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.
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.
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.