Category: Primary

Matthew Stokes: The shutdown turns a month old
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Matthew Stokes: The shutdown turns a month old

By MATTHEW STOKES, Alabama Daily News Columnist Today, the shutdown of the federal government is in its 31st day, and there appears to be no clear end in sight. On Saturday, President Donald Trump made an offer to Congress for three year extensions for DACA and Temporary Protected Status for immigrants facing expiration from the...

Alabama jobless rate dips to 3.9 percent
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Alabama jobless rate dips to 3.9 percent

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate is down slightly. The state Department of Labor says December’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted jobless rate is 3.9 percent. That’s a decrease from the November rate of 4 percent but slightly above the rate from a year before of 3.8 percent. ”Exciting news – Alabama has broken two new...

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats
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Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus
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2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus. On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. There won’t be another until...

Authorities: Police officer gunned down in Mobile, Alabama
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Authorities: Police officer gunned down in Mobile, Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A police officer has been shot to death in Mobile, Alabama. Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Batiste told reporters that Officer Sean Tuder was gunned down Sunday afternoon.Batiste said one suspect has been taken into custody. However, he said he could not immediately confirm if the 19-year-old suspect fired the shot that...

Weekend Digest- January 20, 2018
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Weekend Digest- January 20, 2018

Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, January 20, 2019. 1. Wetumpka Hit By Tornado The town of Wetumpka suffered sever damage after a tornado touchdown in the area on Saturday. Mayor Jerry Willis says there is only one serious injury and no deaths so far. Much of the damage occurred the west side town, across...

Possible tornado hits small Alabama city’s downtown
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Possible tornado hits small Alabama city’s downtown

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado caused significant damage Saturday to a small Alabama city’s downtown, leveling several buildings after an intense storm passed through the area. Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis told the Montgomery Advertiser that one injury was reported, but it wasn’t serious. A senior center and the police department were among the...

New Member Profile: HD 3 Andrew Sorrell
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New Member Profile: HD 3 Andrew Sorrell

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Rep. Andrew Sorrell is one of the 28 newly-elected lawmakers in the Alabama House of Representatives this year. His Colbert and Lawrence County district includes three of the four “quad cities of Northwest Alabama – Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia – and stretches east along the Tennessee River to the...

Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s shutdown-ending ‘compromise’
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Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s shutdown-ending ‘compromise’

By JILL COLVIN, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast...

Red snapper study to include $250 tags on fish
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Red snapper study to include $250 tags on fish

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY,  Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the red snapper season begins this summer in the Gulf of Mexico, some fish will carry $250 and even $500 worth of tags, as part of a study to estimate just how many of the popular sport and table fish live in the Gulf. The...