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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...

Weekend Digest- August 19, 2018
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Weekend Digest- August 19, 2018

Bit of a slow news week for Alabama, but people are already making their predictions for the midterm elections.  Here is the news you need to know for August 19, 2018.   1. Forecasting the Midterm Elections There are 79 days until the November 6 Midterm Elections. Various polls and predictors are forecasting the outcome, most saying...

Roby wants to avoid shutdown, reform spending process
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Roby wants to avoid shutdown, reform spending process

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MILLBROOK, Ala. – U.S. Rep. Martha Roby visited Millbrook Wednesday and spoke at a Millbrook’s Kiwanis Club meeting where she updated the group on her work on the Appropriations Committee as the September 30th fiscal year deadline approaches. Roby said she does not want to have to resort to...

At BCA, Ivey speaks on transition, opportunity
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At BCA, Ivey speaks on transition, opportunity

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News. POINT CLEAR, Ala. – This past weekend, the Business Council of Alabama held its annual governmental affairs conference at the Grand Hotel on Mobile Bay where lawmakers, lobbyists and corporate leaders gathered to review the past year’s accomplishments and discuss the coming elections and legislative session. There were many...

Alabama Lawmakers Come Out in Support of Space Force
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Alabama Lawmakers Come Out in Support of Space Force

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Vice President Mike Pence announced yesterday his promotion of creating a new military branch, the United Space Force. The move could be good news for Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal Facility based out of Huntsville, and a few lawmakers have already came out in support of the new force as welll....

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...