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  1. Former candidate calls for new party leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    The Democratic nominee for governor, Parker Griffith , is calling for new leadership in his party after losing by the largest margin since Alabama became a two-party state. The former congressman from Huntsville said his party is divided into factions that don't work together and can't raise money.

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  2. Alabama is worst in the nation for child well-being, here's how you can help: reader opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    This holiday season, many of us will spend time with family and friends, recall our blessings for the past year and reflect on happy memories. In all likelihood, many Americans, including me, will not give much thought to the nearly 60,000 children who are homeless in Alabama.

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  3. Officials note rise in drug addicted babies in AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    He said authorities are arresting more people on chemical endangerment of a child charges, including mothers who give birth to babies with drug dependencies. "It's not some of the most common charges we see, but we are seeing more ... than we need to," Rushing said.

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  4. Alabama governor's remarks on Medicaid bring hope, scornRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's comments about being open to a form of Medicaid expansion have brought reactions ranging from hope to scorn. Bentley said last week that his administration is exploring the possibility of creating a state-designed program that uses a Medicaid grant to provide private insurance coverage to people at or slightly above the poverty line.

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  5. Alabama auditor's Christmas trees honor militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    The two Christmas trees outside State Auditor Samantha Shaw's office don't look like any others in the state Capitol. They are decorated with the names of hundreds of Alabamians who have served in the military.

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  6. Tent City Project helps homeless despite camp closureRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Car trunks opened to reveal clothes, tents, and food to who need it most. Homeless men and women lined up to get whatever they needed - and whatever they could carry.

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  7. Alabama families explore alternative funerals, seek more options for loved ones after...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Alabama Live

    "A good funeral gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be," Lynch said. When Debra Sampieri handled her late father's funeral arrangements a few years ago, she was alarmed by how quickly his end-of-life expenses added up. 1 comment

  8. imgEqual Pay LegislationRead the original story

    Friday | National Conference of State Legislatures

    Sixteen states and Puerto Rico introduced legislation related to equal pay during the 2014 legislative session. Four states enacted or amended equal pay laws, while Puerto Rico adopted a resolution requesting a program review of their current law requiring training on equal pay.

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  9. Alabama unemployment rate falls as retail adds thousands of jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Alabama Live

    The Alabama unemployment rate was 6 percent in November, according to a release from the Department of Labor. That's down from 6.2 percent last November, and down from 6.3 percent in October.

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  10. Tim Cook Makes 'Substantial' Donation To Gay Rights Campaign In AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | On Top Magazine

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a "substantial" donation to help fund a gay rights campaign in his home state of Alabama and two other Southern states. The Human Rights Campaign's Project One America seeks to increase rights for LGBT communities in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

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  11. A 5k for chocolate loversRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | ABC 33/40

    The Chocolate 5k in Birmingham is set for January 31, 2015. It's put on by NR road Racing, which has selected local charities to benefit from its 5k races.

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  12. Former WSCC leaders recognized by LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2010 | ABC 33/40

    Referring to them as giants, Rep. Randall Shedd of Cullman presented resolutions to the families of the late Dr. Ben Johnson and the late Dr. James C. Bailey during the Christmas breakfast for faculty and staff of Wallace State Community College on Wednesday. Both men passed away this year.

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  13. Imate Escapes from the Alabama Department of CorrectionsRead the original story

    Friday | RickeyStokesNews.com

    A BOLO was just issued for a Alabama Department of Corredtions imated that escaped from the Elba Work Release Center this morning. Reports are Willie Corbett, black male, 5'7" tall and approximately 190 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.

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  14. Funeral service set for former Decatur mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily Herald

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  15. 'Prison Houdini' set to make his 1st legal escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Star-Telegram.com

    Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30 years ago.

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  16. Funeral services set for former Alabama representative, Decatur mayor Bill DukesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Alabama Live

    Bill Dukes, a long-time Decatur mayor and former state representative, died Thursday in Decatur at the age of 87. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at First Presbyterian Church of Decatur. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

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  17. Gov. Robert Bentley says new plan will provide management Medicaid patients needRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Alabama Live

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Gov. Robert Bentley said when he was a practicing dermatologist that if he scheduled appointments for 10 Medicaid patients, five would be no-shows. Bentley said he came to understand how Medicaid works and the circumstances of the low-income families who rely on it.

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  18. Alabama Medical Clerk Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Tax...Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | PressReleasePoint

    An Alabama woman was sentenced today to serve 70 months in prison for her involvement in a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Larry J. Wszalek for the Justice Department's Tax Division and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama announced. Sasha Webb was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following her prison sentence and to pay $528,823 in restitution.

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  19. Governor Bentley: 6 organizations certified as RCOsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The Governor, State Health Officer, and Medicaid Commissioner announced six organizations that have been certified as the first probationary regional care organizations. These RCO's are locally-led managed care systems that will take a more holistic approach to health care for Medicaid patients.

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  20. Settlement in RDS/Alatax Class Action Lawsuit Tentatively ApprovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | JD Supra

    In September 2010, a small group of Alabama taxpayers brought a second class action lawsuit against Revenue Discovery Systems/Alatax alleging that RDS and its auditors committed multiple violations of the Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights/Uniform Revenue Procedures Act and related provisions . See Washer & Refrigeration Supply Co., Inc. v.

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