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Gov. Robert Bentley

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Medical Marijuana Gains Traction In The Deep South

Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states.

02/11/2014

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his wife, Dianne, take questions from the media.  (credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Ala Schools Closing Ahead Of Winter Threat

Gov. Robert Bentley issued a state of emergency for all of Alabama amid an approaching winter storm that prompted schools and businesses to announce closures or late openings Tuesday in northern counties forecast to get the brunt of any ice, sleet or snow.

02/10/2014

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DOJ Report Claims Jail Staff Forced Women Prisoners To Perform Strip Show

Alabama Department of Corrections officials and Gov. Robert Bentley’s office say they had been working to improve conditions at Julia Tutwiler Prison before a federal investigation found evidence of inmates being sexually abused by staff and fellow prisoners.

01/23/2014

The U.S. attorney in Birmingham says her office is monitoring allegations of racial discrimination and segregation within the sorority and fraternity system at the University of Alabama. (Photo by Lance King/Replay Photos via Getty Images)

Feds Monitoring Alleged Racial Segregation In Alabama Greek Life

The U.S. attorney in Birmingham says her office is monitoring allegations of racial discrimination and segregation within the sorority and fraternity system at the University of Alabama.

09/19/2013

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Alabama Gun Bill Allows Employees To Have Firearms In Car At Work

Key legislators have agreed on sweeping changes to Alabama gun laws, but the deal still must clear one more hurdle before it can go to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature.

05/10/2013

Anti-abortion protesters attend the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Ala. Lawmakers Approve Measure Placing Stricter Regulations On Abortion Clinics

Alabama lawmakers late Tuesday gave final passage to a measure placing stricter regulations on clinics that provide abortions.

04/03/2013