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Arise Daily News Digest 4-18-2014
AL.COM - 10 Alabama hospitals have closed in the last 3 years: Will yours be next?
AL.COM - McDowell Lee, secretary of Alabama Senate for almost a half-century, dies at age 89.
AL.COM - Gov. Bentley releases group's report detailing proposal for water management plan.
AL.COM - NRA quiet so far in District 6 congressional primary.
AL.COM - AEA funds opponent of Sen. Del Marsh, foes of other supporters of Alabama Accountability Act.
AL.COM - Candidate for House District 1 seat says, if elected, he'll donate full salary to charities.
AL.COM - Alabama seeking federal assistance following last week's flooding.
AL.COM - Political Agenda: Scott Beason can raise hell, but not money.
AL.COM - Sen. Cam Ward says meetings with national group working on Alabama prison reforms to start in May.
AL.COM - At Tutwiler prison, medical care lacking for minor conditions an.
AL.COM - Fetal heartbeat abortion law overturned in North Dakota similar to Alabama bill that died.
AL.COM - What is the medical standard for prisoners? No cruelty, no deliberate indifference.
AL.COM - How a marijuana derivative stormed the Alabama State House.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: There's money in poverty in Alabama. Just not for the poor.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bennett Urges Alabama to Join Compact of States Checking for Voter Duplication
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: The first Alabama settlers were diverse in their origins.
AL.COM - AL.com seeks ruling from judge on constitutional rights of anonymous commenter.
DECATUR DAILY - AEA fights credit battle.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Strange to appeal gambling ruling.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Lack of funds for forensics lab sparks debate: Tuscaloosa officials say state has 'abandoned' its duty to provide services critical to fighting crime.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Greene County sheriff allows bingo parlors to reopen; attorney general has no comment on latest step.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Cloaked in darkness — Rise of ‘dark money’ in politics is a bad trend for Alabama.
ANNISTON STAR – Editor Phillip Tutor: Long list of America’s dead.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Federal lawsuit challenges Alabama’s ‘Neelley’s Law.’
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: PEEHIP must look past 2015.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Mike Markarian: Egg lawsuit wrong move for Alabama.
WASHINGTON POST - Obama hails 8 million enrollees for insurance under federal health-care law.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor David Siegel: Why wouldn’t people want to reduce inequality?
WASHINGTON POST - It’s official: The “death spiral” is dead.
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Salvation Gets Cheap
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: No Spring Break for the Unemployed.
Arise Daily News Digest 4-17-2014
AL.COM - 6 years after Alabama law released prison inmates for medical reasons, few have benefited.
AL.COM - Segregation again? Racial picture of Alabama schools changes 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education.
AL.COM - What would a highway funding shortfall do to Alabama? Transportation secretary wants national $302 billion fix.
AL.COM - Auburn University to resume normal operations tomorrow, but administrators still encourage reporting of 'suspicious activity'
AL.COM - A high-level promise: EPA regional chief vows long-term help to clean, rebuild North Birmingham neighborhoods.
AL.COM - 86 correctional officer trainees graduate this week, face inmate-to-officer ratio twice national average.
AL.COM - Judge delays trial over state's 2013 seizure of cash and e-bingo machines from VictoryLand casino.
AL.COM – Contributor Cathy Cassenheimer: Teachers and students embracing new standards -- what's so scary about that?
AL.COM - Vitamin maker plans 54-job, $21.6 million expansion in Opelika.
AL.COM - Stacy Lee George, GOP candidate for governor, releases income tax return.
AL.COM - Auburn police confirm FBI is analyzing threat scrawled on AU bathroom wall
AL.COM – Contributor Cameron Smith: Death may be certain; federal taxes are not.
AL.COM - President Obama's EPA regional administrator: climate change a serious threat to Southeastern families.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Business Interests Received Almost $3 Million From ALGOP
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Attacking the Messenger, Ignoring the Message (And Leaks)
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Retail Association PACs Make Initial 2014 Endorsements
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Manufacture Alabama and Steel Industry Leaders Show Support for DeMarco
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - What Does Your Board of Education Do? A Simple Challenge for You.
DECATUR DAILY - No campaign finance reporting changes this year, lawmakers look to 2015.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Environmental study a must.
ANNISTON STAR - District 12 Senate race sees injection of ‘dark money.’
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Look around, governor — There are many examples of states expanding Medicaid in their own way.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - AEA's PAC spends nearly $2 million in March.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Study suggests marijuana not as benign as many think.
WASHINGTON POST - Census Bureau: Question changes make it easier to assess health insurance law.
WASHINGTON POST - IRS chief committed to new rules for nonprofits despite conservative resistance.
