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Poll: Strong leading, many undecided in AL-5 runoff
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Poll: Strong leading, many undecided in AL-5 runoff

Likely Republican runoff voters in north Alabama favor Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong, 46% over Huntsville School Superintendent Casey Wardynski, 31%, to replace outgoing Congressman Mo Brooks of Huntsville, according to a new poll. Nearly 24% of voters were still undecided. Strong led on Election Day with nearly 47% of the vote. Wardynski came in...

Coleman readying ‘red flag’ bill for Alabama Legislature
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Coleman readying ‘red flag’ bill for Alabama Legislature

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have red flag laws. Republican-led Florida passed a red flag law in 2018, following a shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school that killed 17 people. A recent CBS News analysis of state court records, Florida has issued 8,969 emergency risk protection orders since 2018.

Whatley, others file challenges in state legislative races
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Whatley, others file challenges in state legislative races

Three-term state Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, has contested to the Alabama Republican Party the results of last week’s GOP primary in which he lost to challenger Jay Hovey by one vote.
Whatley's is one of several challenges by legislative candidates received by the ALGOP as of Thursday's noon deadline. The party did not release information on why races are contested or what resolutions candidates are seeking.

Purcell: Teacher shortage conversations need to include managing students, parents
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Purcell: Teacher shortage conversations need to include managing students, parents

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News Efforts to attract and keep teachers in Alabama classrooms need to include helping them manage unruly students and disrespectful parents, Jim Purcell, executive director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, said recently. During an appearance on Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal, Purcell referenced an April report that showed...

Alabama WIC eases baby formula rules in shortage
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Alabama WIC eases baby formula rules in shortage

The shortage started with supply chain issues last year and worsened after the closure of one of the nation’s largest formula factories because of contamination issues. Abbott, the maker of several formula brands including Similac, said this week it expects to restart its shuttered Michigan plant June 4 and begin shipping new formula to stores about three weeks later.