Ten landmarks have been selected for Alabama's new tax credits for rehabilitation projects.
The Alabama Historical Commission says more applications were submitted than the $20 million in tax credits that are available annually. The commission says 10 projects have qualified for 2014 tax credits and 10 more are on a wait list.
A longshot Republican candidate for governor is campaigning again after being sidelined by illness.
Former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George said Thursday that he was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic on Oct. 2. The illness involves a low blood platelet count. It required lots of treatments to get his platelet count back to normal and end his fatigue. But George says he's back to running.
Alabama's newest member of Congress has landed seats on committees that he says will be important to his south Alabama district.
Republican Bradley Byrne was sworn in Wednesday in Washington to represent the 1st Congressional District. The House Republican Steering Committee has placed him on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says Boeing used the state for leverage when it was shopping for potential plant sites during labor negotiations.
But Bentley said Wednesday that he believes the aircraft manufacturer really was interested in the Huntsville area as a new home for jetliner production. Bentley says putting together a proposal for the plant will help Alabama eventually.
Bentley made his remarks after a luncheon speech in Birmingham where he talked about the upcoming legislative session.
Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne has been sworn in as the newest member of the the House of Representatives.
Byrne easily won a December special election to fill Alabama's 1st Congressional District.
His victory in the general election came after a contentious GOP primary. That race pitted Byrne against businessman Dean Young. Byrne had the backing of many business groups including the Chamber of Commerce. Young was a favorite of local tea party groups and refused to back Byrne after losing to him.
The president of Faulkner University has announced plans to retire after nearly three decades in the position.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports Billy D. Hilyer announced Tuesday that he'll retire May 31, 2015, which is at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. Hilyer has been president of the university for 28 years.
Hilyer's career with the university began in 1974 as a part-time counselor.
Chairman of the university's board of trustees, John W. Hill, says a search committee to find the school's next president has already been formed.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Temperatures dropped to 15 degrees in Birmingham before dawn Wednesday but were expected to climb above freezing later in the day. The slow warm-up expected across Alabama on Wednesday comes after two days of below-freezing temperatures in the state. Lows early Wednesday morning ranged from 12 degrees in Gadsden to 20 degrees in Mobile. The National Weather Service called for a high of 42 degrees in Birmingham on Wednesday as part of a warming trend that includes a projected high of 62 degrees in Birmingham on Saturday.
Voting rights groups and Alabama officials have reached an agreement to make sure people applying for social services receive voter registration material.
The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP and others announced the agreement Tuesday. It calls for the state to proactively offer voter registration services to people when they apply for, renew or submit a change of address to the state Medicaid Agency or state Department of Human Resources.
Alabama's newest member of Congress will take the oath of office Wednesday in Washington.
Republican Bradley Byrne of Fairhope will be sworn in to represent Alabama's 1st Congressional District. A spokesman for Byrne says the ceremony is scheduled for around 2 p.m. on the floor of the House of Representatives. Byrne is planning a reception later Wednesday with seafood from his Gulf coast district.
Byrne won a special election last month to replace Republican Jo Bonner, who resigned to work for the University of Alabama System.
A new report says about 198,000 uninsured Alabamians are eligible for federal subsidies to purchase health insurance under the new federal health care law.
The report by the Kaiser Family Foundation says that number represents 30 percent of Alabama's 660,000 residents without insurance. The report also says about 191,000 people, or 29 percent of Alabama's uninsured, fall into a coverage gap because Alabama is not expanding its Medicaid program under the federal law.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — President Barack Obama has named University of Alabama geologist Samantha Hansen as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The awards recognize scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. The University of Alabama said Hansen is using energy signals from earthquakes to better understand how the Transantarctic mountain range was formed across Antarctica.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Temperatures plunged into the single digits in Alabama as the coldest weather of the season settled over the state. Lows around 5 a.m. ranged from 3 degrees in Haleyville to 14 degrees in Montgomery. The National Weather Service on Tuesday also reported pre-dawn temperatures of 5 degrees in Huntsville; 9 degrees in Anniston; and 10 degrees in Tuscaloosa. Many of the temperatures were 20 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. The weather service said that in Huntsville, for instance, the typical low on Jan. 7 is 31.7 degrees.