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Boost for same-sex marriage? Justices question DOMA

WASHINGTON — Concluding two days of intense debate, the Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could give a boost to same-sex marriage by striking down the federal law that denies legally married gay spouses a wide range of benefits offered to… Read More

Ford to introduce SRO legislation; Butler plans amendment

Legislation to allow retired, certified law enforcement personnel to serve as armed school resource officers without meeting the usual physical fitness standards for certification will be introduced next week, Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, said Monday. Read More

RBC council approves ad valorem tax for sewer improvements

The Rainbow City Council on Monday unanimously approved a 5-mill ad valorem tax that will help to fund a new sewage treatment plant and future expansion of sewer lines. Read More

State News More State News

Alabama getting more tornado recovery aid

Alabama is getting nearly $120 million in federal assistance to help with recovery from the deadly tornadoes in April 2011. Read More

FAA cutting funding to control towers May 5

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced dates it plans to cut funding to 149 contract air traffic control towers. Read More

Alabama legislator’s email not typical reply

A mass email from a Jefferson County man to Alabama legislators drew a response from one lawmaker that wasn’t typical. Read More

Sports More Sports

Auburn kicks off spring practice, Malzahn era

Auburn’s first practice under coach Gus Malzahn was all about speed. Read More

Bar rises for Grant, Alabama

Alabama navigated a miserable December, dealt with a couple of key injuries and lacked a consistent scoring threat in the post. Read More

McIlroy focuses on swing, not ranking

Once the frost thawed, Rory McIlroy was back at work Wednesday morning. Read More

Life More Life

Health Ratings for March 27

Here are the inspection scores from March 11 through 15 for food, lodging and body art establishments in Etowah County. If an establishment received any major (4- or 5-point) deductions, those are noted in parentheses. Lesser (1- to 3-point)… Read More

DANI CARROLL: Asparagus costly to buy, easy to grow yourself

Asparagus may be one of the most costly vegetables at the supermarket. However, this perennial vegetable may be one of the easiest to grow. Read More

Opinion More Opinion

OUR VIEW: Farewell to the ferry

What once was the Hokes Bluff Ferry left Etowah County aboard a truck Tuesday night, headed for its new home in Monroe County. Read More

Obituaries More Obituaries

Aaron, Paul

Paul Aaron, 66, Centre, died Monday, March 25, 2013. He is survived by his family. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at West …..

Beaird, David L.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Trinity Church of God in Albertville for David L. Beaird, 53, who …..

Bentley, James Jackson "Jack"

James Jackson "Jack" Bentley, 89, Rainbow City, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Collier-Butler Funeral Home. …..

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