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Thursday 07/02/2015
Alabama to receive $2 billion from BP in Gulf oil spill settlement

BP has agreed to pay the State of Alabama $1 billion in economic damages and approximately $1 billion in natural resource damages and federal penalty monies to resolve the State’s claims arising from the 2010 Gulf oil spill, Attorney General Luther Strange announced in a press release sent Thursday morning. 

Wednesday 07/01/2015
Alabama Gov. Bentley will make 'major announcement' tomorrow

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Attorney General Luther Strange will hold a news conference Thursday morning in Montgomery regarding "a major statewide announcement."

Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says Alabama counties must abide by court decisions allowing gay marriage.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Alabama tries to stave off federal prison intervention

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At Elmore Correctional Center prison north of Montgomery, rows of bunk beds fill a large room that was designed to hold about half of the 196 inmates who currently live there. The beds are so close together an angry inmate could reach out and punch another man without ever touching the floor.

Monday 06/29/2015
Same-sex couples can marry in Lee County; Alabama probate judges are still divided

Lee County joined roughly half of Alabama counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Monday, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that led many marriage license offices – including Lee County’s – to close early Friday.

Alabama Supreme Court asks for motions in marriage case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court is asking parties to weigh in on the impact of the landmark ruling giving gay and lesbian people the right to marry nationwide.

Friday 06/26/2015
Former Auburn football player dies in Dale County wreck

James Andrew Kiger, 40, played for Tigers in 1995-96

Thursday 06/25/2015
Victory for VictoryLand: Judge rules in favor of Macon County casino

A judge ruled Thursday the state can’t shut down Macon County’s VictoryLand while allowing similar casinos to operate throughout Alabama.

Wednesday 06/24/2015
Alabama House Speaker Hubbard requests removal of Confederate flag

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) issued the following statement regarding his request to remove the Confederate flag from the Old House Chamber: