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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Congress must act to fix transportation funding: reader opinion

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently warned that without quick action the Highway Trust Fund will start running out of money in August.

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Related Topix: US News, Alabama, Opinion

7 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Federal judge suggests guillotine, firing squad be used for executions

Coffee County Officials say a babysitter has been arrested and is charged with endangering a child after she left three children in a tub alone while she went to the store.

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Related Topix: University of South Alabama, Alabama

14 hrs ago | Business Journal

CEO touts new approach for Alabama Medicaid expansion

The White House study claims Alabama could miss out on $3.63 billion in federal funding and $2.6 billion in increased economic activity.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WALA

Alabamians sound off to illegal children coming to Montgomery

The U.S. federal government has put Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery on a list, along with five other military bases in the U.S., that could make it the next safe haven for the children.

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Related Topix: Alabama, US Military, US Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

Alabama Live

Till named Alabama's deputy secretary of commerce, replacing economic development veteran Swann

MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The A labama Department of Commerce has named Angela Till, a veteran of the Alabama Department of Revenue , as its new deputy secretary of commerce, replacing Linda Swann, who is retiring after 11 years with the agency.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Montgomery, AL, Etowah County, AL

SFGate

AL governor says he plans to call special session

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday he plans to call a special session of the Legislature to use money from the state's education budget to pay for economic incentives to lure new companies.

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Related Topix: Alabama, US Governors, Robert Bentley

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Alabama Live

Obamacare nets nearly $1 million in insurance refunds to split among 10,000 in Alabama

More than 10,000 people in Alabama will get refunds averaging $111 per family from certain health insurance companies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will announce today.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Healthcare Law, Law

Alabama Live

Users of free government cellphones to start paying state 911 tax

An estimated 200,000 low-income Alabamians who receive free cellphone service through a federal program will have to pay a state tax that supports 911 services starting Aug. 1. Groups opposing the change wrote a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley this week.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Alabama, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Robert Bentley, US Governors

FITSNews

S.C. Work Force Hits New Record Low

As her campaign for a second term in office heats up, South Carolina's "Jobs Governor" is presiding over a workforce afflicted by record "shrinkage."

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Related Topix: South Carolina, South Carolina Government, Alabama

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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Related Topix: Alabama

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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Related Topix: Alabama

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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Related Topix: Alabama, US Governors, Robert Bentley

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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Related Topix: US News, Alabama

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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Related Topix: Alabama

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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Related Topix: Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Opinion

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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Related Topix: Alabama, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

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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Related Topix: Alabama

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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Related Topix: Alabama, Lottery, Opinion

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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Related Topix: Alabama

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