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Arise Daily News Digest 10-31-2014

AL.COM - State Rep. Barry Moore found not guilty in perjury trial.

AL.COM - 5 takeaways from Mark Bray/Mo Brooks debate in 5th Congressional District race.

AL.COM - Sen. Del Marsh says he doesn't expect to be indicted in statehouse corruption probe.

AL.COM - Report: Birmingham's poor have more barriers than other southern cities.

AL.COM - Map: How much Alabama counties lost in revenue when Medicaid wasn't expanded.

AL.COM - Obama 'will have to deal with us' if GOP wins Senate next week, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby says.

AL.COM - Amendment One to outlaw 'foreign law' in Alabama? Not such a good idea, some Christians say.

AL.COM - How Alabama governor's pay compares to other states.

AL.COM - 7 questions for Napoleon Bracy, Darren Flott and Wayne Biggs in Alabama House District 98.

AL.COM - Voter ID law changes absentee ballot process for elderly, disabled voters.

AL.COM - Huntsville nonprofit aims to remake Alabama energy makeup with mix of awareness and actions.

AL.COM - Researchers say a 'bathtub ring' of oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico.

AL.COM - Joe Hubbard and Luther Strange talk about attorney general's office representing consumers regarding utility rates.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire:  Bentley ad attacks Griffith for voting against Obamacare ... wait, what?

AL.COM – Contributor Scott Douglas:  Those who cherish religious freedom should reject Amendment One.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Congressional Incumbents Appear In Good Shape As Elections Wind Down

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Columnist State Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse:  Warning:  Dull Election Ahead

UNION SPRINGS HERALD - The Union Springs Herald:  Union Springs Herald endorses Hubbard, Beasley and Forte.

THE NATION  - What Happens When People—Rather Than Politicians—Are Given the Chance to Vote for a Higher Minimum Wage?

THE NATION - This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily:  Luther Strange stands tall, finally.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  It's time to govern, again.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Show us the money, candidates.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Roby runs on conservative record.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News:  Justice system prevails.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle:  Barry Moore acquitted; Alabama still suffers.

WASHINGTON POST - 38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Amina Luqman:  In the land of make-believe, racial diversity is a fantasy.

Arise Daily News Digest 10-30-2014

AL.COM - Daylight Saving Time changes could be a thing of the past in Alabama if legislator gets his way.

AL.COM - If Robert Bentley did indeed win by 38 points it would be big but not close to the record.

AL.COM - Joe Hubbard returns $10,000 contribution from Canadian gaming company; AG Luther Strange says donation 'reflects desperation'.

AL.COM - Abortion foes working to shut down North Alabama's only abortion clinic get their day in court Thursday.

AL.COM - Who's running in Alabama Senate District 8? Meet the candidates.

AL.COM - Barry Moore trial: Attorneys give closing arguments; Alabama lawmaker's case goes to jury.

AL.COM - Gary Palmer endorsed by the National Rifle Association in Alabama's 6th district.

AL.COM - Standard & Poor's affirms stable outlook on Port Authority's revenue bonds.

AL.COM - Joe Hubbard and Luther Strange talk about possible state pact with Poarch band of Creek Indians on gambling.

AL.COM - Former Pres. Bill Clinton endorses Mark Lester in Alabama 6th District race.

AL.COM - Alabama legislator says amendment will protect gun rights, but some aren't convinced.

AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars:  Alabama's rank-and-file conservatives should support House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

AL.COM - Columnist John Archibald:  Apple's Tim Cook has a point. Alabama is a Tandy in an iPhone 6 world.

AL.COM - Will the last Blue Dog Democrat in Alabama please turn out the lights? Today in state politics.


ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Did Hubbard Use Campaign Donations to Post Bail?

WELD - Poverty and employment.

WELD - Publisher Mark Kelly:  Peace and poverty.

WELD - The minimum wage:  Reports show raising the floor might cost thousands of jobs, but will benefit millions.

ABC 33/40 - Alabama’s public transportation system needs a tune-up, report concludes.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - New face stands in Brooks’ way.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State’s poverty rate goes up:  19% of Alabamians living below federal line.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily:  Kay Ivey failed as Senate referee.

ANNISTON STAR - Senate District 12 candidates spar in final debate.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Strange for Alabama attorney general.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  McMillan deserves another term.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Right this wrong, Gov. Bentley.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Jury to reconvene Thursday to decide Moore verdict.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama administration issues rules to regulate colleges with career-training programs.

WASHINGTON POST - Democrats needs black voters on Election Day. But they need white Southerners even more.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post:  The access children have to guns is alarming.

WASHINGTON POST - Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world.

NEW YORK TIMES - In Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Lisa Servon:  Are Banks Too Expensive to Use?

TAKE APART - A Southern Town Struggles to Survive Four Years After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Arise Daily News Digest 10-29-2014

AL.COM - Study argues Alabama's incarceration rate -- up 349 percent -- crowding out other priorities.

