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A first-of-its-kind broadband partnership in West Alabama
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A first-of-its-kind broadband partnership in West Alabama

Two years ago, the Alabama Legislature passed and Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a plan to allow utilities to use their existing infrastructure to expand high-speed broadband internet into underserved rural areas of the state. By piggybacking fiber cables on the vast networks of electricity lines, the thought went, it could help allay the costs of running fiber and reduce barriers to expansion.

Daily News Digest – June 9, 2021
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Daily News Digest – June 9, 2021

State of the State House: Officials consider what to do with building in disrepair; Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school; Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks; In Mexico, Harris defends against criticism over border; Feds gauging interest in Gulf of Mexico wind power

Daily News Digest – June 8, 2021
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Daily News Digest – June 8, 2021

Alabama's lagging vaccination rates a concern; Katie Britt announces run for U.S. Senate; New testing, 'implied consent' law changes target drugged drivers; Harris to Guatemalans: 'Do not come. Do not come'; Saban inks new 8-year deal through 2028 season

Katie Britt announces run for U.S. Senate
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Katie Britt announces run for U.S. Senate

In a campaign announcement video released Tuesday, Britt said she would "put Alabama First and never apologize for it, championing pro-jobs policies that increase opportunity for hardworking families in every corner of our state. Because we don’t just need a senator from Alabama, we need a Senator for Alabama.”

Daily News Digest – June 7, 2021
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Daily News Digest – June 7, 2021

Congress returns; Pendergrass to challenge Dismukes for State House; Alabama Air National Guard gets first female general; Testimony: Man led police to son's body after public plea; Selma-to-Montgomery march camps top list of endangered sites

Daily News Digest – June 4, 2021
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Daily News Digest – June 4, 2021

Tuberville talks military, vaccines in Montgomery visit; Marshall seeks second term as Alabama attorney general; Jobs report: 559K jobs added in May; US to swiftly boost global vaccine sharing; Pence: I'll likely never see eye to eye with Trump on Jan. 6

Daily News Digest – June 3, 2021
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Daily News Digest – June 3, 2021

As prison lease plan fizzles, Ivey, lawmakers considering options; Ivey announces reelection bid; What is dead may never die: I-10 bridge returns to Mobile's plans; Free beer, other new incentives for Biden's 'vaccine sprint'; Trump toys with conservatives on 2024 run

Daily News Digest – June 2, 2021
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Daily News Digest – June 2, 2021

Report: More data, tracking needed on prison education efforts; Britt resigns BCA, readies Senate run; Biden, Capito to meet as infrastructure deadline looms; US formally ends policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico; OPEC to boost oil output as prices rise