Alabama Governor Signs Near-Total Abortion Ban Into Law

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) — Alabama’s Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a…

IL Democratic Lawmaker Fights to Expand Gun Rights

Springfield, IL (KTRS) A democratic lawmaker is working to expand the rights of gun owners in Illinois. State Rep. Monica Bristow of Alton introduced a bill that would ease the application process for Firearm Owner Identification Cards and Concealed Carry Licenses, while providing additional aid to the military and law enforcement community. Bristow says, “Law-abiding…

Senator Duckworth Cautions Trump Administration on Iran

Washington, D.C. (KTRS) Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois Tammy Duckworth is speaking out against what she calls the “Trump Administration’s reckless approach to Iran.” Duckworth, a combat veteran, questioned Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Tuesday over the potential deployment of 120,000 troops to the Middle East. She cautioned Shanahan on moving forward. She says the…