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Alabama Governor Lifts Mask Rules, Urges Common Sense

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state is shifting to personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.
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Alabama is lifting its mask mandate on Friday as Governor Ivey encouraged residents to still voluntarily wear them

Ivey is also known for signing the nation's strictest abortion ban into law. Brynn Anderson/AP Alabama Governor Kay Ivey says the state's mask mandate will end on Friday. She said people should still wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. She called the new phase "Safer Apart," and said it would include "slimmed down" restrictions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has confirmed that the state's mask mandate would end on Frid...
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Alabama Opposing Amtrak Restart Linking New Orleans, Mobile

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state will oppose an Amtrak plan to resume passenger train service between New Orleans and Mobile without a study of its potential impact.
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Ivey Declines to Discuss Election Plans

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday declined to say if she will seek another term in office in 2022.
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Ivey: Biden Request Will Not Change Mask Mandate End

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state’s mask mandate will end April 9 despite the president’s request for states to reinstate them.
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Multiple Tornadoes Tear Through Alabama, Shutting Down Amazon Warehouse

Authorities reported several injuries and fatalities in Alabama as tornadoes tore through the Birmingham metro area on Thursday. The storms, which come on the heels of roughly 50 tornadoes that hit the region last week, left flattened homes and extensive property damage in their wake.Read more...
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Ivey Encourages Mask Wearing After Mandate Expires April 9

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey this week urged people to wear masks in public after the statewide mask mandate expires next month.
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Dangerous 'High Risk' Weather Is Set to Unleash Tornadoes Across the South

Wednesday marks the first of two extremely dangerous days of weather across the South. Ten states from Kentucky to Florida could see tornadoes, hail, damaging straight-line winds, and heavy rain as storms move through the region. The bullseye of high-impact weather will then shift to the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic on…Read more...
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The South Faces Dangerous 'High Risk' Weather and Tornadoes

Wednesday marks the first of two extremely dangerous days of weather across the South. Ten states from Kentucky to Florida could see tornadoes, hail, damaging straight-line winds, and heavy rain as storms move through the region. The bullseye of high-impact weather will then shift to the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic on…Read more...
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The Latest: Arizona lifts capacity limits; 19% vaccinated

By The Associated Press PHOENIX — One day after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted capacity restrictions at restaurants, gyms and other businesses, the state reported 1,735 confirmed coronavirus cases. Arizona doesn’t have a statewide mask mandate. With 54 more confirmed deaths on Saturday, the totals rose to 825,119 cases and 16,323 deaths. The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations dipped below 1,000 for the first time in four months. On Friday, 966 COVID-19 patients occupied inpatient bed...
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The Latest: Senate OKs $1.9T COVID bill, nears final passage

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition, moving closer to a milestone political victory for President Joe Biden. The $1.9 trillion bill approved Saturday carries direct payments of up to $1,400 for most Americans, extended emergency unemployment benefits and spending for COVID-19 vaccines and testing. It also provides billions to states and cities, schools and ailing industries. Democrats say their “American Rescue ...
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The Latest: Ireland reaches half million vaccinations

By The Associated Press LONDON — Ireland has given out half a million coronavirus vaccinations about two months after the first inoculation. Prime Minister Micheal Martin says the health department announced the figure on Saturday. It includes both first and second doses and comes 63 days after the first shot was given to a Dublin senior citizen. “Good news,” Martin tweeted. “The vaccines are having a significant impact on mortality and serious illness.” Ireland has experienced a spike in infect...
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Resisting Pressure, Alabama Governor Extends Mask Order

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has resisted political pressure to drop her state's mask order.
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Ala. governor extends mask mandate, but only so far

CNN Alabama’s statewide mask mandate to curb the coronavirus is being extended to April 9 — but it won’t be extended after that, Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday. Ivey’s remark came as she announced that the state’s broader “Safer at Home” order, which includes the mask mandate and other measures, would be extended until the evening of April 9 instead of expiring Monday, as previously scheduled. Ivey said this will be the last time she’s extending the masking portion of the order. After April 9, Alab...
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Alabama's Republican Governor Extends Face Mask Mandate

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is bucking the trend among Southern Republican governors to extend the state’s mandatory face mask order by a month.
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VIRUS TODAY: Alabama Governor Extends Face Mask Order

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is extending the state’s mandatory face mask order by a month, a break from what Texas and neighboring Mississippi are doing.
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The Latest: Alabama Extends Mask Mandate, Bucking GOP Trend

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month.
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Kay Ivey won’t be bullied

Mask mandate is her call. Not the state Senate's. Not Will Ainsworth's.
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Alabama governor says she won't extend mask mandate past April 9

Alabama's statewide mask mandate to curb the coronavirus is being extended to April 9 -- but it won't be extended after that, Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday.
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AL governor to end mask mandate in April

Alabama's statewide mask mandate to curb the coronavirus is being extended to April 9 -- but it won't be extended after that, Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday.
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Alabama governor extends mask order but says mandate will end in April

Gov. Kay Ivey's announcement comes days after the governors of Texas and Mississippi said they were lifting their states' mask mandates.
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Bucking GOP Trend, Alabama Governor Extends Mask Order

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is bucking the Republican trend to extend the state’s mandatory face mask order by a month.
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Alabama Gov. Ivey lifts statewide Covid mask mandate beginning April 9

"Let me be abundantly clear, after April 9, I will not keep the mask order in effect," Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday.
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Ivey to Announce Fate of Alabama Mask Order

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will announce whether she will extend, or lift, a mask order that has been in place since July.
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Alabama Governor Offers $5K Rewards in 2 Unsolved Murders

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has put up $5,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in two unsolved killings.
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9 governors asked President Biden to fix 'unnecessary confusion' created by the CDC's vaccine reporting

President Joe Biden Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Nine governors asked Biden in a letter to fix confusion in the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine reporting.  The governors also asked for the administration to coordinate with states in the pharmacy rollout. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of US state governors asked President Joe Biden in a letter to decrease confusion caused by the government's COVID-19 vaccine reporting.As part of the National Governors Association...
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9 governors asked Biden to fix 'unnecessary confusion' created by the CDC's vaccine reporting

President Joe Biden. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Nine governors asked President Joe Biden to fix confusion in the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine reporting. The governors also asked for the administration to coordinate with states in the pharmacy rollout. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of governors asked President Joe Biden in a letter on Monday to clear up confusion caused by the government's COVID-19 vaccine reporting.Nine members of the National Governors Ass...
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‘Not trying to be Gov. Memaw,’ Ivey says as mask mandate extended

Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday that she’s “not trying to be Governor Memaw” as she announced the extension of the state’s safer at home...
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Louisiana readies for Hurricane Zeta’s arrival

[vemba-video id=”weather/2020/10/28/daily-weather-forecast-rain-wind-hurricane-zeta-gulf-coast-storm-surge.cnn”] By Kevin McGill, Stacey Plaisance and Rebecca Santana | Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana with top winds of 90 mph (150 kph), forecast to strike the coast as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday afternoon. New Orleans, where a pump system failure raised flood risks, was squarely in its path. Workers closed one of the last floodgates su...
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Alabama governor on Hurricane Sally damage: 'It's really, really bad'

On Friday, Alabama governor Kay Ivey visited the coastal areas of the state impacted by the storm. "I'm sure it could be worse. But what I've seen this morning in the flyover, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, it's really, really bad," Ivey said.
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