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Al.com
Alabama among sunny states blocking solar power, according to new reportThe Center for Biological Diversity has included Alabama among a list of 10 sta
Alabama among sunny states blocking solar power, according to new report
Al.com / Posted yesterday
The Center for Biological Diversity has included Alabama among a list of 10 states that have significant rooftop solar power potential, but a policy landscape that prevents people from taking advantage of it. The Center's report, titled "Throwing... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama can solve Medicaid budget crisis by eliminating wasteful, defensive medicinelike other states, Medicaid is not only breaking the state treasury but causing
Alabama can solve Medicaid budget crisis by eliminating wasteful, defensive medicine
Al.com / Posted yesterday
like other states, Medicaid is not only breaking the state treasury but causing much of our political gridlock. The Alabama Legislature will move forward in the next few months with hearings to explore free market ideas to bring down costs... Read more
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Al.com
Lottery fight could return in 2017Stephens Academy. According to a University of Alabama study, the Alabama once
Lottery fight could return in 2017
Al.com / Posted 2 days ago
Stephens Academy. According to a University of Alabama study, the Alabama once had a state-sponsored lottery. In 1868, the Alabama Legislature passed one that required the Gov. William Hugh Smith to appoint a commissioner of lotteries with power to... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
Alabama Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Oil BillMontgomery, Ala.A bid to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil has passed a hur
Alabama Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Oil Bill
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 2 days ago
Montgomery, Ala.A bid to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil has passed a hurdle in the Alabama Legislature. Senators Wednesday voted 29-3 for the bill, which would legalize possession of cannabidiol. Bill sponsor, Rep. Paul Sanford, says he... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Alabama legislature passes medical marijuana oil billMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decrimina
Alabama legislature passes medical marijuana oil bill
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil possession. In a 95-4 vote in the House of Representatives and a 29-3 vote in the Senate, legislators supported a bill supporters say is a... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Alabama legislature passes medical marijuana oil billMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) � The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decrimina
Alabama legislature passes medical marijuana oil bill
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) � The Alabama legislature on Wednesday voted to decriminalize medicinal marijuana oil possession. In a 95-4 vote in the House of Representatives and a 29-3 vote in the Senate, legislators supported a bill supporters say is a... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama Legislature approves Leni's Lawor other debilitating medical conditions to use a product that comes from the s
Alabama Legislature approves Leni's Law
Al.com / Posted 2 days ago
or other debilitating medical conditions to use a product that comes from the same plant as marijuana was passed by the Alabama Legislature today. The House later voted 95-4 to concur with the bill and send it to Gov. Robert Bentley, who could... Read more
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Al.com
The myth about the pension crisis in Alabamaand there is no pension crisis in Alabama. First, major pension reforms have a
The myth about the pension crisis in Alabama
Al.com / Posted 2 days ago
and there is no pension crisis in Alabama. First, major pension reforms have already been enacted. In 2011 and 2012, the Alabama Legislature passed pension reform legislation designed to address the very issues that are now being touted as... Read more
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Al.com
As Alabama debates $700 million prison plan CEO of private prison company shows up. Coincidence?On the eve of a $700 million debate in the Alabama Legislature about whether to
As Alabama debates $700 million prison plan CEO of private prison company shows up. Coincidence?
Al.com / Posted 3 days ago
On the eve of a $700 million debate in the Alabama Legislature about whether to build four new prisons, the president and CEO of the nation's largest private corrections company was the speaker at Tuesday's Kiwanis Club of Birmingham meeting. Was it... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
Alabama Senate Passes Ban on Abortion ProcedureMontgomery, Ala. A bill to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion p
Alabama Senate Passes Ban on Abortion Procedure
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 3 days ago
Montgomery, Ala. A bill to prohibit a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure has advanced in the Alabama Legislature. The Senate Tuesday voted 30-2 for Republican Sen. Phil Williams' bill. A companion bill in the House has passed out of... Read more
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Al.com
Move over WWE: 6 Alabama political brawlsMontgomery June 7, 2007 Things can get heated in the Alabama Legislature and a
Move over WWE: 6 Alabama political brawls
Al.com / Posted 3 days ago
Montgomery June 7, 2007 Things can get heated in the Alabama Legislature and a perfect example of that occurred on June 7, 2007 when Sen. Charles Bishop of Jasper punched Democratic Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe on the Senate floor. Bishop said he... Read more
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Al.com
Legislature gives Autism research & treatment a boostJefferson Counties. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. D
Legislature gives Autism research & treatment a boost
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
Jefferson Counties. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite recent political distractions, the Alabama Legislature has worked hard this session to enact policies to move our state forward. This session, the Legislature... Read more
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Al.com
Department of Corrections commissioner defends plan to build mega-prisonsprison system's infrastructure as proposed by the Alabama Prison Transformation
Department of Corrections commissioner defends plan to build mega-prisons
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
