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  1. BJCTA's pitch to Jefferson County legislators: Better transit means more developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Alabama Live

    Alabama State Rep. Jack Williams, R-Vestavia Hills, center, discusses BJCTA's legislative goals with, from left, transit board Chair Johnnye Lassiter, Finance Director Julie McMillian, Executive Director Ann August and the Rev. Lawton Higgs, Sr., of Birmingham Bus Riders.


  2. The race for the District 31 Senate Seat heats up in Southeast AL.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    We are less than a week away from Election Day and one of the big races in the Wiregrass is for the District 31 Senate seat. Jimmy Holley and Larry Greenwood are the two candidates seeking to represent Coffee, Dale, Covington and Pike Counties in the Alabama state senate for the next four years.


  3. RPT-UPDATE 7-Apple's Cook: "I'm proud to be gay"Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward. The 53-year-old Alabama native and self-described "son of the South", who has spoken out against discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, declared his sexual orientation in a magazine editorial, confirming a fact widely known in the close-knit Silicon Valley tech community but rarely discussed.


  4. Study shows Alabama still one of five states not providing funds for public transportationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Business Journal

    A recently released study showed the state of Alabama facing a major problem in providing adequate public transportation to residents. Alabama is currently one of five states that do not provide funds to municipalities for public transportation, according to a release from Arise Citzens' Policy Project.


  5. How did inmate who committed suicide get screw?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WAOW

    A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13 and they say they'll be surprised if their all-boy streak is snapped.


  6. Rivalry of the century: Broadcasting games for 50 seasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Friday marks the 100th match-up between the Albertville Aggies and the Guntersville Wildcats, and throughout half of those years, one's man voice has broadcasted the game to the Valley. A short stretch of highway separates a rivalry.


  7. Candidates for Alabama House District 56 seat talk jobs, sentencing reform, state budget woesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The main issue facing Alabama House District 56 is jobs, according to Darius Foster, the Republican candidate seeking to serve the district in the state House of Representatives when voters go to the polls on Tuesday. "I want to go on a job recruiting binge," Foster told today, citing the large numbers of unemployed and underemployed people in Bessemer.


  8. Rick Hasen's preview of Alabama redistricting cases in Supreme CourtRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Votelaw

    Rick Hasen writes on SCOTUSblog: The Supreme Court has long ignored Justice Felix Frankfurter's warning to stay out of the political thicket. It regularly hears challenges to redistricting cases , raising issues from the one-person, one-vote rule to vote dilution under the Voting Rights Act, to racial and partisan gerrymandering claims.


  9. Huntsville abortion clinic owner Dalton Johnson on struggles to...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    HUNTSVILLE , Alabama -- The owner of Huntsville's licensed abortion clinic told "it was one thing after another" when it came to getting clearance to reopen his facility. Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives, which closed its downtown Huntsville clinic in late June , re-opened earlier this month at 4831 Sparkman Drive after getting the OK from state Department of Public Health officials.


  10. Two Alabama travelers to Ebola hotspots monitored but concern is low, health official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Alabama Live

    Two unidentified people in Alabama who have traveled from an Ebola "hotspot" country in Africa are being monitored - at the lowest level - by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The health department would not give the location of the people being monitored but said they have had no symptoms and no known contact with Ebola infected people.


  11. Here's What Tim Cook Thinks About Firing LGBT WorkersRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Advocate

    Although Tim Cook may have been silent about being gay until this morning's news , the Apple CEO has never been silent about the importance of workplace protections for LGBT employees. Earlier this year, Cook sent a tweet urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a federal bill that would make it illegal to fire, decline to hire, or refuse to promote an employee solely on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


  12. Jury finds Alabama lawmaker not guilty of perjuryRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Washington Times

    A jury found Republican Rep. Barry Moore not guilty of charges of perjury and giving false information on Thursday in the first trial to come out of an investigation that targeted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. Prosecutors had accused Moore of lying to a grand jury about comments he made to his 2014 primary opponent, Josh Pipkin.


  13. Madison leaders to meet ALDOT officials about Highway 72 expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The project to expand Highway 72 in Madison and Huntsville may have hit a major roadblock. Madison city leaders plan to meet Alabama Department of Transportation officials on Friday about the project.


  14. Poll: Readers almost evenly divided on who they will vote for in governor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    A poll of readers asking who they will vote for in the race for governor finds them almost evenly divided. As of Thursday afternoon Gov. Robert Bentley was the choice for the state's top office of 2,612 readers who took the poll.


  15. Amendment One to outlaw 'foreign law' in Alabama? Not such a good idea, Christians sayRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    What role should 'foreign' law play in Alabama courts? What about religious law? Some Alabama Christian leaders say that the proposed Amendment One on the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot, which would outlaw consideration of 'foreign' law in Alabama would cause more problems than it would solve. The stated intent of Amendment One on the upcoming Nov. 4, 2014, Alabama ballot is to protect Alabamians from the insinuation into Alabama courts of any foreign law.


  16. 14 facts about Tim Cook that are more interesting than his sexual orientationRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | MarketWatch

    Tim Cook is gay. That's hours-old news. If it was news at all. His formal announcement of his sexual orientation by way of a Businessweek guest column does, however, occasion an exploration of other, more interesting - and, surely by now, less discussed - facts about the Apple CEO's life.


  17. Amendments on Nov. 4 ballot confusing to most votersRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Daily Mountain Eagle

    When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in addition to the numerous state and local races, there will be five statewide amendments. The following will provide a brief description of each amendment, and what a vote for or against it will mean to the state and its citizens.


  18. Voters deciding on billions for conservationRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | ABC Action News

    Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history. Pollsters say it's one of the few places on Tuesday's ballots where voters of all kinds can find common ground.


  19. Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Washington Blade

    "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," he wrote. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."


  20. Drive-thru flu shot clinic in AthensRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Flu season is here, and on Thursday, the Alabama Department of Public Health will set up a drive-thru flu shot clinic in Athens. They'll be giving out shots at the Sportsplex on U-S 31 North, near the Interstate 65 exit from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The shots will cost two dollars, or if you have a medicaid or medicare part B card, you can get one for free.