Category: Primary

Daily News Digest – April 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 23, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, April 23. 1. Surprise selection: Mackey will become State Superintendent.   Dr. Eric Mackey was selected to become Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The State Board of Education voted 5-4 for Mackey over perceived favorite Jefferson County Superintendent and former Dept. of Education No 2 Craig Pouncey. This was a surprise...

Hearing on inmate suicide in prison mental health trial
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Hearing on inmate suicide in prison mental health trial

By MALLORY MOENCH, The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will hear testimonies Monday about a prison inmate death being investigated as a suicide in an ongoing trial over mental health care in Alabama’s prisons. According to court documents, an inmate in segregation attempted to hang himself in February and died four days...

North Korea to “denuclearize?” Not exactly.
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North Korea to “denuclearize?” Not exactly.

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of summits with the U.S....

Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel
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Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him. The full...

Exclusive: Trump allies pressure Jones on Pompeo vote
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Exclusive: Trump allies pressure Jones on Pompeo vote

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Alabama) has not said how he’ll vote on the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary State, but now he’s getting some help in making that decision thanks to a new effort to sway him. 45Committee, a non-profit political action group that supports and promotes President...

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal
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New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the South. He had more money than a lot of whites, which his descendants believe was all it took to get him...

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Driver crashes through brick wall at Chick-fil-A in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been injured after running a vehicle into a brick wall at a restaurant in Birmingham. Birmingham Police Lt. Peter Williston told WBRC-TV the driver had a medical issue that caused the wreck at Chick-fil-A on Saturday night. The driver had non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was...

Fundraising, ethics upfront in lieutenant governor’s primary
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Fundraising, ethics upfront in lieutenant governor’s primary

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three million dollars have poured into the Alabama lieutenant governor’s race as four candidates vie for a statewide position with limited responsibilities other than succeeding the governor. In the Republican primary, Alabama Public Service Commission president Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh is running against two state legislators: Rep. Will...

Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: ‘It was life or death’
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Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: ‘It was life or death’

By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a “selfish” act of self-preservation and he doesn’t consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives. “When I grabbed the barrel...

Column: Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Schools
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Column: Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Schools

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Board of Education has voted to hire Dr. Eric Mackey as Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The Board chose Mackey by a 5-4 vote over previously-perceived favorite Dr. Craig Pouncey, who is Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools. Other finalists for the job included Hoover City Schools...