Category: Primary

Weekend Digest- January 19, 2020
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Weekend Digest- January 19, 2020

Good afternoon! Here’s your Weekend Digest for Sunday, January 19. 1. Shelby talks Senate impeachment trial U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos this morning that he hasn’t made any decision yet on the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. “I have not prejudged anything,” Shelby said. “I have my own thoughts about things...

Alabama lynching memorial, museum expanding
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Alabama lynching memorial, museum expanding

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The nation’s first memorial to lynching victims is expanding. The Equal Justice Initiative on Saturday opened a new welcome center and exhibition space that will add to the existing lynching memorial and museum that documents the history of racial inequality in America. The pavilion, located in downtown Montgomery, will serve as...

Alabama court won’t reconsider Confederate monument ruling
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Alabama court won’t reconsider Confederate monument ruling

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to reconsider a ruling that prohibits Birmingham from obscuring, or taking down, a Confederate monument in a city park. Justices turned down a rehearing request without comment. The court in November ruled that Birmingham violated a state law protecting Confederate monuments when it put plywood panels...

Interstate 59/20 set to reopen through Birmingham
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Interstate 59/20 set to reopen through Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Months of headaches for daily commuters, long-haul drivers and downtown businesses are coming to an end as Interstate 59/20 reopens through Alabama’s largest city. Workers have virtually completed finishing touches like yellow striping and installing signs on a mile-long section of the highway that was demolished and rebuilt after the old...