AL.COM - New York Times/CBS News poll shows Bentley with big lead in race for governor.

AL.COM - Alabama House District 53: A look at finances and fact-checking candidates' allegations against one another.

AL.COM - State House District 52: Longtime Rep. John Rogers faces challenge from former Jefferson County Judge Phillip Bahakel.

AL.COM - State rests in Rep. Barry Moore perjury trial; Bill Baxley says prosecution failed to prove case.

AL.COM - Five questions with House District 22 candidates Dennis Stephens and Ritchie Whorton.

AL.COM - Mark Bray, running for Congress in north Alabama, filed for bankruptcy in 2008, says it's 'motivation' for his candidacy.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald:  Why you can't let Alabama's political corruption get you down.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire:  Tim Cook and the Dalai Lama bring a message of enlightenment to Roy Moore's Alabama.

AL.COM – With $28 billion to spend, how can Alabama be broke?

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith:  Proposed Statewide Amendment 3 is a serious protection for Alabama's gun owners.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moore Trial Day One: Defense Attorney In 1913 Or 1920?

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - ‘American Spectator’ Says Palmer May be the Most Important Freshman Legislator in Recent History

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - House Republican Caucus Responds To "Myths" About Amendment 3

TRUSSVILLE TRIBUNE - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: No challenge to Alabama GOP in this year’s elections.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily:  Merrill best choice for Secretary of State.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Incumbents cashing in.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama legislative candidates debate education, lottery at Tuscaloosa forum on Tuesday.

ANNISTON STAR - Secretary of State candidates want to end red tape in business, voting.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Another term for Ivey as lieutenant governor.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Miranda Joseph for state auditor.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon:  We get what we pay for in our schools, too.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Don't be misled by political ads.

WASHINGTON POST  - With Supreme Court case pending, UPS reverses policy on pregnant workers.

WASHINGTON POST - More tea party conservatives expected to win House seats, challenge Boehner.

WASHINGTON POST - The system favors the rich, say the Americans preparing to vote Republican.

WASHINGTON POST - An estimated 5.9 million voting-age Americans won’t be able to vote next Tuesday.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Luana Hall:  Rehearsing for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills.

NEW YORK TIMES - Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times:  Civil Rights at School

Arise Daily News Digest 10-28-2014

AL.COM - 7 questions for Republican Ralph Carmichael in Alabama House District 103.

AL.COM - 5 questions for Mike Curtis and Tim Melson, candidates for Alabama's Senate District 1.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith again charges Bentley with using office to benefit family; Bentley calls charge desperation politics.

AL.COM - We'll sue BP in Montgomery next year, and lawmakers could put lawsuit cash into General Fund, says Luther Strange.

AL.COM - Trial starts today for Barry Moore, legislator tied to Mike Hubbard statehouse investigation: What you need to know.

AL.COM - Lawyers tell differing versions of what led to perjury charges against Barry Moore.

AL.COM - Apple CEO Tim Cook criticizes Alabama for not offering equality to LGBT community.

AL.COM - Does it matter if the coroner is a Republican or a Democrat? Today in Alabama politics.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire:  Alabama's tough decision: Which one of these losers should win this thing?

AL.COM - Former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice backs Democrat Susan Smith for state Senate.

AL.COM - Here's what Gov. Robert Bentley, Parker Griffith say they would do to help intellectually disabled on waiting list.

AL.COM - Missing guns and air conditioners: State auditor candidates offer ideas on how to protect the state's $2 billion in property.

AL.COM - Apple to give $100 million to schools, five in Alabama, CEO Tim Cook says.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - The Nexus of Big Business and the Hubbard Affair

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Failure to File Statement of Economic Interest Results in Ethics Complaint

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

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Imagine Being Sued for Advocating for Your Child in School….

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily:  Joseph only candidate qualified to be auditor.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Alabama deserves better than Bentley or Griffith for governor.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  More amendments we must consider on Election Day.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser:  Income gap a real concern.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Don Campbell:  Sports obsession hurts universities.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Star witness due up in Rep. Moore's trial.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 1-term senator reflects on time in Montgomery.

WASHINGTON POST - Can a wave of new inventions stop school shootings?

WASHINGTON POST - The most politically engaged states, ranked.

NEW YORK TIMES – Greek Letters at a Price

NEW YORK TIMES – A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Joe Nocera:  Are Our Courts for Sale?

HUFFINGTON POST - Changing Prison From the Inside Out

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON GLOBALIZATION - US Child Poverty Remains at Highest Rate in 20 Years

Arise Daily News Digest 10-27-2014

AL.COM - 'Make a peaceful world': Dalai Lama concludes Birmingham visit at Regions Field.

AL.COM - New Obamacare insurance rates: What competition means for Alabama markets.