WASHINGTON POST - Watch the recession sweep over the U.S. in one gif.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist George Will: Progressives are wrong about the essence of the Constitution.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Mental health care in the U.S. needs a check-up.
NEW YORK TIMES - Court Deportations Drop 43 Percent in Past Five Years
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Charles Blow: Minimum Wage, Maximum Outrage
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Reining In Predatory Schools
THE ATLANTIC - What the Left and Right Both Get Wrong About the Moynihan Report
THE NATION - Why We Can’t Strip Race Out of the Gender Wage Gap Conversation
Arise Daily News Digest 4-16-14
AL.COM - Gov. Bentley releases tax return with reported income of nearly $373,000, no governor's salary.
AL.COM - Alabama same-sex couples filing married tax returns in defiance of state law.
AL.COM - Auburn University increasing police presence due to threatening message scrawled in campus restroom
AL.COM - Alabama's well-being the fourth worst in the nation, poll shows.
AL.COM - Paul DeMarco says he'll 'put a leash on the IRS' in his first TV ad.
AL.COM - Obamacare cutting medical costs, keeping inflation low and making bonds a better deal, experts say.
AL.COM - Jere Beasley alleges 'massive cover up' at GM to hide faulty ignition switch.
AL.COM - Alabama among 10 worst states in nation for eating local, Vermont-based group says.
AL.COM - Will Brooke raises $421,000 in first quarter in District 6 Congressional race.
AL.COM - Political Agenda: Is the AEA flat-out lying about former Gov. Bob Riley?
AL.COM - District 6 candidate Gary Palmer gets endorsement from conservative columnist Quin Hillyer in National Review.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Is politics in Alabama cursed?
AL.COM – Contributor Willliam Canary: Legislative session was very good for BCA.
AL.COM – Contributor Greg Lein: State parks have significant economic impact on Alabama.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moore Sought Legislation That Could Have Led To Personal Gain
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Holmes Makes More Headlines For Comments
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - DeMarco Reports $850,000 in Campaign Contributions
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - The New Education-Related Laws from the 2014 Session
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Alabama: The welfare state.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Consultants investigating alleged tampering at University of West Alabama need more time.
WELD FOR BIRMINGHAM - The quiet rise of immigration fraud.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Ballot barriers too tough.
WASHINGTON POST - Wealthy donors pump money into super PACs as 2014 midterm contests heat up.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: A backup plan for climate change.
LOS ANGELES TIMES – The Los Angeles Times: A tax break worth saving.
Arise Daily News Digest 4-15-2014
AL.COM - Find out which are Alabama's most challenging high schools, according to The Washington Post.
AL.COM - $35 million residential recycling center opens in Montgomery; brings 110 jobs.
AL.COM - Shaun McCutcheon: He's donated hundreds of thousands to political campaigns and sued and won to donate more.
AL.COM - PEEHIP Board votes to keep employees premiums, co-pays level in 2015.
AL.COM - AEA says former Gov. Bob Riley making big bucks off Alabama Accountability Act; Riley says he hasn't made a dime.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Want to run for Congress in Alabama? Here's the script.
AL.COM – Contributor Peter Pitts: Stop meddling with Medicare.
AL.COM – Contributor John Dewar Gleissner: Who is biased against prison and sentencing reform?
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Testimony and Ethics Chief Contradict Hubbard’s Press Statements
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Is A Crook!
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Retail PAC Endorses Senator Dial
MOTHER JONES - Triumph of the Drill: How Big Oil Clings to Billions in Government Giveaways
THE NATION - Republicans Used to Support Voting Rights—What Happened?
THE NATION - Why Are Black Students Facing Corporal Punishment in Public Schools?
SALON - “Out of touch with reality”: Lilly Ledbetter unloads on GOP’s fair pay tantrum.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Court papers disclose new details in former state Senate leader Lowell Barron's criminal case.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Winds of change — It’s time the world’s largest city council is put out of business at Statehouse.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Dead end for Alabama — Attorney general’s fight against Poarch Creeks failed, as expected.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - USA Today: Tax firms often do poor job.
WASHINGTON POST - Social Security stops trying to collect on old debts by seizing tax refunds.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: ‘Marriage penalty’ takes a bite out of working families.
NEW YORK TIMES - Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog.
Arise Daily News Digest 4-14-2014
AL.COM - Childersburg man shares story on PBS NewsHour segment examining ‘return of the debtor’s prison.’
AL.COM - Rosa Parks' civil rights memorabilia remains hidden in New York warehouse as legal battle continues.
AL.COM - Recently freed Legal Schnauzer blogger says website was 'hijacked.’
