Category: <span>Primary</span>

Daily News Digest – January 15, 2021
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Daily News Digest – January 15, 2021

Good morning and Happy Friday! Here’s your Daily News for January 15.   1. Washington locks down ahead of inauguration All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. The U.S. Capitol, which proved such a soft target last week, was visible only through lines of...

Byrne joins Adams and Reese as special counsel
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Byrne joins Adams and Reese as special counsel

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Former Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Mobile, is joining the Mobile-based law firm Adams and Reese as a special counsel in his first move in post-congressional life.   Byrne is a member of the firm’s Intersection of Business and Government Practice Group, where he focuses on representing a wide range of...

Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy
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Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

Biden proposed $1,400 checks for most Americans, which on top of $600 provided in the most recent COVID-19 bill would bring the total to the $2,000 that Biden has called for. It would also extend a temporary boost in unemployment benefits and a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through September.

Whitt, Pearce join Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association board
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Whitt, Pearce join Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association board

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association this week is announce that former Auburn University Coach Joe Whitt and Selma advocate Fran Pearce have been added to its board of trustees. The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation and tourism in Alabama’s 23-county Black Belt region. According...

Gary Smith elected BCA chairman
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Gary Smith elected BCA chairman

Before being elected chairman, Smith oversaw ProgressPAC, BCA’s political contributing arm, following the traditional path of leadership within the organization. Smith succeeds John Mazyck of Frazier-Lanier, who served as BCA chairman for the last year. 

COVID-19 liability protection bill filed in Legislature
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COVID-19 liability protection bill filed in Legislature

By Mary Sell, Alabama Daily News Legislation to give businesses and other groups liability protection from civil lawsuits related to COVID-19 is expected to be a priority when Alabama lawmakers convene their 2021 session next month. Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, this week pre-filed the bill he said is intended to provide protection from frivolous lawsuits...

Trump impeached after Capitol riot
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Trump impeached after Capitol riot

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK, JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the U.S. Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in...