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K-12’s 2021 budget request increases classroom, literacy spending
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K-12’s 2021 budget request increases classroom, literacy spending

Even though the 2019-2020 school year just began, officials at the Alabama Department of Education are already discussing their education budget proposals for the fiscal year 2021. State Superintendent Eric Mackey told reporters that the main goal for this budget proposal is to get more money into classrooms.

21 Alabama hospitals file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors
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21 Alabama hospitals file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

21 Alabama hospitals have filed a civil lawsuit in Conecuh County Circuit Court against the manufacturers, distributors and retailors of opioid-based drugs. The hospitals are alleging negligence, fraud and civil conspiracy by the defendants, which include Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, and more than 40 other companies and individuals involved in the production and sale of opioids.

Tour of Staton Correctional Facility shows severely understaffed conditions
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Tour of Staton Correctional Facility shows severely understaffed conditions

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News In the second meeting of the Governor’s Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy, Alabama Department of Corrections officials said that they are making progress in fixing the state’s understaffed prisons, but lawmakers want to make sure that the progress doesn’t just stop with building three new prisons. During a...