Alabama

Alabama

Accusing Mercedes of ‘Wanton Lawlessness,’ UAW Seeks New Alabama Vote | #elections | #alabama

The United Auto Workers on Friday formally challenged last week’s election loss at a pair of Mercedes-Benz facilities in Alabama, accusing the company of engaging in “an unprecedented, illegal anti-union campaign” and requesting a new vote. “All these workers ever wanted was a fair shot at having a voice on the job and a say […]

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Arkansas

Storms kill at least 22 in 4 states as spate of deadly weather continues

Powerful storms killed at least 22 people, injured hundreds and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky, obliterating homes and destroying a truck stop where dozens sought shelter in a restroom during the latest deadly weather to strike the central U.S. The storms inflicted their worst damage in a region […]

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City Council

Fate of Selma police chief, surveillance cameras considered by Selma City Council this week | News | #citycouncil

The Selma City Council will consider some important public safety issues this week, including the fate of the city’s police chief and the proposed citywide camera surveillance system. The council will hold a disciplinary hearing for Police Chief Kenta Fulford on Wednesday, May 29. Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. suspended Fulford on April 30, citing […]

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Alabama

After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win | #elections | #alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW’s grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But newly elected President Shawn Fain said the union will return to Mercedes and will press on with […]

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Alabama

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama to deliver GOP response to State of the Union • Idaho Capital Sun | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama will deliver the Republican rebuttal following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress on March 7. House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana said Thursday that Britt will share her story as a mother and as the first woman elected to serve Alabama in the […]

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Alabama

Belinda Thomas says economics ‘affects everything’ • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

This is one in an ongoing series of profiles of candidates in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. Read the profiles to date here. Belinda Thomas said that everything comes back to economics. “It affects everything,” she said. “It affects the hospital, it affects the school. It’s just a trickling down effect.” Thomas, a Republican and member […]

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Alabama

A voter’s guide to the House District 27 runoff • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

Voters in Marshall County go to the polls Tuesday to select a new state representative. Former secretary of Early Childhood Education Jeana Ross and Arab City Councilman Alan Miller will compete for the party nomination in House District 27. With no Democratic candidate, the candidate with the most votes Tuesday will become the representative for […]

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Alabama

Alabama legislature approves measure to include President Biden on state ballot | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama officials on Thursday approved legislation to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state’s November ballot, mirroring accommodations the state made four years ago for then-President Donald Trump.The House of Representatives voted 93-0 for the legislation. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into law the same day, a spokeswoman said.“This is a […]

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Alabama

Trump comes out against Alabama IVF ruling as national Republicans scramble for distance • Idaho Capital Sun | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Former President Donald Trump called on Alabama lawmakers Friday to “find an immediate solution” to remedy a state Supreme Court ruling that threatened the availability of in vitro fertilization, and national Republicans running for Congress sought to distance themselves from the Alabama decision as well. In a post to his social media site, Truth Social, […]

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Alabama

After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win | #elections | #alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW’s grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But newly elected President Shawn Fain said the union will return to Mercedes and will press on with […]

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