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Arise Daily News Digest 8-29-2014

AL.COM - 30 superintendents join lawsuit saying Alabama Accountability Act is unconstitutional.

AL.COM - 8 Auburn University students test positive for TB infection, not the actual disease.

AL.COM - Rep. Mo Brooks praises progress of SLS rocket, says U.S. on 'clear path' to Mars.

AL.COM - Who are the wealthiest members of Alabama's congressional delegation?

AL.COM - Four counties since 1900 have sent the most governors to Montgomery: Mapping the home counties of Alabama's chief executives.

AL.COM - $224 million Alabama inmate health care contract bidding process favored sole bidder Corizon, letter claims.

AL.COM - Ethics Commission to offer acting director position to former Cumberland Law School Dean John Carroll.

AL.COM - GOP House candidate scoffs at claims opponent was turned away from Bentley event: Today in Alabama politics.

AL.COM - Warning sent to Alabama's Democratic county chairmen: You are being tracked.

AL.COM – Op-ed: Let's celebrate No. 1 ranking in educational progress but realize more work remains.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Law Firm that Exposed Mike Hubbard in Memo Will Sue Obama for US House

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - AG Strange Tells Hubbard in Letter: No Go, Joe

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - ALFA Endorses Harri Anne Smith in District 29

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bonner Bonuses: Campaign Cash Transfers May Violate PAC-to-PAC Ban

LOS ANGELES TIMES - The case against school vouchers in one blistering court ruling.

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Budget Hearing Dates….Uh, Kinda.

DECATUR DAILY - ‘Fear of retaliation is real’ at Athens St. Anonymous letters, survey raise concerns at university.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: An Uzi and a 9-year-old.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - ASU plans full week of inauguration festivities.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Abuse of veteran can't be condoned.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Joseph Rembert: Lives of King, Gandhi still hold lessons.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Drought spreading across Alabama.

WASHINGTON POST - Bad news: Wages are down for pretty much everyone.

WASHINGTON POST - A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process.

WASHINGTON POST - Pennsylvania’s Republican governor expands Medicaid.

WASHINGTON POST - An eye-popping chart that shows how campaign finance reform has failed.

NEW YORK TIMES - Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer

Arise Daily News Digest 8-27-2014

AL.COM - 'Things are not bad' in Alabama schools, but superintendent Bice reminds there is 'huge room for improvement'.

AL.COM - Nine years after Katrina, it's not possessions but family a Coden couple misses most.

AL.COM - 3 Alabama health clinics to split $750,000 in grants under Obamacare.

AL.COM - Alabama Republican suggests President Obama is limiting our freedom; is he right?

AL.COM - Birmingham attorney Donald Watkins tells U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice that federal judge Mark Fuller should be removed from bench.

AL.COM - Newly launched technology center could give 'huge advantage' to Cumberland School of Law students.

AL.COM - Lowell Barron to focus on being granddad after criminal charges formally dropped.

AL.COM - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says gun control laws didn't prompt Remington move to Alabama: Today in state politics.

AL.COM - Politics is about change, but do you expect any in Alabama?

AL.COM – Contributor Larry Lee: Alabama's accursed Republican oligarchy.

AL.COM - 50 years of failure in race relations? Journal authors draw bleak conclusion that Birmingham blacks and whites still unable to communicate.

AL.COM – Contributor Clete Wetli: No, this isn't Mayberry, but police militarization has gone too far.

AL.COM – Op-ed: There's no remaining honor in Roy Moore's Gadsden flag.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Here's what Alabama and Ferguson really have in common, and it's ugly.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - It’s Good to Have a Hungry Team, When Feeding Off Taxpayer’s Money

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Rainy Day Patriots Meet to Discuss Strategy and Share Ideas

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

ANNISTON STAR - Protesters in Montgomery call for 'ban the box' legislation: Proposal would prohibit questions of prior convictions on job applications.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rosa Parks' former apartment, others hit by copper thieves.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Our policies have filled those powder kegs.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller should resign.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Rep. Mike Rogers touts conservative policies in visit to Opelika.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News: Bentley, Griffith need to debate.

WASHINGTON POST - The college majors most and least likely to lead to underemployment.

WASHINGTON POST - Bad VA service can be improved, but broken trust is much harder to fix.

