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Stories with organization: Alabama state government
  • Ala state senator seeking help after DUI arrest 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 12:47 pm

    ALABASTER, Alabama - The chairman of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday he is seeking professional help following his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.

  • Alabama Rep. Dan Williams dead at age 73 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:13 pm

    ATHENS, Alabama - An Alabama lawmaker who once served as mayor of Athens has died at the age of 73.

  • Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 4:30 pm

    At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "an affront in the face of Almighty God."

  • Roy Moore predicts backlash over court's gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:50 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore says the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage has "destroyed the foundation of our country which is family," and he predicted a conservative Christian backlash.

  • Ala teen to US AG: Kids learn to hate police early 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:41 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - When U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with a group of Birmingham youth and asked them why it's difficult for the general public to empathize with police officers, 16-year-old Ramsay High School student Taylor Sellers gave it to her straight.

  • Confederate flags taken down from Alabama state Capitol story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 9:52 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Four Confederate flags were taken down from outside the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday as Gov. Robert Bentley ordered their removal amid national controversy about the official display of Confederate emblems on government grounds.

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch to visit Birmingham 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:34 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is scheduled to visit Birmingham to discuss strengthening relationships between law enforcement and citizens.

  • Ala senator gets free hotel for promise to renovate 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 11:37 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh is a handy man to have around the Alabama State House. During the 2015 legislative session, the state's top senator tore down walls known as filibusters, swept the floor of unwanted bills and drew a blue print for bringing gambling to Alabama.

  • Police: Officers shoot, kill woman on Alabama interstate 
    Updated: Jun-18-15 10:07 am

    CLANTON, Alabama - Authorities say officers shot and killed a woman who led them on a pursuit and then fired a gun at them during a confrontation on an Alabama interstate.

  • Lawmakers finish first session under new structure 
    Updated: Jun-14-15 8:55 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama lawmakers have finished their first legislative session under a new pay structure that gives them a salary equal to the median household income in the state

  • Oklahoma Creeks oppose Alabama Indian gambling compact 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 8:37 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Oklahoma Creeks, upset over an Alabama's tribe's casino development on what they said is sacred ancestral ground, this month asked Gov. Robert Bentley to reject calls for a gambling compact with the tribe.

  • Alabama House members hold budget workday 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 9:17 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The session is over, but members of the Alabama House of Representatives met Thursday on their chief unresolved problem: a shortfall in the state's general fund budget.

  • AG Luther Strange explains recusal in Hubbard case 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 10:05 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he stepped aside from an investigation into House Speaker Mike Hubbard because his campaign used Hubbard's printing company.

  • Bentley signs Alabama Accountability Act 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 6:08 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - More money could soon be available for a school choice scholarship program that helps Alabama families pay for private school.

  • Alabama high court upholds ruling on teeth-whitening limits 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 8:58 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that teeth-whitening procedures in the state may only be performed by licensed dentists.