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2 hrs ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

The Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama Voices: Session a good one for business

The 2014 legislative session saw significant results for Business Council of Alabama members and the entire business community, topped by enactment into law of Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation and support for College and Career-Ready Standards.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Environmental Law, Law, Tax

Free Republic

Alabama Democrat: It’s OK for a Man to Marry a Mule

Liberals always laugh at slippery slope arguments from conservatives who warn that the societal acceptance of homosexual 'marriage' would lead to the acceptance of other grotesque practices like pedophilia and even bestiality.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Gawker

Kathleen Parker Thinks It's "Crazy" to Talk About Racism in Alabama

The Washington Post 's Kathleen Parker congratulates herself this morning for having the courage to "go, tippy toe" into "the race fray" : The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, The Washington Post Company, US News

Alabama Live

First look: Hyundai takes the wraps off its redesigned, Alabama-made Sonata sedan in New...

Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2015 Sonata sedan at the New York International Auto Show today, with an assist from the hands who build the model in Alabama.

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Related Topix: Hyundai Sonata, Hybrid, Sedan, Hyundai

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Former death row inmate seeks parole hearing

Convicted killer and former death row inmate Judith Ann Neelley filed a federal lawsuit seeking a hearing before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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NOLA.com

'The Art of Alabama Food' photography to be on display at the Hotel Monteleone

Maybe it's coals to Newcastle. But the Alabama Tourism Department is bringing a traveling exhibit of food photography called "The Art of Alabama Food" to the Hotel Monteleone from April 22-28.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Bar-B-Q, Recipes

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