The Wire

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions to speak to law enforcement group in Birmingham Friday —

    Sessions is scheduled to address the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers (NOBLE) at a luncheon for the group’s executives. The event will be held at the downtown Sheraton, according to an announcement Wednesday by the FBI.

  • VIDEO: Trump Administration continues to forbid Common Core coercion – U.S. Rep. Roby

    U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) pressed Education Secretary Besty DeVos on Common Core coercion during a Congressional hearing Tuesday, during which the DeVos confirmed that the Trump Administration is committed to upholding the letter and spirit of the law that expressly forbids coercion of schools to adopt certain standards, including Common Core.

  • Cagle named president of Alabama Coal Association

    Patrick Cagle has been named the new president of the Alabama Coal Association, succeeding George Barber, who has elected to retire after seven years of service to the coal group which was first formed in 1972.

    Cagle, who has worked with the association on legislative matters in the past, has more than 10 years of experience in navigating Alabama’s political landscape. As executive director of JobKeeper Alliance, a 501c(4) nonprofit whose mission is to protect and create quality jobs, he previously worked hand-in-hand with the coal industry to oppose onerous, job-killing regulations.

    Cagle and his wife, Molly, have a 15-month-old son, Bankston. They are active members at Church of the Highlands. Cagle is an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Conservation Advisory Board, which assists the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources with the formation of hunting and fishing regulations.