Category: Primary

We’ll be blackout by noon…
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We’ll be blackout by noon…

Starting Tuesday, January 9 at 12:00 noon, all candidates for state political office must cease accepting campaign contributions. That’s because Alabama law generally prohibits campaign contributions for state office during the legislative session. Secretary of State John Merrill issued a press release late last week reminding all candidates and PACs of the blackout period. His release quoted...

Walk-off: Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title
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Walk-off: Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer ATLANTA (AP) — To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now. The freshman quarterback, who had played mostly mop-up duty this season, came off the bench...

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Daily News Digest – January 9, 2018

By Todd Stacy Good morning! Congrats to the Crimson Tide faithful on a big win. Enjoy your Tua-tastic front pages. Condolences to the tens of Bulldog fans reading this. Auburn fans welcome you all to basketball season. This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Tuesday, January 9, 2018. 1. EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ivey previews “State of the State” Address Alabama...

Trump takes field at college football championship game
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Trump takes field at college football championship game

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump took the field before Alabama and Georgia faced off in the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta. Tens of thousands of fans filling the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium greeted Trump with a mixed reaction as ROTC members escorted him onto the field for the...

Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans
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Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation’s heartland. “Those towers are going to go up and you’re...

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Political parties open qualifying for 2018 elections

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama political parties have opened qualifying for the 2018 elections. Candidates for state office on Monday began filing paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party and the Alabama Democratic Party. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who is seeking her first full term as governor, is among those who turned in paperwork with the...

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US ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants

By ZEKE MILLER and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, an action that could force nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under...

AP: Ivey, lawmakers begin election year session
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AP: Ivey, lawmakers begin election year session

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will take center stage Tuesday as she gives her first State of the State address since being catapulted to the governor’s office nine months ago. Ivey will lay out an agenda for the coming months from the Alabama Capitol on the opening day of the 2018 legislative...

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Justices seem to favor Florida in water fight with Georgia

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared to be looking for a way to side with Florida in its complaint that Georgia uses too much water and leaves too little for its southern neighbor. The justices heard argument in the long-running dispute between the two states. The fight is...

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AP source: Romney treated for prostate cancer

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was treated for prostate cancer last year. That’s according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly. The aide said Monday that Romney was...