Category: <span>Primary</span>

Lawmakers hold hearing on proposal to arm teachers
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Lawmakers hold hearing on proposal to arm teachers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers will hold public hearings on proposals to allow some teachers to carry concealed handguns into their schools. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee will hold a Wednesday hearing on the bill by Republican Rep. Will Ainsworth. It would allow public school teachers and administrators, after undergoing police...

Alabama House votes to reinstate school security task force
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Alabama House votes to reinstate school security task force

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After fatal shootings in Florida and Birmingham schools, the Alabama House of Representatives voted Tuesday to reinstate a school safety task force. Rep. Terri Collins, a Republican who chaired the original task force in 2016, introduced the initiative to create an annual force with law enforcement, educators,...

Pro-life groups rally behind Roby
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Pro-life groups rally behind Roby

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Rep. Martha Roby consolidated the support of the pro-life community Tuesday by securing the endorsement of National Right to Life, the nation’s largest and oldest pro-life advocacy organization. Roby had previously received the endorsement of the Susan B. Anthony List, known as the political arm of the pro-life movement. To have...

Tillerson out at State, to be replaced by CIA chief Pompeo
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Tillerson out at State, to be replaced by CIA chief Pompeo

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ousted Rex Tillerson as secretary of state Tuesday, making a surprise Twitter announcement that he’s naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace him. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted. “He will do a fantastic job! Thank...

Daily News Digest – March 13, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 13, 2018

Good morning!  Here is your Daily News for Tuesday, March 13.  1. Opinions differ on gun and school safety Jefferson County school officials met with lawmakers, including House Speaker Mac McCutcheon yesterday to discuss the issues of gun violence and school safety. The meeting was organized by Rep. Allen Farley, who is trying bring legislative colleagues to a...

Hillary Clinton doubles down on ‘Deplorables”
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Hillary Clinton doubles down on ‘Deplorables”

It’s like magic. Even as President Donald Trump is making more people every day doubt his good judgment, Hillary Clinton reemerges to remind America of what a disaster candidate she was. Watch the video for yourself: Speaking in India, Clinton rehashed the 2016 election (bad idea jeans) and broke down the electorate in terms of...

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New York City halts sewage train to Alabama amid stink issue

ADAMSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An operation sending train loads of partially treated sewage material to an Alabama landfill has been halted. AL.com reported Monday that six wastewater treatment plants from New York City and one from New Jersey had been sending their solid material left over from treatment processes to the Big Sky Environmental, LLC...

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Interior Department announces civil rights grants

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four Deep South states are getting nearly $6 million to preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th century. The Interior Department says Alabama is getting $2.3 million for nine projects, Mississippi is getting $1.3 million for four projects, and Louisiana and Georgia will...

Settlement possible in Alabama execution-useable vein case
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Settlement possible in Alabama execution-useable vein case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers say a settlement is possible in the case of an Alabama inmate whose lethal injection was halted last month when the execution team could not find a useable vein. Lawyers for the state and inmate Doyle Hamm wrote that they were in “serious settlement discussions.” The filing did not elaborate...

Lawyers say Alabama death row inmate mentally incompetent
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Lawyers say Alabama death row inmate mentally incompetent

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the upcoming execution of an Alabama inmate who they say was mentally ill when he moved to fire his lawyers and drop his appeals. Michael Eggers is scheduled to be executed Thursday for the 2000 choking death...

Family of Alabama school shooting victim calls for action
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Family of Alabama school shooting victim calls for action

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The aunt of a 17-year-old killed by a fellow student at an Alabama high school last week is calling for school safety reform and action against gun violence. “We’ve all failed our children. We’ve failed to keep them safe,” Shenise Abercrombie, the aunt of victim Courtlin Arrington,...

Weekly Column: Trump Tariffs a Political Gamble
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Weekly Column: Trump Tariffs a Political Gamble

By Todd Stacy, Alabama Daily News The American economy is going gangbusters. A new report shows that more than 313,000 new jobs were added to the economy in February. That’s a seriously solid number and the highest monthly jobs gain in almost two years. Also, the unemployment rate remains at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent. A surging...

Alabama jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent
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Alabama jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate is down to 3.7 percent. The state released preliminary, seasonally adjusted numbers Monday showing the jobless rate declined one-tenth of a percent in January from the December rate of 3.8 percent. The rate represents a record low, but it could be adjusted later. The January number is still...

Daily News Digest – March 12, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 12, 2018

Good morning! I hope you are fully sprung forward. It’s March 12 and this is your Daily News .  1. Teen charged in Huffman High shooting Michael Jerome Barber, a 17-year-old junior, has been charged with manslaughter and possession of an illegal firearmafter the classroom shooting that killed his Huffman High School classmate, Courtlin Arrington last week. Authorities have...

Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age
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Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump’s support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue as part of a package the...