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Alabama
2:23 pm
Mon May 10, 2004

Crawfish Rediscovered in Daphne

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Alabama
12:17 pm
Mon May 10, 2004

Lawmakers Considering a Tobacco Tax

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Alabama
4:49 pm
Fri May 7, 2004

Lawmakers Have One Day to Reconcile Budget

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Alabama
2:22 pm
Fri May 7, 2004

Incinerator Will Increase Burn Rate

Anniston, AL – The Anniston Army Depot's chemical weapons incinerator has been given approval to increase the number of rockets destroyed each hour. Site manager Tim Garrett says the U-S Environmental Protection Agency gave the go ahead. He says it will allow workers to increase rocket disposal to a maximum of 25 per hour. That's about 75 percent of the rate demonstrated during trial burns two months ago. Operations had been limited to destroying 16 rockets per hour.

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Alabama
11:11 am
Fri May 7, 2004

Senate Passes Tobacco Taxes

Montgomery, AL – The state Senate approved a 90 million dollar increase in the state tobacco tax Thursday. The bill would add 23 cents per pack to name brands cigarettes that participate in the national tobacco settlement. Taxes would increase to 63 cents a pack for brands that do not participate in the settlement. Those are mostly generic brands. The tobacco tax increases also must go back to the House to work out some differences. The House approved a smaller tax hike last month.

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Alabama
3:24 pm
Thu May 6, 2004

License Commissioner Looking For Tax Dodgers

Mobile, AL – Mobile County License Commissioner Carol Norris is on the lookout for tax cheats. She says some automobile owners are registering their vehicles in nearby counties where the tax rates are lower. Norris announced plans yesterday to begin pursuing county residents who improperly register their vehicles. She says she's been taking notes as she drives around the county. Those notes and other tips have generated an extra 100-thousand-dollars from people and businesses who should have paid taxes and fees to Mobile County.

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Alabama
11:15 am
Thu May 6, 2004

Campaign Targets Canadian Drugs

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Alabama
10:12 am
Thu May 6, 2004

Legislative Bills Experience Mass Extinction

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Alabama
4:18 pm
Wed May 5, 2004

Bill Would Scrap State Tenure Commission

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Alabama
3:26 pm
Wed May 5, 2004

Sen. Sessions' Law May Be Used in Iraqi Abuse Cases

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APR News Reports
12:11 pm
Wed May 5, 2004

A Firefighter's View

Photo courtesy of the Alabama Forestry Commission

Talladega, AL – The wildfire season is just beginning in the western United States. But here in Alabama, the season has already wrapped up. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain spoke with Arthur Hitt, Talladega County Manager for the Alabama Forestry Commission. Hitt says Talladega County was one of the state's hot spots this spring.

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Alabama
11:02 am
Wed May 5, 2004

State Gets Funds for Weather Recovery

Montgomery, AL – Alabama will receive more than 86 million dollars from the federal government. The loans and grants will help communities recover their losses from severe weather. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide the funds. Severe storms, tornadoes and flooding caused damage in 38 counties last May. The federal aid will provide assistance to nearly 24-thousand people. About 11-and-a-half million dollars will be used for public assistance projects.

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Alabama
2:27 pm
Tue May 4, 2004

Alabama Guardsmen Recovering From Wounds

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Alabama
1:39 pm
Tue May 4, 2004

Cattlemen Will Appeal Judge's Action

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APR News Reports
12:45 pm
Tue May 4, 2004

Alabama Man Targets OSHA

Washington, DC – An Alabama man who lost his son in an industrial accident 10 years ago is lobbying Congress to stiffen worker protection laws. Chad Pergram reports from our Capitol Hill bureau in Washingon.

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