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Report: Alabama very dependent on federal government.
ANNISTON STAR - Juniors prepare for statewide college preparedness exam.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - UA to build $60M state-of-the-art performing arts center.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Ala. doctors explain high Medicare reimbursements.
SALON - Sears is dying: What the ubiquitous store’s death says about America.
SALON - From high hopes to low wages: What happened to the American Dream?
WASHINGTON POST - Democrats settle on fairness issues hoping to avoid a repeat of 2010 midterm disaster.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: A program conservatives should love.
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Echoes of the Superpredator
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributors Megan McCracken and Jennifer Moreno: Secret Drugs, Agonizing Deaths
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Three Expensive Milliseconds
LOS ANGELES TIMES - For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden.
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Low-wage workers pay the price of nickel-and-diming by employers.
MOTHER JONES - Meet the Preacher Behind Moral Mondays
Arise Daily News Digest 4-13-2014
AL.COM - In Alabama prison investigation, AL.com examines use of lie detectors, guard indicted and state seeks more help.
AL.COM - Former state Sen. Lowell Barron demands day in court as trial postponed.
AL.COM - Federal judge dismisses state of Alabama lawsuit against Poarch Creek casinos.
AL.COM - Foundation attacks Alabama Republican leaders in ad, keeps names of donors secret.
DECATUR DAILY - Leaders combat old mentalities of divide.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Who’s setting the agenda?
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – The Tuscaloosa News: Time will prove the merit of the Alabama Accountability Act.
GADSDEN TIMES - Crowded field seeks GOP nod in 6th District.
ANNISTON STAR - A new path to the polls: Law dictates change in voting procedure.
ANNISTON STAR – Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: House of cads.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Legislature: High Hopes program becomes another ETF struggle.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Job hopping: Millennials stuck on entry-level carousel.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Where students stand.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Columnist Josh Moon’s Just Saying: Politicians not worker friendly.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Speaker Hubbard: 2014 Legislative Session was successful.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Eden: Alabama unemployment compensation process has new teeth.
WASHINGTON POST - Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason.
WASHINGTON POST - Obama and LBJ: Measuring the current president against the past one’s legacy.
WASHINGTON POST - Banks to payday lenders: Quit the business or we’ll close your account.
WASHINGTON POST Columnist George Will: Michigan may be the GOP’s best answer to the ‘war on women.’
NEW YORK TIMES - Executive Pay: Invasion of the Supersalaries.
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Frank Bruni: Women’s Unequal Lot
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Recovery for Whom?
LOS ANGELES TIMES – The Los Angeles Times: The lethal injection debate: How much should death row inmates know?
Arise Daily News Digest 4-12-2014
AL.COM - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs education budget without teacher pay raise.
AL.COM - Top Alabama Medicare doctor explains the $4.8 million he received.
AL.COM - Without element of romance to show motive, prosecutors say case against Lowell Barron in jeopardy.
AL.COM - U.S. Supreme Court asked to consider if Alabama's property tax system is set up to underfund minority public schools.
AL.COM - The Daily Show's Jon Stewart goes after Will Brooke's shooting-up-Obamacare ad.
AL.COM - Senators Sessions, Shelby urge protection of U.S. steel industry from potential rebar 'dumping' from Mexico and Turkey.
AL.COM - 'Gun Valley' moves south; Remington and Steyr are a big part of the trend.
AL.COM - A or F for session? Governor declines to grade Legislature.
AL.COM - Paul DeMarco says he raised $484,000 since January in District 6 race.
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley fires back at legislators who blamed him for breaking commitment, killing bills.
AL.COM - Alabama Retail Association endorses Bentley, Ivey, DeMarco, other candidates.
AL.COM - A or F: Top state leaders grade the 2014 legislative session.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Ethics Complaint Says Hubbard Business Received Over $3 Million in Advertising from State
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Del Marsh Complaint over Anti-Corruption Ads Heads to AG
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Former Rep. Wren Lied to Law Enforcement Before Plea
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Air Force Major and Attorney Mitchell Howie Announces Candidacy for Alabama State Senate, District 7
WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Bentley signs budget, special session still possible.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Judge's ruling favors Creek casinos: State has no authority to regulate gaming on Indian lands, circuit judge decides.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Appeal delays Barron trial.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - State enacts welfare restrictions.
WASHINGTON POST - Distressed homeowners seeking mortgage relief could get stuck with a big tax bill.
WASHINGTON POST - Obama denounces apathy — and Republican- supported voter ID laws.
WASHINGTON POST - Pay gap: How salaries compare by gender for federal employees.
NEW YORK TIMES - Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border