Alabama News Dec 9: State Representative Dies; New Veteran Cemetery

By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- State Rep. Yvonne Kennedy of Mobile has died at age 67. House of Representatives spokesman Clay Redden said Kennedy died Saturday at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. The cause of death was not immediately known, though Kennedy had sought medical testing.

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (AP) -- A new cemetery for veterans has opened in coastal Alabama. The burial ground in Spanish Fort was officially dedicated Friday on the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The commissioner of the state Department of Veterans Affairs, Clyde Marsh, said picking Friday for the dedication ceremony was easy because it is already a day of remembrance.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Auditors say parts of Alabama's state government are not verifying that people receiving professional licenses are in the country legally. The state Department of Examiners of Public Accounts released examinations Friday showing several state agencies and offices are not following requirements in a state law targeting illegal immigrants.

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