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Interstate 22 westbound: Lane closures, detour in Jasper for three months
The westbound lanes along a portion of Interstate 22 westbound will be closed for about three months for paving work, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.
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AL.com examines troubling standards for medical and mental health care in Alabama prisons
AL.com has examined the cramped and violent conditions in Alabama's overcrowded, understaffed prison system, with reporting based on the experiences of former inmates who have shared their stories.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Majority of legislators accept automatic raise
A majority of Alabama legislators accepted an automatic pay raise this spring, the last one they will receive under a controversial 2007 pay raise resolution.
Steve Flowers' Weekly Column - April 18th, 2014
Steve Flowers is Alabama's premier political journalist and commentator. He is also considered by many to be the preeminent authority on Alabama politics and Alabama political history.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
How does Alabama rank in economic competitiveness? It's No. 20, says one report
Based on 15 policy variables, Alabama's economic outlook ranking for the next year came in at No.
Alabama AG Luther Strange Reflects on BP Oil Spill
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, pouring five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Alabama education groups call arrest of Lowndes County superintendent 'outrageous'
School Superintendents of Alabama and the Alabama Association of School Boards issue statement against the arrest of Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Daniel Boyd this week on more than 200 counts of reckless endangerment.
Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is "running a slave empire"
Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell.
Who is Harper Lee? 5 things we know for sure, for Red Clay Readers and other fans of 'Mockingbird'
Is Harper Lee the J.D. Salinger of Alabama? Or is she just an intensely private woman who regards outsiders -- and international media scrutiny -- as impolite intrusions? For more than 50 years, fans of "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been left to draw their own conclusions.
Alabama Sec of State wants to join Interstate Crosscheck
Alabama Political Reporter reports: Based on recent evidence of double voting discovered in North Carolina, Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett urged on Tuesday that Alabama legislators pass a bill allowing his office to exchange voter lists with other states to check for duplications.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Ballot Access News
Montgomery Newspaper Again Criticizes Legislature for Failing to Pass Ballot Access Reform
The April 17 Montgomery Advertiser has this editorial , criticizing the legislature for again failing to pass any ballot access reform.
'No campaign finance reporting changes this year, lawmakers look to 2015'
The Decatur Daily reports: The 2014 legislative session ended this month with no changes to state campaign finance reporting rules or better enforcement of existing rules.
Alabama keeps paying prison health care costs, as neighboring state shifts millions to feds
Nurses work in the infirmary at Julia Tutwiler Prison Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Elmore County near Wetumpka, Ala.
3 Top Debt Consolidation Companies for Alabama Residents Announced by Best Debt Consolidation Loans
Analysts at BestDebtConsolidationLoans.org performed an independent review of the debt consolidation loan program companies available to Alabamans.
Which Alabama county has the worst obesity problem or gets the most exercise?
Obesity is getting worse in every single county, according to data compiled by the University of Washington.
Alabama's Jess Meuse on 'American Idol': Top 7 performance recap, with video and poll
Jess Meuse of Slapout wants to be the next "American Idol." She's among seven finalists left in the competition during Season 13. 3. She was rejected by a music school, but won't name it.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Voter ID production unit coming to Talladega County
Consolidated News Carolyn Henderson of the Calhoun County Board of Registrars displays a sample of Alabama's voter identification card in Anniston.
Alabama's real tax day is April 7
Contrary to popular belief, the most important tax day for Alabamans wasn't yesterday.
Alabama Democrat: It’s OK for a Man to Marry a Mule
Liberals always laugh at slippery slope arguments from conservatives who warn that the societal acceptance of homosexual 'marriage' would lead to the acceptance of other grotesque practices like pedophilia and even bestiality.
Kathleen Parker Thinks It's "Crazy" to Talk About Racism in Alabama
The Washington Post 's Kathleen Parker congratulates herself this morning for having the courage to "go, tippy toe" into "the race fray" : The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens.