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Ala group dropped tax-exempt bid amid IRS delays
Faced with what seemed to activists like a curious amount of scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service and mounting expenses, an Alabama tea party group gave up its fight for tax-exempt status rather than answer yet another letter from the federal government.
Ala. lawmakers close to compromise on gun law
Key legislators have agreed on sweeping changes to Alabama gun laws, but the deal still must clear one more hurdle before it can go to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.
Alabama legislators wrap up state budgets
The Alabama Legislature wrapped up work on both state budgets Thursday, including passing a nearly $5.8 billion education budget for the coming school year that will fund a 2 percent pay raise for K-12 employees, give extra money to all levels of education, and expand the state's pre-kindergarten program.
School security officer bill passes Ala. House
In a late night session, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a school safety bill that will allow city and county school systems to hire armed school security officers.
Legislature OKs changes to school tax credit law
The Alabama Legislature has approved legislation that says private schools and non-failing public schools don't have to accept students transferring from failing public schools.
Tuscaloosa schools eye drug testing for students
Officials in Tuscaloosa City Schools are considering a policy to randomly test students for drugs.
Constitutional amendment on guns nears final step in Alabama
Alabama lawmakers are one step from letting voters decide, at least in theory, whether to make it harder for government to adopt restrictions on firearms.
UPDATE: Neighbors don't object to grandmother's bond in running death case
Neighbors say they don’t object to a woman being released on bond as she awaits trial in the death of her granddaughter, who prosecutors say was run to death.
Grandmother charged with running girl to death seeks to bond out of jail
An Alabama grandmother is trying to get out of jail as she awaits trial in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter, who prosecutors say was forced to run until she died.
Ammo shortage affects Ala. police qualifying
A national ammunition shortage has created problems at the local level for law enforcement agencies.
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