Category: Primary

New stamp honors Alabama’s 200th birthday
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New stamp honors Alabama’s 200th birthday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A new stamp will honor the state of Alabama’s 200th birthday. The U.S. Postal Service is issuing Alabama’s bicentennial stamp during an event Saturday morning in Huntsville. The ceremony will be near Constitution Hall Park. That’s where delegates wrote Alabama’s application for statehood. The stamp will feature a view of a...

Teens tweet Trump, find Senate ally, score civil rights win
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Teens tweet Trump, find Senate ally, score civil rights win

By LISA MASCARO,  AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump’s signature. It would create a national archive of documents from civil rights cold cases. Students had been working on the project for years, families waiting on it for decades. But time was running out. Legislation...

Booker, Sanders to speak at Selma commemoration
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Booker, Sanders to speak at Selma commemoration

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are coming to Selma next weekend for the annual commemoration of the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march. Organizers announced Friday that Sen. Bernie Sanders will speak at a unity breakfast on March 3. Sen. Cory Booker’s campaign said he will speak at the Brown Chapel AME Church...

Failed State House candidate floats anti-gas tax resolution for GOP
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Failed State House candidate floats anti-gas tax resolution for GOP

Photo of Tom Fredricks courtesy of The Decatur Daily By WILL WHATLEY, MARY SELL and TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An erstwhile State House candidate who campaigned against a potential gas tax increase is still trying to press his opposition by asking the Alabama Republican Party to formally condemn it. A plan to increase...

Co-sponsor threatens to kill police body cam bill
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Co-sponsor threatens to kill police body cam bill

BY CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – State Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, said Thursday he would try to kill a police body camera bill that lists him as a co-sponsor. “People have a right to see this police footage so this bill would be violating people’s First Amendment rights,” Rogers told Alabama Daily...

Bradley Byrne to challenge Doug Jones for Senate in 2020
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Bradley Byrne to challenge Doug Jones for Senate in 2020

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Byrne, 64, is the first Republican to announce his candidacy in what is expected to...

US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen
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US: Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not a citizen

By MATTHEW LEE and JOSHUA REPLOGLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won’t be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. In a brief statement,...

Former Secretary of State testifies in Watkins fraud trial
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Former Secretary of State testifies in Watkins fraud trial

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a jury Wednesday that she rejected a suggestion that she serve on the board of a company associated with two men on trial in an investment fraud case. Donald V. Watkins Sr., of Atlanta, and Donald V. Watkins Jr., of Birmingham, each face multiple...

Alabama Power closing Gorgas coal-fired power plant
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Alabama Power closing Gorgas coal-fired power plant

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Power Co. announced Wednesday that it is shuttering a coal-fired power plant in central Alabama, a decision the company blamed on federal environmental regulations. The Gorgas plant northwest of Birmingham will close April 15, a company spokesman said. Senior Vice President Jim Heilbron blamed government regulations for the handling of...