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Bill for marijuana derivative breezes 34-0
Three police officers are among advocates who appear to be moving closer to achieving what initially was a political longshot: legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative in an election year when Alabama legislators are concerned about the implications of every vote.
State Senate committee approves Common Core 'opt out'
A state Senate committee voted to allow local school systems to opt out of the Common Core curriculum standards, but the legislation still faces a bleak future.
Committee approves budget without teacher bonus
A House committee has approved an education budget aimed at giving teachers more money for their health insurance instead of a raise or bonus.
- Alabama committee approves Common Core 'opt out'
- Spring breaker accidentally shot in leg
- Burglars target nonprofit that helps crime victims
Bill for marijuana derivative expands into study
A bill to allow the treatment of epileptic seizures with a marijuana derivative has turned into a $1 million medical study that will supply the product to Alabama families.
Ala woman exploring with Google Glass device
For Rainbow City's Chara Kelley, what started with a simple tweet has turned into a new career with travels around the world.
Last February, Kelley used Twitter to enter a contest from Google and was one of 8,000 people selected to become a "Google Glass Explorer."
Elderly Decatur woman found living with dead spouse
Police in Decatur say officers found a 78-year-old woman who had been living at home with her dead husband for about a month.
House budget seeks to do away with teacher bonus
A House committee will consider a new version of the education budget that does away with a teacher bonus and instead uses the money to try to prevent large increases in education employees' health insurance costs.
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