Alabama Human Trafficking Summit planned for Friday

February 7, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force will host the 4th Annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit on Friday at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery.

The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force was created by Joint House Resolution 270 passed by the Alabama Legislature in April of 2014. The Task Force was charged with developing a plan to fight the growing specter of human trafficking, particularly of women, in and through Alabama.

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Scott Dawson will officially qualify for governor’s race today

February 1, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Scott Dawson will officially qualify as a Republican candidate for governor.

Dawson will qualify on-air on the popular Rick and Bubba Show in Vestavia Hills. The Alabama Republican Party has online registration, which Dawson will fill out live on the radio between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

“We need a vision for Alabama that everybody can buy into,” Dawson told the Alabama Political Reporter in June. “It takes more than just one man sitting in an office in Montgomery making plans. We need both Houses of the State Legislature to buy in. We need to get the mayors and the county commissioners involved. We need everybody in the State working together to make Alabama better so that kids that grow up in Alabama can stay in Alabama, and have successful lives here, so that we don’t have to get on a plane to go visit our grandkids.”

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Sources: Corruption Grand Jury focused on power plant deals

January 25, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

A special grand jury in Montgomery is targeting a variety of potential corrupt deals related to the Bellefonte nuclear plant near Scottsboro, several sources have told the Alabama Political Reporter.

The investigation into that possible corruption, led by Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart, is drawing in some of the state’s top political and business figures, as the grand jury explores a number of alleged offenses.

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Today is Martin Luther King Day

January 15, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is set aside to remember his legacy and the Civil Rights Movement – much of which was played out in Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s.

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, D-Selma, delivered the Democratic national radio address in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Rep. Sewell said, “Dr. King saw economic success for all Americans as a keystone of equality. He recognized that economic issues were civil rights issues. ‘The struggle for genuine equality means economic equality,’ Dr. King told a rally of sanitation workers in Memphis, barely two weeks before his death. He said, ‘For we know now that it’s not enough to integrate lunch counters. What does it profit a man to be able to integrate a lunch counter if he doesn’t have enough money to buy a hamburger?’”

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Opinion | MLK statue long overdue at State Capitol

January 15, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

At a ceremony Monday at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery, Gov. Kay Ivey will announce Alabama’s inclusion in a 12-state Civil Rights Trail.

The Trail will feature historic landmarks in several cities, including 10 sites in Montgomery alone.

At none of those Montgomery sites will there be a statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

Because there isn’t a single statue of the man in Montgomery.

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Hobson says he’s running for Congress to preserve a “safe, prosperous, and moral America”

January 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Roy Moore aide, Rich Hobson, said that he is running for Congress because we are in a crucial time in our history.

“I’m running because our nation is at a crucial time in history, and I want to make sure that we preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren,” Hobson said in a statement.

“As we have forgotten our Creator, millions of children have been aborted, our families are being ripped apart, and our children are growing up confused,” said Hobson. “There is a sense that all that America has stood for throughout our history doesn’t matter anymore. But America does matter, and I plan to work hard in this campaign to restore the values that made us great. Just like the Greatest Generation saved our country in World War II, I want to be part of the generation that fights to save our country from those who seek to destroy our values.”
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The Death of Andrew Lewis, Part III: The Night Of

December 29, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The evening of Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, was not a remarkable one for Andrew Lewis.

The 31-year-old musician was playing a normal gig at the Alley Bar in downtown Montgomery, with his band, Medicine Chest. He stopped by his parents’ house before the show to eat, then, as he had done dozens of times before, headed out to sing his music at a Montgomery bar. Lewis was a staple at Montgomery bars, with essentially standing gigs at 1048, the Alley Bar and others. He was well-known, he was, by all accounts, well-liked.

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State Rep. Tim Wadsworth will seek another term

December 28, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

State Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R-Arley, will seek a second term to the Alabama House of Representatives.

Since his election in 2014, Wadsworth has represented state House District 14, which includes portions of Winston, Walker and Jefferson Counties.

In a campaign announcement, Wadsworth said he will focus on his conservative record, integrity, openness and his transparent approach. He pointed to progress made in the last few years tackling corruption in Montgomery. He said he wants to continue “cleaning up Montgomery.”

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The F-35s are coming to Montgomery

December 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced that the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing has been chosen as the home for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet.

“I am thrilled and very pleased that the 187th Fighter Wing has been chosen as the home for the new F-35 fighter jet,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “This announcement is huge for the River Region, it is huge for Alabama and is certainly a welcome gift for us as we approach Christmas. The decision to send the F-35 to Montgomery is a testament to the quality of our people and our workforce, and further cements Alabama’s reputation as the leading aerospace state in the nation.”

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John Knight, David Burkette in runoff for State Senate seat

December 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Rep. John Knight, D-Montgomery, and Montgomery City Councilman David Burkette received the most votes in the special Democratic Primary in Montgomery County’s state Senate District 26 special election.

The two will face off in a runoff to fill the District 26 seat vacated by Quinton Ross after he became the president of Alabama State University.

“Words cannot express how thankful I am. I appreciate all of your support. This journey is not over yet. I led the primary and with your help I will be elected your next Alabama Senator District 26!” Knight on social media.

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