WASHINGTON POST - Which states ranks the best and the worst for gender equity?

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: A climate for change: The EPA’s limits on emissions are important but not enough.

NEW YORK TIMES - In Aftermath of Missouri Protests, Skepticism About the Prospects for Change

NEW YORK TIMES - Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Edsall: The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism

Arise Daily News Digest 8-26-2014

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley touts Remington, Airbus in new $500,000 ad campaign.

AL.COM - Alabama Attorney General's office drops criminal charges against Lowell Barron.

AL.COM - Death row inmate Justin Hosch dies of apparent suicide.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley helps state Rep. Jim Patterson kick off re-election campaign.

AL.COM - Alabama Legislature to piecemeal new water management laws, state committee chairman says.

AL.COM - Federal government declares land in 3 Alabama counties critical wild plant habitat.

AL.COM - Did Alabama state candidates violate law by taking money from Congressman Bonner's campaign?

AL.COM - Is President Obama a sociopath? The Alabama Republican state chairman is asking this.

AL.COM - USA reports record enrollment: 16,055.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Why did Alabama pay a law firm $72,000 to determine median household income? Let me Google that for you.

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: What would Texas do? 7 lessons on prison reform from someone who's been there.

AL.COM - Rep. Barry Moore's case dismissal claims now in hands of Alabama Supreme Court.

AL.COM - Is Alabama back on the highway to hell? State's Supreme Court taken to task in today's political update.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - AAA-Like Program in NC “Fails Children,” Judge Rules it Unconstitutional

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions Visits America’s Last "Rubber" Glove Maker

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - State Senate Candidate says Tribal-State Compact Would Ease Budget Woes

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - State Rep. Craig Ford: State Leaders Should Pledge Not To Combine The State’s Two Budgets

BOSTON GLOBE - Where slavery thrived, inequality rules today.

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - The Future of Public Education Tour – Make Plans to Attend

DECATUR DAILY - Minority leader wants two-budget pledge.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Brooks: No easy fix to recent job losses.

WELD - Equality in education — or equity?

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The critics of Obamacare.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama Education Association replenishes coffers with $1.7 million in loans.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Hungry children need your help.

WASHINGTON POST – Contributor Joshua Alston: Actually, it does matter that Michael Brown was going to college.

WASHINGTON POST - Poll: African Americans see less harmony with police — and also with whites.

WASHINGTON POST - States with medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths.

WASHINGTON POST - States where you can get a ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ license plate.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Eugene Robinson: When youthful mistakes turn deadly.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: A climate for change: America should not wait while the world warms.

NEW YORK TIMES - Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

NEW YORK TIMES – College Costs: Lowering Interest Rates on Loans Isn’t the Best Way to Help College Students

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Daniel Cardinali: How to Get Kids to Class: To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: When Five-Star Care Is Substandard

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Frank Bruni: Lost in America

Arise Daily News Digest 8-25-2014

AL.COM - Voter citizenship issue goes before federal court.

AL.COM - Months after Congressman Bonner left office, campaign fund continued to dole out cash.

AL.COM - Check out the politicians who benefited from ex-Congressman Bonner's leftover campaign cash.

AL.COM - California shock waves felt in North Alabama 6 minutes after earthquake.

AL.COM - Sheriff's captain who led negotiations in Midland City hostage situation awarded FBI medal.

AL.COM - Across the nation, guns can be carried into more public places.

AL.COM – Contributor Daniel Yarbrough: MADE IN ALABAMA: We must help others achieve their dreams.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Flag used by tea party could become Alabama tag.

GADSDEN TIMES - Alabama legislative water committee on the road.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Police: VA employee unethically misused patient’s funds.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Law firm to help determine state lawmakers’ pay.

WASHINGTON POST - Same-sex couples still fighting for equality with these three federal agencies.

WASHINGTON POST - Federal government ends hunt for housing for children crossing border.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: Obamacare has growing support, even if its name does not.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The country’s sinking climate debate.

NEW YORK TIMES - Medicare Star Ratings Allow Nursing Homes to Game the System

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Wrong Way Nation

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Complicated case of a leaky radioactive dump in New Mexico.

Arise Daily News Digest 8-24-2014

AL.COM - Officials: White House reviewing programs that gave police Pentagon military gear.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley names Alabama Drone Task Force.

