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Scott Dawson hits airwaves with first campaign ad
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Scott Dawson hits airwaves with first campaign ad

Birmingham minister Scott Dawson has hit the airwaves with his first campaign ad in his campaign for governor. In a 30 second spot titled “Learning About Faith,” Dawson describes a formative event early in Dawson’s life when his father lost his job, but didn’t lose hope.

Sanders: Aide’s McCain comment shouldn’t have been leaked
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Sanders: Aide’s McCain comment shouldn’t have been leaked

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told staffers Friday that an aide’s recent comment about Sen. John McCain was inappropriate but shouldn’t have been leaked to the media. Sanders told communications’ staffers in a private meeting that it was inappropriate for aide Kelly Sadler to dismiss McCain’s...

Daily News Digest – May 11, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 11, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Mother’s Day is Sunday so don’t forget. My mom is the best mom, though. Here’s your Daily News for May 11. 1. Lots going on with education.  State Superintendent contract The State School Board approved a contract for new Superintendent of Schools Eric Mackey. After haggling over details for a few days, the...

Larry Lee: Responding to GOP ballot challenge
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Larry Lee: Responding to GOP ballot challenge

By LARRY LEE I am a candidate on the Republican ballot on June 5, 2018 for District Two on the Montgomery County school board. This is an open seat, being vacated by my good friend Republican Durden Dean who is moving to North Carolina. Had you asked me a year ago if I would be...

Daily News Digest – May 10, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 10, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, May 10. Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Dramatic homecoming: Trump greets hostages freed from North Korea.  What an image. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump went to Andrews Air Force Base this morning to welcome home three Americans freed by North Korea yesterday: Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim...

Daily News Digest – May 9, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 9, 2018

Good morning! In case you were wondering who the “other guy” was in Kay Ivey’s instagram throwback photo yesterday, it was none other than George McMillan, who would go on to become Lt. Governor. Looking good, sir! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, May 9.   1. Shelby takes on an Appropriations culture problem.  You’re probably familiar with the trouble...

WSFA’s Mark Bunting says Court was right to dismiss AEA lawsuit
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WSFA’s Mark Bunting says Court was right to dismiss AEA lawsuit

WSFA General Manager Mark Bunting said it’s a good thing the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in favor of Interim State Superintendent Ed Richardson and against the Alabama Education Association to allow the state’s turnaround plan for Montgomery Public Schools to proceed. In his editorial comment on the nightly news, Bunting didn’t mince words. Watch more...

As Chairman, Shelby takes on an Appropriations culture problem
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As Chairman, Shelby takes on an Appropriations culture problem

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News When Congress passed the omnibus spending bill in March, it was the latest verse in a familiar and frustrating song for modern budgeting in Washington, D.C. Too much was spent, too little oversight was applied, and too few lawmakers participated in crafting the final proposal appropriating $1.3 trillion to...

Daily News Digest – May 8, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 8, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, May 8. 1. School safety report released; ESSA plan approved. Two pretty big developments for Alabama education: Gov. Ivey’s school safety report was released and the state’s ESSA implementation plan has been approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education. School Safety In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting, Ivey...