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Weekend Digest- November 25, 2018
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Weekend Digest- November 25, 2018

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a productive Black Friday! Here is the news for November 25. 1. Mall Shooting Creates Protests After the shooting at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover on Thanksgiving night that lead to the death of 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. by police, the Hoover police are now reporting that Bradford was...

Sen. Doug Jones hears feedback on trade tariffs
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Sen. Doug Jones hears feedback on trade tariffs

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Auto manufacturers, farmers and the head of Alabama’s Port Authority told Sen. Doug Jones Monday that trade tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration are harming their industries, while steel manufacturers told him the tariffs were leveling the playing field. Jones organized a roundtable discussion in Mobile with stakeholders including...

Weekend Digest- November 18, 2018
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Weekend Digest- November 18, 2018

Happy Sunday everyone and here’s the news you need to know for November 18. 1. Trump consoles California after two tragedies President Trump went to California yesterday to observe the destruction done by the camp fire that began on Nov. 8 that has now killed more than 70 people and and an estimated 12,000 structures...

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Weekend Digest- November 11, 2018

Happy Veterans Day! To all who have served our country in uniform, thank you for your service and we’ll never forget. Here’s the news you need to know for November 11. 1. Heads of state honor veterans in Paris Veterans Day in the United States used to be known as Armistice Day – marking the...

2018 Election Results: Alabama House
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2018 Election Results: Alabama House

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The Alabama House GOP saw significant success in Tuesday’s elections, growing its legislative majority from 72 to 77 seats, while Democrats saw their share decline from 33 to 28. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said Republicans’ victory was a vote of confidence in the conservative direction of the Legislature. “With...

Trump Declares Major Disaster Areas in Alabama after Hurricane Michael
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Trump Declares Major Disaster Areas in Alabama after Hurricane Michael

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News President Donald Trump has responded to Governor Kay Ivey’s request to declare parts of Alabama as a major disaster zone and offers financial assistance after Hurricane Michael severely hurt parts of Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Mobile counties. The president is now offering assistance through The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public...

Weekend Digest- November 4, 2018
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Weekend Digest- November 4, 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed the extra hour of sleep last night, I know I did. Here’s the news you need to know for November 4. 1. Are you ready for Tuesday? Tuesday, election day, is almost upon us, so let’s take a look back at our coverage of the state races to watch this election...

Aderholt works appropriators for disaster aid, stumps for GOP hopefuls
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Aderholt works appropriators for disaster aid, stumps for GOP hopefuls

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Republican Congressman Robert Aderholt and his Democratic counterpart on Agriculture Appropriations Congressman Sanford Bishop from Georgia are teaming up to convince their colleagues to authorize more funding to help farmers recover from recent natural disasters. Aderholt chairs the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee and Bishop is the ranking member. Both...

Senate District 10 Race Profile: Craig Ford, Andrew Jones
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Senate District 10 Race Profile: Craig Ford, Andrew Jones

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The race for Senate District 10 in Northeast Alabama has turned out to be one of the most closely-watched legislative contests this year. Current State Sen. Phil Williams, a Republican, is stepping down after two terms. Vying for the open seat are State Rep. Craig Ford, a former leading...

Weekend Digest- October 28, 2018
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Weekend Digest- October 28, 2018

Hello Everyone! Here’s your Weekend Digest for Sunday, October 28. 1. Tragedy Strikes Pittsburgh Robert Gregory Bowers killed eight men and three women inside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning. He has been charged with multiple accounts of hate crimes and told police after he was captured that “Jews were committing genocide...

Clarke and McNair vie for House District 97
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Clarke and McNair vie for House District 97

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News House District 97 sits right in the heart of Downtown Mobile. The seat has been held by Democrat Adline Clarke since 2013 when she won a special election to replace long-serving State Rep. Yvonne Kennedy after her death. The traditionally-Democratic district has since been partially redrawn via court order,...

Weekend Digest- October 13, 2018
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Weekend Digest- October 13, 2018

I hope everyone stayed safe in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Here is the news you need to know for October 14, 2018. 1. Aftermath of Hurricane Michael tolls up After Hurricane Michael’s catastrophic sweep through the Florida Panhandle, one body has now been found in the Mexico Beach area. Mexico Beach in Florida was...

Race Profile: Faust and Mashburn-Myrick for House District 94
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Race Profile: Faust and Mashburn-Myrick for House District 94

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Baldwin County’s House District 94 has been a conservative-leaning seat held by Republican State Rep. Joe Faust since 2002. This year, Faust is being challenged by Democratic candidate Danielle Mashburn-Myrick, who hopes area’s growth and local concerns with environmental and education issues can boost her chances of upsetting the...