Category: Digest

Daily News Digest – January 8, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 8, 2018

1. Previewing the session – who’s saying what? With one day until the 2018 Regular Session begins, it’s preview story time and we’ve got you covered. Kim Chandler of the Associated Press lays out some of the key issues that are likely to crop up. I found the comments she got from Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office...

Daily News Digest – January 5, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 5, 2018

1. Murdock retiring, spurring speculation on next plans, replacement Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock is retiring effective January 16. In a letter to Gov. Kay Ivey, Murdock wrote he will “explore other professional opportunities and other ways in which I can be in service to our state.” Murdock’s plans to retire have been rumored for weeks, and his making it official now...

Daily News Digest – January 3, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 3, 2018

1. Don’t freak out, but Trump pretty much threatened nuclear war with North Korea via Twitter President Donald Trump on Tuesday made it clear he wasn’t impressed by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s big talk of a functional nuclear arsenal, tweeting (actually subtweeting, maybe) a message saying his nuclear button “is much bigger” than Kim’s.  The tweet was in response to Kim’s...

Daily News Digest – January 2, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 2, 2018

1. Longtime Anniston Star publisher Brandt Ayers accused of spanking women employees   Longtime Anniston Star publisher H. Brandt Ayers is being accused of assaulting female employees. Two former Star employees have come forward with detailed accounts of humiliating, painful instances in which Ayers spanked them in the workplace.  The Montgomery Advertiser’s Brian Lyman has a thorough, well-sourced story about the accusations and Ayers’ background as an influential voice in...

Daily News Digest – January 1, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 1, 2018

Good morning and Happy New Year! Pour a cup of coffee or get yourself some green tea and settle in for your daily news digest for Monday, January 1, 2018.  1. So, what is the Alabama Daily News? In case we haven’t met, I’m Todd Stacy. I’ve spent the last 15 years working inside Alabama politics, including the last five...