Category: Primary

Column: Alabama hoops star goes to court to get on the court
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Column: Alabama hoops star goes to court to get on the court

By PAUL NEWBERRY,  AP Sports Columnist Maori Davenport had to go to court just to get back on the court. How ridiculous it’s come to that for the Alabama prep basketball star. Thankfully, a cruel and unjust ruling by the state’s governing body was put on hold Friday by a local judge, mere hours before...

Circuit Cout Judge to AHSAA: Let Her Play
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Circuit Cout Judge to AHSAA: Let Her Play

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Circuit Court Judge Sonny Reagan has issued an emergency order to restore Maori Davenport’s eligibility to play on her high school’s basketball team, the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans at tonights game. This will be the first time Davenport has been able to play in an AHSAA sanctioned game since the...

Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall
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Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

By JILL COLVIN, LISA MASCARO, COLLEEN LONG and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing...

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Shutdown suspends federal cleanups at US Superfund sites

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The government shutdown has suspended federal cleanups at Superfund sites around the nation and forced the cancellation of public hearings, deepening the mistrust and resentment of surrounding residents who feel people in power long ago abandoned them to live among the toxic residue of...

Shutdown squeezing Alabama city built on federal spending
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Shutdown squeezing Alabama city built on federal spending

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army’s 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal. More than half of the area’s economy is tied to Washington spending. As the government shutdown drags into...

US official says withdrawal from Syria has started
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US official says withdrawal from Syria has started

By PHILIP ISSA and ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led...

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Gerrymandering lawsuits linger as next redistricting nears

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties. First up was a court hearing Thursday in Virginia, where...

Henry to enter guilty plea
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Henry to enter guilty plea

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Court documents show that a former Alabama lawmaker is scheduled to plead guilty in a health care fraud case after striking an agreement with federal prosecutors. An attorney for former state Rep. Ed Henry filed a Wednesday notice with the court indicating Henry plans to change his plea to guilty after...

Chambliss Named Majority Floor Leader for State Senate Republicans
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Chambliss Named Majority Floor Leader for State Senate Republicans

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed (R-Jasper) announced Thursday that Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) has been named Majority Floor Leader for the State Senate Republican Caucus. Reed called Chambliss a proven leader who has a deep grasp of the Senate’s rules and procedures and has the respect of his Senate colleagues on...