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Blanchard to formally announce candidacy for governor Tuesday
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Blanchard to formally announce candidacy for governor Tuesday

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Lynda Blanchard, the former U.S. Ambassador and current candidate for the U.S. Senate, will officially switch races and announce her candidacy for governor on Tuesday, Alabama Daily News has learned. Sources with knowledge of Blanchard’s plans say the event will take place in Wetumpka, the small...

Daily News Digest – December 2, 2021
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Daily News Digest – December 2, 2021

SCOTUS hears arguments on abortion restrictions; McCarty won't seek reelection to state school board; Police: FedEx packages found in woods at second Alabama site; Ivey honors Alabama's first Black poet laureate; Parnell reflects on 100 years of Alabama Farmers Federation

Daily News Digest – December 1, 2021
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Daily News Digest – December 1, 2021

Some programming news; ‘Drive Electric Alabama’ campaign promotes EVs; Confederate group opposing suit over Tuskegee monument site; Conservatives eagerly await Supreme Court abortion arguments; Powell's warning: Fed to tighten credit faster than expected

Daily News Digest – November 29, 2021
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Daily News Digest – November 29, 2021

New law to infuse billions for Alabama infrastructure; Retiree bonus bills back for 2022 session; Talladega Forest wildfires 90% contained, trails reopen; Omicron variant: what we know and what we don't; SECCG week: Smart dismisses 6-game losing streak against Tide

Daily News Digest – November 22, 2021
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Daily News Digest – November 22, 2021

Bill targets social media companies over free speech; Man arrested on charges of injuring Alabama trooper; WSFA donates historic items to Archives; Climate provisions in focus as budget plan goes to Senate; Biden's political standing worries Dems about 2022, 2024

Daily News Digest, November 18, 2021
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Daily News Digest, November 18, 2021

Biden budget plan could close 'coverage gap' for 300K Alabamians; McClammy wins father's former seat without a contest; Former guard sentenced for bringing meth into prison; Trustees vote today on UAH interim president; Ivey promotes key executive staff

Biden budget plan could close ‘coverage gap’ for 300,000 Alabamians
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Biden budget plan could close ‘coverage gap’ for 300,000 Alabamians

As written, the budget also extends tax credits for the uninsured in the 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, including Alabama. The White House estimates that will allow 4 million Americans to afford private insurance through the healthcare.gov exchange, including 300,000 in Alabama.

State: Ex-speaker Hubbard’s words show apology was insincere
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State: Ex-speaker Hubbard’s words show apology was insincere

Convicted former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard told people he was innocent and "held my nose" as he signed a letter apologizing for his crimes, according to state prosecutors who used Hubbard's own phone calls and emails from prison to cast doubt on his claims of remorse as he seeks early release.