Category: Digest

Daily News Digest – May 17, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 17, 2018

Good morning! I started out hearing Laurel, then it went Yanni, and now I can hear both if I just focus my hearing a little. What do you hear? It’s May 17. Here’s your Daily News.  1. Second day stories. It’s Day Two of the story that wouldn’t be denied. Here’s where we stand… Gov. Kay Ivey...

Daily News Digest – May 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 16, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, May 16. 1. So that’s what Scott Dawson was doing.  Alright, get comfortable. There’s a lot here. Swing and a miss? I was pretty underwhelmed with Birmingham minister and candidate for governor Scott Dawson’s media tour yesterday. In case you missed it, Dawson highlighted a State of Alabama grant to an...

Daily News Digest – May 15, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 15, 2018

Good morning! Sad that Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) died. It’s Tuesday, May 15. Here’s some news.   1. Alabama Works: Success Plus The state of Alabama wants to grow its skilled labor workforce by 500,000 people over the next seven years. That ambitious and much-needed goal was announced by Gov. Kay Ivey and workforce development leaders at AUSTAL USA on Monday....

Daily News Digest – May 14, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 14, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, May 14. 1. Larry Lee. Boy, I don’t know.   Longtime education writer Larry Lee’s candidacy for the Montgomery School Board has attracted significant attention from all over the state. It’s weird, especially for a normally quiet local school board race. But, it’s not the first time Lee has dusted up controversy in...

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...

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...

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...

Daily News Digest – May 7, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 7, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, May 7. 1. Lights, camera, action: Updated ad rundown.  If last week’s polling showed us anything, it’s that most of the candidates for statewide office have some work to do in raising their visibility amongst the electorate. For better or worse, the most effective way to do that is...

Daily News Digest – May 4, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 4, 2018

Good morning and Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you.  I say we celebrate with GIFs. Here’s your Daily News. Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Poll: Supreme Court races are largely undecided.   It’s our final day of Alabama Daily News / Leverage Public Strategies survey results. I hate to end on kind of a dud, but the...