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Weekend Digest- August 19, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 19, 2018

Bit of a slow news week for Alabama, but people are already making their predictions for the midterm elections.  Here is the news you need to know for August 19, 2018.   1. Forecasting the Midterm Elections There are 79 days until the November 6 Midterm Elections. Various polls and predictors are forecasting the outcome, most saying...

Roby wants to avoid shutdown, reform spending process
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Roby wants to avoid shutdown, reform spending process

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MILLBROOK, Ala. – U.S. Rep. Martha Roby visited Millbrook Wednesday and spoke at a Millbrook’s Kiwanis Club meeting where she updated the group on her work on the Appropriations Committee as the September 30th fiscal year deadline approaches. Roby said she does not want to have to resort to...

At BCA, Ivey speaks on transition, opportunity
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At BCA, Ivey speaks on transition, opportunity

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News. POINT CLEAR, Ala. – This past weekend, the Business Council of Alabama held its annual governmental affairs conference at the Grand Hotel on Mobile Bay where lawmakers, lobbyists and corporate leaders gathered to review the past year’s accomplishments and discuss the coming elections and legislative session. There were many...

Alabama Lawmakers Come Out in Support of Space Force
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Alabama Lawmakers Come Out in Support of Space Force

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Vice President Mike Pence announced yesterday his promotion of creating a new military branch, the United Space Force. The move could be good news for Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal Facility based out of Huntsville, and a few lawmakers have already came out in support of the new force as welll....

Alabama Grocers Award $57,500 in Scholarships for Students
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Alabama Grocers Award $57,500 in Scholarships for Students

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation has rewarded more than $57,000 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association member companies for the 2018-2019 academic year. Out of 145 applicants for the scholarship, 60 Alabama students were awarded scholarships up to $1,000. The AGA is a...

Weekend Digest- August 5, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 5, 2018

An attempt was made on Venezuelan President Maduro’s life yesterday, but he survived. I’m Caroline Beck, all that and more on today’s digest for August 5, 2018. 1. Attack on Venezuelan President Maduro A drone carrying explosives erupted yesterday in front of the Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro while he was speaking in front of hundreds of soldiers. Maduro said he...

Ivey targets Maddox on Tuscaloosa gun control policies
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Ivey targets Maddox on Tuscaloosa gun control policies

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Governor Kay Ivey’s campaign released a statement this week attacking her opponent, Democratic nominee Walt Maddox, over his past record with gun control policies while mayor of Tuscaloosa. Ivey specifically points to instances when Maddox and the City Council banned guns in city-owned facilities in Tuscaloosa. When reached for...

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New Kay Ivey Ad Highlights Education Initiatives

By: CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey’s campaign on Thursday released its first TV ad for the general election highlighting Ivey’s past experience as a teacher and touting her commitment to improving Alabama schools. The ad shows Ivey in a classroom discussing how her experience as a former teacher allows...

Gun control issue enters race for Governor with “Moms Demand Action” distinction
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Gun control issue enters race for Governor with “Moms Demand Action” distinction

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox has received the distinction as a “”Gun Sense Candidate” from the group Moms Demand Action, and Gov. Kay Ivey’s campaign is attempting to use that to its advantage. Moms Demand Action was formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting to support “common sense gun...

Shelby meets with Kavanaugh, shows support
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Shelby meets with Kavanaugh, shows support

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby met with Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh Monday and offered his unequivocal support, saying the judge is a great selection for the benhc because he will uphold conservative values on the court. “After speaking with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, I am confident that he is principled,...