avian Influenza in North Alabama

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed Eurasian H5 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a...

Alabama-built ULA successfully launches weather satellite, maintains 100% mission success

An Alabama-built United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the GOES-T spacecraft for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA lifted...

Could Russian hackers mess with Huntsville?

Could Russian hackers make the lights go out in Huntsville? That’s just one cybersecurity question that’s top of mind in this national defense-oriented city, the...

Alabama schools report increased test scores, declining behavior issues after implementing immersive citizenship and character education program

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction.” – Ronald Reagan. A dynamic curriculum featuring live theatrical events are...

Madison County’s law enforcement investment aims to keep up with growth

Sheriff Kevin Turner sits in his modest office on the second floor of the Madison County Courthouse. From that vantage point, he oversees the...

AM/NS Calvert recognized for its workforce training and apprenticeship program

It is often said that it takes a village to accomplish a desired outcome of an undertaking that would be difficult for any one...