Category: <span>Primary</span>

Cool Statehouse Race Infographics from Paul Shashy, BIG Communications
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Cool Statehouse Race Infographics from Paul Shashy, BIG Communications

Paul Shashy over at BIG Communications Public Affairs put together some good looking infographics showing the how the House and Senate races breakdown in terms of incumbents, open seats and qualified candidates. If you are interested in products like this, give Paul a shout at Shashy@bigcom.com. Click on the images to open the infographic. House breakdown...

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Daily News Digest – February 19, 2018

Good morning and Happy President’s Day! Who is your favorite president in history? Favorite living president? Fiercest military commander-turned POTUS? Tell me in this fun online poll. Here is your Daily News Digest for Monday, February 19.  1. Big day in Mobile It’s going to be a busy day for politics and media in Mobile. Gov. Kay Ivey continues her campaign rollout there...

Locked up: Legislation seeks changes to juvenile justice
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Locked up: Legislation seeks changes to juvenile justice

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers this session will consider an overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system, which advocates contend locks up too many kids for low-level offenses. The bill, which seeks an emphasis on intervention and to limit which juvenile offenders get sent to lock-up or moved to adult...

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Fundraising report: Senate Majority

Of the 25 Republicans in the Alabama State Senate, nine are not running for reelection. These “open seats” create interesting opportunities for ambitious newcomers because running for an open seat is much a more manageable feat than challenging an incumbent. Here’s a brief rundown of the current cash on hand numbers for the nine open...

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns
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Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost...

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Birmingham’s auto insurance provider bought for $1.4 billion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham-based Infinity Property and Casualty were bought for $1.4 billion. Kemper Corp. acquired the auto insurance provider in a cash and stock transaction, making it one of the largest nonstandard auto insurers in the country, Al.com reported . The merger will create a combined company with $2.2 billion in nonstandard auto...

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Firefighter Training At Auburn First in Eastern US

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University will host the first national training program for wildland firefighters in the eastern U.S. The Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program has trained more than 2,000 apprentices to fight fires in California since 1989. Auburn University’s Dixon Center is its first eastern training site. The first academy of 48 firefighter apprentices...

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Boy, 2, dies in Friday morning house fire in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died in a house fire in Montgomery. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the blaze happened Friday morning on the city’s northeast side. Montgomery Fire/Rescue spokesman O.J. Whiting said firefighters discovered the boy as they were attempting to put out the fire. They responded to the...

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The Latest: ‘Putin’s chef’ indicted in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel’s Russia probe (all times local): 2:05 p.m. One of those indicted in the Russia probe is a businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yevgeny Prigozhin (pree-GOH’-zhin) is an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg who’s been dubbed “Putin’s chef” by Russian media. His...

Commerce Dept. backs tariffs on imported aluminum and steel
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Commerce Dept. backs tariffs on imported aluminum and steel

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department is urging President Donald Trump to impose tariffs or quotas on imported aluminum and steel, which it calls a natural security threat. The recommendations unveiled by Secretary Wilbur Ross Friday are likely to escalate tensions with China and other U.S. trading partners. Stepped-up foreign...

Daily News Digest – February 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 16, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! This is your Daily News Digest for February 16.  1. Talking about guns The school shooting in Florida has a lot of folks talking about guns again. These are the names and faces of those who were murdered by a psychopath Wednesday. “Do something” is the oft-repeated mantra to Congress and the president. But, do what, exactly? It’s...

“State of Manufacturing” Tour comes to Alabama
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“State of Manufacturing” Tour comes to Alabama

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons was in Alabama Thursday highlighting the state’s manufacturing industry as part of the NAM State of Manufacturing Tour. Timmons joined Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, Business Council of Alabama CEO Billy Canary, employees and business and community leaders to discuss manufacturing’s optimistic future, the rewarding...

3 months in prison for Alabama’s ex-House majority leader
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3 months in prison for Alabama’s ex-House majority leader

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced former Alabama House Majority Leader Rep. Micky Hammon to three months in prison for felony mail fraud on Thursday, rebuffing a prosecution recommendation for Hammon to spend no time behind bars. Hammon, a Republican from Decatur, pleaded guilty last year to using campaign...

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House approves church ‘Stand your Ground’ law

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A deadly school shooting in neighboring Florida colored debate Thursday in the Alabama Legislature over “Stand Your Ground” legislation regarding the use of deadly force to defend someone in a church. The proposed revision of the state’s self-defense law says a person is presumed justified in the...

The Latest: Senate rejects bipartisan immigration bill
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The Latest: Senate rejects bipartisan immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation in Congress (all times local): 3:47 p.m. The Senate has blocked a bipartisan proposal that would have provided 1.8 million young immigrants a chance for citizenship and $25 billion for a border wall. The bill was crafted by moderate Republicans and Democrats billing themselves as the “Common...