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Coca-Cola hosts internship week for HBCU students
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Coca-Cola hosts internship week for HBCU students

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED recently hosted a total 25 students representing 14 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for a week-long internship program at the company’s Birmingham, Ala., Montgomery, Ala., Baton Rouge, La., New Orleans, La., and Sandy Springs, Ga. facilities. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., founded in 1902...

Whatley Releases New Campaign Ad for State Senate Race
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Whatley Releases New Campaign Ad for State Senate Race

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Alabama State Senator Tom Whatley has released one of the first TV campaign ads of the general campaign season in his bid for reelection to his District 27 seat. The spot features issues like improving Alabama’s education system and cutting taxes, while also highlighting Whatley’s record in the military....

New Drug Promises to Help Battle Opioid Overdoses in Rural Areas
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New Drug Promises to Help Battle Opioid Overdoses in Rural Areas

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News State Senators Gerald Dial, Jim McClendon and Steve Livingston announced Thursday that in cooperation with pharmaceutical company Kaléo, an injecting device that is meant to immediately stop the effects of an opioid overdose will be distributed to first responder units and to schools across the state. EVZIO is an easy...

No schools participating in ‘Sentry’ program yet
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No schools participating in ‘Sentry’ program yet

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Many plans and proposals for ensuring student safety were discussed this week when the Federal Commission on School Safety hosted its last listening session at the State Capitol in Montgomery.  Not surprisingly, improving mental health offerings for students was the most common and prominent topic. However, somewhat surprisingly, one...

Weekend Digest- August 26, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 26, 2018

Good Sunday afternoon. The nation is a little bleaker with the passing of Senator John McCain. This bona fide American hero will be truly missed. I’m Caroline Beck and here is the news you need to know for August 26, 2018.  1. John McCain, 1936-2018 The country mourns the passing of a reputable man who...

Jones speaks about Supreme Court nomination and Russian interference
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Jones speaks about Supreme Court nomination and Russian interference

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News At a breakfast hosted by the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Doug Jones gave a speech about the main concerns he is facing from Washington and also here at home. He spoke about many predictable topics, such as the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination and healthcare in Alabama, but...

New poll shows Independent Craig Ford leading his Republican opponent
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New poll shows Independent Craig Ford leading his Republican opponent

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News A new poll shows Independent State Senate candidate Craig Ford leading Republican Andrew Jones by seven points. The two men are running for the State Senate District 10 seat currently held by Sen. Phil Williams, who is not seeking re-election after two terms in the State Senate. There is...

Candidate for Alabamas 2nd District, Tabitha Isner, Remarks on Trump’s ACE Rule
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Candidate for Alabamas 2nd District, Tabitha Isner, Remarks on Trump’s ACE Rule

By: CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News After several Alabama congressional delegation and state government officials reacted to the Trump administration’s decision on Tuesday to introduce the Affordable Clean Energy rule to replace the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan, Democratic candidate for Alabama’s second district, Tabitha Isner, told Alabama Daily news her thoughts on the situation. While...

Alabama Lawmakers React to Trump’s ACE Rule
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Alabama Lawmakers React to Trump’s ACE Rule

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Alabama’s Congressional delegation and state government officials are reacting to Tuesday’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency intends to replace the Obama Administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan rule with the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy rule. The Clean Power Plan was meant to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical...