Politics & Government

Election 2012
3:54 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Romney Outraises Obama In May

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 6:17 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And with no primary opponent to worry about, President Obama's campaign had nearly a full year's head start for fundraising over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But as NPR's S.V. Date reports, the president's advantage is rapidly disappearing.

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Tree Poisoning Trial
5:03 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Auburn Toomer's Corner poisoning trial delayed

Toomer's Corner 2010
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A judge is delaying the trial of an Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn's cherished Toomer's Corner oak trees.

Defense attorneys for Harvey Updyke have asked the judge to move the trial to a different location. Judge Jacob Walker said Thursday that he would set a hearing date to consider the request.

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Siegelman Retrial
4:58 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Siegelman to face resentencing hearing Aug. 3

Authorities have set a date for the resentencing of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

Siegelman is scheduled to appear in federal court for the resentencing on Aug. 3 in Montgomery. He is out of prison on an appeal bond after his 2006 bribery conviction.

The U.S. Supreme Court this month rejected Siegelman's latest appeal.

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European Politics & News
4:42 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

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APR News Reports
10:05 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Ready...Get Set...Vote!

Talladega, AL – The starter's flag has already dropped to signal the beginning of this year's race for the White House. We used the imagery of a starters flag since the world of politics and NASCAR will meet here in Alabama on Saturday. A conservative political organization will be at Talladega this weekend to persuade fans to vote. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin sat down with Ned Ryun, the founder and President of American Majority, to talk about the effort.

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Elections - 2012
5:55 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Alabama's Role In The GOP Presidential Primaries

Tuscaloosa, AL – Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez talks with APR reporter Stan Ingold about last night's Republican rally in Birmingham ahead of Alabama's primary election. Stan spent the day at the event, attended by candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Ryan and Stan discuss all four of the GOP presidential candidates and what Alabama's primary could mean for the parties eventual nominee.

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Elections - 2012
8:53 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Pre-Primary GOP Rally in Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama – Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin talks with APR reporter Stan Ingold about last night's Republican rally in Birmingham ahead of Alabama's primary election. Stan spent the day at the event, which featured comments by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, and supporters of Ron Paul and Mitt Romney.

Elections - 2012
9:16 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Votes and Ribs

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Republican Presidential contender Rick Santorum stopped by Tuscaloosa ahead of Tuesday's primary election in Alabama, and Mississippi. The former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator pressed the flesh at Dreamland Bar-B-que, as voters prepared to head the polls. Alabama Public Radio's Pat Duggins reports...

South Alabama
9:54 am
Wed October 5, 2011

State Veteran's Cemetery Good News for Area Veterans

Spanish Fort, AL – Construction is slated to begin on Alabama's first state veteran's cemetery this Friday. The groundbreaking ceremony comes just a little more than a month after the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs approved a $7 million grant for the project. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin sat down with Colonel Bill Callendar. He's the Cemetery Committee Chairman with the South Alabama Veterans Council and says finding out about the grant approval was welcome news to council members.

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Top Stories
3:29 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Calhoun County Gets Chemical Weapons Funds

Anniston – ANNISTON, Al. (APR-ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO) - The Calhoun County Commission has received $3.9 million from the federal government to prepare for chemical weapons accidents.

The commission adopted the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program budget at a regularly scheduled meeting.

The money falls short of the $5.2 million that was budgeted for the program last year and well behind the almost $70 million dollar annual budgets of years past.

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2010 Election Coverage
5:47 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Amendment 2 - Changing What It Takes To Get a Tax Passed

Tuscaloosa, AL – Today is Election Day, and Alabama Public Radio will be with you tonight as the returns come in. We've been looking at the four constitutional amendments up for a vote, and we end with a look at Amendment Two. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez talked with Shannon Bridgmon, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to break down Amendment Two. She explains it could make it easier to change local taxes to raise money for education.

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2010 Election Coverage
10:18 am
Mon November 1, 2010

Amendment 3-Spending A Billion Dollars

Tuscaloosa AL – There are four constitutional amendments to be decided by voters on Tuesday (11-2). Amendment 3 calls for taking a billion dollars from the Alabama Trust Fund to pay for improvements to roads and bridges across the state. APR's Brett Tannehill reports the measure has stirred strong reactions about whether the plan is worth it ...

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2010 Election Coverage
6:08 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

A Look At Amendment 1 Before Election Day

Tuscaloosa, AL – Election day is just around the corner, and Alabama Public Radio will be with you as the returns come in Tuesday night. Between non and then, we'll be looking at some of the items on the ballot. There are four constitutional amendments up for a vote, and today (10-29-10)-we'll look at Amendment One. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez sat down Gary Hoover, a professor of economics at the University of Alabama to decipher Amendment One and to talk about what it aims to change.

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2010 Election Coverage
5:42 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Undecided Voters Offer Opinions On Gov. Candidates Pt. 2

Tuscaloosa, AL – A panel of University of Alabama students watched last week's gubernatorial debate that took place on campus. These undecided voters also took part in a television special to share their views on the debate and the race for governor that will re-air this weekend. Alabama Public Radio's Ryan Vasquez had a chance to speak with two of the voters Wade Houston and Sydney Page about the reactions to the debate.

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Tri-State Water Woes
3:02 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

Tri State Showdown pt 4 - A Warning from Orme

Orme TN – We've been taking an in-depth look at the water dispute between Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Our series concludes with a warning from the tiny town of Orme (Orm), Tennessee, just across from the North Eastern Alabama border. The town ran out of water two years ago. And as Georgia Public Broadcasting's John Sepulvado reports, the residents say it's a sign of bigger water problems for the Southeast ...

 

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