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Daily News Digest – July 26, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 26, 2018

Good morning!  Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, July 26, 2018. 1. Davis indicted in Trina case.  State Rep. Randy Davis was indicted Wednesday on bribery charges as part of the Trina Health case. Davis represents the Spanish Fort/Daphne area and was retiring from the Legislature this year. Prosecutors say he advocated for legislation requiring Blue Cross Blue Shield...

Daily News Digest – July 25, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 25, 2018

Good morning!  Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 1. Maddox challenges Ivey, again.  Walt Maddox yesterday issued a formal debate challenge to Gov. Kay Ivey. By my count, this is the fourth day in a row Maddox-challenges-Ivey-to-debate stories have churned in the news cycle, which is a PR coup for Team Maddox....

Skip Tucker: A Candle in the Wind
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Skip Tucker: A Candle in the Wind

In early spring, 1970, a young journalism student at the University of Alabama learned a Candlelight March to support civil rights was planned for the evening. Nobody invited him, he just chose to attend. He was one of those full of Kennedy Camelot and Carl Elliott hopeful expectation. When he showed up at the university...

Daily News Digest – July 24, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 24, 2018

Good morning!  Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, July 24, 2018. 1. Getting provisional.  Today, probate judges from throughout Alabama will be officially counting their county’s votes – including provisional votes – for the July 17 runoff. For two Alabama legislative races – House District 38 in Chambers & Lee Counties, and House District 102 in...

Stacy Column: The Runoffs: what happened and what’s next
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Stacy Column: The Runoffs: what happened and what’s next

With Alabama’s primary elections now fully in the rearview mirror, we can look back to see what happened and why it matters before turning to look ahead to see what’s next. Of Alabama’s 3.3 million voters, only 431,328 cast votes in the July 17 primary runoffs. That’s a 12.7 percent turnout, which is low but...

Back to School: when Alabama districts are set to begin
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Back to School: when Alabama districts are set to begin

It seems like school starts earlier and earlier as the years go by. With packed schedules and more generous interim holiday periods throughout the year, most Alabama schools are set to open their doors in early August. When do schools for your kids or grandkids start? Check the chart below of all state school systems...

Daily News Digest – July 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 23, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, July 23, 2018. 1. POTUS tweets Iran.  That escalated quickly. Late last night, President Trump tweeted the above to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. What threat is he responding to? Rouhani reportedly told a group of diplomats that “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and...

Daily News Digest – July 20, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 20, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Here’s your Daily News for July 20, 2018. 1. What’s going on with Russia? It has been a weird week in American-Russian relations. The post-Helinski damage control has been difficult for the White House, mostly because President Trump doesn’t seem to be on the same page as his advisers and...

Daily News Digest – July 18, 2018
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Daily News Digest – July 18, 2018

Good morning! Sorry for the tardiness. Been working on a scoop. Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, July 19, 2018. 1. Scoop: Roy Moore mailer paid for by Las Vegas slot company.  Remember how Roy Moore endorsed Troy King in the Attorney General race down the stretch? He lent his name, face, and words to a...