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Top News Links: Friday, April 29

Federal lawsuit filed in wake of Birmingham wage law

When Birmingham raised its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour last year, it offered a ray of hope to Antoin Adams. A 23-year-old worker at Hardee’s, Adams struggles to get by on $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum. Now Adams is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court that accuses Alabama of illegal racial discrimination in blocking Birmingham’s minimum wage increase. – MSNBC

Auburn’s Harbert College honors entrepreneurs

Before his moving company raised more than $22 million in venture capital and grew to serve customers in 86 cities, Bellhops co-founder Cameron Doody roamed Auburn-area apartment complexes and went “door to door” in search of business. Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of Business recently honored Doody and others for their ability to grow thriving companies from humble beginnings. – News release

Moore says he’s plagued by atheists, homosexuals

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday addressed ethics complaints brought against him, saying his views have been mischaracterized. "This is not about any wrongdoing I've done. This is not about ethics. This is about marriage, and it's about my legal judgments which I've issued in administrative orders which is in my capacity as chief justice," Moore said at a press conference. – NewsMax

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings now just ‘Bradley’

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is now known as Bradley. This change follows a strategic rebranding exercise that includes a new logo and signage, as well as a refreshed website with advanced technologies that will be unveiled next month. While the firm will be known as Bradley, its legal name will remain Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. – News release

Port of Mobile gets ready to re-embrace Carnival

A little more than six months remains before the Carnival Fantasy sets sail out of the Port of Mobile with 2,000 passengers and more than a thousand crew members on board. Whether they have a good time in Mobile the night before their cruise or are able to ease through security without technological problems remains to be seen. Plenty of work needs to done before Mobile's official re-entry into the cruising industry. – AL.com

Impeachment still bubbling in slow cooker

An Alabama lawmaker said Thursday he has collected enough signatures to initiate the impeachment process against Gov. Robert Bentley. Rep. Ed Henry, who has said Bentley has betrayed the trust of citizens, said he has 23 legislator signatures on articles of impeachment, two above the minimum -- enough to formally begin an impeachment investigation. – CNN/WDSU

Opinion: Time to find some gambling money

Remember when the Powerball lottery sweepstakes was one of the biggest news stories of the year? It happened as the General Fund was about $200 million short. If the money is not found, we will lose $500 million in Medicaid federal matching dollars, most state highways will be without troopers, and most counties will be unable to grant or renew driver’s licenses. – Montgomery Advertiser

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