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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | Alabama Live

Blue Cross in Alabama will face more competition on Obamacare exchanges in next enrollment

In the second year of selling insurance on the Marketplace exchanges set up by health reform, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will face more competition .

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2 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Should Judith Ann Neelley be eligible for parole? Lawyers for state say no

Lawyers for the state have asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by convicted killer Judith Ann Neelley, who claims a retroactive law that made her ineligible for parole is unconstitutional.

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6 hrs ago | Alabama Live

EPA regulations will take a toll on Alabama: reader opinion

President Obama once promised that he would make electricity prices "necessarily skyrocket," and earlier this month he delivered on his word.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alabama, Environment, Science, Opinion

10 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Out-of-state students bring in more tuition money to fill state's higher education funding void

More students than ever before are traversing state lines to attend college, and schools are spending more time and money recruiting them.

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14 hrs ago | Federal Emergency Management Agency

Being Prepared for Disasters Doesn't Have To Be Expensive

Here in Alabama, residents are no strangers to natural disasters. Civic histories of many cities and towns throughout the state include references to natural disasters such as fires, tornadoes and hurricanes.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Alabama Live

Duel enrollment program tax credit

On March 11, 2014, Governor of Alabama Robert Bentley signed into law House Bill 384 .

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Related Topix: Alabama, US Governors, Robert Bentley, Tax, Education Etc.

Alabama Live

Gov. Robert Bentley to lead industry-hunting trip at air show near London

Gov. Robert Bentley, along with elected officials and business recruiters from across Alabama, aims to sell the state and build its aerospace and aviation sectors at the Farnborough International Air Show near London next week.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Alabama, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Hampshire County, England, United Kingdom, Mobile, AL

Alabama Live

Alabama's Affordable Care Act future is bleak: reader opinion

Alabama, buckle up. You'll soon learn how much your health insurance premiums will go up for next year.

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Alabama Live

Alabama has second-highest rate of tobacco use among high school students, and this could...

Alabama is near the bottom in spending to prevent tobacco use among children. At the same time, its high school students report the second-highest rate of tobacco use nationwide.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Education Etc., Family, Kids, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Alabama Live

Alabama House District 43 GOP candidate Shaver gets support from Indiana Gov. Pence

Gov. Robert Bentley, Alabama House District 43 candidate Amie Beth Shaver and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pose for a photograph.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Alabama

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Samson Sidewalk Construction Grant

DOWNTOWN SAMSON LOOKS MUCH THE SAME AS IT DID AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY. WORK RECENTLY STARTED ON AN ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SIDEWALK GRANT.

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Alabama Live

Clayton man found guilty of traveling to Tennessee, Ohio to have sex with child

A jury found Charles Dean Partin , 38, guilty after a two and a half day trial in Montgomery, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Alabama stated in a release.

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Alabama Live

Take a photo tour of real sites from '13 Alabama Ghosts' as beloved book is reissued

Ghosts have come and ghosts have gone since the 1969 introduction of "13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey," but that's the book thousands of Alabamians recall from their childhoods.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Journalism, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Alabama Live

Readers pick Don Siegelman as Alabama's worst governor since World War II

A little more than 3,800 votes were cast, with 27 percent naming Siegelman the worst of the 13 governors since 1945.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Construction at Perry Hill Rd. on I-85 now 71% complete

Tuscaloosa authorities say a woman was waiting at a red light on Sunday night when she was shot in the arm by someone driving a silver truck.

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Alabama Live

How you can drink whiskey and show your Alabama pride at the same time: Today in state...

Gov. Robert Bentley paid a visit to North Alabama yesterday to celebrate the opening of Jack Daniel's 150,000-square-foot, $60 million barrel-making plant in Trinity.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Huntsville, AL, Bob R. Riley

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Alabama Live

Joe Hubbard challenges Attorney General Luther Strange to a debate; Strange responds by...

State Rep. Joe Hubbard, R-Montgomery, is getting tired of waiting for a yes. He's gone on the offensive in pushing for a debate in the race for Alabama attorney general.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

ALDOT working to add temporary barriers at I-20/59 trouble spot

The Alabama Department of Transportation has hired a construction company to put up cable rail barriers on Interstate 20/59 between Arkadelphia Road and the Center Street Bridge.

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Alabama Live

Wallace, Sparkman and Underwood (who?): 3 Alabamians came out on losing end of presidential races

Only one Alabamian - William Rufus DeVane King - has held one of the country's top two offices.

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Related Topix: Alabama, University of Alabama, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US News

Sun Jul 06, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Inmate escapes from Staton Correctional Facility

Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for an inmate who escaped earlier this afternoon from Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Staton Correctional Facility, Alabama

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