prison system's infrastructure as proposed by the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative (APTI) bill currently before the Alabama Legislature. As I reflect on my first year as commissioner, I am encouraged by the commitment to the department's... Read more
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Al.com
Mississippi lawmakers: Alabama's mega-prison bill won't fix problemwe were encouraged to learn that Alabama was exploring similar legislation for
Mississippi lawmakers: Alabama's mega-prison bill won't fix problem
Al.com / Posted 5 days ago
we were encouraged to learn that Alabama was exploring similar legislation for their state and its people. Last year, the Alabama legislature passed SB 67, a prison reform bill that was created to safely reduce Alabama's prison population. While... Read more
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Al.com
Blount County man who married 'victim' wants teacher-student sex law ruled unconstitutionalrights to not be treated differently than other classes of citizens is being vi
Blount County man who married 'victim' wants teacher-student sex law ruled unconstitutional
Al.com / Posted 5 days ago
rights to not be treated differently than other classes of citizens is being violated by the state law enacted by the Alabama Legislature in 2010. Other adults having consensual sex with 16-year-olds do not face criminal prosecution, the... Read more
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Al.com
GOP Chair: Bentley and Hubbard don't reflect the whole partyBy Terry Lathan,chairman, Alabama Republican Party Remember that time the Repu
GOP Chair: Bentley and Hubbard don't reflect the whole party
Al.com / Posted 7 days ago
By Terry Lathan,chairman, Alabama Republican Party Remember that time the Republicans in the Alabama Legislature accomplished these reforms? Saved $1 billion annually by slashing government employment, consolidating agencies and deleting duplicate... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Education Budget, RaiseMontgomery, Alabama The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to the edu
Lawmakers Give Final Approval to Education Budget, Raise
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 8 days ago
Montgomery, Alabama The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to the education budget and a four percent pay raise for teachers. The House of Representatives and state Senate on Thursday approved conference committee reports on the... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama lawmakers spend money to save money, but not on Medicaidafter the Legislature underfunded Medicaid by $85 million in this year's Genera
Alabama lawmakers spend money to save money, but not on Medicaid
Al.com / Posted 8 days ago
after the Legislature underfunded Medicaid by $85 million in this year's General Fund budget. That's right. Because the Alabama Legislature cuts funding first and then holds hearings later. It makes rash, potentially deadly decisions, and then... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
Alabama Lawmakers Approve Education Budget, RaisesMontgomery, Ala. The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to the educat
Alabama Lawmakers Approve Education Budget, Raises
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 8 days ago
Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Legislature has given final approval to the education budget and a four percent pay raise for teachers. The House of Representatives and state Senate Thursday approved conference committee reports on the legislation. The... Read more
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Al.com
Lawmakers approve teacher raise, largest education budget since recessionThe Alabama Legislature today overwhelmingly passed the state's largest educati
Lawmakers approve teacher raise, largest education budget since recession
Al.com / Posted 8 days ago
The Alabama Legislature today overwhelmingly passed the state's largest education budget and largest pay raise for school employees since the Great Recession. The budget calls for spending $6.3 billion from the Education Trust Fund on K-12 schools,... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 8 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 8 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
The Record Searchlight / Posted 8 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
Naples Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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First Coast News
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
First Coast News / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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11 News Houston
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
11 News Houston / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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USA Today
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinnerremarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts t
Alabama governor took alleged paramour to formal White House dinner
USA Today / Posted 9 days ago
remarks to Mason and said he apologized to her family and his family. Efforts to impeach him are underway in the Alabama Legislature. “It was a social event but it is also a working event,” Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis said about... Read more
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Al.com
ACLU: Will sue Alabama if bill to close abortion clinics near schools is enactedIf a bill is enacted by the Alabama Legislature to close abortion clinics near
ACLU: Will sue Alabama if bill to close abortion clinics near schools is enacted
Al.com / Posted 9 days ago
If a bill is enacted by the Alabama Legislature to close abortion clinics near public schools then the state will face a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, the group said this afternoon. The Alabama Senate on March 22 approved the bill... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
Abortion Procedure Challenged as 'Torture' in Alabamaabortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation, or D&E, would be illegal u
Abortion Procedure Challenged as 'Torture' in Alabama
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 9 days ago
abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation, or D&E, would be illegal under a new bill filed in the Alabama Legislature. The House Health Committee Wednesday held a public hearing on a bill that would prohibit a medical... Read more
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Al.com
Historic Tax Credit necessary for Alabama's economic growthHe is Chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee. Follow him on Twitter: @
Historic Tax Credit necessary for Alabama's economic growth
Al.com / Posted 12 days ago
