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Arise Daily News Digest 9-16-2014

AL.COM - Report: Alabama's prison population rise among highest, but crime reduction among lowest.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith says he will not take salary as governor. Instead he will redirect it to public school fund.

AL.COM - Alabama prison doctors lost medical licenses following sexual conduct with patients.

AL.COM - Private school participation in Alabama Accountability Act more than double last year's.

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley maintains he played no part in overtime payments or promotion of trooper.

AL.COM - Democrat Joe Hubbard accuses Attorney General Luther Strange of distorting abortion views.

AL.COM - UAB named one of America's innovative, 'Up-and-Coming' large universities by U.S. News magazine.

AL.COM - New Alabama Small Business Commission to aid and attract entrepreneurs and small business owners.

AL.COM - Race for governor: Bentley campaigning by being governor while Griffith hard charging.

AL.COM - Sen. Del Marsh says he might propose raising $25 million cap on Accountability Act.

AL.COM - Gov. Bob Riley calls Alabama Accountability Act 'success story on steroids'.

AL.COM - Thousands who failed to prove citizenship will lose health care coverage.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Adrian Peterson, go bring me a switch.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: What happens to a thorn in the side of the powerful? He finally wins!

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: Does putting more people in prison reduce crime? Maybe not anymore.

AL.COM – Contributor Lisa Rickard: Keep the FDA in charge of American drug safety, not the Alabama Supreme Court.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard “Obsessed” with $200K Renovation of Committee Room


ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Budget Basics: Understanding Alabama's Budget System

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Roby Announces House Votes To Block New EPA Power Grab

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - The Role of Schools in Eliminating Bullying and Cyber-Bullying – Thursday, September 18 Forum

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Alabama takes on human trafficking.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions unopposed in primary or general election.

GADSDEN TIMES - Bentley, Griffith to address employees' group.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Big guns, little guns.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: America's changing faces.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Opelika man awarded Medal of Honor.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Luther Strange, Joe Hubbard trade fire over abortion ad.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Hospitals don't have to close.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Bill Brooks: At least one anti-civil rights 'confession' offered.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Ala. children test positive for respiratory virus.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama targets a popular coolant in new effort to curb greenhouse gases.

WASHINGTON POST - Should we ban states and cities from offering big tax breaks for jobs?

WASHINGTON POST - In one year, Obamacare goes from top congressional issue to barely mentioned.

WASHINGTON POST - Wyoming bill would cut wait time for convicted felons to vote again.

WASHINGTON POST - Income inequality is hurting tax revenues, report finds.

WASHINGTON POST - For the first time, there are more single American adults than married ones, and here’s where they live.

WASHINGTON POST - Where the male-on-female murder rate is highest.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: Many life milestones are out of millennials’ reach.

NEW YORK TIMES - Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls, Survey Shows

NEW YORK TIMES - Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics

NEW YORK TIMES - ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Arise Daily News Digest 9-15-2014

AL.COM - After lobbying for Carly's Law, Madison woman takes marijuana oil battle to Congress.

AL.COM - Alabama Supreme Court affirms class-action status for $3.2 billion investor lawsuit against CVS Caremark.

AL.COM - Alabama Power warns of false bill payment text.

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Local School Tax Millage and the 10-Mill Local Match Chargeback Thing – Explained

DECATUR DAILY - Habitat tries to recover from arrest.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Wealth gap has states in crunch: Slowdown in tax revenue puts programs in peril.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: State of health care in Shoals.

GADSDEN TIMES - Bentley to attend domestic violence training class.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Gaming compact financial returns: A great unknown.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Bentley to announce small business commission.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama push to hire veterans into federal jobs spurs resentment.

WASHINGTON POST - How states have gamed Medicaid for hundreds of millions of dollars.

WASHINGTON POST - Fact Checker: Obama’s claim that businesses are in the ‘longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation’.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: The roughed-up American.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The case of two wrongly imprisoned men exposes the flaws of the judicial system.

NEW YORK TIMES - With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

NEW YORK TIMES - Health Law Has Caveat on Renewal of Coverage

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: How to Get It Wrong

SALON - Facts vs. the GOP: Why America is living through a new era of segregation.

THE ATLANTIC - Mr. Death Penalty: Kent Scheidegger is America's most outspoken advocate for capital punishment. What motivates him—and does he have his facts straight?

WASHINGTON TIMES – Contributor Armstrong Williams: Nickel-and-diming the poor undercuts justice.

Arise Daily News Digest 9-14-2014

AL.COM - Residents in five Obamacare-resistant states face steeper insurance costs.

AL.COM - Where in Alabama are residents most heavily armed? Concealed carry rates by county.

AL.COM – Contributor Scott Beaulier: "F" for Alabama: guest opinion.

AL.COM - Young Huntsville man's bright future ravaged by disease, Alabama marijuana oil law denies relief.

AL.COM – Contributor Apryl Marie: There's not but one acceptable standard for abuse.

DECATUR DAILY - Life after IP: Former paper mill employees moving on after plant’s closing.

DECATUR DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Grant to help make prisons safer.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Alabama’s statehouse gets fresh upgrades.

