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  1. Alabama House votes to block abortion clinics near schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Alabama lawmakers have voted to ban abortion clinics near schools, a prohibition that could cause at least one clinic to close. The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 79-15 to prohibit clinics within 2,000 feet of a public K-12 school.

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  2. McClendon tapped to serve on charter school commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan

    Former Houston County Commissioner Melinda McClendon was named Tuesday to the Alabama Public Charter School Commission. She was a nominee of Lt.

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  3. AL governor, education board OK charter school commissionRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    The Alabama State Board of Education confirmed a list of appointed nominees on Tuesday for the state's new charter school commission. Gov. Robert Bentley, who is president of the board but rarely attends meetings, made a surprise appearance.

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  4. Would you budget like Alabama? AL.com opinion hotsheetRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Would you ever handle your household finances like the Legislature handles our state budget? If you did, you'd have money for a trip to the lake, but not to pay the power bill, Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, said in an op-ed piece "It's time we treat Alabama's budget like kitchen table family conversation." After ServisFirst Bank demanded incentives from Homewood to not move its headquarters from the Birmingham area, where it was founded, to Nashville or Atlanta, John Archibald wondered whether the bank's name ought to be "ServisUsFirst".

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  5. Alabama House votes to ban abortion clinics near schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

    Alabama lawmakers have voted to ban abortion clinics near schools, a prohibition that could cause at least one clinic to close. The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 79-15 to prohibit clinics within 2,000 feet of a public K-12 school.

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  6. Divided budgets still not a good ideaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Effingham Herald

    Frequent readers of the column may remember back last September two columns that covered Alabama's separate education budget. The columns explored the difficulties that earmarking funds can cause to limit the flexibility the state has to address shortfalls.

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  7. Court documents: Former St. Pius X Catholic School teacher admits to drinking on the jobRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    According to court documents filed in Mobile County Circuit Court, a former teacher has admitted to being "frequently intoxicated" while teaching at St. Pius X Catholic School, and that the school's principal was notified about the misconduct, but the teacher continued working through the 2012-2013 school year. According to a deposition taken by the plaintiff's attorneys, the former teacher "began drinking early in the morning at home while getting ready for work, and that she consumed a significant amount of alcohol throughout the course of the day."

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  8. Flooding solutions limited as Mobile drainage problems pile up, city saysRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    After the ground was already saturated from Monday's rain, Government Street saw 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain Tuesday morning and it was enough to turn the street into a river and cars into boats. City Engineer, Nick Amberger, says a big portion of the city's drainage system is outdated and they're constantly trying to keep up.

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  9. Education budget passes Alabama Legislature, moves on to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The 2016 education budget officially passed the Alabama Legislature today and has moved on to be signed by Gov. Robert Bentley. The $5.9 billion education budget had support from both lawmakers and educators.

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  10. Alabama dentist William Eastburn charged with bilking state Medicaid programRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Mobile dentist William Eastburn fills a cavity and extracts a decaying tooth of a 9-year-old girl in this 2002 file photo as part of a program to provide dental care to low-income school children. A Montgomery County grand jury in May 2015 indicted him on charges that he defrauded the Alabama Medicaid Agency.

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  11. Alabama House passes bill further restricting where abortion clinics can operateRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation that would keep abortion clinics from operating within 2,000 feet of a public school. Rep. Ed Henry's bill was drafted by an anti-abortion group with the intent to shut down the Huntsville abortion clinic, which is located across the street from a middle school.

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  12. SBOE appoints charter schools commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

    Gov. Robert Bentley and the Alabama State Board of Education have confirmed nominees for the new charter school commission. Bentley attended the board meeting Tuesday after it became clear the board couldn't make a quorum without him.

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  13. Dramatic video shows Birmingham apartment fire, man climbing out of 2nd-story windowRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

    New video of Monday's apartment fire in southwest Birmingham shows the dramatic rescue of a man who was trapped in a second-story unit. The nearly 3-minute-long video, courtesy of Alden Snow, first shows thick, brown smoke billowing from Chalet Apartments on 17th Avenue South before a resident appears climbing out of a window, gasping for air.

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  14. Alabama Legislature approves state education budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved a conference committee agreement on the spending plan. The budget now goes to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.

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  15. Lawmakers Approve Alabama Education BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WTOK-TV Meridian

    The House of Representatives Tuesday unanimously approved a conference committee agreement on the spending plan. The budget now goes to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.

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  16. GOMESA revenue sharing program could be tapped for I-10 Bridge projectRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    A revenue sharing program for four Gulf of Mexico states could be used by Alabama to pay for a chunk of the proposed $850 million Interstate 10 Bridge and Bayway expansion project, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne said Tuesday. Byrne, speaking before 170 people attending a Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel, said he believes money coming into Alabama from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act can be applied for hurricane route construction and that the I-10 Bridge project would qualify.

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  17. Samford volleyball's Michaela Reesor named SoCon female athlete of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | ABC 33/40

    Chattanooga defensive end Davis Tull and Samford outside hitter Michaela Reesor have been named the Southern Conference athletes of the year. The announcement came Tuesday from the league's spring meetings on Hilton Head Island.

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  18. Ken Hare In Depth: Time running out for Legislature to pass budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a budget to cover the operation of non-education state agencies for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. But the way the House did it is hardly a profile in courage. It's more like a profile in timidity.

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  19. Mobile dentist arrested for Medicaid fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | WALA

    Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange arrested Mobile dentist, William Gerard Eastburn, on one count of filing false claims with the Alabama Medicaid Agency and one count of first-degree theft of property. The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit presented evidence to the May 2015 term of the Montgomery County grand jury, resulting in an indictment dated May 15 charging Eastburn with Medicaid fraud and theft of property.

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  20. Repeal Common Core: Martin Luther King's niece's plea to Alabama lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King is calling on the Alabama Legislature to abandon what she described as the "one size fits all Common Core curriculum." Alveda King, a Birmingham native and former Georgia legislator, penned an open letter to Alabama legislators on May 22. The letter was distributed via the Eagle Forum, a conservative action group based out of Birmingham.

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