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Alabama Media Group Cuts Staff in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Moblie

The Alabama Media Group is laying off at least 15 people total at its three main hubs in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile.

The company announced the cutbacks Tuesday.

Gulf States Reach $18.7B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP that resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Ruling Means 130,000 Alabamians Keep Insurance Subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act means that 130,000 Alabamians will keep subsidies to buy insurance through exchanges.

Google Building $600 Million Data Center in Alabama

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says Google is planning to build a $600 million data center in northeast Alabama. Bentley said Wednesday that Google will build the data center on a 350 acre plot of land in Stevenson owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Stevenson is about 60 miles northeast of Huntsville.

A Look At What Passed And Failed In The 2015 Session

Alabama’s 2015 legislative session ended with Governor Robert Bentley vetoing the general fund budget and pledging to bring lawmakers back into special session. Here’s a look at what passed and failed this session.

UAB Football Retuns

UAB President Ray Watts addresses the media in a July 1, 2015 press conference   BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – UAB President Ray Watts said Monday he is bringing the football program back in 2016, reversing a decision to shut it down because it was too expensive. Watts cited renewed financial commitment from supporters, students and […]

Bentley Calls Tutwiler Settlement ‘Positive Step’ For State

Governor Robert Bentley is praising a settlement between the state and the U.S. Justice Department over conditions at Alabama’s only prison for women. Bentley says the agreement announced Thursday is a “positive step forward” for the corrections agency.

Judge: Gay Couples Across Alabama Have Right To Marry

A federal judge has ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage.

Bentley Says State Parks, Mental Health Cuts Possible If Taxes Aren’t Raised

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says Alabama will face severe cuts in state services if legislators refuse to raise taxes. The governor described the potential budget cuts during a speech on Wednesday. Bentley says Alabama could see the closure of state parks, reductions in mental health services, longer courthouse lines, a possible release of state inmates and other consequences.