The V to carry extended interview with Roy Moore on Sunday

December 8, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

For the past few weeks, following allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior by several women, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been mostly quiet, denying interview requests and refusing to answer questions at public appearances.

On Sunday, the “Voice of Alabama Politics” will air Moore’s first full interview with an Alabama news outlet in more than a month. That will include questions from host and “V” producer, Bill Britt, to Moore about the allegations against him and his recollections of that time in his life, nearly 40 years ago.

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Retired Marine Colonel-turned-sculptor hopes to be write-in option for Republicans hesitant on Moore

November 28, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Retired Marine Corps Col. Lee Busby, a former top aide to President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff retired Gen. John Kelly, is coming out of a retirement defined by sculpting to honor fallen service members to launch a last-minute write-in effort for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat against Republican nominee Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

Busby, who now lives in Tuscaloosa, said he isn’t satisfied with the two candidates on the ballot and wants to offer himself a more moderate alternative to the two men whom he says are too extreme for Alabama voters.

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In Alabama, we have our veterans’ backs

November 12, 2017

By Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

Dedication. Honor. Commitment. Sacrifice.

Those are the traits that come to mind when I think about our nation’s veterans. I saw these qualities lived out every day by my dad. Boadman Nettles Ivey, my father, served in WWII as part of a field artillery division. From him I learned to love my country, to offer myself to serve my fellow citizen and to stand up for what is right, even when doing so might be difficult.
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AG’s office picks up small win in bingo fight

October 27, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has landed his first blow in his renewed gambling fight.

It was a small one.

A Morgan County Circuit Court judge on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction against River City Entertainment, preventing the small casino in Lacey’s Springs from continuing its operations.

Marshall filed the nuisance complaint against RCE earlier this month, along with complaints against four other electronic bingo casinos around the state.

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Strange touts Trump while Palin, Gorka hail Moore as bane of the establishment

September 22, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Following a heated debate with Sen. Luther Strange Thursday night, Senate candidate and former Chief Justice Roy Moore let loose a series of anti-establishment conservative leaders at an outdoor rally in Montgomery. But earlier in the night, Strange touted support from the leader of the anti-establishment movement himself, President Donald Trump.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a former vice presidential candidate, and Sebastian Gorka, a former adviser to Trump, took to the stage and heralded Moore as the potential undoing of establishment Republican politics.

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Breaking down the lottery process

September 19, 2017

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The following article is part of APR’s on-going series on gaming and the lottery:

Polling on both sides of the political aisle indicates that the voters in Alabama support the right to vote on a lottery and legalized gaming — and overwhelmingly support a lottery and legalized gaming. By participating in lotteries across state lines in Georgia, Tennessee and Florida, Alabamians have paid millions of dollars to educate the children of those states. While some questioned the continued viability of state lotteries, several recent large jackpots and the continued popularity of scratch-off tickets demonstrate that lotteries are still sources of significant revenue for lottery states. The lottery debate in Alabama has been historically broken down in the Legislature over four issues:

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