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1 hr ago | Alabama Live

What killed small town Alabama, and how we're bringing it back to life

For the most part, interstates and the Internet are useful, convenient tools, but over the last few decades, they helped decimate America's small downtowns.

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Related Topix: Alexander City, AL, Opelika, AL, Oxford, AL

5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Huge survey of LGBT Alabamians reveals thoughts on faith, families, and their fears

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Most gay and lesbian Alabamians have lived here for more than 20 years, donate to charitable groups and non-profits, want to have children one day, and many consider faith an important part of their lives, but large percentages of respondents also reported harassment throughout their lives, from school to work to church.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Birmingham, AL, Transgender

10 hrs ago | Switched

In Push To Protect Big Coal, Alabama Officials Say New EPA Regulations Violate God's Will

Pushing back against new Environmental Protection Agency standards limiting carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, Alabama officials gathered Monday to argue that the new federal policy flouted the Almighty's will by regulating a God-given resource.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Switched

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Calls Prison Reform Advocates 'Crazy' To Sue State

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley knows his state has a serious prison problem, but he had some harsh words for reform groups suing the state over alleged shortcomings in providing inmates health care, Alabama Media Group reported.

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Related Topix: Prison, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Drugs

NewsRadio540.com

Jeff Sessions Can't Believe What He Sees

RUSH: Jeff Sessions, the great senator from Alabama, I'm sure sometimes feels like he's all alone.He looks at what's happening on the Southern border, and he can't believe it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Alabama Government

Cybercast News Service

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Medicine, Women's Health, Health, US Supreme Court

Tri-cityherald.com

Alabama man pleads not guilty in kitten killings

Ronald Fraser Golden, 49, of Athens pleaded not guilty to 22 cruelty charges during a brief hearing in Limestone County, where authorities say he killed the animals in a part of his home he called "the cat room."

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Healthcare Law, Law

Sunherald.com

Roby slams Central Ala. VA scheduling manipulation

The Department of Veterans Affairs released data to Congress showing that 57 percent of the staff surveyed at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System said they were instructed to change the dates of when a veteran asked for an appointment.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Life, Veteran Affairs

Alabama Live

'Just rivers, forest and tornadoes?' International companies' most common misconceptions about Alabama

Although Alabama has a lot to offer international companies looking to bring operations to the state, some interesting misconceptions are still out there, explained Alexandra Segers, international senior account executive for SSOE Group , an architectural, engineering and environmental property survey company.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

The Miami Herald

Alabama woman lit on fire by ex-boyfriend dies

Officials say an Alabama woman who was doused in gasoline and lit on fire by her ex-boyfriend has died.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Governor, scientists say EPA regulations would hurt Alabama

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold public hearings across the country Tuesday about proposed regulations that would cut back from carbon emissions.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Alabama Live

Take a photo tour of Alabama's oldest and most picturesque courthouses, built from 1837-1910

And did you know four of the surviving antebellum courthouses are still being used for court proceedings today? Others have become museums or historic sites.

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Related Topix: Somerville, AL, Morgan County, AL, Decatur, AL, Demopolis, AL

Alabama Live

Could Alabama's new Remington plant look like New York's Fifth Ave. Apple store?

Firearms manufacturer Remingto n may look to New York's Fifth Ave. Apple store for inspiration on the exterior design of its 843,000 square facility in Huntsville, said Remington VP of corporate finance and planning, Corry Doyle.

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Alabama Live

Alabama's not alone: Governors in Tennessee and Mississippi fighting mad over immigrant relocations

Tennessee Gov. Haslam wants to know more about the 760 young immigrants who have been relocated to his state by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, US Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Switched

Alabama's Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Hurt Its Economy

Alabama's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility to 235,000 uninsured, low-income residents is hindering the state's economic development efforts, experts argued at the Economic Development Association of Alabama's summer conference on Monday.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Robert Bentley, US Governors, US News

ABC News

Alabama Man Accused of Lighting Ex on Fire

Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian says 48-year-old Michael Kennedy was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of domestic violence and attempted murder.

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Business Journal

Alabama execs still confident, job growth outlook highest since 2006

That's according to the newest Alabama Business Confidence Index from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama.

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Related Topix: University of Alabama

Alabama Live

Help make Huntsville nonprofit's dream to build the 'Greenest Tiny Home in Alabama' a...

The nonprofit organization wants to raise $5,000 to build Alabama's first tiny, energy-efficient home.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Newborn Alabama boy killed in car crash

Authorities say a newborn boy who was injured in a car crash in Monroe County over the weekend has died.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Rhode Island child sex fugitive found in Ozark

Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

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