Category: Primary

Heart of Dixie? Alabama presenting diversity in bicentennial
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Heart of Dixie? Alabama presenting diversity in bicentennial

Unlike other states that have marked bicentennials with yearlong programs or single events, Alabama planners laid out a schedule of nearly three years' worth of events culminating with a ceremony in Montgomery on Dec. 14, which will mark the 200th anniversary of the state's admission to the United States in 1819. As part of the program, more than 1,200 educators are getting new materials and supplemental training for state history lessons.

Matthew Stokes: On Education
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Matthew Stokes: On Education

In the waning days of Mike Shula’s tenure as the University of Alabama’s head football coach, Hurt posed an important question:  does Alabama have the best coach it could have? Mal Moore and other university leaders answered in the negative, and the rest is history. After the last couple of weeks, I feel compelled to humbly borrow that line from Cecil Hurt and point it in another direction.

Auburn tops Kentucky for first Final Four trip
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Auburn tops Kentucky for first Final Four trip

The confetti was still swirling around Auburn coach Bruce Pearl when he gazed over a team headed to the first Final Four in school history and declared, "This one was for Chuma!"
"The next two," Pearl added with a triumphant grin, "are for Auburn."

Bill Ties E-Verify Use to Business Licenses
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Bill Ties E-Verify Use to Business Licenses

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala – A bill in the Alabama Senate is seeking to tighten up the rules when it comes to companies screening potentially illegal workers through the federal E-Verify system. Senate Bill 71 from Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, would require businesses with five or more employees to swear via...

Scientists hunt for cause of recent earthquakes in the South
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Scientists hunt for cause of recent earthquakes in the South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scientists are sending additional sensors to south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with aims of solving the mystery of what caused a spate of recent earthquakes. Five earthquakes have been detected in the region within a three-week span. Government researchers are trying to determine whether the quakes are related to oil...

Alabama lawmakers seek ban on almost all abortions
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Alabama lawmakers seek ban on almost all abortions

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama could be the latest state to consider an abortion ban as supporters hope to spark legal challenges to revisit Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Rep. Terri Collins, a Republican from Decatur, said she plans to introduce legislation Tuesday...