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Christie and Bentley Tour Drug Research Center

Friday, 29 August 2014
Christie and Bentley Tour Drug Research Center


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Since its founding in 1941, Southern Research has become widely recognized as a leader in contract researc...

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Minda Riley Secures Client $72K State Contract to Find Alabama's Median Income

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Minda Riley Secures Client $72K State Contract to Find Alabama's Median Income


By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – Minda Riley Campbell, daughter of former Governor Bob Riley and current lobbyist, just secured ...

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AG Strange Drops All Charges Against Former Sen. Lowell Barron

Thursday, 28 August 2014
AG Strange Drops All Charges Against Former Sen. Lowell Barron


By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

After a court battle lasting since April 2013, all criminal charges against former State Senator Lowell Barr...

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It’s Good to Have a Hungry Team, When Feeding Off Taxpayer’s Money

Thursday, 28 August 2014
It’s Good to Have a Hungry Team, When Feeding Off Taxpayer’s Money


By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Of the over $16 million the State has spent on advertising and professional services so far this fis...

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Bennie G. Adkins to Receive Medal of Honor for Service in Vietnam War

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Bennie G. Adkins to Receive Medal of Honor for Service in Vietnam War


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, August 26, it was announced that President Barack H Obama will award the Medal of Honor to U.S...

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Roby Says that Latest VA Actions Show Strides Toward Progress

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Roby Says that Latest VA Actions Show Strides Toward Progress


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery said on Tuesday, August 27 that recent actions taken t...

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Study Shows LGBT Youth in Alabama Face Enormous Challenges, Remain Optimistic

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Study Shows LGBT Youth in Alabama Face Enormous Challenges, Remain Optimistic


By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – A new study released by the nonprofit organization Human Rights Campaign shows that LGBT youth ...

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Alabama Unemployment Still High

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Alabama Unemployment Still High


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Earlier this month,  Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced that Alabama’s July Unemployment Rate was 7...

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Rainy Day Patriots Meet to Discuss Strategy and Share Ideas

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Rainy Day Patriots Meet to Discuss Strategy and Share Ideas


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, August 21, the Jefferson and Shelby County based Rainy Day Patriots gathered at Hoover Tactic...

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Executive Amnesty Could Happen this Week

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Executive Amnesty Could Happen this Week


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Speculation is rampant in Washington that President Barack H. Obama could sign a series of Executive order...

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Armistead Appalled by Janet May’s Comments on Ferguson

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Armistead Appalled by Janet May’s Comments on Ferguson

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead called recent comments by Janet May implying that the Fer...

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Bentley Wants Drone Plan

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Bentley Wants Drone Plan


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, August 21, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) announced that he was creating, The Alabama Dron...

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State Senate Candidate says Tribal-State Compact Would Ease Budget Woes

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
State Senate Candidate says Tribal-State Compact Would Ease Budget Woes


By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—State Senate Candidate Beau Doolittle believes that a gaming compact between the State and the Poarc...

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Sessions Visits America’s Last "Rubber" Glove Maker

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Sessions Visits America’s Last


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 20, U.S. Senator Jeff Session was in Fayette County touring the Showa Best Glove factory...

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AAA-Like Program in NC “Fails Children,” Judge Rules it Unconstitutional

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
AAA-Like Program in NC “Fails Children,” Judge Rules it Unconstitutional


By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

RALEIGH, NC – A State Superior Court judge in North Carolina has held a program strikingly similar to the Al...

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Work Begins for Community Plan to Fight Opiate Abuse and Addiction

Monday, 25 August 2014
Work Begins for Community Plan to Fight Opiate Abuse and Addiction


BIRMINGHAM—More than 40 people interested in developing a comprehensive strategy to address opiate abuse and addiction and quell the rising number of ...

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Byrne to Hold Senior Citizen’s Resource Fair and Roundtable

Monday, 25 August 2014
Byrne to Hold Senior Citizen’s Resource Fair and Roundtable


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, August 21, United States Congressman Bradley Byrne (R) from Montrose will be holding a specia...

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Alabama Can Lead the Way with Lifesaving Treatment

Monday, 25 August 2014
Alabama Can Lead the Way with Lifesaving Treatment


By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—New guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics on RSV treatment will “pit premature babies’ fa...

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Bice to Tour Alabama to Explain Standards 2020 as Support for Common Core Drops

Monday, 25 August 2014
Bice to Tour Alabama to Explain Standards 2020 as Support for Common Core Drops


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama School Superintendent Tommy Bice has been charged with selling a skeptical Alabama public on the S...

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Deadline Passes for Arguments in Rep. Barry Moore Case

Monday, 25 August 2014
Deadline Passes for Arguments in Rep. Barry Moore Case


By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Wednesday, August 20, was the deadline for arguments to be filed before the State’s Supreme Court in...

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Education Policy Best Handled Locally

Monday, 25 August 2014
Education Policy Best Handled Locally


By U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne

It’s that time of the year again. Children all across Southwest Alabama are packing their backpacks, gathering the...

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Heads Roll at CAVHCS: Roby and Shelby Praise Decision

Monday, 25 August 2014
Heads Roll at CAVHCS: Roby and Shelby Praise Decision


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVCHS) Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Ro...

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Birmingham Officials Say City Can Handle Democratic National Convention

Monday, 25 August 2014
Birmingham Officials Say City Can Handle Democratic National Convention


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The City of Birmingham is intent on winning the Democratic National Convention.  Birmingham Mayor William ...

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Sessions Says White House More Concerned About Large Corporations than About Getting Our Citizens Back to Work

Monday, 25 August 2014
Sessions Says White House More Concerned About Large Corporations than About Getting Our Citizens Back to Work


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday August 18, "Politico" reported that the White House is holding meetings with corporate leaders t...

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Supreme Court Denies AG’s Writ in Sen. Barron Case

Monday, 25 August 2014
Supreme Court Denies AG’s Writ in Sen. Barron Case


By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Earlier today, the Alabama Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision against Attorney General L...

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