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Clanton chosen for Alabama Farm Center
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Clanton chosen for Alabama Farm Center

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation has selected Chilton County for the site of its planned Alabama Farm Center, a 5,000 seat, 150,000 square foot, multi-function event facility. The Chilton County Industrial Development Board made the announcement Tuesday at Clanton City Hall. The center will attract rodeos, dog shows, livestock...

In the Weeds: Unpacking the Gas Tax and U.S. Sen. Doug Jones
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In the Weeds: Unpacking the Gas Tax and U.S. Sen. Doug Jones

In the latest episode of “In the Weeds” with Alabama Daily News, I unpack the infrastructure issue in three areas: the policy, the politics and the process. All three are different, but very much intertwined. What will the actual policy proposal look like? How will opposition from the ALGOP impact the chances of the legislation? What...

Lawmakers turn to research to develop infrastructure proposal
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Lawmakers turn to research to develop infrastructure proposal

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News When Alabama lawmakers consider raising the state’s gasoline tax to pay for improved roads and bridges this legislative session, they’ll be making a choice about what kind of infrastructure future the state needs and can afford. But they won’t be blindly throwing darts at a dartboard, hoping to hit...

New stamp honors Alabama’s 200th birthday
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New stamp honors Alabama’s 200th birthday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) —  A new stamp is honoring the State of Alabama’s 200th birthday. The U.S. Postal Service issued Alabama’s bicentennial stamp during an event Saturday morning in Huntsville, near where delegates wrote Alabama’s application for statehood. The stamp features a view of a sunset over Cheaha State Park, located at the state’s highest...

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen
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US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

By MATTHEW LEE and JOSHUA REPLOGLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won’t be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement,...

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Small town editor calls for Klan resurgence, schools rescind honors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A small-town newspaper has called for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting two universities to withdraw the awards it had given its editor. Auburn University and the University of Southern Mississippi decided Tuesday to rescind previous honors for Goodloe Sutton, editor and publisher of The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama....

In the Weeds – Previewing the session and Gov. Kay Ivey
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In the Weeds – Previewing the session and Gov. Kay Ivey

Gov. Kay Ivey joins the show as the first ever guest on "In the Weeds" to talk about a range of topics, including her leadership style, Jo Bonner coming on as Chief of Staff, the push to get more gas tax revenue to improve infrastructure, and Alabama's new "first dog."