The Sunrise News Sampler
According to the Tuscaloosa News, Tuesday, voters in the city of Reform said they want alcohol sales in the city. Mayor Bennie E. Harton says he will work to craft a city ordinance, which will ultimately be approved by the city council.
Selma’s annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee begins today. The annual event, which commemorates March 7, 1965 when voting rights marchers were beated by law enforcement on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. This year’s event will feature civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, entertainer Jennifer Holliday, and others.
Governor Bentley says he won’t sign the education budget unless it includes a 2 percent pay raise for teachers and public education employees.
A bill designed to make sure Alabamians don’t take out multiple payday loans has cleared its first vote in the Alabama Legislature.
Congress is rushing to put in place hard-hitting sanctions on Russia, whose troops have taken over Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.
House Republicans are moving to block President Obama’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, which is a key part of the president’s plan to fight climate change.
Changes are coming to the SAT college entrance exam. The essay will now be optional, and students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers. In addition, some terms are being excluded in favor of more commonly used language.
An Extreme Fighting Championship Africa fighter has died of injuries sustained in a fight late last month.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set their wedding date for May 24.
Jeffrey Hubbard, the Atlanta man convicted in a jet ski crash that killed Usher’s stepson, has been ordered to serve four years in prison.
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