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56 min ago | Alabama Live

How should Alabama agencies use drones? New Drone Task Force to study law enforcement, agriculture uses

A new task force will study the use of drones on farms, in law enforcement and transportation, and in conservation.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Alabama, Science, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Robert Bentley, US Governors

3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

North Carolina scraps film incentives amid conservative protest, Tea Party influence

As California looks to quadruple its film tax incentives and Alabama eyes tweaks to its own film program to limit star-power, North Carolina is drastically cutting its film incentives, the Wall Street Journal reports .

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Tea Party, US News, Alabama

7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Leaving your dog (or any animal) in an unoccupied vehicle for long is likely a death sentence

There are heat advisories across the state for this weekend. The hottest weather we've seen this summer is here.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona Government, Vermont, West Virginia, Vermont Government, West Virginia Government

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alabama Live

GOP Legislature has made big changes, but are they good? Lieutenant governor candidates debate

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey and her Democratic challenger agreed Thursday that the first four years of Republican rule in the Legislature in more than a century have had a great impact.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Alabama

Alabama Live

Democrat Griffith calls Alabama 'failed state' in blistering attack on Governor Bentley

Democrat Parker Griffith on Thursday likened Alabama to a Third World "failed state" during an appearance before the state's county commissioners in which he delivered a blistering attack on Gov. Robert Bentley's leadership.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Alabama Live

Attorney General Strange touts record, Democratic challenger accuses him of 'dirty tricks'

As with a gubernatorial forum held earlier in the day, appearances by Alabama's attorney general candidates Thursday featured sharp attacks by the Democratic challenger and a more placid address by the Republican incumbent.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Death Penalty

Alabama Live

Have gun, won't travel: Which states won't honor your Alabama pistol permit

A freight conductor for CSX Corporation, Gillerlain carried a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun when he traveled by train from Mobile to New Orleans, La.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Guns

Daily Mountain Eagle

Sessions: - S - We need to get our people working'

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, speaks with Jasper Police Chief Connie Cooner Rowe, left, who was recently elected to serve in the Alabama House of Representatives, and Susan Stephens during an event Wednesday morning in Jasper.

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

Alabama Live

The Alabama legislature must respond to tort liability expansion: guest opinion

Last Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court denied a rehearing in the case of Wyeth v.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Owner of closed Huntsville abortion clinic eager to 'start taking care of women again'

The Huntsville area's only abortion clinic, Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives, wants to move into this building at 4831 Sparkman Drive.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Huntsville, AL, Abortion, Women's Health, Health

Alabama Live

Revenue commissioner: Tens of thousands of tax refunds were slowed, and the reason is an...

The state of Alabama slowed about 100,000 tax refunds this year because of a new computer algorithm designed to detect fraud and identity theft.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tax

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Alabama's black infant mortality rate 'lowest ever' says ADPH

Alabama's black infant mortality rate and the rate of teen births are now at their "lowest ever" points, according to data released Wednesday by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Related Topix: Alabama, African-American, Family, Teenagers

Alabama Live

Here's what Parker Griffith says he would do if the Legislature repeals Common Core

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith said he supports Common Core academic standards in public schools and would try to block any legislation that would repeal their use in Alabama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Alabama Live

The Alabama Democratic Party has reaffirmed its leadership and that's not good

I started to write that "I read with interest" the Alabama Democratic Party had voted to give its chairwoman, Nancy Worley, another term.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alabama, Mark Kennedy, Republican

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Geneva Road Project

BIG STATE TRANSPORTATION BUCKS ARE COMING ONE WIREGRASS CITY. FELICIA WARD SAYS VISITING HER MOTHER OFF OF WEST FLEMING AVENUE IN GENEVA CAN BECOME A MESSY EXPERIENCE.

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Related Topix: Alabama

WKTV

Lull in firearm sales and transfers to Alabama behind 105 layoffs at Remington Arms

Over 100 employees will walk out of Remington Arms Friday, not knowing if they'll ever be back.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Guns, World News, Vietnam,

Bellingham Herald

Alabama's move incentives get second look

Tucked inside leafy Bruns Drive, the 40,000-square-foot production studio features a two-story sound stage and green screen room, an editing room, a space for wardrobe and prop design, and all the technical gadgets needed to make a movie.

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Related Topix: Alabama, University of Alabama

Alabama Live

New York inmate's wrongful death lawsuit targets Corizon, Alabama's inmate health care...

Photo from 'Cruel Confinement' report released this morning by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program.

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Related Topix: Alabama, New York Government, New York, Southern Poverty Law Center, Law

Alabama Live

Forget Alabama job stats, for Gov. Bentley there's only one number that matters: opinion

For the last nine months, I've written the same column so often that I can almost turn it into a fill-in-the-blank exercise - Alabama job numbers and Gov. Robert Bentley's job performance.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Alabama, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

Alabama Live

Should Alabama submit records of voluntary mental commitments for gun background checks? AL.com readers divided

A clear majority of the AL.com readers who have responded to an online survey believe Alabama should provide more mental health records to an FBI database used in determining whether a person can buy a gun.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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