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Jo Bonner to skeptics: “Meet me halfway”
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Jo Bonner to skeptics: “Meet me halfway”

Bonner, who served in an economic development position with the University of Alabama System, said he knew he must "earn the respect of this appointment" and wanted to work to build a relationship based on "mutual respect and shared goals," al.com reported.

BP oil spill fund: $103M to projects in 3 Gulf states
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BP oil spill fund: $103M to projects in 3 Gulf states

Three of the new projects in Alabama are designed to stabilize eroding shorelines and restore coastal marsh in Mobile County and on the north side of Dauphin Island. Previous grants covered engineering, design and permitting for those projects. The fourth grant will pay for engineering and design of beach and dune restoration on Dauphin Island's west end.

US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November
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US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November

Beneath the headline figures on hiring and unemployment, though, lurks a potentially even more consequential question: Are more people who lost jobs to the pandemic recession finally coming off the sidelines to look for work again? Many more job-seekers are needed to help companies fill their open jobs and sustain the economy's growth.

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Alabama gunfire: Suspect, deputy killed; another deputy hurt

YELLOW BLUFF, Ala. (AP) — A suspect and a sheriff’s deputy are dead after a domestic call in Alabama erupted in gunfire Wednesday, authorities said, adding another deputy was injured. The shooting broke out shortly before 5 p.m. in the town of Yellow Bluff in Wilcox County, the county district attorney, Michael Jackson, told news...