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2010 Census Already Controversial

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Every decade, the U.S. Census is mailed to households nationwide. It helps the government make important decisions. But this time around, it's causing some controversy.

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Alabama Jobless Rates Rises

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Alabama's unemployment rate has risen to 10.2 percent, the highest figure in more than 25 years.

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Study Finds Alabama Should Fund PACT

Posted: 08/18/2009 - An independent study of Alabama's prepaid college tuition program shows that the most viable option for the troubled program is for the state to finance it over 18 years.

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Man Charged with Poisoning Wife

Updated: 08/17/2009 - Lauderdale County authorities late Monday afternoon said they'd arrested a local man for trying to kill his wife by poisoning her.

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2007 Enterprise Tornado Promps School Changes

Posted: 08/16/2009 - The tornado that killed eight Enterprise High School students in 2007 has prompted some systems to put built-in shelters or reinforced walls in new buildings being constructed.

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Regulators Shut Down Alabama Bank

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Regulators have shut down Colonial BancGroup Inc., a major lender in real estate development that buckled under the collapse of the market. It was the biggest U.S. bank to fail this year, with about $25 billion in assets.

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Suspect In Civil Rights Murders Dies

Posted: 08/15/2009 - The Justice Department says an investigation into the killings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964 will continue despite the death of a key suspect. Billy Wayne Posey died Thursday at the age of 73.

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Gas Prices Rising

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Mississippi's average gas price increased from around $2.30 per gallon July 24 to about $2.45 a gallon Thursday.

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Siegelman, Scrushy Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

Updated: 08/12/2009 - Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn their federal bribery convictions.

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Alabama's 'Move Over' Law Strengthened

Posted: 08/11/2009 - The state of Alabama has strengthened its 'move over' law, extending it to include wreckers with emergency response vehicles.

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New School Plans Progressing

Updated: 08/10/2009 - School starts Tuesday in Sumter County, Ala. And preliminary work has already begun on a new consolidated high school there, slated to be finished in a couple of years.

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Choctaw County Keeps JROTC

Posted: 08/10/2009 - Students in Choctaw County, Ala., returned to class Monday to continue a program that was almost given the ax.

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Alleged Hit And Run Ruled Domestic Dispute

Updated: 08/09/2009 - A woman told police she jumped out of her boyfriend's car because he was beating her. She continued to say that when she jumped out the car rolled over her foot.

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Mississippi U.S. Rep. Heading To Israel

Posted: 08/08/2009 - He says he will participate in high-level meetings with a wide variety of leaders, including Israeli, Palestinian, secular, religious, government, opposition party and business.

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