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Senate GOP in Final Scramble to Erase Obama Health Care Law

Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. But Democrats and their allies are going all-out to stop the drive. The initial Republican effort crashed in July in the GOP-run Senate. Majority…

Auburn QB Sean White Dismissed from Team

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has dismissed former starting quarterback Sean White following a suspension and a subsequent arrest. The 15th-ranked Tigers' backup quarterback was arrested early Sunday morning on a charge of public intoxication. White had been suspended for the…

Emmy Winners

Here's a list of all of the 2017 Emmy awards from CBS: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/emmy-awards-2017-full-list-of-winners/

Special U.S. Senate Election

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has endorsed the man appointed to the other Alabama U.S. Senate seat in a bid for a full term in office. Shelby says Luther Strange..."not only understands the complex issues facing our nation, but he…

Good News For Alabama Kids

The number of children in Alabama without any health insurance has continued to drop. The numbers are from the U.S. Census Bureau, and they show almost 49 of every 50 children in the state now have health insurance....despite the fact…

ADECA Donates Items to Florida for Irma Relief

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is sending help to the state of Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. ADECA’s Surplus Property Division is donating more than 6,000 items to Florida’s State Agency for Surplus Property program,…

Alabama Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2 Percent

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate is 4.2%, down from July’s rate of 4.5%, and well below August 2016’s rate of 5.9%. “After hovering near the national unemployment rate for several months, Alabama’s…

Motel 6 & Guest Lists

By STEFAN BECKET CBS NEWS September 14, 2017, 10:31 AM Motel 6 in Arizona tipped off ICE to undocumented guests A Motel 6 in Arizona is said to have shared guest lists with ICE agents.  KPHO-TV Last Updated Sep 14, 2017 12:12 PM…

Carrington Dropping Out of Governor's Race

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington is dropping out of the 2018 race for governor. Carrington made the announcement Wednesday on social media. He said his six-month campaign had been fascinating, and he had learned much about the state. However, he…

Jefferson Co. Commissioner Dropping Out of 2018 Governor's Race

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington is dropping out of the 2018 race for governor. Carrington made the announcement Wednesday on social media. He said his six-month campaign had been fascinating, and he had learned much about the state. However, he…

Birmingham-Southern College Cuts Tuition by Over 50 Percent

Tuition and fees are going down at Birmingham-Southern College. The university said Tuesday that it's reducing tuition and mandatory fees by more than 50 percent starting in fall 2018. Al.com reports officials say the drop in tuition is expected to…

FEMA Trucks Leave Alabama Headed to Florida

A convoy of federal emergency management trucks was preparing to head to Florida from an Alabama staging area to help with Irma recovery. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has scheduled 180 trucks to depart Alabama for Florida on Tuesday. That's…

Heavy Traffic Expected as Evacuees Head Home

As the remnants of Hurricane Irma move through Alabama with tropical storm strength, the Alabama Department of Transportation is ramping up efforts with state and local law enforcement to conduct the state’s largest ever movement of evacuee traffic returning to…

President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for Alabama

The office of Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that President has approved her request for a presidential disaster declaration for Alabama. The President declared that an emergency exists in the state and ordered federal assistance to supplement existing response efforts…

Hurricane Irma: Closings and Cancellations

These are the closings and cancellations that have been made because of Hurricane Irma's expected impact on parts of Alabama: SCHOOLS: Alabama State University -  closed Tuesday Alexander City Schools - Closed Tuesday Auburn University - Classes will resume Tuesday at Noon;…

Gov. Kay Ivey Activates State Emergency Operations Center

Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Clanton to level one and the activation of the Alabama National Guard for state active duty, due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma and the state’s…

Auburn University Cancels Classes Because of Hurricane Irma

Auburn University has announced that classes are being canceled and normal operations suspended for Monday, Sept. 11 due to Hurricane Irma. The university says students and others with campus interests should monitor auburn.edu for updates.

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues State of Emergency for Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday issued a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to begin affecting Alabama late this weekend and into the beginning of next week. Gov. Ivey had previously issued limited supplemental States of…

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