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Arise Daily News Digest 9-29-2014

AL.COM - Charlie Graddick says Democrats 'shot themselves in foot' in 1986: Days that changed Alabama politics.

AL.COM - Want a job in auto manufacturing, plus a degree, with no student debt? Check out this program at Calhoun.

DECATUR DAILY - Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Enrollment an issue at UNA, other state colleges.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Race is lopsided for Ag commissioner.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - BFGoodrich rolls out advanced generation of all-terrain tires that bring more job security for workers in Tuscaloosa.

WASHINGTON POST - These five races will decide control of the Senate.

WASHINGTON POST - Low wages, no overtime: The downside of being a retail ‘manager’.

NEW YORK TIMES - Mostly Black Cities, Mostly White City Halls

NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: The Tide of the Culture War Shifts

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Our Invisible Rich

Arise Daily News Digest 9-28-2014

AL.COM - Mule Day: Gov. Bentley shows he can't clog but has a warm bedside manner.

AL.COM - Republicans rallying behind religious liberty.

AL.COM - Republican John McMillan seeks 2nd term as Alabama agriculture commissioner.

AL.COM - Obamacare sign-ups in Alabama varied by race, geography; search your ZIP code.

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: What could prison reform look like? Burn churches, then behave, take classes and get out early.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: What are the most 'Alabama' moments in Alabama history?

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama health department investigating hepatitis A.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The numbers about Alabama's prisons.

USA TODAY - 5 reasons why we're losing the war on poverty.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - Rand Paul to Americans in poverty: 'Give Republicans another chance'.

SALON - 4 ways Amazon’s ruthless practices are crushing local economies.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Enrollment an issue. Trend: Fewer students joining public, community colleges.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Accountability Act ill thought out.

ANNISTON STAR - Candidates make opposing claims about Alabama’s economy.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: Alabama under the microscope.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama 50th most happy state; physical health.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - State auditor hopefuls want to protect state property.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Secretary of state hopefuls running quiet campaigns.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - No LOL matter.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Charlotte Meadows: Plan 2020 will better prepare our children.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: No one else does what your newspaper does.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: We can try new 'steps'.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika- Auburn News: Joining the charge.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - UA football game crowds integrated 50 years ago.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: School prayer isn't Alabama’s biggest problem.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Colbert King: I didn’t know the woman who committed suicide, but I mourn her.

NEW YORK TIMES - For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find, Report Says

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: A Group Shout on Climate Change

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Columnist Scott Martelle: The Great Recession: The financial crisis that keeps on giving

Arise Daily News Digest 9-27-2014

AL.COM - Luther Strange, Joe Hubbard trade jabs about Strange's fundraiser on big yacht, as attorney general race heats up.

AL.COM - University of Alabama: No new threats since Monday, classes to continue next week as scheduled.

AL.COM - AEA, state employees' association lose automatic dues deduction lawsuit at high court.

AL.COM - Alabama tops in nation for jobless when disability added to unemployed.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley: Battling against voter apathy.

AL.COM - AEA, now supporting Griffith, says Bentley didn't follow through on veto threat for raise.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Admit it, Alabama Republicans, you're going to miss Obama when he's gone.

AL.COM - Women's equality activist Lilly Ledbetter endorses Mark Lester in Alabama's 6th district race.

AL.COM - Lawmaker: Alabama Legislature to address 'full package of bills' on prison reform in upcoming session.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley's re-election campaign is flying high, literally.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Leaked Letter Designed to Discredit Hubbard Investigation

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - McClendon Emphasizes that Republican Turnout is Critical in November 4 Election

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor John Hill: Improving Alabama's Culture Will Involve Civility, Responsibility and Self-Control

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Lawyer: Court committee named to investigate Alabama federal judge.

WASHINGTON POST - U.S. carbon emissions tick higher; Obama tells U.N.: ‘We have to do more’.

WASHINGTON POST - Mail and milk: Struggling Postal Service wants to deliver groceries.

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Number of Latinos with insurance coverage surges under healthcare law.

SALON - Obama loses the left: Why his low approval rating may be here to stay.

SALON - “American dream” is now a myth: How bad policies and worse ideology ruined us.

THE ATLANTIC - The Supreme Court Is Looking Out for the Rights of the Majority

THE NATION - Why Don’t We Have Real Data on Charter Schools?

THE NATION - The Score: Why Prisons Thrive Even When Budgets Shrink

CNN - Silent crisis: 1 in 5 American kids is poor.

Arise Dailly News Digest 9-26-2014

AL.COM - Parker Griffith fires back at GOP's Armistead but hits Gov. Bentley.

AL.COM - Clandestine meth labs down statewide thanks to 'toughest laws in the U.S.' authorities say.

AL.COM - Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.

AL.COM - From Stand in the Schoolhouse Door to abortion clinic bombing trial: AG Eric Holder's connections to Alabama.

AL.COM - Gary Palmer opposes Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, but here's what he'd do instead.

