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Buoyed by Jones’ win, Democrats look to rebirth
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Buoyed by Jones’ win, Democrats look to rebirth

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) — Fresh off U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ history-making upset over Republican Roy Moore, Alabama Democrats have found something they have lacked for a long time: hope. Democrats have newfound optimism and energy heading into the 2018 elections after Jones became the first Alabama Democrat elected to the U.S....

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Daily News Digest – February 9, 2018

Good morning!  Hope you’ve had your coffee. There’s a lot to talk about in your Daily News Digest for Friday, February 9.  1. Buckle up for a wild day Today is the last day for candidates to qualify for the Alabama Republican and Democratic 2018 primary elections. Buckle up because it’s going to be a wild ride....

Daily News Digest – February 7, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 7, 2018

Good morning! Man, was that rocket launch yesterday really cool, or what? This is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 7.  1. Budget talks promising Congress appears close to passing another stop-gap spending measure to keep the government open. The House got the ball rolling last night by passing a Continuing Resolution that prioritizes increased funding for the military...

Daily News Digest – February 6, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 6, 2018

Good morning! Today is February 6, 2018 – 240 years to the day since France recognized the United States as an independent nation and became our first ally. Here is your Daily News.  1. Don’t freak out Rough couple of days on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 1,175 points yesterday – the largest...

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Daily News Digest – February 5, 2018

Good morning! The Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl and their fans are celebrating by laying waste to their city and hurting themselves. Here’s to the City of Brotherly Love! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Monday, February 5, 2018. 1. About that memo The dog finally caught the car Friday when a previously-classified...

COLUMN: After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentives potholes
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COLUMN: After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentives potholes

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News In the wake of the massive 4,000-job Mazda-Toyota project announcement and with state unemployment at record lows, Alabama is experiencing historic economic momentum. Yet, looking ahead, state leaders are concerned that legal potholes could threaten Alabama’s ability to compete for the next big jobs opportunity down the road. One...

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Daily News Digest – February 1, 2018

Good morning and welcome to February! Didn’t January just seem go on forever? Don’t worry, this month promises to be a shorter one. Here is your Alabama Daily News digest for Thursday, February 1, 2018. 1. Things are about to get real… Fasten your seatbelt for an intense few days of developments surrounding a three-way struggle between the House Intelligence Committee, the...

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Daily News Digest – January 31, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 1. Home run What a speech. Even critics of President Donald Trump are conceding that his State of the Union address struck a tone of unity, bi-partisanship, and American exceptionalism. If you didn’t watch the speech live, go do it right now here....

After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentive potholes
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After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentive potholes

In the wake of the Mazda-Toyota project announcement, state leaders are looking ahead to make sure Alabama doesn’t miss out on the next big opportunity. Legislation filed recently in the House of Representatives is intended to clean up and modernize the state’s incentives and reporting statues and address a potential pitfall that state and local...

Daily News Digest – January 30, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 30, 2018

Good morning! Thank God the “Go To Church or the Devil will Get You!” sign is being replaced. I was beginning to worry we had gone soft.  This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 1. Could Alabama have two Appropriations Chairmen? With so much news coming out of Washington, it might have been easy...