GADSDEN TIMES - Casino seeks to break AG's winning streak.

ANNISTON STAR - Splitsville? Why Alabama isn't Scotland: Despite hype, secession deeply unpopular in the Deep South.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: No cameras allowed with public records of state prisons.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Domestic violence abusers need to be held accountable.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - New ADOC position aims to improve culture for women.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama improving domestic violence laws.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Ala. Power among nation's top 10 in economic development.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Bentley should debate for the sake of state's voters.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Gene Kamena: Raise minimum wage, but not as high as $15.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Violence gets our attention if an athlete commits it.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama's Motus motorcycle: Not another cruiser.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Impeach Mark Fuller.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Another chapter in bingo controversy.

WASHINGTON POST - The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China.

WASHINGTON POST - Diversity is coming to Congress — very, very slowly.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Long-term policy changes needed to grow the labor force.

NEW YORK TIMES - Postcard from Birmingham: Recapturing a Game and Days Gone By

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Nicholas Kristof and Contributor Sheryl WuDunn: The Way to Beat Poverty

SALON - Why I hate standardized tests: A teacher’s take on how to save public education.

Arise Daily News Digest 9-13-2014

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley on AEA crisis: "I don't think it will ever be the same..."

AL.COM - Alabama Education Association board stands behind Henry Mabry, will conduct financial audit.

AL.COM - At anti-Common Core rally in Alabama, Italian journalist warns U.S. heading for doom.

AL.COM - No state carries concealed more than Alabama, but does it affect crime?

AL.COM - Alabama prison officials: Taxpayers must pay to take cellphone photos of public records.

AL.COM - Alabama changes execution drug combination, seeks to set execution dates for 9 death row inmates.

AL.COM - Cluck, cluck, cluck: Parker Griffith says Gov. Bentley is too chicken to debate.

AL.COM - Alabama earns mostly Fs on annual 'Leaders & Laggards' report card.

AL.COM - Sen. Jeff Sessions takes on Facebook and Democrats for playing it loose with immigration policies.

AL.COM - Alabama immigrant rights group tells Obama: 'Keep your promise': Today in state politics.

AL.COM – Op-ed: Shape Alabama prison reform by considering and choosing the possible approach you favor.

AL.COM – Contributor Chris McCauley: Moving from concern to making choices on Alabama prison overcrowding.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hart Says Moore’s Attorneys Pinned Hopes On “Hail Mary” Defense

ANNISTON STAR - Voters to decide on $50 million National Guard bond issue.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Both sides claim victory as VictoryLand trial wraps up.

WASHINGTON POST - Glitch in health care law allows employers to offer substandard insurance.

WASHINGTON POST - Why same-sex marriage is expected to heat up this election among evangelicals.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama, Clinton mark 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.

NEW YORK TIMES - Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic

NEW YORK TIMES - Columnist Gail Collins: Candidates Playing Possum

Arise Daily News Digest 9-12-2014

AL.COM - Federal grant to fund 5 projects focusing on sexual safety in Alabama prisons.

AL.COM - Alabama again ranked one of the top 10 lowest tax states, but 'you get what you pay for'.

AL.COM - AEA board to meet Friday night in wake of Paul Hubbert's bombshell letter.

AL.COM - Site selection experts rank Alabama fourth-best state for doing business.

AL.COM - Kentucky Dems say state risks being 'backwards like Alabama' if it follows GOP plan: Today in state politics.

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: For a financial return, would you invest in Alabama's prison reform? Social impact bonds would let you.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: AEA's internal bleeding: Why every Alabama teacher, bus driver and custodian should be worried.

AL.COM - MacLean Power Systems to lay off 75, close Birmingham facility.

AL.COM - Alabama's richest people are richer than the richest people in almost half the country.

AL.COM – Contributor Apryl Marie: Parker Griffith is his own worst enemy.

USA TODAY - Contributor David Person: Medicaid expansion gets a boost.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Mabry Says his Fate is an Internal Matter

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Crosby to Replace Palmer at API

NEW YORK TIMES – A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income

THE ATLANTIC - Why America Still Needs Historically Black Colleges

THE ATLANTIC - The Solution to the US Skills Gap Isn't What You Think

MOTHER JONES - The Rich Are Eating Richer, the Poor Are Eating Poorer

DECATUR DAILY - Trio of renovation projects underway at Statehouse.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Normal people in Alabama.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Phillip Tutor: Foul language on Alabama's campaign trail.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Experts testify whether bingo or slot machines.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Why should state run retail liquor stores?

WASHINGTON POST - Obama losing the confidence of key parts of the coalition that elected him.

WASHINGTON POST - The GOP’s favorite coal executive is being sued over political contributions. Here’s what’s up.

NEW YORK TIMES – Pesticide Level in Waterways Have Dropped Reducing the Risk to Humans

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: The Inflation Cult

Arise Daily News Digest 9-11-2014

AL.COM – Lee County judge postpones Rep. Barry Moore's perjury trial to week of Oct. 27.

AL.COM - Congressman Bradley Byrne backs Obama on ISIS, hopes 'actions match his rhetoric'.

