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Thursday 10/01/2015
Hillary Clinton to visit Birmingham this month

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to address black Democrats in Alabama next month.

Monday 09/21/2015
VA whistleblower to testify before Senate committee Tuesday

After discovering an allegedly secret waiting list -- which he used to prove 2,700 veterans suffered, and 37 died, awaiting medical attention at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, La., -- Opelika native and Veterans Affairs whistleblower Shea Wilkes was cleared of what some suspected to be a bogus criminal investigation by the Office of the Inspector General on June 24. On Tuesday, he is expected to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in Washington, D.C., about the fallout he experienced as a whistleblower, and why fellow truth tellers should receive adequate protection from those who seek to keep them quiet.

Thursday 09/17/2015
Aquarium trains otter to use inhaler for asthma

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Aquarium has diagnosed a sea otter with asthma and is training the animal to use an inhaler.

Learn the intricate details about the Constitution during Constitution Week

Though much in society has changed since the U.S. Constitution was written, the foundation it laid for the United States in its infancy still stands strong.

Monday 09/14/2015
Area pastor walks Washington State to collect thousands of shoes

Almost 20 years ago, Opelika Pastor Rick Hagans met a little boy in a Mexican dump who made a simple request – exchange the toys brought for him from Harvest Evangelism for a pair of shoes.

Friday 09/11/2015
Lee County commemorates 14th anniversary of 9/11

The American flag at Auburn’s Fire Station No.1 was one of countless symbols of freedom across the country that flew at half-mast Friday, Sept. 11, morning, a reminder that 14 years ago the United States endured extreme hardship countered with unbridled courage and unity, a memory that has been immortalized.

Thursday 08/27/2015
Obama sees message of resilience on streets of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting on tidy porch stoops and dining at a thriving corner eatery, President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Mississippi State University all clear after active shooter

UPDATE:11:05 a.m.

Iran deal supporters hold vigil in Opelika as part of National Day of Action

Constituents from Alabama’s Thi rd Congressional District gathered at noon Wednesday at the Federal Building in downtown Opelika in support of a negotiated nuclear deal with Iran -- one of more than 150 rallies held outside Congressional offices nationwide as part of National Day of Action to prevent war in the Middle East -- as the proposed deal’s September deadline quickly approaches.