AL.COM - Obamacare gives Alabama portion of $212 million to battle chronic diseases.

AL.COM - Alabama GOP chief blasts U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as he exits Washington.

AL.COM - Lawmakers plan student prayer bill in Alabama; concerns raised over constitutionality.

AL.COM - GOP chief says foul-mouthed Parker Griffith would be an 'embarrassment to our state:' Today in Alabama politics.

AL.COM - AEA gives $300,000 to Parker Griffith's campaign for governor.

AL.COM - Conservative revolt against John Boehner? Don't count on Congressman Byrne's participation.

AL.COM - At $3.4 million, Alabama tops in the nation for legislative candidate spending on television advertising.

AL.COM - Alabama state senator: Strengthen alternative sentencing, fight drug epidemic to reduce prison overcrowding.

AL.COM - Ending some tax breaks, unearmarking some education dollars among possible solutions to budget crisis.

AL.COM – Contributor Richard Berman: Worried about money in politics? Look for the union label.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Armistead Calls Griffith a Serial Party-Switcher

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Hubbert on target about AEA troubles.

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - ACT Aspire Results – What to Do with Them

DECATUR DAILY - Ex-Athens State provost gets $95K severance.

TUSCALOOSA NEWSThe Tuscaloosa News: Not all can afford global-warming tax.

GADSDEN TIMES - The Gadsden Times: Lowering the voting age?

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The games politicians play.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Progress in Pennsylvania, but not Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - In Alabama, major income gaps between races, genders.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Fight ignorance: Teach civics better.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Wayne Curtis: Prosecutions of businesses too often go too far.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama congresswoman: Complete mistrust of VA.

WASHINGTON POST - There have been roughly 550,000 state race TV ads this campaign season — so far.

WASHINGTON POST - Republican House districts are not getting any less white.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: The investment in for-profit colleges isn’t paying off.

NEW YORK TIMES - How a Lopsided Recovery Fueled the Dollar-Store Wars

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: The Show-Off Society

Arise Daily News Digest 9-25-2014

AL.COM - Alabama, Mississippi among handful of states that provide no welfare to immigrants.

AL.COM - While Alabama balks, insurance brokers do big business in pro-Obamacare Kentucky.

AL.COM - One Alabama metropolitan area's HIV diagnosis rate ranked in national report.

AL.COM - Eight takeaways from new FBI 'active shooter' report that mentions 5 Alabama shootings.

AL.COM - BP’s request for compensation of overpaid claims denied in federal court.

AL.COM - If elected, Gary Palmer could find himself in epicenter of movement to oust Speaker John Boehner.

AL.COM - President Obama is back in Alabama's TV ad wars, as attorney general candidates begin air battle.

AL.COM - Corroding gas pipes pose explosion risk: Same pipes were in place during deadly Gate City explosion.

AL.COM - Two Alabama-made models land on short list for Car of the Year honors.

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley on solutions to budget woes: "I don't have a specific thing I'm in favor of right now."

AL.COM – Contributor Jessica Hammonds: For Alabama students, the sky is no longer the limit.

AL.COM – Columnist Edward Bowser: Scottish voter turnout reached 80 percent; what would motivate Alabama's voters?

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Heath Jones Running as Republican in House District 39.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - US domestic violence: Data tells complex story.

ANNISTON STAR - Anniston leaders restrict payday, title loan business growth in city.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Rock on, Gov. Shrug.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The poverty among us in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Martha Roby: More CAVHCS employees on leave.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: CAVHCS inquiry clearly needed.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama offers training on reporting child abuse.

WASHINGTON POST - National student loan default rate dips to 13.7 percent; still ‘too high,’ official says.

WASHINGTON POST - How Nevada won a billion-dollar Tesla plant, and how Tesla scored a great deal.

WASHINGTON POST - ALEC and 156 state legislators: Google’s departure from the group is ‘based on misinformation’.

WASHINGTON POST - The American Dream is hurting.

WASHINGTON POST - Obamacare’s small business exchanges offer cheaper health coverage, study shows.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: New U.S. attorney’s office unit will review cases of possible wrongful conviction.

NEW YORK TIMES – Driven Into Debt: Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

NEW YORK TIMES – G.O.P. Error Reveals Donors and the Price of Access

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Gail Collins: Florida Goes Down the Drain

Arise Daily News Digest 9-24-2014

AL.COM - Advocate predicts Alabama will start 'talking like grown-ups,' expand Medicaid after election.

AL.COM - NRA endorses Luther Strange in attorney general race.

AL.COM - From trucks to defibrillators to M-16s, 5 Alabama universities stock up on surplus military equipment.

AL.COM - Chief Judge Roy Moore weighs in on convicted Winn-Dixie robber denied new look at case.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith says Gov. Bentley should appoint special prosecutor to oversee corruption investigation.

AL.COM - District 6 candidates Palmer and Lester join chorus of Alabama politicians calling for Judge Mark Fuller’s resignation.

