Top Headlines: Legislature passes abortion ban, New program combats opioid problems

Legislature passes abortion ban
The Alabama legislature yesterday passed a strict abortion ban, which now awaits action from Gov. Kay Ivey. —

New program to combat opioid problems
Pack Health, a health coaching company based in Birmingham, has developed a new program to help patients learn about safe use and disposal of opioid drugs. The program was funded by Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation and Alabama Power Foundation. — Pack Health

Balch & Bingham opens Augusta office
Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham today announced plans for an office in Augusta, its third in Georgia. New partner Benjamin Brewton, a veteran trial attorney, will lead the branch. — Balch & Bingham 

Haleyville celebrates 51st 9-1-1 Festival this month
The North Alabama town of Haleyville, site of the nation’s first 9-1-1 emergency call back in 1968, will celebrate its heritage May 31 to June 1 at the annual 9-1-1 festival. The festival includes a variety of activities and fun. — Haleyville Chamber

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