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Senator-elect Katie Britt sworn into office Tuesday

United States Senator Katie Boyd Britt (R-AL) took her oath of office on the Senate floor Tuesday shortly after the 118th Congress convened. U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), as Alabama’s new senior senator, escorted Senator Britt to Vice President Kamala…

Trump's tax returns released after long fight with Congress

(CNN) - Six years of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns released on Friday show the former president paid very little in federal income taxes the first and last year of his presidency, claiming huge losses that helped limit his tax bill, among…

Northport's new mayor to be sworn in Jan. 3

Northport’s next mayor Dr. John Hinton, who represents District 3 for the Northport City Council, will be sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 3. The swearing in ceremony will take place at noon at Northport City Hall. “I just want to serve…

Warnock, Walker: Starkly different choices for Black voters

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - Raphael Warnock is the first Black U.S. senator from Georgia, having broken the color barrier with a special election victory in January 2021. Now Warnock can add another distinction by winning a full six-year…

Obama heads to Georgia as Warnock seeks early vote advantage

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. Warnock is looking to juice an apparent…

Some West Alabama schools got an "F"

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Asher Redd Schools in west Alabama made an appearance on the Alabama State Department of Education's Failing Schools List. The average ACT scores for one day of testing from every high school in the…

Dems beating back GOP surge, but control of Congress unclear

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Razor-thin margins around the country left control of Congress still undetermined, but Democrats showed surprising strength in the midterm election. They defeated Republicans in a series of competitive races, defying expectations that high inflation…

Slavery rejected in some, not all, states where on ballot

By AARON MORRISON AP National Writer Voters in several states have approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime. The measures curtail the use of prison labor in Alabama,…

Regional Races Roundup: Aderholt, Allen hold on to seats

Here are the results of regional races across the state of Alabama. In the race for U.S. Representative for the 4th Congressional District, Republican Robert Aderholt had no issues holding onto his seat, with more than 84% of…

Alabama passes all 10 state amendments, constitution reworking

Alabamians who visited the polls Tuesday approved a major reworking of the state's constitution alongside 10 proposed statewide amendments. Alabamians approved adopting the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, which will remove racist language and streamline provisions and amendments…

Republican Kay Ivey wins 2nd full term as Alabama governor

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey won a second full term against Democrat Yolanda Flowers, the first Black woman to win a major party’s gubernatorial nomination in the state. Flowers’ candidacy was an…

Republican Katie Britt wins US Senate race in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - Republican Katie Britt has become the first woman elected to the U.S Senate from Alabama as she captured the seat held by retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby. Britt faced Democratic nominee…

Nov. 8, 2022, Midterm Election Roundup

Here are the results of every race WVUA 23 is covering in the 2022 Midterm Election. This list will be updated frequently throughout the night. Statewide races: [gtx_elections…

Amendments on Tuesday's ballots

There is a long list of amendments on Tuesday's ballot for you to consider. Many of us go into the voting booth and may not be familiar with the amendments. So, we…

Fetterman, Oz in bruising US Senate race in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Control of the U.S. Senate could depend on whether Pennsylvanians elect Democrat John Fetterman or Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz. Lt. Gov. Fetterman spent much of the campaign recovering from a stroke while fending…

O'Rourke hopes to upset Texas Gov. Abbott's bid for 3rd term

The Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O’Rourke are steering into the finish of one of the most expensive midterm races in the country. Abbott on Tuesday was seeking a record-tying third term…

Election 2022: Turbulent campaign season comes to a close

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Months of campaigning are culminating in midterm elections that will decide control of Congress and top governorships. Tuesday's vote potentially will help shape economic policy, access to abortion and even how elections are held…

Britt eyes Senate win in Alabama, faces Boyd, Sophocleus

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - Republican Katie Britt could become the first woman elected to the U.S Senate from Alabama as she seeks to capture the seat held by retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby. Britt faces…

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