Category: <span>Primary</span>

Perry Hooper, Jr.: Greg Calhoun Was One in a Million
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Perry Hooper, Jr.: Greg Calhoun Was One in a Million

By Perry Hooper, Jr. Most people remember Greg Calhoun as the founder of one of the largest minority owned grocery store chains in the South. The store had its beginnings when he purchased  it at age 32, and he had previously bagged groceries at age 14. This only represented a small portion of his business...

Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices
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Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and DEB RIECHMANN,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same...

Alabama attorneys ask DA to look into campaign donations
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Alabama attorneys ask DA to look into campaign donations

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Montgomery lawyers asked the local district attorney Thursday to review $735,000 in contributions Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall received from a national Republican group as a possible campaign finance violation. Jullian McPhillips, who has spoken as a campaign surrogate for Marshall’s opponent, Joe Siegelman, and...

Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base
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Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base

By ROBERT BURNS and JILL COLVIN,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch at least 800 active duty troops to the southern border at the direction of a president who has sought to transform fears about immigration into electoral gains in the midterms as a caravan of thousands of migrants...

Kay Ivey: The Boss
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Kay Ivey: The Boss

Ivey’s leadership style is different than her most recent predecessors. Riley, who served from 2002-2010, was a shrewd and dapper economic salesman who would dominate any room he walked into with charismatic authority. Bentley was at first admired for his meeker bedside manner, but his regular recitation of “I’m the governor” belied an insecurity within himself - and festered confusion among others - about who was actually in charge.  

New Butler ad highlights health career
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New Butler ad highlights health career

A new ad for State Senate candidate Tom Butler highlight’s the former senator’s career as a pharmacist and how that will inform his decisions on the opioid epidemic and other health-related issues. “The opioid crisis and mental health needs are affecting neighborhood safety and law enforcement,” Butler says. “I’ve served thousands of patients in this...

Race Profile: Stutts, Morrow square off for Senate District 6
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Race Profile: Stutts, Morrow square off for Senate District 6

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News A familiar face is challenging Sen. Larry Stutts in the race for State Senate District 6. State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay) ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and will face the Republican incumbent from Tuscumbia in the general election on Nov. 6. Stutts faced two opponents in...

Study finds no cancer cluster at Auburn, despite reports
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Study finds no cancer cluster at Auburn, despite reports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama health officials announced Wednesday that a study did not find evidence of an eye cancer cluster at Auburn University, despite a rash of reported cases of the rare and deadly cancer that drew national attention earlier this year. The Alabama Department of Public Health said the study “based on the...