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Watch: Capitol Journal, May 13, 2022
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Watch: Capitol Journal, May 13, 2022

Dr. Barbara Cooper of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education discusses the growth of First Class Pre-K; Mark Colson of the Alabama Trucking Association talks about challenges and opportunities in the trucking industry; and Michael Allen of Beacon Global Strategies goes in depth on national security & foreign policy.

Airbus expansion to add 1,000 jobs in Mobile
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Airbus expansion to add 1,000 jobs in Mobile

It’s official: Airbus will build a third assembly line at its airliner production facility in Mobile. The expansion was signaled last week by Airbus leadership who said the move is designed to boost production of the A320 family of aircraft that are popular with airlines for domestic routes. The new assembly line will mean an...

Poole: Alabama on ‘sound footing’ moving forward with prison plan
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Poole: Alabama on ‘sound footing’ moving forward with prison plan

In April, the state signed a $623 million contract with Cadell Construction to build the first of the new prisons, a specialized men’s facility in Elmore County that will house 4,000 inmates. According to the Department of Corrections, the facility will be equipped with modern mental health facilities and include job training capabilities. 

Sheriff: Car linked to Alabama escapee, jail worker found
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Sheriff: Car linked to Alabama escapee, jail worker found

A nationwide manhunt has been ongoing since the pair disappeared April 29. Casey White was awaiting trial in a capital murder case and Vicky White was assistant director of corrections for Lauderdale County. She appears to have helped him plan and execute the escape, Singleton said.

Daily News Digest – May 3, 2022
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Daily News Digest – May 3, 2022

Leaked SCOTUS opinion indicates Roe reversal; Arrest warrant issued in Alabama for missing jail official; Biden speaks in Troy today; Brooks to Jan. 6 panel: 'send me a subpoena'; Trump's bid to shape GOP faces test with voters in May races

Daily News Digest – May 2, 2022
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Daily News Digest – May 2, 2022

Authorities: escaped inmate, officer still missing; Amendment would mean $80M for state parks improvements; Red Bay woman charged after dogs kill public health worker; Researchers returning for assessment of last US slave ship; WATCH: Capitol Journal Week in Review

Watch: Capitol Journal Week in Review, April 29, 2022
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Watch: Capitol Journal Week in Review, April 29, 2022

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – We had a topical show on the latest Capitol Journal Week in Review on Alabama Public Television. State Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, reviewed the highs and lows of the recently concluded Regular Session and previewed the expected special session later this year. State Sen. Chris Elliott,...

Trucking industry backs Ivey with TV spot
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Trucking industry backs Ivey with TV spot

The state trucking industry, namely the Alabama Trucking Association, is taking a different approach this year. In its support of Gov. Kay Ivey's reelection efforts, the truckers are foregoing the typical campaign contribution, and instead running an ad of their own.