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6 hrs ago | WALA

Eastbound I-10 Bayway ramp to be closed 6-8 weeks

The Alabama Department of Transportation has set up temporary traffic control to make the I-10 eastbound on-ramp on the east side of Bankhead Tunnel accessible to traffic traveling alt-90 from the Cochrane Bridge.

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12 hrs ago | The Star Press

Legionella bacteria in water at 2 Alabama VA hospitals

High levels of legionella bacteria have been found in the water at the Montgomery and Tuskegee campuses of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care system, posing a health threat to patients.

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12 hrs ago | WALA

Police remove child, arrest three at Beverly Motel

Mobile Police said a strong chemical smell led them to a hotel room at the Beverly Motel on Government Blvd. in which they found several suspects and a child.

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12 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Bentley awards grant for mobile career center

Alabama's mobile career center will now be able to serve more people thanks to a grant from Governor Robert Bentley.

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13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

August means back-to-school sales tax holidays

Parents of school-age children will be heading out this month to purchase back-to-school supplies, with some aiming to shop on a sales-tax holiday.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Alabama Live

Some in Alabama government invoking God to stop EPA but some religious leaders praying EPA...

Some in Alabama government have asked for prayers to defeat new EPA rules on coal-fired power plans but some religious leaders are praying those rules are imposed Members of the Alabama Public Service Commission have called on Alabamians to pray to God to stop new federal regulations aimed at cutting carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, ... (more)

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Alabama Live

Video surveillance system could make Tutwiler prison a 'model...

Once Alabama prison officials work out how to most effectively use video surveillance for security, Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women could be "a model for the country," a national consultant said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Alabama, State Prisons, Tutwiler Prison for Women

Alabama Live

Bentley can defend job numbers but success looks different than this: 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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The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 31

Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million - about $116 million more than first announced.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Alabama Live

Interstate 20/59 east: 24/7 lane closure begins in ongoing paving project

The right lane will be closed for two miles between the Red Mountain Expressway and Tallapoosa Street through mid-August, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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Alabama Live

Working people would be largest group in Alabama to benefit from Medicaid expansion, report says

Hundreds gathered at the Alabama State Capitol on May 31, 2014 to ask Gov. Robert Bentley to save lives and expand Medicaid in the state.

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JD Supra

Alabama Tax Tribunal to Issue Proposed Regulations on July 31

Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed the landmark Alabama Taxpayer Fairness Act, Act # 2014-146, the modified successor to a bill long known as the Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II .

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Alabama Live

'I grew up with the Golden Rule': Human Rights Campaign names Ashley Jackson state...

"Like many folks in Alabama, I grew up with the Golden Rule. We should treat others as we want to be treated - a simple and powerful concept."

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

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U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for... Republicans began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting President Barack ... (more)

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WALA

DEIS for I-10 bridge released online, public hearings announced

The Alabama Department of Transportation has confirmed two public hearing dates for the proposed I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway widening project.

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Alabama Live

Senior Alabama lawmaker questions top official's relationship in prison contracts

Three years after Ruth Naglich became Alabama's top prison health official in 2004, a medical firm employing her husband won a contract to X-ray inmates, according to state personnel records.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Alabama Live

83,000 Alabamians' insurance at risk from court ruling? Not when you factor deadbeats

First, some background. The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled on July 22 that the subsides under the law - formally called the Affordable Care Act - were illegal on the federal exchange because the statute authorized them only on state-run exchanges.

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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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Alabama Live

God's lawyers come again, demand Alabama PSC to cease and desist: opinion

About the writer John Archibald is a columnist for the Alabama Media Group. His work appears in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online at AL.com all the time.

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Virgin Islands Daily News

Legislature salaries

Notes: Senators in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming all are paid per day or week of legislative service.

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