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University of Alabama summer commencement: Full list of graduates

Hambrick, Taylor Clarke Harris, Charles Kenneth Hartley III ...
Allen, Koral MacKenzi Black. Northport: Mahmoud Ali Al-Ali, Justin M. Beams, Riley M. Colburn, Mary Lou Keating Cox, Samantha Nicole Drake-Patton, Jesse Ryan Flagg, Eric Grayson Hall, Jonathan ...

Free Alabama tribute band concert Saturday at Civic Center

The Silver Bow County Fair presents its second annual free "Good Neighbor Concert" featuring Tennessee River, tribute to the band Alabama, Saturday ...
with such national recording artists, including Taylor Swift,Ty Herndon, Restless Heart, Rascal Flatts ...

Meet Donald Trump's only Alabama donor

There may be more than one person in Alabama who thinks Donald Trump would make a great president, but only one Alabamian has put their money where their mouth is so far. Larry Taylor, a 69-year-old retiree from Birmingham, is Trump's lone donor from ...

Alabama Football: Biggest Storylines Heading into Fall Camp

Nevertheless, Alabama has more depth than any other SEC team but also ...
Leading the reserves are JC Hassenauer, Joshua Casher and massive guard Alphonse Taylor (6’5”, 320 lbs). This past February the Crimson Tide also added four offensive linemen ...

Russell receives Mason of Alabama scholarship award

Tim Ivey, Representative of Charitable Outreach Committee of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Mason of Alabama, presented Taylor Curtis Russell a certificate and scholarship award. This award was in recognition of his demonstrated accomplishments and ...

IAFP 2015: Taylor and Almanza Share the Same Stage in Portland

Mike Taylor, Deputy FDA Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, and Al Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA, each gave a few remarks before opening themselves to questions. It was not long into the questioning before someone was ...

Senator Al Franken: Why I Want a Bite of Apple Music

The Minnesota senator could soon follow in the sparkly footsteps of Taylor Swift to strike a blow to the tech giant Apple. Al Franken may have traded in his tie-dye shirts for suits, but at his core he’s a Dead Head. “I don’t use Apple Music.

Astros playoff push forces Taylor Swift concert to change dates

The Astros are a game out of first place in the AL West, something (almost) nobody saw coming when tickets for Swift's concert in Houston went on sale in December. Almost nobody: Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at #MMP is subject to ...

Fake cop busted with 2 guns, handcuffs in Alabama traffic stop

Taylor quickly confirmed both were lies — there was no wreck, and Combs was no constable. An Alabama man outfitted his Chevrolet Tahoe with a flashing blue light as part of his police impersonation, authorities say. He was, however, a guy with a history ...

Former Alabama player, Jonathan Taylor, speaks with WIAT 42

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — Three months after being kicked off the team at Alabama, defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor broke his silence during an exclusive interview with WIAT 42, telling his side of the story of what happened during a domestic violence ...

Taylor Swift Is Celebrating National Girlfriends Day With a Very Stylish Bunch

Taylor Swift's roster of friends is undeniably long, from Lorde to Haim and even Kanye West, despite that famous VMAs incident back in 2009. And while the crew continues to grow there seems to be one …

“it’s a mtv award man, no one gives a fuck in a year’s time” [x]

“it’s a mtv award man, no one gives a fuck in a year’s time” [x]
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Protect Your Business in TAYLOR ALABAMA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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The situation of health coverage in in TAYLOR ALABAMA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 


The importance of local education funding in TAYLOR ALABAMA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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