Category: Aggregated

Daily News Digest – May 30, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 30, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Wednesday, May 30, 2018. 1. School Safety. Today, Gov. Kay Ivey will announce the results of her SAFE Council recommendations. SAFE stands for Securing Alabama’s Facilities of Education. What will they include? That’s anyone’s guess, but I’m told Ivey’s team has been working with the education community (superintendents,...

Daily News Digest – May 29, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 29, 2018

Good morning! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I took a breather. Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, May 29. 1. The gloves come off.  It was a matter of time.  With just one week to go until the June 5 primaries, several campaigns have now unleashed their attack ads. Will Ainsworth has a new piece hitting Twinkle Cavanaugh...

Daily News Digest – May 25, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 25, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! I need you to read an update to our Privacy Poli- just kidding. Hope you like Han Solo GIFs because the movie is out today and I’m into it. Here’s your Daily News for May 25. 1. Closing arguments: new ads make the case for candidates.  There are just 11 days until the...

Daily News Digest – May 24, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 24, 2018

Good morning! It’s Thursday, May 24, Here’s your Daily News. 1. Out of reach? Ivey leads big in new poll.  Ask and you shall receive. A brand new poll shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey with a big lead over her primary opponents and well positioned to win without a runoff in the June 5 GOP Primary Election. In...

Daily News Digest – May 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 22, 2018

Good morning! We are 14 days from the June 5 primary elections. Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, May 22. 1. Maddox consolidates support while Cobb unravels. It was supposed to be a pretty competitive race for governor on the Democratic side. Former Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb started out with good deal of statewide name recognition – arguably...

Daily News Digest – May 17, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 17, 2018

Good morning! I started out hearing Laurel, then it went Yanni, and now I can hear both if I just focus my hearing a little. What do you hear? It’s May 17. Here’s your Daily News.  1. Second day stories. It’s Day Two of the story that wouldn’t be denied. Here’s where we stand… Gov. Kay Ivey...

Daily News Digest – May 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 16, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, May 16. 1. So that’s what Scott Dawson was doing.  Alright, get comfortable. There’s a lot here. Swing and a miss? I was pretty underwhelmed with Birmingham minister and candidate for governor Scott Dawson’s media tour yesterday. In case you missed it, Dawson highlighted a State of Alabama grant to an...

Daily News Digest – May 15, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 15, 2018

Good morning! Sad that Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) died. It’s Tuesday, May 15. Here’s some news.   1. Alabama Works: Success Plus The state of Alabama wants to grow its skilled labor workforce by 500,000 people over the next seven years. That ambitious and much-needed goal was announced by Gov. Kay Ivey and workforce development leaders at AUSTAL USA on Monday....

Daily News Digest – May 14, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 14, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, May 14. 1. Larry Lee. Boy, I don’t know.   Longtime education writer Larry Lee’s candidacy for the Montgomery School Board has attracted significant attention from all over the state. It’s weird, especially for a normally quiet local school board race. But, it’s not the first time Lee has dusted up controversy in...

Daily News Digest – May 11, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 11, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Mother’s Day is Sunday so don’t forget. My mom is the best mom, though. Here’s your Daily News for May 11. 1. Lots going on with education.  State Superintendent contract The State School Board approved a contract for new Superintendent of Schools Eric Mackey. After haggling over details for a few days, the...