WVAS Local News

Oct 25, 2013

Abortion opponents are asking the state to impose tighter restrictions on doctors performing the medical procedure in Alabama.  The state health agency held a public hearing Thursday on a proposed rule that would drastically reduce the number of abortions a physician's office can perform without being considered an abortion clinic.  A state health committee will decide later on the final rule. 

Walmart Proposal

A Wal-Mart representative has offered a proposal to a state Medicaid reform panel that would make the chain Alabama's main provider of drugs through Medicaid.  The Anniston Star reports that members of the Alabama Medicaid Pharmacy Study Commission head the proposal Thursday.  Panel members were appointed by the governor to look for ways to save money on drugs dispensed through Medicaid.  A Wal-Mart representative proposed that Wal-Mart become the main dispenser of Medicaid drugs. 

Legacy Garden

The "Legacy Garden" at H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College opened to the public Friday in Montgomery.  The garden honors the city's pioneers in civil, voting and human rights.  Archivist, Dr. Gwen Patton said the garden features a stone and rock waterfall.  The honorees were Robert Jackson, Jimmie Maiden, Idessa Redden, Charles Conley, Lucille Times and Zecozy Williams.  An archive of the honorees are housed in the Special Collections Department on campus.