Category: Primary

Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal
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Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain...

Bradley Byrne: Protecting our children
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Bradley Byrne: Protecting our children

By BRADLEY BYRNE, Member of Congress For much of the year, the safety of our students rests in the hands of the faculty, staff, and resource officers at our schools.  Without a shadow of a doubt, the people who know best how to protect our schools are the teachers, parents, administrators, police officers, and students...

Daily News Digest – March 19, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 19, 2018

Good morning! I don’t want to talk about last night’s game. This is your Daily News for Monday, March 19.  1. This will make you mad School officials and a deputy sheriff recommended that Parkland, Florida shooter Nickolas Cruz be involuntarily committed back in 2016, but nothing was done. Documents obtained by the Associated Press show Cruz had written the word...

Weekly Column: Major bills moving as session hits final stretch
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Weekly Column: Major bills moving as session hits final stretch

With days winding down in the Alabama Legislature’s 2018 Regular Session, major legislation is starting to move and move quickly. Here’s a quick rundown of key bills and where they stand going into the final stretch. Senate President Pro-Tem Del Marsh’s (R-Anniston) bill giving low-to-middle income Alabamians a tax break is now law, as Gov. Kay...

Alabama civil asset forfeiture reform calls for transparency
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Alabama civil asset forfeiture reform calls for transparency

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When Opelika police officer Benjamin Carswell pulled over Daryl Gray for following too closely in August 2014, Carswell found $32,660 in the vehicle. Gray told Carswell he was on his way to buy a car, but the large amount triggered suspicion. The officer seized the cash and...

German auto supplier opens $46.3 million plant in Alabama
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German auto supplier opens $46.3 million plant in Alabama

WOODSTOCK, Ala. (AP) — MöllerTech, a German auto supplier, has opened a $46.3 million plant in central Alabama. Company officials said 222 employees will be hired at the new supply plant by the end of 2019, Al.com reported . The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week almost 16 months after the company announced it would...

Damaging hail and tornadoes threatened for southeast US
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Damaging hail and tornadoes threatened for southeast US

ATLANTA (AP) — Twenty-nine million people faced a threat of severe storms Monday that could bring damaging hail, high wind and even tornadoes to the southeastern United States. The national Storm Prediction Center said large parts of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee and a small portion of northeast Mississippi would be under a tornado threat Monday...

Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers
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Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said. It’s a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims to be seen as tough on crime,...

Trump tweets revive chatter he’s preparing to fire Mueller
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Trump tweets revive chatter he’s preparing to fire Mueller

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not considering firing the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, a top White House lawyer said, after a cascade of Trump tweets revived chatter that the deeply frustrated president may be preparing to get rid of the veteran prosecutor. In a first for Trump,...