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Stories with person: Robert Bentley
  • Bentley: Removing Confederate flags was 'right thing to do' 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:31 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley said removing four Confederate flags from the state Capitol was the "right thing to do" and that the state didn't need to go through a fight over the banners.

  • Attorney reprimanded for letter blasting gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:08 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A lawyer for Alabama's judicial system said Wednesday that he has been reprimanded by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for a letter he sent public officials blasting the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.

  • Time will tell if furling the rebel flag means deeper change story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 11:13 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in a region known for fiercely defending its complex traditions, or simply the work of frightened politicians and nervous corporate bean counters scrambling for cover in the wake of another white-on-black atrocity?

  • Confederate flag supporters rally at Alabama's Capitol story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-27-15 10:32 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Confederate flags returned to the cradle of the Confederacy on Saturday as hundreds of flag supporters arrived at Alabama's Capitol to protest the removal of four rebel flags from a Confederate monument next to the building where the Confederacy was formed.

  • Confederate symbols still remain in Alabama's Capitol 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 9:32 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Even after Gov. Robert Bentley ordered four rebel flags removed on Wednesday from a Confederate monument on Alabama's Capitol grounds, more subtle symbols remain in and around the building.

  • Confederate heritage group loses its Southern influence 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 7:28 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Sons of Confederate Veterans knew an attack on their cherished symbols would come after seeing photos of the white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers displaying Confederate battle flags. They just didn't expect it from their right flank.

  • Ruling means 130,000 Alabamians keep insurance subsidies 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:10 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that means 132,000 Alabamians will keep subsidies to buy health insurance brought both relief and condemnation Thursday from leaders on opposite sides of the debate over the law.

  • 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.

  • Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-24-15 11:13 am

    ATLANTA - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of her state's Capitol. But she hasn't said the Confederate veterans' monument alongside the flag should go.

  • Lawmaker wants Confederate flag removed from Capitol grounds 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 8:13 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A Montgomery lawmaker on Tuesday said Alabama should remove Confederate flags that fly outside the Alabama Capitol next to a towering monument to Confederate soldiers.

  • New system changes way HIV patients getting medication 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 10:29 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Six months ago, Medical AIDS Outreach's Montgomery clinic needed an entire room to store prescription medications for its hundreds of patients.

  • Alabama editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 3:01 pm

    Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:

  • State budget gaps force longer sessions in some legislatures 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 1:44 pm

    ATLANTA - With budget deadlines looming for nearly all states, disagreements over closing deficits or expanding Medicaid are forcing several legislatures to extend their sessions.

  • Family behind new Ala. 'Right to Try' looks beyond the bill story has photos
    Updated: Jun-07-15 8:32 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gabe Griffin lobbied his first bill at the age of 9. It became law when he turned 10. He'll be in a wheelchair when he turns 12. Without the right drugs, his parents say he'll be dead in a decade.