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Jefferson County (Alabama)

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  • 10th group of whooping cranes glide into Florida

     
    From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Ten young whooping cranes have completed more than three-quarters of their migration from Wisconsin to Florida. They flew into Florida from Georgia on Friday, Dec. 10, and landed in Jefferson County.   Only...
  • Haridopolos fires consultant tied to Alabama banking scandal

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos on Friday abruptly fired a consultant tied to an Alabama banking scandal, a day after the Orlando Sentinel disclosed his contract. The Merritt Island Republican said in a statement Friday that although...
  • Muni bond market a big winner as stocks dive

     
    Turns out it was a good idea to keep the faith in tax-free municipal bonds last winter when so many investors were bailing out. It was an even better idea to buy more munis at that point. While the stock......
  • Obama Ramps Up Recovery Help For Tornado-Hit South

    Obama Ramps Up Recovery Help For Tornado-Hit South
    The U.S. government ramped up efforts on Saturday to help thousands of homeless victims of the country's second deadliest recorded tornado outbreak, which killed at least 350 people. President Barack Obama, who surveyed the tornado destruction in the...
  • Judge Declares Natalee Holloway Legally Dead

    Judge Declares Natalee Holloway Legally Dead
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- An Alabama judge Thursday signed an order declaring Natalee Holloway officially dead. A probate judge made the decision at a presumption of death hearing in a Jefferson County courtroom in Birmingham Thursday afternoon. Holloway...
  • Why the bond rating system works

    In its March 11 editorial, "Rethinking state bond ratings," The Times editorial board suggested that because state and local governments default on their obligations less often than corporations do, all bonds issued by governmental entities should...
  • BASD's swaps are investigated by feds

    The Bethlehem Area School District has been swept up into a nationwide federal investigation of possible banking industry violations, according to the school district's lawyer. Solicitor Don Spry confirmed Thursday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange...
  • 'Our cash cow died on us'

    About two decades ago, regional and suburban school districts across the Lehigh Valley area began using unconventional and controversial bond transactions to pay for building renovations and new schools. During the same time, the Allentown School...