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Is The South Becoming The New Gun Valley?
Is the heart of U.S. firearms manufacturing migrating to the South? It looks that way as numerous firearms companies have either moved or expanded their operations in Southern states.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Cybercast News Service
Obama: 'Political Spite' Motivating States to Refuse Medicaid Expansion
Republicans "still can't bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working," President Obama told a news conference on Thursday.
Yard sale stretches from Alabama's Black Belt to Texas
The World's Widest Yard Sale has grown, by three states. In 2013, the yard sale ran across Alabama's midsection, the Black Belt, from the Georgia border to the Mississippi.
Bentley, Bachus among officials scheduled for Northern Beltline groundbreaking
Gov. Robert Bentley, U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus and Federal Highway Administration Acting Director Greg Nadeau are expected to address an official groundbreaking Monday for the Northern Beltline.
Gov. Robert Bentley to talk business, job efforts during economic recovery tour in Decatur
Gov. Robert Bentley, who is seeking re-election for a second term, will meet with teachers, residents and business leaders Monday during three public appearances in Decatur.
Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is "running a slave empire"
Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell.
Parental Alienation Prevention Week April 20-26 to be marked by several events in Birmingham area
A non-profit group asks citizens to blow bubbles at noon on April 25 to raise awareness of parental alienation .
Candidate for House District 1 seat says, if elected, he'll donate full salary to charities
MOBILE, Alabama - A candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives said, if elected, he will donate his entire paycheck to a non-profit fund for charitable donation.
Stacy Lee George, the aspiring 'gun-toting governor,' talks about string of political setbacks
Stacy Lee George, the state corrections officer who is challenging Gov. Robert Bentley in the June 3 primary, lost the last three times he ran for office in his home county and is separated from his fourth wife.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Gov. Bentley releases group's report detailing proposal for water management plan
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Gov. Robert Bentley's office Thursday released the report of a group of state agencies commissioned to examine Alabama's water management practices.
Larry Wood: No quick fixes, but Tutwiler should be the place that prison reform begins
Conditions at Tutwiler women's prison are disturbing to most, but there are no evident, easy solutions.
Sen. Cam Ward says meetings with national group working on Alabama prison reforms to start in May
The chairman of the Alabama Legislature's prison oversight committee said meetings will begin next month with a national group to come up with a long-range plan to fix some of the state's prison problems.
What is the medical standard for prisoners? No cruelty, no deliberate indifference
Gov. Robert Bentley met with corrections officers at Julia Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka, Ala., on March 6, 2014.
Watch Shelby County School District's new video featuring Bentley, 2005 Miss America
SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama -- The Shelby County School District has released a new roughly two-minute promotional video that touts the benefits of the system's education.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Montgomery Advertiser
One of Bentley's opponent releases his tax return
One of Gov. Robert Bentley's opponents in the governor's race released his income tax return Wednesday, and another opponent said he will release his tax return as soon as he files it.
Toyota Boshoku bringing new, high-paying jobs to Vance
Dozens of high paying jobs are on the way to the community of Vance in Tuscaloosa County.
Opp Student Scholarships for Starting Small Businesses
MONTGOMERY, April 16, 2014-The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation today announced the Alabama recipients of the 12th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards, a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students.
Institute for Southern Studies
Meet the NC officials who promoted a far-right conspiracy theory to...
North Carolina elected officials have joined with far-right groups such as the John Birch Society to promote a conspiracy theory about the United Nation's environmental sustainability plan for the 21st century.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
William Canary: Legislative session was very good for BCA
The 2014 legislative session that began Jan. 14 and ended April 3 saw significant results for Business Council of Alabama members and the entire business community of more than 1 million employees, their families, and investors, topped by enactment into law of Taxpayers Bill of Rights II legislation.