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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 - Mabry Survives Scare at AEA
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 TIMES – The 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 TIMES – The New York Times: Another Broken Promise on Immigration
WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare in Depth: NFL players hit harder for domestic violence than federal judge.