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  1. Proposed rules would aim to eliminate oil train firesRead the original story

    41 min ago | TwinCities

    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year.

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  2. AL governor says he plans to call special sessionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | ABC 33/40

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says 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 businesses.

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  3. Governor Robert Bentley says call for special session 'misinterpreted'Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Alabama Live

    Gov. Robert Bentley, appearing this evening at an event in Oxford, said a trial balloon he floated earlier in the day about calling a special session of the Legislature was misinterpreted.

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  4. Users of free government cellphones to start paying state 911 taxRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    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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  5. DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars carrying crude oilRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx outlined the long-anticipated proposals more than a year after a deadly derailment in Quebec focused government and public scrutiny on the rising volumes of crude oil shipped by train.

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  6. 9 scholarships awarded from $24.8 million raisedRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | SFGate

    Scholarship-granting organizations raised nearly $24.8 million in tax-deductible donations through the Alabama Accountability Act, but granted only nine scholarships in their first semester of operation, a report by the Alabama Revenue Department shows.

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  7. US proposes new oil train rules. Will they rein in spills?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    The US proposed new rules on oil trains Wednesday in an effort to improve the safety of transporting crude oil by rail across the the country.

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  8. Cemetery Walk offers glimpse at local historyRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Telegraph-Forum

    "Get to know who you owe" is the motto for the annual Bucyrus Cemetery Walk. This year's event kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery.

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  9. S.C. Work Force Hits New Record LowRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | FITSNews

    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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  10. DOT proposes 2-year phase-out of older tank cars for crude oil trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | McClatchy

    Foxx outlined the long-anticpated proposals Wednesday, more than a year after a deadly derailment in Quebec focused government and public scrutiny on the rising volumes of crude oil shipped in trains.

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  11. New rules aim to stop rash of oil train spills and explosionsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

    Today, The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed new rules for improving safety standards around transporting large quantities of flammable materials by rail.

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  12. Governor calls for special session to use education funds to pay for industrial...Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Gov. Robert Bentley speaks Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at a Delta Regional Authority workforce development conference in Chatom, Ala.

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  13. As spills rise, will new oil train rules make crude transport safer?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    A file photo shows smoke rising from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec last year.

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  14. House Republicans Offer $1.5 Billion for Border ControlRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | News Max

    Leading Republicans said on Wednesday they believe an extra $1.5 billion is the most Congress should spend through December to address the surge of migrant children at the southern United States border, far below the $3.7 billion requested by President Barack Obama.

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  15. Vernon looks to further highway repairRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    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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  16. Alabama revenue department to host tax workshop for new businesses in Muscle ShoalsRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The Alabama Department of Revenue will host a free tax forum and new business workshop in Muscle Shoals next month.

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  17. Resurfacing coming for Deerfoot Parkway in TrussvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Trussville Tribune

    The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to resurface Deerfoot Parkway from Interstate 59 to Old Springville Road.

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  18. Interstate 20/59: Pavement repairs switch to eastbound lanes east of downtownRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2013 | Alabama Live

    An ongoing repaving project is scheduled on Wednesday to begin affecting eastbound lanes of Interstate 20/59 for the next few months east of the Red Mountain Expressway, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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  19. I-10 Bridge, who foots the bill?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WALA

    There was a lot of positive reaction to Tuesday's announcement from the Federal Highway Administration.

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  20. Current, future Madison Co. superintendents meet post-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Madison County School leaders have started a transition between superintendents, in which school board members and incoming superintendent Matt Massey acknowledged was potentially strained and, in some respects unprecedented.

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