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  1. Widening project in the works for Highway 72Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    At a meeting Tuesday night, Alabama Department of Transportation officials discussed a project in the works to widen the road from Providence Main Street to County Line Road in an attempt to accommodate drivers and smooth traffic flow. "More lanes allow more traffic to go through," he explained.


  2. 5th case of enterovirus confirmed in AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    State health officials say a new case of enterovirus D-68 has popped up in Alabama. That brings the total number of Alabama cases to five.


  3. Candidates and politicians across Alabama and nation are increasingly skipping this...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    It's such a trend that the Washington Post has taken note, and mentioned some big changes in how the nation's candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives are facing off. The Post wrote that Democrat Al Franken, the incumbent U.S. senator from Minnesota, skipped a two-decade tradition at the Minnesota state fair, a nd opted out of a debate on Minnesota Public Radio .


  4. 'Cause for concern': Read Florida prison official's scathing letter to inmate health care...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Alabama Live

    Florida's top prison official wrote a scathing letter last week to private inmate health care provider Corizon, claiming the firm's services are inadequate. Michael Crews, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary, wrote to Corizon that many of the state's "most critical expectations including complete and full staffing, responding to DOC concerns and reducing the number of grievance are often not being met."


  5. 'Blowing off Medicaid' campaign comes to Mobile; billboards urge program's expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    MOBILE, Alabama - Drivers in Mobile County during the past few days have begun to see billboards suggesting that Alabama's refusal to expand its Medicaid program is worse than any natural disaster. Doug Hoffman, founder of Engage Alabama, said his group paid half the cost of four billboards in Mobile County.


  6. Alabama's inmate health care supplier Corizon facing new scrutiny in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Inmates in a dormitory at Staton Correctional Facility Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Elmore, Ala.


  7. Using education to stop the prison revolving door: guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    According to the Department of Justice, in 2012, Alabama had the third highest imprisonment rate in the United States, trailing only Louisiana and Mississippi. A fierce debate has erupted over what to do to reduce overcrowding in Alabama prisons at a time when the state's budget is tighter than ever.


  8. U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs Gary Palmer in 6th District raceRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest business lobbying groups in the country, has thrown its support behind Republican Gary Palmer in the race for Alabama's 6th District . The Chamber represents more than three million businesses and organizations in the U.S., and spends a considerable amount of money on lobbying and elections.


  9. New monument at old Houston JailRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Mountain Eagle

    Several state and local officials joined the descendants of the first sheriff of Hancock County, which was later renamed Winston County, at a ceremony held Friday morning at the old Houston Jail. The memorial dedication was held in honor of Willis Farris, who served as sheriff of Hancock County during a three year term, from Aug. 31, 1850, to Sept.


  10. Medicaid expansion is a key issue in Alabama's gubernatorial race: reader opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    A major issue in this year's gubernatorial campaign will be whether the state should expand its Medicaid program to include families at 133 percent of the federal poverty line. Much has been written about expansion's economic impact, but equally compelling is the moral and faith implications in this Bible Belt state.


  11. Budget basics: The Legislature's limitations and need for reform: guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Alabama's Constitution requires the diversion of certain categories of revenue to specific purposes, without those funds ever passing through the hands of the Legislature. Eighty-eight percent of Alabama's general tax revenue is earmarked this way, while the national average is around 25%.


  12. ALDOT Director expresses 'concerns' about adding a bicycle/pedestrian path to the proposed I-10 Bridge Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Alabama Live

    A bicycle/pedestrian path on the proposed $850 million Interstate 10 Bridge creates safety concerns, could be too costly and might be impractical, the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation said Monday. John Cooper, head of the state's transportation system who was in Spanish Fort for the second public hearing on the proposed bridge over the Mobile River, admitted he had concerns about the feature but was aware of "enthusiasm" to get a bike/pedestrian path included in the overall project. 1 comment

  13. Baldwin County speaks out on the I-10 Bridge project: 'Just build the darn bridge'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Alabama Live

    For the second time in less than a week, and for the final time, the public got a chance to weigh-in on the proposed Interstate 10 Bridge project in Mobile during a public hearing before state and federal officials. Residents, public officials and business leaders overwhelmingly advocated for a project that could cost $850 million.


  14. Ga. highway officials buy image-boosting radio adsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    Georgia's highway department is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for rush-hour radio ads that brag about the department but provide little practical information to the public.


  15. Potential for paralysis from Enterovirus now being explored in Alabama casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Alabama Live

    Fears that the Enterovirus 68 respiratory illness may be causing neurological problems, which include muscle weakness and paralysis, have hit Alabama where doctors are looking at several children with symptoms. The Alabama Department of Public Health is preparing an alert to send to hospitals, doctors and other health providers to be on the lookout for some of the neurological symptoms that are now under investigation in Colorado.


  16. Alabama Arise calls for ending sales tax on groceries, repeal of Alabama Accountability ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2014 | Alabama Live

    Tax reform, repeal of the Alabama Accountability Act and Medicaid expansion are among the legislative priorities for next year for Alabama Arise, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the poor. -- Ending Alabama's sales tax on groceries and replacing the revenue by repealing the income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid.


  17. I-10 bridge meeting to be held, some opposed to projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WALA

    The meeting kicks off at 4:00 p.m. with a presentation from the Alabama Department of Transportation and a public hearing portion begins at 5:30 p.m. Ralph Atkins is the owner of the Southern Fish and Oyster Company which sits on Mobile River and provides fresh seafood to the public. If the new bridge is built, he'll have to move his business "I've been here 80 years I'm third generation.


  18. Gonzalez Named Director of Loyola Trauma DivisionRead the original story

    Monday | Newswise

    Richard P. Gonzalez, MD, has been named director of the division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns at Loyola University Health System. Dr. Gonzalez was recruited to Loyola from the University of South Alabama where he was Professor of Surgery, Director of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care.


  19. Brandon Harris obvious choice at QB for LSURead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | ESPN

    Les Miles allowed Brandon Harris to speak to reporters for the first time all season after Saturday's 63-7 rout of New Mexico State. LSU's coach did it in his own oddball way.


  20. 5-member committee investigating Judge Mark Fuller includes 1 woman, no AlabamiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | Alabama Live

    U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, right, appears in Fulton County Court Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 to face charges of misdemeanor battery, in Atlanta.