AL.COM - 'This is what happens when someone debates Parker Griffith:' Governor responds to foul-mouthed challenger.

AL.COM - 6 cases of enterovirus 68 reported at USA Children's & Women's Hospital; officials treating large numbers of patients in respiratory distress.

AL.COM - AEA's Henry Mabry responds to Paul Hubbert letter, calls him 'mentor and friend'.

AL.COM - Show me the money: Nearly half of all homes sold in Alabama paid for in cash, report says.

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley said he had nothing to do with security chief pay and promotion.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Men who once ran DPS security division say Gov. Robert Bentley intervened on behalf of trooper.

AL.COM - For Parker Griffith "free media" is critical.

AL.COM - Finally, an economic ranking that doesn't have Alabama near the bottom.

AL.COM – Contributor Kristina Scott: End Child Hunger in Alabama coalition makes huge progress.

AL.COM - Siegelman appeal pushed back until December.

AL.COM - Mark Lester hits Gary Palmer on 'fees' from 'radical, Tea Party organization'; Palmer fires back.

AL.COM - 'Wife-beating is not a private matter:' National take on Judge Mark Fuller in today's political update.

AL.COM – Contributor Apryl Marie: Four flaws in conservatives' argument against state-run lottery.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Former AEA Executive Secretary Turns on Successor

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard To Use “Pledge” To Retain Speaker's Seat Even If Indicted

DECATUR DAILY - Courtland still adjusting to its life without IP.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Containing an epidemic.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Senior Americans burdened with student debt.

ANNISTON STAR - House candidate wants to limit parental rights of rapists.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - State has no gambling expert in VictoryLand trial.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Hubbard's statewide AG commercial focuses on crime.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Mark Fuller can't stay on bench.

WASHINGTON POST - Gay rights group, after recent victories, turns to a new frontier: the South.

WASHINGTON POST - When you can max out student loans — and not have to pay it all back.

WASHINGTON POST - From Ray Rice to a federal judge, is the system too lenient in domestic violence cases?

WASHINGTON POST - Four decades of death penalty executions by year, state, race and gender, in 1 chart.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Harold Meyerson: In blue states, Democrats want more than social liberalism.

NEW YORK TIMES - Birmingham Courts Democrats and Waves Off Skeptics

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: An Amendment to Cut Political Cash

Arise Daily News Digest 9-10-2014

AL.COM -Former AEA chief Paul Hubbert says organization is in crisis.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith: Creating hope with his party's base in a small town but not swaying Republicans.

AL.COM - Birmingham students tell Education Secretary Arne Duncan what they would say if they advised Obama.

AL.COM - Rep. Mo Brooks joins Sens. Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz in calling for securing southern U.S. border, prevent amnesty.

AL.COM - 'You can't beat this classroom,' Education Secretary Arne Duncan says of U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

AL.COM - Rosa Parks' archive moving from warehouse to Library of Congress.

AL.COM - 'Business at usual' at GE Decatur plant after company agrees to sell appliance division for $3.3B.

AL.COM - Lawyer for VictoryLand says seized machines identical to ones used elsewhere in state.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith says he'll release income tax return soon.

AL.COM - Governor Bentley has long record of opposition to lottery, support for people's right to vote.

AL.COM - Feds tell Alabama Senator there's nothing to prevent welfare benefits from being used at marijuana stores.

AL.COM - Democratic candidate for Alabama Senate vows to refuse salary, push for term limits if elected.

AL.COM - Congressional candidate Mark Bray proposes Obamacare overhaul, says Rep. Mo Brooks is 'fear monger'.

AL.COM - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Griffith kicks off Alabama education lottery tour in Mobile.

AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars: Governor Bentley should lead the fight against Common Core.

AL.COM – Columnist Mark McCarter: Duncan exactly right saying 'education should be the ultimate bipartisan issue:' opinion.

AL.COM – Contributor Emily Dhurandhar: Food deserts: Why it's nearly impossible for 88,000 Birmingham residents to eat healthfully.

AL.COM – Contributors Michael Petrilli and Michael Brickman: Alabama's students face historic school year, if politicians can stay out of the way.

SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.

TRUSSVILLE TRIBUNE Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: Someone not named Wallace begins time as governor.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Investigation May Reach Inside RSA and Commerce

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - VictoryLand Goes to Trial: AG Strange Subpoenaed As Witness

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bill Adair Defects to Republican Party

DECATUR DAILY - North Alabama a ‘cluster’ area for respiratory illness.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Defending the indefensible.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Not so fast on immigration.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - VictoryLand appears to win points on trial’s first day.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Veterans express frustration with VA at public forum.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Bentley's refusal to debate Griffith hurts voters.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Work release: Protect public first.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Lee County judge to hear Barry Moore motion regarding trial delay request.

DOTHAN EAGLE - Lawmakers will wrestle with state budget shortfall.

WASHINGTON POST - Rep. Maxine Waters proposes sweeping changes to credit reporting law.

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: Another Broken Promise on Immigration

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare in Depth: NFL players hit harder for domestic violence than federal judge.