He is Chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee. Follow him on Twitter: @SladeBlackwell This past week, the Alabama Legislature met for the twenty-first and twenty-second days of the 2016 regular legislative session. Despite current... Read more
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Al.com
The fight for pension reform in Alabamain new taxes, but vehement opposition from the general public left the proposal
The fight for pension reform in Alabama
Al.com / Posted 13 days ago
in new taxes, but vehement opposition from the general public left the proposal dead on arrival. Without new revenue, the Alabama Legislature spent nearly seven months struggling to cut its way to a balanced budget. State parks and driver's... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Going roguein Charlotte; Tennessee and Arkansas had previously passed laws squashing relat
Going rogue
Namibia Economist / Posted 14 days ago
in Charlotte; Tennessee and Arkansas had previously passed laws squashing related city-level initiatives. In February the Alabama legislature nixed a minimum-wage hike introduced in Birmingham (North Carolina’s law also tags on a statewide... Read more
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Raw Story
Supreme Court considers taking case of disabled veteran serving life in jail for growing pot… there is no discretion.” And Moore himself added that Brooker’s sentence was
Supreme Court considers taking case of disabled veteran serving life in jail for growing pot
Raw Story / Posted 14 days ago
… there is no discretion.” And Moore himself added that Brooker’s sentence was “excessive and unjustified” and urged the Alabama legislature to “revisit the statutory sentencing scheme” for the state. Brooker’s attorney Steensland said: “The... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Supreme court considers taking case of veteran given life in jail for growing pot… there is no discretion.” And Moore himself added that Brooker’s sentence was
Supreme court considers taking case of veteran given life in jail for growing pot
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 15 days ago
… there is no discretion.” And Moore himself added that Brooker’s sentence was “excessive and unjustified” and urged the Alabama legislature to “revisit the statutory sentencing scheme” for the state. Brooker’s attorney Steensland said: “The... Read more
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Al.com
Here's what it cost Alabama to fetch Gov. Bentley's walletif not a good one, but today it seems like a lot of hogwash. Less than three m
Here's what it cost Alabama to fetch Gov. Bentley's wallet
Al.com / Posted 15 days ago
if not a good one, but today it seems like a lot of hogwash. Less than three months before Gov. Bentley stood before the Alabama Legislature pleading poverty on the state's behalf — when Alabama was supposedly doing all that cutting and trimming... Read more
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Al.com
Rotten day cares don't hide behind God, just the Alabama Legislaturefrom trying make it legal to hunt over a big pile of corn. Lane Cake is an ima
Rotten day cares don't hide behind God, just the Alabama Legislature
Al.com / Posted 15 days ago
from trying make it legal to hunt over a big pile of corn. Lane Cake is an imaginary problem, and yet every year the Alabama Legislature considers the same resolution to make it the Alabama state dessert. If they'd just pass the thing so we... Read more
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Al.com
Franklin Graham holding Montgomery rally at noon on Capitol stepsCapitol. In a post on Facebook, Graham said he will address a range of topics,
Franklin Graham holding Montgomery rally at noon on Capitol steps
Al.com / Posted 16 days ago
Capitol. In a post on Facebook, Graham said he will address a range of topics, including the bill currently before the Alabama Legislature that would recognize a human fetus as a person. "I pray that this state will recognize a fetus as a... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Super Bowl champ DeMarcus Ware to receive Troy leadership award“DeMarcus Ware Day” in the Old House Chamber, and a legislative proclamation pr
Super Bowl champ DeMarcus Ware to receive Troy leadership award
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 16 days ago
“DeMarcus Ware Day” in the Old House Chamber, and a legislative proclamation presentation in a special joint session of the Alabama Legislature. Ware, who plays defensive end for the Denver Broncos, has built a legendary career through hard work.... Read more
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Al.com
AHSAA's home-school rule shows the NCAA how to do the right thingFlorida, it can work for any number of young men and women here. Oh, sure, it
AHSAA's home-school rule shows the NCAA how to do the right thing
Al.com / Posted 17 days ago
Florida, it can work for any number of young men and women here. Oh, sure, it could've and should've happened sooner. The Alabama Legislature gets plenty of credit for speeding the process along by pushing for a so-called Tim Tebow Act to force... Read more
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Al.com
When it comes to ethics, Alabama politicians play by different rulesAttention teachers. You know you can't accept a gift basket from a grateful stu
When it comes to ethics, Alabama politicians play by different rules
Al.com / Posted 17 days ago
Attention teachers. You know you can't accept a gift basket from a grateful student. Because that would be wrong. The Alabama Legislature made it clear. The Alabama Ethics Commission even made you watch an interminable video to hammer it home. A... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Troy to celebrate DeMarcus Ware Day on April 19Bentley will hold a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Capitol Building. Ware will
Troy to celebrate DeMarcus Ware Day on April 19
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 17 days ago
Bentley will hold a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Capitol Building. Ware will also address a special joint session of the Alabama Legislature before returning to Troy for the evening festivities. Ware, a member of the inaugural class of the Troy... Read more
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Al.com
Troy, state to honor DeMarcus Ware on April 19will hold a special proclamation ceremony on April 19 at the Capitol Building b
Troy, state to honor DeMarcus Ware on April 19
Al.com / Posted 17 days ago
will hold a special proclamation ceremony on April 19 at the Capitol Building before Ware addresses a joint session of the Alabama Legislature in the morning. The events shift to Troy for the evening ceremonies. At 5 p.m. CDT at Trojan Arena, Troy... Read more
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