Jackson, AL – A magnitude 3.3 earthquake shook parts of Clarke County early Tuesday morning but apparently caused no damage. The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says the epicenter of the minor earthquake was about 25 miles north of Jackson. It hit about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Some people did report being awakened by the quake, and others say their dishes were knocked off of their countertops.
Washington, D.C. – An Alabama law school graduate has been appointed special assistant to President Bush and senior director of legislative affairs. Michael Allen most recently was special assistant to the President for legislative affairs. In that post, he managed congressional relations for the White House. Allen previously worked for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions. He also worked for the Office of Homeland Security and in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs at the State Department.
Tuscaloosa, AL – The public's access to information has been considered one of the cornerstones of American democracy. In part four of his series on Freedom of Information issues in Alabama, Butler Cain reports the federal government is trying to strengthen its access laws, and one of our state senators is supporting the measure.