Category: <span>Digest</span>

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Daily News Digest – January 24, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  1. Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama infrastructure investment There are unintentional leaks and then there are intentional leaks. It looks like the White House has intentionally leaked a document showing its plans for a major infrastructure initiative – and there are BIG...

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Daily News Digest – January 19, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 19, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Shutdown fever – catch it! [ takes deep breath ] The House acted to avert a government shutdown late Thursday by passing a Continuing Resolution extending current government funding for four weeks. Importantly for Alabama, the bill also contained a six-year,...

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Daily News Digest – January 18, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Thursday, January 18, 2018.  1. Still cold, still dangerous  Snow, ice and record cold gripped the South Wednesday, and at least ten people were reportedly killed in weather-related accidents. Even Dale Jr. got in a wreck. Central Alabama was in the BOOM range of the winter storm, receiving...

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Daily News Digest – January 16, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  1. It’s going to snow! We are getting some snow today. It looks like everywhere from Montgomery to the Tennessee line has a decent chance of snow, and the whole state could be below freezing by the end of the day. Gov. Ivey has declared...

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Daily News Digest – January 15, 2018

“Now, there is a final reason, I think, that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Good morning, this is your Alabama Daily News digest for Monday, January 15, 2018.  1. Texas-funded group tries...

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Daily News Digest – January 12, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 12, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. In the ‘hole “Ugh.” That was the unmistakable, guttural sound coming from Congressional Republicans Thursday when, amid promising bipartisan negotiations on an immigration agreement, President Donald Trump belittled, dismissed and insulted Haiti, El Salvador and African countries with...

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Daily News Digest – January 11, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Thursday, January 11, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Polling, history show Moore could face tough sledding if he enters race for governor 18 months ago, former Alabama Chief Justice ROY MOORE could have easily been considered the leading contender to become Alabama’s next governor. A lot has...

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Daily News Digest – January 10, 2018

  Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. BOOM: Alabama wins $1.6 billion Mazda-Toyota plant We won! Word leaked out ahead of schedule Wednesday that Alabama has been selected for the Mazda-Toyota joint U.S. auto-manufacturing venture, a $1.6 billion assembly plant that is expected to...

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Daily News Digest – January 9, 2018

By Todd Stacy Good morning! Congrats to the Crimson Tide faithful on a big win. Enjoy your Tua-tastic front pages. Condolences to the tens of Bulldog fans reading this. Auburn fans welcome you all to basketball season. This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Tuesday, January 9, 2018. 1. EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ivey previews “State of the State” Address Alabama...

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...