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4 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Vernon looks to further highway repair

Vernon Mayor Glenn Crawford hopes minor repairs to a mile-and-a-half stretch of Highway 18 will be made after Alabama Department of Transportation officials hear an update Thursday of recent work completed by the state agency.

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13 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Surge in use of food stamps levels off, now on a slight decline

The number of Alabamians receiving food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, almost doubled after the start of the recession in late 2007.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

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Tuesday, usually the slowest day of the week at Huntsville Animal Services, quickly became one of the busiest in memory as a fast-spreading disease caused workers to find the dogs alternate homes.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Department of Justice officials continue Tutwiler investigation

Tuesday, usually the slowest day of the week at Huntsville Animal Services, quickly became one of the busiest in memory as a fast-spreading disease caused workers to find the dogs alternate homes.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

A fast-spreading illness is putting dozens of shelter dogs at risk.

Tuesday, usually the slowest day of the week at Huntsville Animal Services, quickly became one of the busiest in memory as a fast-spreading disease caused workers to find the dogs alternate homes.

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Alabama Live

Job numbers again show Bentley isn't getting the job done: opinion

Gov. Robert Bentley says the only stat that matters is that more Alabamians are working now than in 2011, but he's wrong about that, too.

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Alabama Live

"To cripple Obamacare" -- Alabama Attorney General proud of his role after court ruling today

In the wake of a federal appeals court ruling today that insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act are illegal in 36 states, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange issued a release saying he was proud of Alabama's participation through a "friends of the court" brief in the case.

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Alabama Live

Jeremiah Denton, American war hero and Alabama senator, laid to rest in Arlington National...

Jeremiah Denton, an American hero from the Vietnam war and former Alabama senator, was laid to rest today in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mo Brooks, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Alabama

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WALA

Proposed I-10 brigde project at a stand still?

It's a daily occurrence on interstate 10, traffic jams at the tunnels. We've all been there, done that, and that's why many years ago, officials started talking about fixing the problem.

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Alabama Live

Food (tax) for thought: opinion

Alabama's tax code is one of the most regressive in the country, which means middle-income, lower-income, and poor people contribute a far greater share of their income to state revenues than the wealthiest Alabamians.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Keep your snakes and clowns to yourself: Where Alabama ranks on the list of 'scariest'...

Admit it. Clowns are a little creepy. And snakes aren't much better. Add shark attacks, spiders and dental visits to the list and you have the things nightmares are made of.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

New signs to say 'Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama'

John Cooper, left, Alabama Department of Transportation Director, and Lee Sentell, Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel Director, unveil the new 'Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama' sign on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Alabama Live

Interstate 65 north: Crash closes lanes near Third Avenue North

Traffic is building northbound and coming to a standstill near the crash scene, slowly getting by on the right side of the highway.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

ADPH confirms 3 cases of chikungunya in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health is urging visitors or missionaries who travel to the Caribbean to be aware and reduce the risks of becoming investigated for the mosquito-borne illness known as chikungunya.

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Bellingham Herald

Ala. only state with higher unemployment over year

Alabama's unemployment stayed the same from May to June at 6.8 percent. Alabama recorded 6.5 percent in June 2013.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Ala. only state with higher unemployment over year

Alabama's unemployment stayed the same from May to June at 6.8 percent. Alabama recorded 6.5 percent in June 2013.

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Alabama Live

Alabama unemployment rate back above 7 percent, as state loses 3,500 jobs

The official rate for June is 7.1 percent, according to the state's Department of Labor.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Restaurants, liquor stores appear on SNAP-approved list

Nearly one in five Alabamians use the taxpayer-funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP to put food on the table.

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Related Topix: Alabama, US Politics, Representative Mo Brooks, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

WALA

Ala. drivers may see delays without FHTF

The Alabama Department of Transportation is planning for the worst but hoping for the best as they wait for congress to find a solution to the shrinking Federal Highway Trust Fund.

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Related Topix: Alabama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

RickeyStokesNews.com

If No Appointment For Sheriff By Governor - Who Will The Sheriff Be On August 18?

The Sheriff of Houston County will automatically be retired Houston County Sheriff Lamar Hadden.

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