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The 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard is headed to Afghanistan.
A deployment ceremony was held this morning for the unit, which flies F-16s.
Col. Samuel Black, the wing commander, said it will be the unit’s first combat deployment since going to Iraq in 2009.
Pinedale, College Street and Hillcrest Elementary Schools are at our nation's capital.
The "Echoes" met with Alabama District 2 Representative Martha Roby this morning.
The fourth through sixth graders are in Washington for the "America Sings" festival. They'll perform with thousands of other students on the Washington Mall.
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez incorrectly cited data from his own department in a congressional hearing Wednesday to justify heightened safety inspections of auto parts manufacturers in the South, particularly Alabama. The actual data indicates that the state's manufactures maintain a lower injury rate than the national average, not a higher one as Perez has insisted.
The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill on a mostly party-line vote to change an Obamacare rule classifying employees who work at least 30 hours as full time.
The 248-179 vote in favor of the “Save American Workers Act” included support from all six Republicans in the Alabama congressional delegation; Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, voted “no.”
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Wednesday that Alabama companies that make car parts are being targeted with extra federal safety inspections because they have a higher rate of workplace injuries than the industry nationwide.
“There is a problem in Alabama,” Perez said in response to questions from Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, at a House committee hearing.
U.S. Representative Martha Roby has questioned a federal initiative that is targeting the southern automotive industry.
Federal workplace safety officials may be unfairly singling out right-to-work states by conducting extra inspections at auto parts makers in the South, an Alabama congresswoman says.
Friends and admirers of former Alabama Senator Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr., are reflecting on the life and career of the man many call a "true American hero."
Denton, 89, died Friday while in hospice care in Virginia. Denton's son, James, said final funeral arrangements will be announced soon and will include burial at Arlington Cemetery.
Alabama officials are remembering former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton and his contributions in the Senate and the military.