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4:40 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

Alabama on SCOTUS's ACA Ruling, Coosa River Fish Survery

The U.S. Supreme Court says federal tax subsidies for health care should stay. That's been perceived as good news for more than one hundred and thirty thousand Alabamians. That's how many people in our state afford insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Ron Pollack is the Executive Director of Families USA, a national advocacy organization for health care consumers. He says today’s Supreme Court decision may encourage Alabama and other states to expand Medicaid…

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Newscast
9:24 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Google Coming to North Alabama, Coosa River Survey

Google data center in Iowa

The TVA’s Widows Creek power plant near Stevenson is shutting down soon, and it’s already found a new tenant.

Google plans to build a $600 million data center at the site with construction beginning next year.

The data center will be Google’s seventh in the U.S. and fourteenth worldwide. They expect to add 75 to 100 high-paying jobs to the north Alabama region once the new data center is operational. The facility is expected to support general Internet traffic as well as the many user services that Google offers.

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Alabama Power Dams
4:32 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Groups Seek Reconsideration Of Alabama Power Dams

Two groups are asking a federal agency to reconsider the license renewal for Alabama Power's seven dams on the Coosa River.
Credit Alabama Power / Wikipedia

Two groups have asked a federal agency to reconsider the license renewal for Alabama Power's seven dams on the Coosa River.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Alabama Power's new license last month. The Alabama Rivers Alliance and American Rivers say more study is needed. Alabama Rivers Alliance program director Mitch Reid says the renewal was a bad decision based on bad data. The two groups are being represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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