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3 hrs ago | Alabama Live
The right lane will be closed for two miles between the Red Mountain Expressway and Tallapoosa Street through mid-August, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.
7 hrs ago | Alabama Live
Hundreds gathered at the Alabama State Capitol on May 31, 2014 to ask Gov. Robert Bentley to save lives and expand Medicaid in the state.
11 hrs ago | JD Supra
Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed the landmark Alabama Taxpayer Fairness Act, Act # 2014-146, the modified successor to a bill long known as the Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II .
16 hrs ago | Alabama Live
"Like many folks in Alabama, I grew up with the Golden Rule. We should treat others as we want to be treated - a simple and powerful concept."
16 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for... Republicans began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting President Barack ... (more)
18 hrs ago | WALA
The Alabama Department of Transportation has confirmed two public hearing dates for the proposed I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway widening project.
First, some background. The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled on July 22 that the subsides under the law - formally called the Affordable Care Act - were illegal on the federal exchange because the statute authorized them only on state-run exchanges.
Pushing back against new Environmental Protection Agency standards limiting carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, Alabama officials gathered Monday to argue that the new federal policy flouted the Almighty's will by regulating a God-given resource.
About the writer John Archibald is a columnist for the Alabama Media Group. His work appears in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online at AL.com all the time.
Alabama's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility to 235,000 uninsured, low-income residents is hindering the state's economic development efforts, experts argued at the Economic Development Association of Alabama's summer conference on Monday.
Alabama lawmakers have drafted legislation to prevent immigrant children from being placed at military bases nationwide.
Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions warned his colleagues they are fast approaching "a perilous hour" for the separation of powers between the president and Congress, delivering an impassioned denunciation of President Barack Obama's plan to ignore Congress and grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants despite opposition from lawmakers.
There are 99 days left until voters in Alabama head to the polls in the general election.
A report that will be released next week will show that about 185,000 working people in Alabama would benefit from Medicaid expansion.
Paving at the Interstate 22 westbound interchange with U.S. 78 will prompt detours through the weekend, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:38 pm
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