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STATE: Alabama reaches agreement on voter registration
Alabama could see more low-income citizens signing up to vote now that voter rights groups and state officials have reached an agreement ensuring people who apply for social services also receive voter registration applications.
Traffic advisory: Road/ramp closures on I-565 EB Exit 7 Ramp and Madison Boulevard
Weather permitting, the Exit 7 ramp of Interstate 565 East and a portion of Madison Boulevard west of County Line Road will be closed beginning Wednesday, Jan 15, for construction of the new I-565 interchange at County Road 3 (County Line Road) in Madison.
STATE: Supporters say Ala. inmate protest is growing
A Dothan minister who works with Alabama inmates says nonviolent protests have spread to other prisons.
States make moves toward paid family leave
Rhode Island, where paid family leave was approved by wide margins in the state House and Senate in just one session in July, joins California and New Jersey as the only states to offer workers family leave that is paid not by taxpayers or employers but, like Social Security, out of a pool of employee paycheck contributions.
STATE: AP photographer Martin collapses at game, dies
Dave Martin, a longtime Associated Press photographer based in Montgomery, Ala., died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome field after the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night.
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. closing Boaz poultry plant
Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is closing a poultry plant that employs about 1,200 people in north Alabama, local officials said Tuesday, another blow to a region already dealing with job losses.
Virginia, Alabama races show tea party limits
In the closing days of his losing campaign for Virginia's governorship, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called the contest a referendum on Affordable Health Care. Virginia voter Lee Killen saw it instead as a referendum on the tea party — and he voted no.
Byrne wins GOP runoff in Ala.'s 1st District
Bradley Byrne has won the Republican runoff in Alabama's 1st Congressional District.
School worker ordered to jail for sex with student
A former Fayette County school system employee has been ordered to spend six months in jail as part of a 20-year sentence on a charge of having sex with a student.
STATE: Birmingham airport evacuated over threat
The terminal at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport has been evacuated because of a threat.
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