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There is no accountability in HB106

Newspapers have a long history of serving as watchdogs for their communities, holding local officials accountable, and shining light on issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. Requiring government bodies to continue to print public notices in newspapers is a key step in ensuring that these important watchdog functions are preserved. However, there is currently a…

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Let’s not put the foxes in charge of the henhouse

Politicians in Montgomery are considering legislation that would allow local governments to post legally mandated public notices on their own websites instead of publishing them in local newspapers. It’s a dangerous proposal that would sabotage transparency by authorizing the government to take over a function now contracted out to private businesses. House Bill 106 is…

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UA Hosting 22nd Annual Alabama Autism Conference Feb. 24

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama will be hosting the 22nd Annual Alabama Autism Conference on Feb. 24 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. Attendees can also participate online. Each February, the Alabama Autism Conference presents the latest research regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. This year’s focus is “Expanded Insights…

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Red Cross urges residents to prepare for severe weather

With the possibility of severe weather, including a risk of tornadoes, across much of the state the American Red Cross urges those in the path of this line of storms to prepare now. Stay weather aware and listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Red Cross disaster workers are on standby…

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ALEA Wraps Up 2022 with 19 Fewer Traffic Fatalities than Previous Year

 MONTGOMERY – Over the course of 2022, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division investigated crashes that resulted in 19 fewer lives lost on Alabama’s roadways.  This past year, ALEA Troopers investigated a total of 31,990 traffic crashes, which resulted in 10,914 injuries and 586 fatalities reported. Crashes declined by 2,185…

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U-Haul Ranks ALABAMA the No. 20 Growth State of 2022

Jan. 3, 2023 — Alabama is the No. 20 growth state in America, according to the U-Haul® Growth Index analyzing customer moves during 2022. People arriving in Alabama in one-way U-Haul trucks fell 1% from 2021, but departures fell 5% as overall moving traffic slowed. Due to fewer people leaving Alabama, it netted a larger…

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