AL.COM - Rep. Spencer Bachus, House GOP press Obama administration to share immigration plans.

AL.COM - Judge Robert Vance lifts order blocking newspaper from publishing Alabama Gas pipeline information.

AL.COM - Alagasco says Montgomery Advertiser 'reckless' to publish pipeline plan; newspaper says it is letting the public know about dangers.

AL.COM - Pipe dreams? Alabama could raise serious green if it legalized pot: Today's state political update.

AL.COM - Alabama Republican group hosts forum on issue that has divided party – Common Core.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: State-run lottery grows government at the expense of the poor and uneducated.

AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars: Conservatives won't support another Romney campaign, but I sure would.

AL.COM – Contributor Clete Wetli: Ignoring the homeless and poverty-stricken will only cost us more in the long run.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: What do Winston, Bentley and Bell have in common?

AL.COM - Students to University of Alabama officials: 'We don't feel safe on campus' after threats.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Constitutional Conservatives Hold Organizational Meeting in Leeds

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor U. S. Rep. Martha Roby: Easing the Squeeze on Middle Class Families

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - State Rep. Craig Ford: We Need Real Solutions for the Budget Crisis

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

TRUSSVILLE TRIBUNE - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: 1990 governor race becomes a fray.

DECATUR DAILY - ‘Breaks my heart’ - Poverty, unemployment among issues at Diversity Summit.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Healthy eating takes back seat to affordability.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Act needs more accountability.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama schools superintendent Tommy Bice speaks in Tuscaloosa on innovation in education.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - The Tuscaloosa News: Whose ideas are really the extreme?

ANNISTON STAR - Democrats converge in Oxford to promote state Medicaid expansion.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Montgomery morality.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: 'Vague phantoms' in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Corroding cast-iron pipes are explosion risk.

USA TODAY - Look out below: Danger lurks underground from aging gas pipes.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Mercedes labor chief seeks UAW foothold in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Alagasco pipe safety plan: Our win matters to you.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Narrow use of cannabis oil makes no sense.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Deputy AG requests independent investigation.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Report: Alabama 11th in TV ad campaign spending.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama appeals for ‘ambitious’ effort to stem effects of climate change.

WASHINGTON POST - Where the U.S. gets its domestic oil and gas, in two maps.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Mr. Obama’s action against corporate tax ‘inversions’ just a short-term fix.

NEW YORK TIMES - Under Affordable Care Act, 25 Percent Increase in Health Insurers Is Predicted

NEW YORK TIMES - The Benefits of Easing Climate Change

NEW YORK TIMES - Marriage Rates Keep Falling, as Money Concerns Rise

NEW YORK TIMES - Companies Are Taking the Baton in Climate Change Efforts

NEW YORK TIMES - Academic Skills on Web Are Tied to Income Level

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: Cracking Down on Corporate Tax Games

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Edsall: America Out of Whack

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributors Bob Kocher and Farzad Mostashari: A Health Care Success Story

Arise Daily News Digest 9-23-2014

AL.COM - NRA endorses Gov. Robert Bentley in governor's race.

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley campaigns saying state is facing budget crisis but says little about solutions.

AL.COM - Revenues sluggish as state's budget year comes to end; debt repayments looming.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: If we valued government like the iPhone, we would be lining up to pay taxes.

AL.COM - Record number of homeless students reported in Alabama schools.

AL.COM - University of Alabama officials address rampant rumors following threats of campus violence.

AL.COM - Rep. Mike Rogers, national figures call for resignation of Judge Mark Fuller.

AL.COM - Legislator plans to introduce 'Hiawayi Alert' to expedite missing children investigations.

AL.COM - Ineligible in Alabama: 75 percent of young people in state not fit for military service.

AL.COM - 7 quotable quotes from State Auditor candidate Jim Zeigler: Today's Alabama political update.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Unmasking the Jackals: Inside the AG Conspiracy

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Budget Basics: the Legislature's Limits and Need for Reform

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER – Sessions Says America is Not an Oligarchy

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - How Much Is Too Much to Keep in the District’s General Fund?

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Moral Mondays spreads to state.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: A need for new ideas.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Mercedes announces it will begin making hybrid cars.

ANNISTON STAR - Amendment would raise bar for unfunded mandates given to school districts.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Those lazy Americans, Boehner says.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Judge delays ruling on Alagasco restraining order.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Moral Monday speakers sharply critical of lawmakers.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Small Business Commission: Practical approach better.

WASHINGTON POST - Southern states are now epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

WASHINGTON POST - Does the United States need a Department of Homeland Security?

WASHINGTON POST - Happy ‘Unmarried and Single Americans Week’ to the 105 million single people in America.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: Crowding children out of government budgets.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Eugene Robinson: A climate summit with a worthy purpose.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: If a federal judge has committed domestic violence, Congress should impeach him.

NEW YORK TIMES North Carolina, in Political Flux, Battles for Its Identity.

NEW YORK TIMES - HealthCare.gov Is Given an Overhaul