AL.COM - More than 3,100 intellectually disabled in Alabama waiting on help from the state.

AL.COM - Mike Hubbard: A profile from when he was riding high.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith promises to blow governor's race open in similar way to Hubbard scandal, but which Hubbard?

AL.COM – Contributor Peter Pitts: Without context, Sunshine Act's health care 'transparency' is useless.

FACING SOUTH - INSTITUTE INDEX: Support for Medicaid expansion grows in the South.

FACING SOUTH - The South needs to build an 'infrastructure of opportunity' for its youth.

SALON - Why income inequality is America’s biggest (and most difficult) problem.

THE ATLANTIC - Can Groceries Save the USPS?

MOTHER JONES - Inside the Bizarre, Unregulated World of Debt Collection

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Get Connected: A New Endeavor for the Alabama School Connection

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY -    Relatives can hurt or harm candidates.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - 2 doctors seek seat in state Senate.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Amendments would aid schools, Franklin.

ANNISTON STAR - Columnist Harvey Jackson: The Bourbons among us in Alabama politics.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 6th District race tops Alabama congressional vote.

WASHINGTON POST - Congressional Democrats’ disapproval hits a 20-year high.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: The family deficit.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Lifting the ban on domestic oil exports would lower U.S. gas prices — a little bit.

NEW YORK TIMES - Is the Affordable Care Act Working?

NEW YORK TIMES – The Affordable Care Act: Act: A Perfect Fit for Some, but Not Others

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Ideology and Investment

Arise Daily News Digest 10-26-2014

AL.COM - Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs.

AL.COM - Republican John Merrill, Democrat Lula Albert-Kaigler say what they will do if elected secretary of state.

AL.COM - Conservation group to celebrate 40 years of Alabama's Sipsey Wilderness.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: Hubbard indictment hinges on one particular ethical question.

DECATUR DAILY - Financial ties that bind: 3 local campaigns received funds from Speaker Hubbard, paid thousands to companies he owns.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Elect Mark Bray to replace Mo Brooks.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Alabama lags other states in offering after-school care.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Lawmaker suggests law to warn about data breaches.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - A look at campaign contributions, expenditures as Election Day approaches.

ANNISTON STAR - Intra-party fight may be future of state’s politics.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Betrayal of our values.

ANNISTON STAR - Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: Worse than Ebola.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: D.C. forecast -- more of the same.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rogers challenged by Army vet in 3rd District.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama voters to decide school funding issue.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama insurance exchange gets more competition.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Hateful tactics say much about our state's politics.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Amanda Marcotte: Why the rich just keep getting richer.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor William Brown: Amend Constitution to reform campaign finance.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Caroline Novak: A chance to refine standards.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Roby, Sewell stand out.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - EAMC CEO: Medicaid costs continue to increase.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Barry Moore perjury trial to begin Monday.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News: Amendment worth supporting.

WASHINGTON POST – Columnist George F. Will: The nastiest political tactic this year.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributors James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley: Getting more poor kids into college won’t fix income inequality.

WASHINGTON POST - Book review: ‘Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption’ by Bryan Stevenson.

NEW YORK TIMES - Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Nicholas Kristof: The American Dream Is Leaving America

Arise Daily News Digest 10-25-2014

AL.COM - Slow STARt: Fewer than 1 percent have registered for new secure IDs.

AL.COM - Head of Central Alabama VA out after investigation.

AL.COM - Work of special grand jury looking into State House corruption which indicted Mike Hubbard not adjourned, just in recess.

AL.COM - Alabama tea party leader calls federal judge's dismissal of IRS-related lawsuits 'outrageous'.

AL.COM - Incumbent John McMillan faces Doug Smith in race for state agriculture commissioner.

AL.COM - 5 questions with state Sen. Paul Sanford of Huntsville and Democratic challenger Bryan Bennett.

AL.COM - How Alabama insurance agents are profiting in new Obamacare economy.

AL.COM - Rep. Barry Moore's lawyer says full context of conversations will show Moore didn't lie to grand jury.

AL.COM - New Montgomery job training center to provide workers new skills in manufacturing, IT.

AL.COM - Panel releases plan to help Alabama veterans with health, employment, homelessness, legal problems.

AL.COM - The most Republican state in America is...no big surprise.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: The Friday Five: Is Speaker Mike Hubbard's corruption indictment "Chicago-style gutter politics" and four other interesting questions for the weekend.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Republicans Oust Tainted Lawmakers...Just Not In Alabama.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Brooks Said that Enterovirus Spread is Due to Illegal Immigration.

DECATUR DAILY - Area school districts support Amendment 4.

WASHINGTON POST - The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020.

WASHINGTON POST - Republicans ramp up minority outreach nationwide ahead of 2016.

NEW YORK TIMES - Toxic Partisanship? Bill Clinton Says He Had It Worse, Yet Got Things Done