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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Alabama, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

12 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Alabama, Environmental Law, Law, Opinion

22 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Alabama, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Vermont, Vermont Government

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Switched

Alabama's Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Hurt Its Economy

Alabama's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility to 235,000 uninsured, low-income residents is hindering the state's economic development efforts, experts argued at the Economic Development Association of Alabama's summer conference on Monday.

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

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Activists call for support of immigrant children if housed in Alabama

Alabama lawmakers have drafted legislation to prevent immigrant children from being placed at military bases nationwide.

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Related Topix: Alabama, US Military, US Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Family, Kids

The Daily Caller

'A Perilous Hour:' Sen. Sessions Rails Against...

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions warned his colleagues they are fast approaching "a perilous hour" for the separation of powers between the president and Congress, delivering an impassioned denunciation of President Barack Obama's plan to ignore Congress and grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants despite opposition from lawmakers.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Alabama, Barack Obama, Democrat

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Griffith sets up 'listening post' for job-hurting Shoals community

There are 99 days left until voters in Alabama head to the polls in the general election.

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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

U.S. Space & Rocket Center employees sue for Alabama holidays (See...

The annual moon buggy race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, in Huntsville, Ala.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Former ASU Board member states he regrets picking current president

One of the members who was on the committee that helped select the new president of Alabama State University, is now saying he regrets his decision.

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Related Topix: Alabama State University, Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, University of Alabama

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Alabama Live

Report to show that 185,000 Alabamians with jobs would benefit from Medicaid expansion

A report that will be released next week will show that about 185,000 working people in Alabama would benefit from Medicaid expansion.

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

Alabama Live

Interstate 22 west: Ramp from U.S. 78 west closed through weekend, detour in effect

Paving at the Interstate 22 westbound interchange with U.S. 78 will prompt detours through the weekend, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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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

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

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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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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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

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