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ASU MLK Convocation 2016

Jan 13, 2016

January 19, 2016 

Dunn- Oliver Acadome

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Alabama House Speaker Asked to Step Down

Jan 12, 2016

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is being asked to step down by the Alabama Republican Party steering committee.  The committee approved a resolution Sunday asking him to vacate his leadership role until his trial on ethics charges is over.  Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan says Hubbard will have difficulty meeting the demands as speaker while embroiled in a legal situation.  She states further that the Legislature need focused attention without distractions.  Hubbard in a written statement, claims Lathan still harbors resentment over last year's budget fight.

Three Deaths Linked to Tuberculosis Outbreak

Jan 12, 2016

State health officials say three people are dead amid a tuberculosis outbreak in the west Alabama town of Marion.  The health department says 20 people from the Perry County city of 3,500 have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness in the last year.  Four others have been diagnosed with TB around Tuscaloosa, and two in Centreville.  Health officials say those people are linked to cases in Marion.  The agency is planning a community meeting about the outbreak in Marion on Thursday.  It's offering $20 dollars each to Marion residents who come in for TB blood tests.

Two Republican Lawmakers Propose State Lottery

Jan 12, 2016

Two Republican legislators say the time has come for a lottery in Alabama.  State Representative Alan Harper and State Senator Jim McClendon announced they will be introducing a lottery proposal during the upcoming session.  McClendon says, if passed by the Legislature and ratified by voters, it would allow for the creation of a state lottery.  According to estimates provided by the Legislative Fiscal Office, the lottery could generate up to $300 million annually in Alabama.  The legislation does not make specific recommendations for how the lottery revenue would be allocated.  

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Jan 12, 2016

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Gas Prices Predicted to Fall

Jan 11, 2016

USA Today is reporting the national average for gasoline is at a seven year low.  Triple A is predicting gas prices for regular may drop to a dollar a gallon, the lowest since 1999.  Triple A says national gas prices hover around $1.96 per gallon; while Alabama's gas prices average about $1.72 a gallon.  Alabama ranks number 6th in the nation for the lowest gas prices.  

Sunday Sales Debate

Jan 11, 2016

Residents in one of Alabama's most populous counties will decide whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales.  Shelby County is set to vote on the alcohol referendum during the primary election on March 1st.  The county is one of the largest in the state with more than 200,000 residents just south of Birmingham.  Baptist leader Joe Godfrey tells WBMA-TV that the Alabama Citizens Action Program will work with area pastors to defeat the measure.  But business managers and some elected leaders say Sunday sales are needed to help generate revenue.  

Single Vehicle Wreck Causes Traffic Congestion

Jan 11, 2016

Alabama State Troopers are investigating a single-vehicle wreck.  WSFA reports the accident happened along the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 in Macon County near Exit 22, blocking one lane of traffic.  

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Upcoming ASU Home Athletic Events 2016

Jan 8, 2016

A list of upcoming home sporting events for Alabama State University. Support #myasu #sports 

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