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11:05am

Wed September 9, 2009
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Alabama Residents Offer Their Opinions on Workplace Priorities

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A statewide survey of Alabama residents has
been conducted to find their views on workplace priorities.
The poll by Auburn University found that men and women agree
that better benefits packages and higher wages should top the list
of changes or improvements sought in the workplace.
But the genders split when it comes to other priorities.
A majority of women care a lot about flexible work hours and
schedules and also about the availability of onsite or convenient
childcare.

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9:58am

Wed September 9, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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9:35am

Tue September 8, 2009
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Enrollment in Alabama Medicaid has grown by almost 50-Thousand People

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - The Alabama Medicaid Agency says
enrollment has grown by nearly 50,000 people, with the largest
increase in the program most likely to include working families.
Agency spokeswoman Robin Rawls says agency officials believe the
economy is probably behind the increase.
Rawls says enrollment in a Medicaid program for children, teens
and pregnant women has jumped by 45,273 since October 2006.
Families that qualify for the program have incomes at or
slightly above the poverty line.

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9:33am

Tue September 8, 2009
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Governor Bob Riley in Europe This Week on Industry Trip

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley plans to arrive in Europe
on Wednesday for an industrial trip that involves trying to land
new jobs and meeting with companies that have already provided jobs
in Alabama.
Riley is scheduled to meet with an unidentified industrial
prospect and three companies with Alabama operations.
Riley said he will visit with officials of Mercedes-Benz in
Germany on Wednesday. Mercedes has an auto assembly plant in Vance.
After Germany, Riley will go to Spain to visit aerospace giant

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9:30am

Tue September 8, 2009
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Coverage For All Kids Health Insurance is Expanding

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Coverage for Alabama's All Kids
subsidized health insurance plan is expanding, and state officials
expect to sign up thousands of more children for the program.
Families that earn up to three times the federal poverty level,
or $66,156 for a family of four, will be eligible beginning Oct. 1.
Currently, the limit is twice the federal poverty level.
Cathy Caldwell, director of the bureau of children's health
insurance with the Department of Public Health, says the great

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9:23am

Tue September 8, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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10:16am

Sat September 5, 2009
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10:45am

Fri September 4, 2009
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AUTISM-WEBSITE

Montgomery, AL – State launches Web site to give autism information
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state of Alabama has launched a Web
site to provide information about autism and autism-related
disorders to state residents.
The chairman of the state's Autism Task Force, Republican state
Rep. Cam Ward of Alabaster, said the Web site will provide
resources for teachers who have children with autism in their
classrooms. Ward said the site also offers information for parents
about services available to them.

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10:45am

Fri September 4, 2009
WVAS Local

AUTISM-WEBSITE

Montgomery, AL – State launches Web site to give autism information
Eds: APNewsNow.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state of Alabama has launched a Web
site to provide information about autism and autism-related
disorders to state residents.
The chairman of the state's Autism Task Force, Republican state
Rep. Cam Ward of Alabaster, said the Web site will provide
resources for teachers who have children with autism in their
classrooms. Ward said the site also offers information for parents
about services available to them.

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10:39am

Fri September 4, 2009
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DPS - ACCIDENT REPORTS

Montgomery, Ala – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama crash reports are now available
for purchase online through the Web site of the Alabama Department
of Public Safety.
Public Safety Director Chris Murphy says motorists can go to the
Web site instead of visiting their local driver license offices for
copies. The crash reports may be purchased with a credit card for
$17.
Murphy says his department processes about 150,000 crash reports
annually and sells nearly 60,000 copies of the reports each year.

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