Category: Primary

Washington prepares to say goodbye to late Sen. John McCain
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Washington prepares to say goodbye to late Sen. John McCain

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s Washington’s turn to say goodbye to the late Sen. John McCain. And McCain is saying farewell — his way. The six-term Republican senator, who lived and worked in nation’s capital over four decades, will lie in state under the U.S. Capitol rotunda Friday for a ceremony and...

Prepare to vote on constitutional amendments, Alabama
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Prepare to vote on constitutional amendments, Alabama

By PARKER SNIDER, Alabama Policy Institute The drought, as they say, is over. Football season is back in Alabama. To no one’s surprise, the Alabama Crimson Tide was ranked #1 in both the AP and Coaches preseason polls. Almost simultaneously as the return of college football, however, is the beginning of another all-too-familiar season for Alabamians. That...

New Drug Promises to Help Battle Opioid Overdoses in Rural Areas
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New Drug Promises to Help Battle Opioid Overdoses in Rural Areas

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News State Senators Gerald Dial, Jim McClendon and Steve Livingston announced Thursday that in cooperation with pharmaceutical company Kaléo, an injecting device that is meant to immediately stop the effects of an opioid overdose will be distributed to first responder units and to schools across the state. EVZIO is an easy...

Daily News Digest – August 30, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 30, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, August 30. 1. Economy is on the rise.         The American economy is still going gangbusters. Now even more than people thought. It grew at 4.2 percent rate in the 2nd quarter (April-June), which is the best single quarter in four years. It is...

US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high
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US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ consumer confidence rose in August to the highest level in nearly 18 years as their assessment of current conditions improved further and their expectations about the future rebounded. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 133.4 in August, up from a...

US economy grew at a brisk 4.2 pct. annual rate last quarter
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US economy grew at a brisk 4.2 pct. annual rate last quarter

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its strongest full-year gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer spending....

No schools participating in ‘Sentry’ program yet
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No schools participating in ‘Sentry’ program yet

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Many plans and proposals for ensuring student safety were discussed this week when the Federal Commission on School Safety hosted its last listening session at the State Capitol in Montgomery.  Not surprisingly, improving mental health offerings for students was the most common and prominent topic. However, somewhat surprisingly, one...

Trump warns of ‘violence’ if Democrats win midterm elections
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Trump warns of ‘violence’ if Democrats win midterm elections

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of “violence” by opponents if they fail. Trump made the dire warning at a White House dinner Monday evening attended by dozens of conservative Christian pastors,...

Trump’s top White House lawyer is leaving this fall
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Trump’s top White House lawyer is leaving this fall

By KEN THOMAS and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counsel Don McGahn, a consequential insider in President Donald Trump’s legal storms and successes and a key figure in the administration’s handling of the Russia investigation, will be leaving in the fall, the president announced Wednesday. McGahn’s exit continues the churn of...

Charges possible after sea turtle nest in Alabama disturbed
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Charges possible after sea turtle nest in Alabama disturbed

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Police say a group of Georgia tourists could face federal charges for removing sea turtle eggs on an Alabama beach. Local news outlets report that the Gulf Shores Police Department said one person from the group confessed to disturbing the nest. Two broken egg shells were recovered nearby. Police said...