WASHINGTON (AP) - Four girls killed in a 1963 Alabama church bombing during the civil rights movement are receiving the highest honor Congress gives to civilians. President Barack Obama signed legislation today to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair.
DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) - One day after U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner of Mobile announced he would step down in August, the campaign to replace him has begun. Republican state Rep. Randy Davis of Daphne said today that he will run in the 1st District race. Several others are considering the race, including former Republican gubernatorial candidate Bradley Byrne.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Robert Bentley has signed two bond issues into law, along with a bill changing Alabama's campaign finance law. Bentley spokesman Jeremy King said today the governor signed a $30 million bond issue to repair six schools damaged by tornadoes in 2011 and 2012.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Motorists traveling through Alabama during the long Memorial Day weekend will see extra state troopers on the road. The state Department of Transportation says it won't have any temporary lane closures on interstate highways from noon today through midnight Monday.
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