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State Senate contest comes down to coin flip
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State Senate contest comes down to coin flip

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told Alabama Daily News a coin flip is allowable in this situation, if that’s how the party wants to determine the winner. He said  coin flips have settled two elections in recent years. One was a 2018 general election for Clay County sheriff, the second was a 2020 Houston County board of election primary.

Elective abortions now illegal in Alabama
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Elective abortions now illegal in Alabama

All three clinics in the state stopped providing services Friday morning after a federal judge granted the state’s request to lift an injunction and allow the state to enforce the ban, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Price of planned Mobile River bridge swells to $2.7B
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Price of planned Mobile River bridge swells to $2.7B

The project, which includes a tall bridge over the Mobile River and a replacement of I-10 over Mobile Bay just east of downtown, could be complete by late 2028 if work begins next year, according to a report released Friday by the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Passenger vehicles would pay a maximum toll of $2.50 and trucks would pay as much as $18, the report said, but free routes would still be available.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion
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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision,...

Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons
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Alabama OKs $725M bond sale to build 2 supersize prisons

The approval comes after the construction plan — which was pursued under two different administrations — hit various snags over the years. An earlier version of the plan would have seen the state lease prisons built and owned by private companies. But that fell through after underwriters withdrew under pressure from activists to not be involved with private prison companies.

House moves toward sending gun violence compromise to Biden
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House moves toward sending gun violence compromise to Biden

The bill would make the local juvenile records of people age 18 to 20 available during required federal background checks when they attempt to buy guns. Those examinations, currently limited to three days, would last up to a maximum of 10 days to give federal and local officials time to search records.

New ACHE data designed to ‘zone in’ on areas’ education, workforce needs
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New ACHE data designed to ‘zone in’ on areas’ education, workforce needs

The report breaks the state into seven previously established workforce regions. Purcell and Patrick Kelly, ACHE’s assistant director of workforce alignment, agree that there is a ton of data available on workforce and education in the state. Their goal in creating the index is to highlight about a dozen metrics, including educational attainment and labor force participation, that if targeted in an area could improve education and workforce levels and ultimately improve lives.

Forces align to prompt Senate gun deal
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Forces align to prompt Senate gun deal

The slayings of shoppers and school children just 10 days apart — innocents engaged in every day activities — helped prompt a visceral public demand for Congress to do something, lawmakers of both parties say. Bargainers produced a bipartisan gun violence bill that the Senate is moving toward approving later this week, with House action expected sometime afterward.

Fewer Americans file for jobless aid
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Fewer Americans file for jobless aid

Earlier in June, the Labor Department reported that consumer prices surged 8.6% last month — even more than in April — from a year earlier. The Federal Reserve responded last week by raising its main borrowing rate — its main tool for fighting rising prices — by three-quarters of a point. That increase is on top of a half-point increase in early May.