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Weekend Digest- November 11, 2018

Happy Veterans Day! To all who have served our country in uniform, thank you for your service and we’ll never forget. Here’s the news you need to know for November 11. 1. Heads of state honor veterans in Paris Veterans Day in the United States used to be known as Armistice Day – marking the...

2018 Election Results: Alabama House
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2018 Election Results: Alabama House

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The Alabama House GOP saw significant success in Tuesday’s elections, growing its legislative majority from 72 to 77 seats, while Democrats saw their share decline from 33 to 28. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said Republicans’ victory was a vote of confidence in the conservative direction of the Legislature. “With...

Trump Declares Major Disaster Areas in Alabama after Hurricane Michael
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Trump Declares Major Disaster Areas in Alabama after Hurricane Michael

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News President Donald Trump has responded to Governor Kay Ivey’s request to declare parts of Alabama as a major disaster zone and offers financial assistance after Hurricane Michael severely hurt parts of Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Mobile counties. The president is now offering assistance through The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public...

Weekend Digest- November 4, 2018
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Weekend Digest- November 4, 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed the extra hour of sleep last night, I know I did. Here’s the news you need to know for November 4. 1. Are you ready for Tuesday? Tuesday, election day, is almost upon us, so let’s take a look back at our coverage of the state races to watch this election...

Aderholt works appropriators for disaster aid, stumps for GOP hopefuls
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Aderholt works appropriators for disaster aid, stumps for GOP hopefuls

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Republican Congressman Robert Aderholt and his Democratic counterpart on Agriculture Appropriations Congressman Sanford Bishop from Georgia are teaming up to convince their colleagues to authorize more funding to help farmers recover from recent natural disasters. Aderholt chairs the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee and Bishop is the ranking member. Both...

Senate District 10 Race Profile: Craig Ford, Andrew Jones
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Senate District 10 Race Profile: Craig Ford, Andrew Jones

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The race for Senate District 10 in Northeast Alabama has turned out to be one of the most closely-watched legislative contests this year. Current State Sen. Phil Williams, a Republican, is stepping down after two terms. Vying for the open seat are State Rep. Craig Ford, a former leading...

Weekend Digest- October 28, 2018
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Weekend Digest- October 28, 2018

Hello Everyone! Here’s your Weekend Digest for Sunday, October 28. 1. Tragedy Strikes Pittsburgh Robert Gregory Bowers killed eight men and three women inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. He has been charged with multiple accounts of hate crimes and told police after he was captured that “Jews were committing genocide...

Clarke and McNair vie for House District 97
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Clarke and McNair vie for House District 97

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News House District 97 sits right in the heart of Downtown Mobile. The seat has been held by Democrat Adline Clarke since 2013 when she won a special election to replace long-serving State Rep. Yvonne Kennedy after her death. The traditionally-Democratic district has since been partially redrawn via court order,...