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Town hall meeting draws crowd

Nov 9, 2018

   Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore spoke to a room full of parents and teachers at a town hall meeting last night. The audience was able to submit questions on note cards that Dr. Moore answered before the group. Reactions to the meeting were positive. Most of the questions focused on the state’s intervention of Montgomery Public Schools, the accreditation process, and the need for increased funding. More town hall meetings are likely if the demand is there.

It's Election Day!

Nov 6, 2018

   Polls are open all across the state for today’s General Election. A full slate of statewide offices is on the ballot, from Governor and Lt. Governor to Attorney General and Secretary of State, on down. The Republicans have certainly held the edge in Alabama for years now. No Democrat holds statewide office, and Alabama's nine-member delegation to Washington includes seven Republicans. But Democrats are optimistic going into today’s election. There are more Democrats running in statewide races than in 2014. Party candidates are contesting nine statewide offices.

Montgomery named as a top smart city

Nov 5, 2018

   Montgomery has been named as one of the country’s top smart cities. The Center for Digital Government announced that Montgomery won the 2018 Digital Cities Survey, along with several other U.S. cities. The Capital city was ranked eighth in the nation for a city its size. The award was given to cities excelling in leveraging technology, boosting cybersecurity, and improving the overall quality of the life of its residents. A factor in the win, according to officials with the Center for Digital Government, was the city’s open data portal. 

   Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says almost 302-thousand voters in the state are listed as inactive. That’s approximately one out of every ten voters. Merrill points out that people can still cast ballots on Tuesday, even if listed as inactive, however those folks will need to fill out a form at the polling place and update their address.  The bulk of voters being declared inactive happened during roll maintenance when the state was unable to reach residents with mailed postcards.

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Tyler Barriss, 26, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making a false report resulting in a death, after he placed a hoax call late last year that resulted in police fatally shooting an unarmed man in Wichita, Kan.

Barriss pleaded guilty to a total of 51 charges as part of a plea deal. He will be sentenced in January, The Associated Press reports.

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In recent months, I've learned that my life is bound together with two families who took enormous risks to save my father and my grandparents from the Nazis.

What I have discovered about the rescuers is both wondrous and bleak. One family, the Furstenbergs, has thrived; another, the Mynareks, is gone, seemingly without a trace.

An Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip that sparked a round of rocket fire and retaliatory air strikes appears to have been quieted after both sides agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

Hamas said in a statement that "the Egyptian efforts have resulted in re-enforcing the ceasefire with the Israeli occupation." The statement thanked "the efforts of Egypt, Qatar, Norway, and UN exerted to stop the Israeli attack."

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The holiday dinner conversations are going to be intense in several high-profile Democratic households in the coming weeks, as potential candidates near final decisions on whether to run for president in 2020.

Even as their staffs and political advisers have already begun scouting out office space, interviewing potential aides, and plotting out strategy for the 2020 presidential election, most haven't completely made up their minds on entering what's expected to be one of the most crowded primary contests in history.

Researchers expect that three dozen new drugs will come on the market over the next few years with astronomical prices — some likely topping a million dollars per patient.

The drugmaker Novartis has told investors it might be able to charge $4 million to $5 million for one of its potential products, a treatment for a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy.

House Republicans are electing a new set of leaders Wednesday to oversee their transformation from an ideologically diverse majority power to an increasingly conservative minority in the next session of Congress.

Much of the tension in the fight over who will replace retiring House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., deflated after Republicans lost more than 30 seats in the midterm election last week, flipping control to the Democrats in January. Only two of the current GOP leaders are running for top slots in the minority next year and only one of those jobs is contested.

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