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9:48am

Tue April 7, 2009
WVAS Local

Hilliard Junior to Seek Father's Old Post

Birmingham,Alabama –
(AP) - State Rep. Earl Hilliard Junior said Monday he would seek the 7th District congressional seat once held by his father, who in 1992 became Alabama's first black congressman since Reconstruction.
The 39-year-old Hilliard announced his campaign for the
Democratic nomination during a downtown kickoff attended by
supporters including his father, Earl Hilliard Sr.
The younger Hilliard, a lawyer and independent filmmaker, said
he would be "my own man" as he tries to combat the crushing

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9:30am

Tue April 7, 2009
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9:15am

Tue April 7, 2009
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Career Fair at ASU

Montgomery, Alabama – The Alabama State University's Office of Career Services will hold its Spring Career Fair today.

More than 40 different businesses from commercial to state and government sectors will have representatives on hand looking for potential employees.

The career fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the ASU Acadome.

9:14am

Mon April 6, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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8:34am

Mon April 6, 2009
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Gas Prices Creep Up

Montgomery, Alabama – You may have noticed that its costing a little more to gas up your vehicle these days, but prices are not expected to increase much more over the next few weeks.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $1.95 per gallon. That's ten cents more than Alabamians paid one month ago.

AAA Alabama Spokesman Clay Ingram says gas prices are about half of what they were this time last year.

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8:49am

Fri April 3, 2009
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Furlough Plan Fails

Montgomery, Alabama – The State Personnel Board says layoffs appear to be the only solution for state agencies which are dealing with budget cuts.

This from State personnel Director Jackie Graham after a legislative committee blocked a plan that would have furloughed state employees for up to 24 days a year.

The governor has ordered most state agencies to try to cut spending by 10 percent because of a decline in state tax collections.

Alabama State Employees Association officials argue that neither furlough nor layoffs are necessary.

8:43am

Fri April 3, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

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9:22am

Thu April 2, 2009
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WVAS Newscast

Montgomery,Alabama – Listen, now, to some of the top stories as reported by the award winning WVAS news team.

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8:58am

Tue March 31, 2009
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Group Calls for Tougher Laws

Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A Birmingham group is calling on state officials to strengthen laws against teachers who have inappropriate relationships with students.
The group, called Citizens for Better Schools, held a news conference outside the State Department of Education headquarters in Montgomery on Monday.
Executive director Ronald Jackson said the organization was contacted two weeks ago by a mother whose 17-year-old son had an inappropriate relationship with his 38-year-old Advanced Placement history teacher.

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8:52am

Tue March 31, 2009
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Battle Over White Hall Gambling Center Goes to Alabama Supreme Court

Montgomery, Alabama – The fight over the White Hall gambling center is going to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Governor Bob Riley is asking the state's top court to block a ruling by former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mark Kennedy that allowed the facility to reopen.

The Governor says Kennedy's ruling should be thrown out because Kennedy had worked in the past for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians which operates three gambling halls in the state.

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