Category: Primary

Interior to replace Obama-era rule on methane emissions
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Interior to replace Obama-era rule on methane emissions

By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those in force before the Obama administration...

Trump says ‘OK with me’ if plan to rebuild roads founders
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Trump says ‘OK with me’ if plan to rebuild roads founders

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation’s depleted roads and bridges — then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise. “If you want it badly, you’re going to get it,” Trump told state and local...

The Latest: Retired generals, vets urge against US aid cuts
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The Latest: Retired generals, vets urge against US aid cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget (all times local): 2:15 p.m. More than 150 retired U.S. generals and admirals and more than 1,200 veterans are urging the Trump administration not to make steep cuts to the State Department, foreign aid and other overseas programs. In separate letters, the former...

AL Farmers Federation announces endorsements
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AL Farmers Federation announces endorsements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – FarmPAC, the political arm of the powerful Alabama Farmers Federation, has announced its endorsements for the 2018 primary elections. Gov. Kay Ivey, Lt. Gov. candidate Will Ainsworth, and Agriculture Commissioner candidate Rick Pate are some of the recipients of the coveted endorsements for statewide office. The Federation’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Martha...

Police: Donald Trump Jr.’s wife exposed to white powder
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Police: Donald Trump Jr.’s wife exposed to white powder

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say Donald Trump Jr.’s wife opened an envelope that contained white powder, felt ill and has been taken to New York City hospital. They say Vanessa Trump called 911 Monday morning after opening a letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. at their midtown Manhattan apartment. Police say she said she...

Trump’s plan to rebuild US roads relies on local dollars
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Trump’s plan to rebuild US roads relies on local dollars

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday launched what he calls a “big week” for his infrastructure plan, which envisions $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade to rebuild roads and highways. The plan would fulfill a key campaign goal but rely heavily on state and local...

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List of qualified candidates for Alabama Senate

i = incumbent R = Qualified for Republican Primary D = Qualified for Democratic Primary   Senate District 1 Tim Meslon (R), Caroline Self (D) Senate District 2 Tom Butler (R), Steve Smith (R), Amy Wasyluka (D), Michael Smith (D) Senate District 3 Arthur Orr (i)(R) Senate District 4 Paul Bussman (i)(R) Garlan Gudger (R)...

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List of qualified candidates for Alabama House of Representatives

i = incumbent R = Qualified for Republican Primary D = Qualified for Democratic Primary House District 1 Phillip Pettus (i)(R), Brandon Willcut (D) House District 2 Lynn Greer (i)(R), Lora Kay Morrow (D) House District 3 Andrew Sorrell (R), Humphrey Lee (R), Chad Young (D) House District 4 Tom Fredricks (R), Parker Moore (R),...

Daily News Digest – February 12, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 12, 2018

Good morning! I hope the media getting snookered by North Korea’s attempt to appear nice and legitimate hasn’t completely extinguished your Olympic spirit. Here is your Daily News Digest for Monday, February 12.  1. Who’s running As suspected, Friday’s qualifying deadline for the Alabama Republican and Democratic primaries saw several last minute surprises. Looking for a list of all...

Former Alabama governor recovering after heart surgery
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Former Alabama governor recovering after heart surgery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is recuperating from heart bypass surgery. Siegelman’s daughter, Dana Siegelman, posted Saturday on social media that her father had bypass surgery after a blockage was discovered Friday during a routine physical and tests. According to the post, family members said the surgery went well, and that...