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Alabama House releases committee assignments
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Alabama House releases committee assignments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama House of Representatives has released standing committee assignments for the 2019 Regular Session. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R – Monrovia) said representatives were given assignments that meet their interests and skillsets. “Most of the hard, complex, and important work of vetting and amending the measures that come before the House is...

Ivey takes the oath amid Alabama fanfare
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Ivey takes the oath amid Alabama fanfare

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Gov. Kay Ivey was sworn into office Monday morning on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. Ivey’s swearing in marked her official start to her first full term as governor as first Republican woman to be elected to the office in Alabama. Ivey remarked on this historic accomplishment at...

Weekend Digest- January 13, 2019
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Weekend Digest- January 13, 2019

Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, January 13, 2019. 1. Ivey Inauguration: What to Expect The Inauguration for Gov. Kay Ivey will take place tomorrow and will official mark the beginning of Ivey’s full term as Governor for Alabama. Part of the festivities started last night at the new hotel and resort at Gulf Shores...

Circuit Cout Judge to AHSAA: Let Her Play
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Circuit Cout Judge to AHSAA: Let Her Play

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Circuit Court Judge Sonny Reagan has issued an emergency order to restore Maori Davenport’s eligibility to play on her high school’s basketball team, the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans at tonights game. This will be the first time Davenport has been able to play in an AHSAA sanctioned game since the...

Civil Rights Cold Case Act, Sponsored by Sen. Doug Jones Signed into Law
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Civil Rights Cold Case Act, Sponsored by Sen. Doug Jones Signed into Law

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News President Donald Trump this week signed a bill into law after a months-long bipartisan effort between Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to provide public access to unsolved civil rights crime documents. The Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act requires the review, declassification, and release of government...

Gov. Ivey Announces $10.6 Million Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education
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Gov. Ivey Announces $10.6 Million Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The federal government has awarded the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education more than $10 million to develop the state’s early child care services. Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that $10,620,000 was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care (OCC) through...

Weekend Digest- January 6, 2019
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Weekend Digest- January 6, 2019

I hope everyone had a restful and fun holiday season. There is plenty of news today so let’s dive in. Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, January 6, 2019. 1. The Shutdown and Alabama With little progress being made toward agreement on border wall funding and no clear sign to when the partial government shutdown...

New study shows long-term benefits of First Class Pre-K
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New study shows long-term benefits of First Class Pre-K

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News New research shows Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program benefits students over the long term with no signs of “fade out” over time. In a recently-completed study, students who attended First Class Pre-K were significantly more proficient in Math and Reading in the 3rd-7th grades than students who did not. The...

Plane makes emergency landing on Alabama highway
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Plane makes emergency landing on Alabama highway

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing on an Alabama highway in front of shocked drivers. According to WXIA-TV , Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt says the flight originated from Talladega Municipal Airport and made the emergency landing nearby on Interstate 20 on Saturday afternoon. The FAA says the single-engine...