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Medicaid Enrollment
3:55 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

State Says Alabama Medicaid Monthly Enrollment Tops 1M

State officials say Alabama Medicaid's monthly enrollment has topped 1 million for the first time.
Credit PBS

State officials say Alabama Medicaid's monthly enrollment has topped 1 million for the first time.

Officials said Thursday that a review of data for the first five months of the year show the milestone happened in February. Officials attribute the increase to a federally required transfer of children from the state's All Kids program and changes in how Medicaid eligibility is determined. Officials say the numbers also reflect the first enrollment of individuals who applied for coverage through the federal health exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Alabama AG-Obama
3:48 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Alabama Attorney General Likes Suing Obama

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has sued over the Affordable Care Act, opposed the Obama administration on environmental regulations and filed court briefs in several cases involving federal policy.
Credit LutherStrange.com

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he goes to work every day and thinks of a way to sue the Obama administration.

Al.com reports that Strange made the comment in a speech to the Republican Women of Huntsville. He told the group Tuesday that part of his oath of office compelled him in that pursuit. He described it as a full-time job that's the best job in Alabama politics. Strange has sued over the Affordable Care Act, opposed the Obama administration on environmental regulations and filed court briefs in several cases involving federal policy.

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Prison Changes-Ward
3:45 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Leader Of Alabama Task Force To Testify In DC

State Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster will be in Washington on July 15 to speak to a congressional subcommittee about making changes in prisons.
Credit camward.com

State Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster will be in Washington on July 15 to speak to a congressional subcommittee about making changes in prisons.

Ward is chairman of Alabama's new Prison Reform Task Force. The House Judiciary Committee's crime subcommittee invited him to speak at a hearing on prison reform, and Ward accepted.

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Alabama Plane Crash
3:40 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

No Distress Calls Made Before Alabama Plane Crash

Federal investigators say no distress calls were made by crew members before their plane crashed shortly after takeoff at Huntsville's airport, killing three people on board.
Credit NTSB

Federal investigators say no distress calls were made by crew members before their plane crashed shortly after takeoff at Huntsville's airport, killing three people on board.

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says witnesses saw the 10-seat Westwind II aircraft climb to an estimated 50 to 200 feet, then roll to the right before it crashed June 18.

The NTSB report released Wednesday says the crew was doing training maneuvers, and the purpose was proficiency exams for two pilots.

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Newscast
6:34 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Space community mourns a loss, Aviation gets a boost at Auburn

6am Newscast

Thursday July 3, 2014

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Science & Health
6:28 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Auburn University Upgrades Aviation Program

Bill Hutto, Auburn University Airport director, speaks to members of the media on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Auburn Regional Airport about the planned creation of a new Auburn University Aviation Center.
Credit Albert Cesare/oanow.com

Auburn University officials say upgrades to the school's aviation program will focus on research and supporting the aerospace and aviation industries.

School officials on Tuesday said a new aviation center will oversee Auburn's flight school and work with the Harbert School of Business on professional flight management and aviation management programs.

School officials say they're hoping the upgraded aviation program will support economic development in Alabama. The center will be housed at the Auburn University Regional Airport.

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Arts & Life
6:16 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Deadline For Gator Hunters Approaching

Credit country-magazine.com

The deadline for getting a tag to hunt alligators is coming up in Alabama.

The state has been holding regulated hunt for alligators for eight years, and hunters have until July 8 to get a tag for this year. The cost is $22.

The state wildlife agency will issue 240 tags in three zones, and everyone receiving a tag can kill one alligator.

The alligator hunting areas cover much of the southern half of the state, where the reptiles are most common.

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Newscast
5:11 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

VA Records And Remembering The Civil Rights Act

5pm Newscast

Wednesday July 2, 2014

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Veterans Health-Alabama
3:58 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Alabama Congresswoman Seeks VA Records

Republican Rep. Martha Roby of Montgomery said Wednesday that she wrote to the acting secretary of veterans affairs seeking records of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System.
Credit en.wikipedia.org

An Alabama congresswoman is seeking extensive records from the Veterans Administration about the health care of veterans in central Alabama.

Republican Rep. Martha Roby of Montgomery said Wednesday that she wrote to the acting secretary of veterans affairs seeking records of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. Roby says she wants the records because of complaints she has received and because of government investigations that have revealed problems with long waits and medical records altered.

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Arts & Life
3:57 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

A "Musical" salute to APR

APR

The Alabama Public Radio was honored to hear that the University of Alabama would play the composition “Celebrating Achievement” on Denny Chimes today, in recognition of the news team winning the national UNITY award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. The award was for a year’s worth of coverage on APR about the 50th anniversary of key moments in Alabama’s fight for civil rights in 1963.

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Mosquito Virus-Alabama
3:55 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Alabama Has More Possible Mosquito Virus Cases

Alabama may have four more cases of the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya.
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Alabama may have four more cases of the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya (chik-in-GUHN'-yuh).

Dr. Thomas Miller of the Alabama Department of Public Health says the Centers for Disease Control has sent back preliminary positive findings on four Alabama residents. Final results are not complete. Two are from Colbert County and the others are from Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties.

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Newscast
6:37 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Huntsville school segregation row and AEA funding takes a hit

6am Newscast

Wednesday July 2, 2014

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Business & Education
6:25 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Hattiesburg Mail Processing Moving to Mobile

The Hattiesburg Post Office's Customer Service Mail Processing Center will be moving to Mobile, Alabama, in 2015.

Enola Rice, U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman, tells The Hattiesburg American Hattiesburg, Grenada and Gulfport mail processing will be part of Planned Phase 2 of consolidating up to 82 facilities beginning in January.

Rice said the consolidations will be completed by the fall mailing season.

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Politics & Government
6:17 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Bentley Appoints Workforce Council

Credit blog.al.com

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed nearly 30 people to a council that will advise state officials and education leaders on tailoring the state's educational programs to the workforce needs of new and existing businesses.

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Newscast
5:08 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Alabama's Abortion Law And AEA Dues

5pm Newscast

Tuesday July 1, 2014

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