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41 min ago | WTVY Dothan

Ala. Education Assoc. Says Fmr. Gov. Riley Profiting from Accountability Act

The AEA says the former governor is profiting from the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, but Riley says he hasn't received any money in his position as chairman of the organization.

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4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Dam safety advocates encourage Alabama to set up a dam inspection program

A group urged Alabama to create an inspection program for the hundreds of dams across the state, most of which they say go unregulated.

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9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather's Lasting Legacy

In Alabama, Stephen Black is trying to get college graduates to stay in the state and make life better for Alabamans.

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13 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Paul DeMarco picks up support from Manufacture Alabama trade association

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - An Alabama trade association has announced it is backing Alabama state Rep. Paul DeMarco in the race to fill Alabama's 6th district Congressional seat, which U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus is vacating at the end of this term.

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17 hrs ago | Nashville Scene

Legislature Passes Bill Allowing High Gravity Beer in Grocery Stores

After years of struggling to pop the cork for selling wine in grocery stores, consumers have a second reason to celebrate this legislative session after the General Assembly added so-called "high gravity" beers to the mix.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Washington Times

Ala. educators' insurance rates to remain steady

Monthly insurance premiums and co-pays for Alabama education employees will remain the same for the next school year, after a vote Monday.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Healthcare Law, Law, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Alabama Live

Conductor profile: Jose Luis Gomez to lead Alabama Symphony in Masterworks concerts,...

The Alabama Symphony's next Masterworks concerts will feature an array of international talent, from Spanish-Venezuelan guest conductor Jose Luis Gomez to Stefan Jackiw , a Boston-born violinist of German and Korean descent.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Alabama Live

Friends of Mike Hubbard ad

Some members of the Alabama Republican Party have apparently adopted a new strategy to influence the citizens of this state.

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Alabama Live

Foundation attacks Alabama Republican leaders in ad, keeps names of donors secret

A foundation that paid for a TV ad critical of the Republican leadership in the Alabama Legislature should disclose its donors, one of the officials targeted in the ad says.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Ken Hare In Depth: Bentley signs budget, special session still possible

The wait is over, well sort of over. Gov. Robert Bentley has signed the state education budget for fiscal year 2015, a budget that does not include the two percent pay increase that Bentley has said he wanted for public school teachers and other education personnel.

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Free Republic

Alabama Dem Shocks Radio Audience With His Support for a Man Marrying ...

If a man meet a little mule and he wanna get married to the little mule, as long as he and the little mule get along all right, that's fine with me.

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Alabama Live

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed education budget without teacher pay raise

Gov. Robert Bentley ended a week of uncertainty today and said he would sign the 2015 education budget passed by the Legislature even though it does not include the pay raise he sought for educators.

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Alabama Live

Which Alabama counties have the most -- and the fewest -- smokers?

Smoking rates have declined more slowly in Alabama that the rest of the country.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

World Magazine

Alabama lawmaker loses $100,000 bet over transracial adoption

More than 100 people rallied on the Alabama State House steps Wednesday to demand a state representative "pay up" on a $100,000 bet that no one could show him a "whole bunch of whites" in the state who had adopted black children.

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Alabama Live

U.S. 31: Lane closures continue as ALDOT installs concrete barriers in mudslide area

The right lane along U.S. 31 northbound near Brookwood Hospital is closed. Drivers can expect the closure to continue through Thursday, Alabama Department of Transportation spokeswoman Linda Crockett said.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Mudflow, Alabama

JD Supra

Alabama Legislative Update - Sine Die - The 2014 Legislative Session Ends

The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In previous years, sessions have ended just minutes before midnight on the 30th legislative day.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Health Insurance, Health

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama's Jess Meuse on 'American Idol': Top 8 Redux performance recap, with video and...

Jess Meuse of Slapout continues her quest for the "American Idol" crown. She's among the top eight finalists on the popular reality series.

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Alabama, Theater, Arts, Deborah Harry, Pop/Rock

WHNT-TV Huntsville

End In Sight For Blake Bottom Road Bridge Construction Project

The Blake Bottom Road bridge was expected to be finished last fall, but nine months later there is still work to be done.

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Alabama Live

Adoption advocates condemn Rep. Alvin Holmes' remarks at rally; Holmes stands by his...

Parents who have adopted children of another race and other adoption advocates rallied outside the Alabama State House today to condemn Rep. Alvin Holmes' remarks last month that white parents rarely adopt black children.

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Examiner.com

Stop the Con-Con in Alabama

"There is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention....After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the Convention if we don't like it's agenda."

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