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Alabama Grocers Award $57,500 in Scholarships for Students
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Alabama Grocers Award $57,500 in Scholarships for Students

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Grocers Education Foundation has rewarded more than $57,000 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Alabama Grocers Association member companies for the 2018-2019 academic year. Out of 145 applicants for the scholarship, 60 Alabama students were awarded scholarships up to $1,000. The AGA is a...

Weekend Digest- August 5, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 5, 2018

An attempt was made on Venezuelan President Maduro’s life yesterday, but he survived. I’m Caroline Beck, all that and more on today’s digest for August 5, 2018. 1. Attack on Venezuelan President Maduro A drone carrying explosives erupted yesterday in front of the Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro while he was speaking in front of hundreds of soldiers. Maduro said he...

Ivey targets Maddox on Tuscaloosa gun control policies
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Ivey targets Maddox on Tuscaloosa gun control policies

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Governor Kay Ivey’s campaign released a statement this week attacking her opponent, Democratic nominee Walt Maddox, over his past record with gun control policies while mayor of Tuscaloosa. Ivey specifically points to instances when Maddox and the City Council banned guns in city-owned facilities in Tuscaloosa. When reached for...

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New Kay Ivey Ad Highlights Education Initiatives

By: CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey’s campaign on Thursday released its first TV ad for the general election highlighting Ivey’s past experience as a teacher and touting her commitment to improving Alabama schools. The ad shows Ivey in a classroom discussing how her experience as a former teacher allows...

Gun control issue enters race for Governor with “Moms Demand Action” distinction
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Gun control issue enters race for Governor with “Moms Demand Action” distinction

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox has received the distinction as a “”Gun Sense Candidate” from the group Moms Demand Action, and Gov. Kay Ivey’s campaign is attempting to use that to its advantage. Moms Demand Action was formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting to support “common sense gun...

Shelby meets with Kavanaugh, shows support
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Shelby meets with Kavanaugh, shows support

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby met with Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh Monday and offered his unequivocal support, saying the judge is a great selection for the benhc because he will uphold conservative values on the court. “After speaking with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, I am confident that he is principled,...

Weekend Digest, July 29, 2018
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Weekend Digest, July 29, 2018

Hello! Welcome to another weekend edition of the Daily Digest. The worst thing about Sunday afternoons is knowing Monday morning is coming. But at least you’ll be informed as you start the week! I’m Caroline Beck and here is your Daily News weekender for July 29, 2018. 1. To Debate or Not to Debate? Democratic candidate...

What’s the Big Deal With Debates?
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What’s the Big Deal With Debates?

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Since most of this week’s political talk has been consumed about the possibility of debates between Governor Kay Ivey and Democratic nominee Walt Maddox, let’s take a closer look at the history of governor’s race debates and how debating or not debating has affected the outcome. Now just to...

Maddox calls for ethics reforms, Ivey says they’re done
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Maddox calls for ethics reforms, Ivey says they’re done

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The debate over debates has largely consumed the governor’s race for the past week as Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has aggressively pushed the issue in the press. The back and forth has produced the general election campaign’s first discussion about actual policy: ethics. Maddox unveiled a...

Gov. Ivey Responds to Maddox’s Call for Debates
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Gov. Ivey Responds to Maddox’s Call for Debates

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic Nominee for governor Walt Maddox on Tuesday sent a formal invitation to Gov. Kay Ivey’s office asking if she would participate in four different debates before the general election in November. Ivey’s campaign responded by saying that Maddox should first declare what...