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Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Joins Alabama News Rising

Discusses Infrastructure, Amazon Announcement & 2-year Anniversary as Mayor

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has had a whirlwind past few weeks. Mayor Reed announced the plans for Amazon to build a 100-million dollar facility and hire five-hundred workers and soon thereafter was in Washington D. C. for the signing of the 1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill that will bring millions of dollars of investment to Montgomery. He joined David Lamb…

Will Alabama’s Federal Vaccine Mandate Challenge Hold Up In Court?

Legal Expert Joins Alabama News Rising to Discuss Legal Merits of State Mandate Challenge

Dr. Allen Linken joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising to weigh in on the state of Alabama’s challenge to the federal vaccine mandate from the Biden administration. Categories: National News, News Tags: Alabama, biden, mandate, vaccine

Business Owners Say they’re ‘Stuck in the Middle’ with Vaccine Mandate Controversy

Now that Alabama legislators passed a bill (SB9) to create exemptions, whether religious or not, for the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate, many business owners say they are stuck in the middle. “The primary target of it is a religious rather wise personal exemption to the federal COVID vaccine mandate,” said Dr. Allen Linkin, professor and researcher at the University of…

Biden backs Woodfin in Birmingham Mayoral Race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden has endorsed Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin for reelection. Biden called Woodfin one of the great young leaders of the country. Biden praised Woodfin’s record on virus response, job creation, and fighting for voting rights. Woodfin faces seven challengers in his bid for another term, including his predecessor, former Mayor William Bell. Jefferson…

Biden to ‘Bring Every Resource’ to Manage Busy Storm Season

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell and Homeland Security Adviser and Deputy National Security Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden says his administration needs to “bring every resource to bear” to deal with natural…

Biden Calls on Gene Sperling to Oversee COVID-19 Relief Package

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2014 file photo, Gene Sperling, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of National Economic Council, left, listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Biden’s meeting with CEO’s in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. Sperling, a veteran of the Clinton and Obama administrations, will lead the oversight for distributing…

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) – In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy. Aides say Biden on Wednesday plans to sign a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change, and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Biden also is expected to end construction…

Biden Eyes Defeated Candidates for Key Administration Role

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Losing can have an upside. Just ask Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Sen. Doug Jones, and Rep. Donna Shalala. The list goes on. So does the age-old practice of an incoming president offering losing politicians a place in a new White House. As Biden fills out his administration, his team is looking to recently defeated members of…