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MONTGOMERY (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey ordered state agencies last week to follow new procedures for responding to public record requests, changes intended to provide structure in a state with one of the weakest open records laws in the country.

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Access has improved across the U.S. to a rescue drug that reverses opioid overdoses, but advocates say naloxone — commonly known by its brand name Narcan — still isn't getting to everyone who needs it. A small group of volunteers run an organization that appears to be the largest distributor of naloxone in Albany, Georgia. But many communities lack similar structures. Public health experts are telling U.S. state and local government officials in charge of using funds from opioid settlements to consider getting more naloxone into the hands of people who use drugs and those who are around them. In some places, it goes mostly to first responders.

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HAYNEVILLE (AP) — Federal and state officials on Friday marked the start of a $10 million project aimed at repairing and upgrading an Alabama community's failing sewer system that has left residents dealing with pools of raw sewage at their homes.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman who told police she was groped by a former state lawmaker and Trump fundraiser said she is outraged by him calling the incident “laughable” and said he did an about-face on his apology after she asked to dismiss the criminal charge against him.

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HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Federal and state officials on Friday marked the start of a $10 million project aimed at repairing and upgrading an Alabama community's failing sewer system that has left residents dealing with pools of raw sewage at their homes.

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MOULTON — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information on a 2020 fatal gas station shooting in Lawrence County that authorities initially were told was a suicide, but now are investigating as a homicide.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday ordered state agencies to follow new procedures for responding to public record requests, changes intended to provide structure in a state with one of the weakest open records laws in the country.

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MOODY, Ala. (AP) — The cost of extinguishing a landfill fire that's been burning since late November in Alabama's St. Clair County is now at an estimated $2.8 million, federal environmental regulators said.

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MONTGOMERY — Perry Hooper Jr., whose sex abuse charge was dropped late last year, is now suing the City of Montgomery and Police Chief Darryl Albert, alleging his arrest was a “planned and organized set up” by his political enemies.

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MONTGOMERY — A new website and effort by the League of Women Voters of Alabama is capturing and archiving the live stream broadcasts of the Alabama Legislature’s House, Senate and committee meetings, giving the public after-the-fact viewing access.

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