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  1. Kick Gov. Bentley out of GOP for pushing tax hikes? Well then boot...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Alabama Live

    Sorry Gov. Bentley. You gotta go! You're getting the boot out the big red door. See ya! Why? Well you are no longer fit to call yourself a Republican according to Birmingham-based radio talk show host, provocateur and my friend, Matt Murphy.


  2. Thank You Attorney Joey SheffieldRead the original story

    Monday May 18 |

    HOUSTON COUNTY : Thank you to Attorney Joey Sheffield for your diligent work this past week in the representation of former Houston County Commissioner Bobby Snellgrove. Last week a Houston County Jury of 12 for Bobby Snellgrove NOT GUILTY of the charges lodged against him by the Alabama Attorney General Office - Luther Strange and Matt Hart.


  3. #NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible BeltRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | National Public Radio

    Deep in the Bible Belt, gambling is a fraught political issue. Is it sinful exploitation of the poor, or an industry that can pull desolate communities out of poverty? The Montgomery Advertiser 's Josh Moon digs into the history of legalized gambling in Alabama and the intricate political and legal battles that have ensued as gaming expanded in the state.


  4. Natalee Holloway's Father, Dave Holloway, Pursues New Lead In ArubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Switched

    The father of Natalee Holloway , the 18-year-old who went missing in Aruba a decade ago, has returned to the island to investigate new clues in the disappearance and presumed death of his daughter. Inside Edition reports that Dave Holloway is working with a private investigator and a cadaver dog to follow up on recent claims from a witness who said he saw longtime suspect Joran van der Sloot with Holloway, and later saw him with her body.


  5. Don't look now, but Alabama gambling discussion has grown a bit awkwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Alabama Live

    The hallways of the State House are filled with ghosts, and as I listened to Sen. Del Marsh pitch the most comprehensive gambling legislation the state has ever seen last week, I saw one. It appeared when I saw the words "Let the People Vote" in large black letters atop a prop Marsh was using to explain his plan to create a state lottery and institute Las Vegas-style gambling.


  6. #NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible BeltRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here on the blog.


  7. Alabama Lawmaker: Don't Teach Children They 'Came From A Monkey'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Crooks and Liars

    Another day, another lunatic in state politics. This one is from Alabama, and he evidently has the patronage of Governor Bob Riley, who appointed him to the Alabama Textbook Committee and the Alabama Library Executive Board, two places he should never, ever have been.


  8. Alabama lawmaker: My bill protects kids from learning 'they came from a monkey'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Raw Story

    On April 30, 2015, an Alabama Republican introduced legislation to allow the state's public school teachers to substitute lessons in the assigned science curriculum with religious teachings. The bill's sponsor is Mack Butler, who represents the interests of Alabama's 30th District at the state Capitol.


  9. Virtual schools coming to every Alabama school system by 2016-2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | Alabama Live

    Every Alabama school system would be required to establish a policy to offer some level of virtual school for high school students by the 2016-2017 academic year under a bill lawmakers passed Thursday. "It's not a solution for everybody," said Sen. Dick Brewbaker, R-Montgomery, sponsor of the bill.


  10. Charles Barkley rocks like Lynyrd Skynyrd with 3 governors on my Mount Rushmore of AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Alabama Live

    About the writer JD Crowe is the statewide cartoonist for the Alabama Media Group. His work is published in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online all the time at


  11. Matt Pitt trial sidesteps Sheriff Hale, honorary badge listRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Alabama Live

    What didn't happen in day two of the trial of Evangelist Matt Pitt on Tuesday afternoon was as intriguing as what did happen. Attorney Rob Riley, son of former Gov. Bob Riley, appeared in court with documents including the list of every honorary deputy's badge ever given out by Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale - a list that includes Pitt.


  12. Alabama doesn't need higher taxes, just fewer earmarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Alabama's General Fund budget, which appropriates taxpayer dollars to non-education state agencies like Medicaid, the Department of Corrections, Public Safety, and others, faces an economic crisis not seen since the darkest days of the Great Depression. With historically stagnant revenues, rising Medicaid costs related to Obamacare, a prison system on the precipice of federal takeover, and significant funding obligations required by law, a budget shortfall estimated at roughly $270 million looms over the State House.


  13. Gov. Bentley defends his tax plan, while Chuck Dean and Cameron Smith get into a heated debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Alabama Live

    While debating the merits of Gov. Bentley's tax plan, Chuck Dean and Cameron Smith made the conversation personal. Do you think taxes will help or hurt Alabama? One thing is certain: the topic of taxes is as divisive an issue in Alabama as the Iron Bowl, the best BBQ and where to go to church on Sunday.


  14. Alabama Accountability Act passes committee, heads to AL HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The bill revising provisions in the Alabama Accountability Act passed committees on Wednesday, and is now headed to the House floor for a vote. The bill revising provisions in the Alabama Accountability Act passed committees on Wednesday, and is now headed to the House floor for a vote.


  15. Blogger Who Accused Alabama AG Of Carrying On An Affair Slapped With...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | The Daily Caller

    An Alabama blogger who wrote a series of articles accusing state Attorney General Luther Strange and his campaign manager of having an affair has been slapped with a $3.5 million defamation judgement. In July 2013, Roger Shuler posted an article to his blog, Legal Schnauzer, citing a source who claimed that Strange was having an affair with Jessica Medeiros Garrison, currently a senior advisor for the Republican Attorneys General Association.


  16. Kingman's economic future: 'We make things'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | The Kingman Daily Miner

    Though technology jobs get all the attention, economic development officials say there's burgeoning interest in manufacturing and trade skills. We'd all like to see the Kingman area grow and prosper.


  17. These are the times that try legislators' souls: guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Alabama Live

    "These are the times that try men's souls," reads The American Crisis* by Thomas Paine who penned these words during the American Revolution. Continuing on, Paine writes "The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."


  18. Mobile, Baldwin obituaries for April 5: Andy Wenzel, Sr. gave former Gov. Riley a run for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Alabama Gov. Bob Riley escorts Andy Wenzel, Sr. as they return greeted by well wishers welcoming 88 WWII veterans Wednesday night at Mobile Regional Airport returning from South Alabama Honor Flight IV after visiting the WWII memorial in Washington DC. World War II veteran Orville Donald Wenzel, Sr., better known as Andy, served his community and his country during his 96 years.


  19. What did Bobby Lowder and Auburn have that Bama and Bryant don't?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Because in the 350-plus stories we did write about that now-failed banker and former Auburn trustee, it became so painfully clear that a micromanaging cabal of trustees linked by vast webs of business and personal connections is just plain bad medicine for a university. What Alabama's board of trustees looks like now , Auburn's looked like 10 years ago.


  20. 'Rushed' Alabama prison reform plan needs more study: guest opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Alabama Live

    About the writer Steve Marshall is the district attorney in Marshall County. He can be reached at .