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12 min ago | The Gazette

Majority of legislators accept automatic raise

A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, US Governors, Bob R. Riley

4 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Yard sale stretches from Alabama's Black Belt to Texas

The World's Widest Yard Sale has grown, by three states. In 2013, the yard sale ran across Alabama's midsection, the Black Belt, from the Georgia border to the Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Phenix City, AL, York, AL, Tuskegee, AL, Demopolis, AL

8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Alabama education groups call arrest of Lowndes County superintendent 'outrageous'

School Superintendents of Alabama and the Alabama Association of School Boards issue statement against the arrest of Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Daniel Boyd this week on more than 200 counts of reckless endangerment.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Lowndes County, AL, Education Etc., Montgomery, AL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Alabama AG Luther Strange Reflects on BP Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, pouring five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Oil Spill, Weird

Alabama Live

Alabamians killed in the Bay of Pigs invasion are remembered

They stood by Lt. Thomas "Pete" Ray's grave as 21 rifles were fired in salute. The solemn notes of "Taps" brought tears to the eyes of the veterans.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Cuba, AL, Fidel Castro

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Appeals court grants former Alabama Governor hearing

Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.

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The Miami Herald

Alabama jobless rate ticks up to 6.7 percent

The number of available workers seeking jobs in Alabama increased quicker than the available positions last month, leading to a slight rise in the state's unemployment rate, labor officials said Friday.

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WTVY Dothan

Longtime Secretary of Alabama Senate McDowell Lee Dies

Lee served as a secretary of the state senate for 47 years before retiring in 2010.

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Salon

Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is "running a slave empire"

Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell.

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Related Topix: Prison, Alabama Government, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Agriculture, Science

Votelaw

'AEA funds opponent of Sen. Del Marsh, foes of other supporters of Alabama Accountability Act'

AL.com reports: The state teachers' organization is fighting private school tax credits in court and the architect of the tax credits at the ballot box.

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Related Topix: Cullman County, AL

WTVM

Alabama joins 3 states in US 80 yard sale

The redesigned SAT won't debut for another two years, but now students can get a peak at what it may look like.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Phenix City, AL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WTVY Dothan

9 Alabama Attractions Make List of Most Unique Group Adventures

The following places in Alabama were featured in the ranking: - 5 Rivers - Alabama Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort - Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham - Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore - Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island - Orange Beach Flyboard, Orange Beach - Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville - Oak Hollow Farms, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Dauphin Island, AL, Orange Beach, AL, Fairhope, AL

Alabama Live

Alabama Media Group celebrates move into renovated downtown Birmingham building

"A big part of the reason why we work here is we have a responsibility to take a leadership role in this community," said Matt Sharp, Alabama Media Group president.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Jefferson County, AL

Norwalk Citizen News

AEA battles tax credits in court, at ballot box

The state teachers' organization is fighting private school tax credits in court and the architect of the tax credits at the ballot box.

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Alabama Live

82 correctional officer graduates take on 'tremendous responsibility' at Alabama prisons

Though Jacquelyn Brown sometimes worries about what her daughter could face working as a correctional officer, she knows the 22-year-old Charita Walker is strong, smart and capable enough to handle anything.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Tutwiler Prison for Women

Alabama Live

Nickel Creek Breaks a Seven-Year Hiatus at the Alabama Theatre

This is not to say that a genre like bluegrass has ever been un cool, of course.

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Related Topix: Nickel Creek, Bluegrass, The Avett Brothers, Entertainment

Alabama Live

Which Alabama county has the worst obesity problem or gets the most exercise?

Obesity is getting worse in every single county, according to data compiled by the University of Washington.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, University of Washington, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

53 killed in Alabama fires for January through March; among highest death toll in nation

Fifty three people were killed in Alabama fires in the first three months of 2014, putting the state near the top nationwide in deadly blazes.

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Related Topix: Fire, Jefferson County, AL, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

Alabama's Jess Meuse on 'American Idol': Top 7 performance recap, with video and poll

Jess Meuse of Slapout wants to be the next "American Idol." She's among seven finalists left in the competition during Season 13. 3. She was rejected by a music school, but won't name it.

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Alabama Government, The X Factor

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CE News

Dam safety leaders discuss need for State Dam Safety Program in Alabama

Elected officials from Alabama and experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers discussed the status of House Bill 610, which aimed to establish a state dam safety program.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government

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