Category: Primary

Aderholt meets with Trump on trade
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Aderholt meets with Trump on trade

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt was a part of a high level trade policy meeting between lawmakers and President Trump at the White House Tuesday. The meeting centered around how United States policies might evolve on trade, particularly as it relates to NAFTA and other trade deals that might get renegotiated soon. Aderholt has repeatedly placed a “buy American” rider...

Ivey touts successes; launches gubernatorial campaign
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Ivey touts successes; launches gubernatorial campaign

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ten months after being suddenly catapulted to the governor’s office, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday launched her campaign to win the office in her own right. In her first campaign rally of the 2018 race, Ivey fell back on themes she has used since her sudden...

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Court in desegregation case blocks Alabama school split

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A mostly white Alabama city can’t break away from a heavily black county school system to form its own educational district, a federal appeals ruled Tuesday in a desegregation case dating to 1965. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a judge...

House approves teacher pay raise
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House approves teacher pay raise

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Teachers and school employees could get a 2.5 percent pay raise later this year, under legislation approved Tuesday by Alabama House of Representatives. Representatives, who face party primaries in June, unanimously approved the proposed raise. It now moves to the Alabama Senate. Democrats spent much of the debate arguing that teachers...

Daily News Digest – February 13, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 13, 2018

Good morning! Please stop posting what you would look like as the other gender on Facebook. Some things you can’t unsee. Here is your Daily News Digest for Tuesday, February 13.  1. Slade Slid “What is going on??” Texts, emails and tweets to this effect poured in late last night when news broke that State Sen. Slade Blackwell is no longer running...

BREAKING: Blackwell exits governor’s race
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BREAKING: Blackwell exits governor’s race

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Less than 72 hours after becoming a surprise, late entrant into the Alabama 2018 governor’s race, State Sen. Slade Blackwell has withdrawn his candidacy. Numerous sources indicated Monday afternoon that Blackwell’s withdrawal was imminent, and by Monday evening Alabama Republican Party spokeswoman Katie Lansford confirmed the...

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...