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State Rep. Andrew Sorrell announces state auditor campaign
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State Rep. Andrew Sorrell announces state auditor campaign

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News State Rep. Andrew Sorrell, R-Muscle Shoals, formally announced his campaign for state auditor on Monday, saying he wants to bring more responsibilities to the role. “The auditor’s position has been stripped of duties and responsibilities over the last 100 years and I think that’s a shame,” Sorrell said. “I...

Weekend Digest – June 20, 2021
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Weekend Digest – June 20, 2021

Crash “likely” due to storm, kills 10 in Alabama; Reports: AL higher ed relies more on tuition, less on state support; Juneteenth recalling end of slavery, is marked across US; Slave owner descendants sell property for new Africatown hub; FAA considers plan to land space vehicles in AL

Ivey vetoes bill to delay third-grade literacy holdback
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Ivey vetoes bill to delay third-grade literacy holdback

By CAROLINE BECK and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey has vetoed a bill that would delay until 2024 a requirement that third-grade students who are not reading proficiently repeat the grade. Today is the last day Ivey has to approve bills passed during this year’s legislative session. Without her...