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THE WITNESS LIST: A parade of who’s who in state politics subpoenaed in Mike Hubbard trial

(Editor's note: This story was published earlier but is being republished to provide background during the Mike Hubbard trial.)

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Thursday 05/26/2016
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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Feds question Alabama governor's ex-law enforcement chief

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The former law enforcement chief who accused Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley of having an affair with an adviser has been questioned by federal investigators about the governor's administration, the official's attorney said Wednesday.

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DAY 2: HUBBARD ETHICS TRIAL

Tuesday 05/24/2016
TUESDAY WRAPUP: Witness claims firm handled Hubbard payments

DAY 1: HUBBARD ETHICS TRIAL

Monday 05/23/2016
HOW WE GOT HERE: Timeline, explanation of charges and background in corruption trial of indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard

(Editor's note: Coverage from the trial will be updated continuously on oanow.com. The following article first published May 22 explains the charges Hubbard faces, and the timeline bringing us to this point.)

Friday 05/20/2016
New community college merger timeline revealed; regional college slated for operation January 2017

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
UPDATED: Jury selected for Hubbard trial

(Updated, 1 p.m. Wednesday)

Tuesday 05/17/2016
Jury selection continues in Hubbard trial

Jury selection continued Tuesday in the felony ethics trial of indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard, as roughly 60 prospective jurors individually interviewed with attorneys for the prosecution and the defense.

Monday 05/16/2016
Day 2: Jury selection in Hubbard ethics trial continues today

28 excused, deferred or disqualified

Jury selection for Hubbard trial begins today

Jury selection for the felony ethics trial of indicted Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is slated to begin bright and early Monday morning.

Thursday 05/12/2016
Alabama grocer testifies before congressional committee on important role independent grocers play in SNAP program

ARLINGTON, VA – Jimmy Wright, owner of Wright’s Market in Opelika, Alabama, today testified on behalf of the National Grocers Association (NGA) before the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee in a hearing titled “The Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: The Retailer Perspective.” The hearing examined issues that retailers, both large and small, face while administering United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Wednesday 05/04/2016
Baxley: Rumors of Hubbard plea deal false

Indicted Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is not taking a plea deal, his lead defense attorney said Wednesday.

Friday 04/29/2016
Judge denies motion to continue Hubbard ethics trial

Trial slated for late May

Monday 04/25/2016
Trump's sole Senate backer serves as Washington gatekeeper

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions would seem to have little in common.

Friday 04/22/2016
Hubbard attorneys file motion to delay trial till August 1

Defense attorneys for indicted Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard Friday filed a written motion to delay the felony ethics trial until Aug. 1.

Wednesday 04/20/2016
Defense pushes for August trial in Hubbard ethics case

Attorneys for indicted Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard Wednesday asked a Lee County judge to delay the Auburn Republican’s trial until sometime in August.

Wednesday 04/13/2016
State files motions to exclude misconduct arguments in Mike Hubbard case

State prosecutors Wednesday filed a number of motions seeking to limit arguments Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard’s defense team can make at his felony ethics trial, slated for next month.

Monday 03/28/2016
Judge delays Hubbard trial

A Lee County judge delayed the start of indicted Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard’s trial in an order issued Monday morning.

Wednesday 03/23/2016
Gov. Bentley admits making inappropriate remarks to staffer

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley admitted Wednesday he made inappropriate remarks to a top female staffer two years ago, but he denied accusations that he had a physical affair.

Tuesday 03/22/2016
Bentley highlights need for faster Internet in rural Alabama

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley sat beside a young girl in a classroom at Monroeville Elementary School on Monday, looking at the girl's laptop computer, as the two considered a question about the way pulley systems work.

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