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Alabama’s governor, lawmakers look ahead after scandals
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Alabama’s governor, lawmakers look ahead after scandals

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, in her first State of the State address since scandal catapulted her into the governor’s office, told legislators Tuesday that the state has turned the page after a cloud of controversy enveloped Alabama government for much of the past two years. Ivey, who...

New Toyota-Mazda factory to be built in Alabama
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New Toyota-Mazda factory to be built in Alabama

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda have picked Alabama as the site of a new $1.6 billion joint-venture auto manufacturing plant, a person briefed on the decision said Tuesday. The plant will employ about 4,000 people and will be built in the Huntsville area in Limestone County, said...

The Latest: Lawmakers begin 2018 legislative session
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The Latest: Lawmakers begin 2018 legislative session

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama legislative session (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Alabama lawmakers have begun the 2018 legislative session. Lawmakers convened at noon Tuesday at the Alabama Statehouse to begin a legislative session that also coincides with an election year. The session will be dominated by two major budgetary issues:...

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ivey Previews “State of the State” Address
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EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Ivey Previews “State of the State” Address

BY TODD STACY, ALABAMA DAILY NEWS MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Tuesday night, Gov. Kay Ivey will deliver her first State of the State address as Alabama’s chief executive. Members of the Alabama Legislature will gather in the historic Old House Chamber of the State Capitol and citizens will watch live on network television to hear the...

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...