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2 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Have gun, won't travel: Which states won't honor your Alabama pistol permit

A freight conductor for CSX Corporation, Gillerlain carried a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun when he traveled by train from Mobile to New Orleans, La.

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5 hrs ago | Daily Mountain Eagle

Sessions: - S - We need to get our people working'

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, speaks with Jasper Police Chief Connie Cooner Rowe, left, who was recently elected to serve in the Alabama House of Representatives, and Susan Stephens during an event Wednesday morning in Jasper.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Alabama, Jasper, AL

9 hrs ago | Alabama Live

The Alabama legislature must respond to tort liability expansion: guest opinion

Last Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court denied a rehearing in the case of Wyeth v.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Owner of closed Huntsville abortion clinic eager to 'start taking care of women again'

The Huntsville area's only abortion clinic, Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives, wants to move into this building at 4831 Sparkman Drive.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Huntsville, AL, Abortion, Women's Health, Health

Alabama Live

Revenue commissioner: Tens of thousands of tax refunds were slowed, and the reason is an...

The state of Alabama slowed about 100,000 tax refunds this year because of a new computer algorithm designed to detect fraud and identity theft.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Alabama's black infant mortality rate 'lowest ever' says ADPH

Alabama's black infant mortality rate and the rate of teen births are now at their "lowest ever" points, according to data released Wednesday by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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Alabama Live

Here's what Parker Griffith says he would do if the Legislature repeals Common Core

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith said he supports Common Core academic standards in public schools and would try to block any legislation that would repeal their use in Alabama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Alabama Live

The Alabama Democratic Party has reaffirmed its leadership and that's not good

I started to write that "I read with interest" the Alabama Democratic Party had voted to give its chairwoman, Nancy Worley, another term.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alabama, Mark Kennedy, Republican

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Geneva Road Project

BIG STATE TRANSPORTATION BUCKS ARE COMING ONE WIREGRASS CITY. FELICIA WARD SAYS VISITING HER MOTHER OFF OF WEST FLEMING AVENUE IN GENEVA CAN BECOME A MESSY EXPERIENCE.

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WKTV

Lull in firearm sales and transfers to Alabama behind 105 layoffs at Remington Arms

Over 100 employees will walk out of Remington Arms Friday, not knowing if they'll ever be back.

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Bellingham Herald

Alabama's move incentives get second look

Tucked inside leafy Bruns Drive, the 40,000-square-foot production studio features a two-story sound stage and green screen room, an editing room, a space for wardrobe and prop design, and all the technical gadgets needed to make a movie.

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Alabama Live

New York inmate's wrongful death lawsuit targets Corizon, Alabama's inmate health care...

Photo from 'Cruel Confinement' report released this morning by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program.

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Related Topix: Alabama, New York Government, New York, Southern Poverty Law Center, Law

Alabama Live

Forget Alabama job stats, for Gov. Bentley there's only one number that matters: opinion

For the last nine months, I've written the same column so often that I can almost turn it into a fill-in-the-blank exercise - Alabama job numbers and Gov. Robert Bentley's job performance.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Alabama, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

Alabama Live

Should Alabama submit records of voluntary mental commitments for gun background checks? AL.com readers divided

A clear majority of the AL.com readers who have responded to an online survey believe Alabama should provide more mental health records to an FBI database used in determining whether a person can buy a gun.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Pro-life activists appeal zoning board decision to approve abortion clinic

Huntsville's zoning board will hear from pro-life activists on their decision to approve a new spot for a local abortion clinic.

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Hispanic Business

Alabama Risk Management for Schools is Now Alabama Trust for Boards of Education

ATBE was chosen to emphasize that AASB risk management Funds are focused on AASB member boards of education and to help distinguish ATBE Funds from the mandated and established by the state Legislature to provide liability coverage to board of education employees, which is administered by the state boards of education that you have come to expect ... (more)

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

ALDOT working to address crumbling freeway asphalt

The Alabama Department of Transportation is trying to determine what caused a stretch of Interstate 65 to crumble after crews laid new asphalt.

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Alabama Live

Bid Day: 21 out of 2,054 is not a lot. But it is a beginning

University of Alabama women run from Bryant-Denny Stadium to their new sorority houses on Aug. 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alabama, University of Alabama, African-American, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama blocking more mentally ill residents from buying guns under 2013 law

After years of lax reporting, Alabama this year began blocking more mentally ill citizens from carrying guns.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Medical News

State highlights: TB outbreak in Alabama prisons; court order could...

The Associated Press : Worst TB Outbreak In 5 Years Hits Alabama Prisons Alabama's prison system, badly overcrowded and facing a lawsuit over medical treatment of inmates, is facing its worst outbreak of tuberculosis in five years, a health official said Thursday.

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