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Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Most Alabama firms miss immigration goal

PELHAM — Tens of thousands of Alabama businesses have missed a deadline set by the state’s strict immigration law to register with a federal database used to verify the citizenship status of job applicants, according to registration numbers. Read More

House panel OKs deep state government cuts

MONTGOMERY — An Alabama House budget-writing committee has approved a $1.39 billion budget that would cut spending by 30 percent for non-education state agencies, a move that could mean massive layoffs and cuts to programs that help the poor. Read More

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Copper thieves target Gadsden churches, businesses

Church buildings and businesses have become targets of copper thieves and some have been hit repeatedly, sometimes several times in the same week, Gadsden Police Capt. Regina May said. Read More

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State News More State News

Strong storms possible in Ala on Thursday

The National Weather Service says there’s a chance of strong storms in parts of Alabama.
Forecasters say central Alabama has a medium risk for damaging winds and hail on Thursday, and there’s chance of flooding in spots. Read More

Study says Alabama has highest tax at poverty line

A study by a nonprofit research group finds Alabama families living at the federal poverty line paid more in state income taxes in 2011 than families living in any other state. Read More

AL bill would lower minimum age to start schooling

Alabama schoolchildren would have to start their education earlier under a bill approved by a legislative committee on Wednesday. Read More

Sports More Sports

MLB opens season with touches of old, new on display

Young and old, fresh and familiar, baseball is set to start all across America on Thursday’s opening day. Read More

Masters features 2 star players, wide-open field

It’s as if Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were the only two players competing for a green jacket, much like the days of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Read More

Cardinals spoil Marlins’ debut in new ballpark

The Cardinals won the first game in Marlins Park on Wednesday night. Read More

Life More Life

CAROL LINK: State-of-the-art greenhouse ready for visitors in Whorton Bend

When Keith and Betty Hall moved into their new home in Whorton Bend, Betty for the first time in many years did not have a greenhouse for storing and propagating plants. Read More

GLENDA BYARS: Memories of reaching for the sky

The school year 2011-2012 is drawing to a close. Football, homecoming, basketball, Christmas vacation and now spring break winds up with the last few weeks of study, baseball season, prom and graduation. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Blasting off from Alabama?

It had to happen. States that have been scouring the globe for economic development opportunities and the jobs they produce now are looking upward, to the heavens — and Alabama wants to be among them. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Albright, Dewayne Paul

Dewayne Paul Albright, 51, Birmingham, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012. He is survived by his siblings, Steve Albright, Don Rochester and Sherry Knight. Collier-Butler …..

Blevins, James H.

James H. Blevins, 73, Fort Payne, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at …..

Cardwell, Lunes "Lou" (Pair)

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Albertville Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Lunes "Lou" Pair Cardwell, 94, Gadsden, who died Monday, April 2, 2012. …..

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