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Voter purge? What the Supreme Court’s Ohio ruling could mean for Alabama
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Voter purge? What the Supreme Court’s Ohio ruling could mean for Alabama

In a 5-4 vote along ideological lines, the United States Supreme Court voted that Ohio’s process to remove inactive voters from the rolls does not run afoul of federal laws aimed at securing voting rights.

The ruling allows Ohio and other states to purge voters from the registration rolls if they have been inactive and unresponsive to efforts to confirm their voter status. In Alabama, a similar process exists to keep voting rolls current, but some believe it could discourage voters from participating in the electoral process.

Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening
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Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in...

Auburn researchers find Zika-spreading mosquito species in state
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Auburn researchers find Zika-spreading mosquito species in state

Auburn University researchers have discovered the presence of Aedes aegypti—the primary mosquito that transmits Zika virus, yellow fever and other flaviviruses—in Alabama. After a 26-year absence, Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Assistant Professor of Disease Ecology Sarah Zohdy and wildlife sciences undergraduate student Victoria Ashby have discovered the species in Mobile.  Ae. aegypti...

It’s #SnapperSZN
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It’s #SnapperSZN

It’s red snapper season, a time of year when many deep sea anglers rejoice. And thanks to the work of Sen. Richard Shelby and Rep. Bradley Byrne, Alabama fishermen can enjoy more days on the open water. Red snapper season started June 1 and runs each weekend through Labor Day and the entire week of...