AL.COM - Business leery of Alabama Supreme Court ruling on drug warnings.

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: By golly, Gov. Bentley wants us to have drones.

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: State superintendent's 25 percent pay hike distracts from improving schools.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State grants dwindling: Community service gifts shrinking with the budgets.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Griffith: Debate call ignored; Bentley: No call made.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Heading in the wrong direction.

DECATUR DAILY - TVA Funds: How Are They Spent? It Depends On The County

TUSCALOOSA NEWSThe Tuscaloosa News: The worst shines brighter than the best.

GADSDEN TIMESThe Gadsden Times: Improving infant mortality rates good news.

ANNISTON STAR - Drones a challenge to law, possible boon to law enforcement.

ANNISTON STAR Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: Of dogs, rabbits and Ferguson.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: The groovy, newsy '70s, in all their glory.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Hornets' nest: Gwendolyn Boyd's rocky tenure at ASU.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Police: VA employee unethically misused patient’s funds.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama Power to close or convert coal units.

WASHINGTON POST - Correspondent Dan Balz: Why so many Americans hate politics.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist George F. Will: Is the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 a failure?

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Laura Friedman: Death penalty debate isn’t simple for families of victims.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Colman McCarthy: Adjunct professors fight for crumbs on campus.

WASHINGTON POST - The states most threatened by global trade competition.

NEW YORK TIMES - Bid to Expand Medical Marijuana Business Faces Federal Hurdles

NEW YORK TIMES - In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: Why Interest Rates Need to Stay Low

CULLMAN TIMES - Marsha Folsom bringing bamboo to Bama.

THE NATION - 620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs

THE ATLANTIC - Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From

THE ATLANTIC - A Deadly Epidemic of Violence Against Women

Arise Daily News Digest 8-23-2014

AL.COM - Civil rights activists holds first of seven days of marches around State Capitol.

AL.COM - Jim Bennett says he'll seek clearer ethics law after Louise Alexander prevails in ballot dispute.

AL.COM - Obama administration changes birth control mandate.

AL.COM - Bentley: No likely criminal case in January hacking of state computers, and why.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith slams Governor Bentley on jobs, Medicaid in first TV spot.

AL.COM - Dems could point to Ferguson racial unrest as message in 2014 elections, top Alabama Democrat tells DNC in Atlanta.

AL.COM - Are they coming for you? State chasing up to $500 million in uncollected court fees, fines and restitution.

AL.COM - Griffith challenges Bentley to stop 'ducking' debates.

AL.COM - How should Alabama agencies use drones? New Drone Task Force to study law enforcement, agriculture uses.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley on facing off with Parker Griffith: 'I'm a doer, not a debater'.

AL.COM - Alabama Supreme Court rules in favor of Lowell Barron: 'This case should now be concluded,' Barron says.

AL.COM - Gov. Roby? It doesn't sound like Alabama Congresswoman is ruling out 2018 run: Today in state politics.

AL.COM - Roy Moore wants to bring 'Don't Tread On Me' to Alabama license plates; would you buy one?

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions Says White House More Concerned About Large Corporations than About Getting Our Citizens Back to Work.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor U. S. Rep. Bradley Byrne: Education Policy Best Handled Locally

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Foreclosure rates drop.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Gov. Robert Bentley forms Alabama Drone Task Force

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: One tax with a chance.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Infant mortality battle still on.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Bentley's political decision imperils Alabama babies.

WASHINGTON POST - Civil rights groups sue to bar expedited deportations of Central American families.

WASHINGTON POST - New forecast gives GOP a 63% chance of taking the Senate.

WASHINGTON POST - Do the benefits of a college education outweigh the cost?

WASHINGTON POST - States’ leading lethal injection expert ends role.

NEW YORK TIMES - States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers

NPR - Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

Arise Daily News Digest 8-22-2014

AL.COM - In which metropolitan area in Alabama, Mississippi does $100 buy the most?

AL.COM - Read why Superintendent Tommy Bice says he accepted a $52,000 raise.

AL.COM - GOP Legislature has made big changes, but are they good? Lieutenant governor candidates debate.

AL.COM - Attorney General Strange touts record, Democratic challenger accuses him of 'dirty tricks'.

AL.COM - Just 21 percent of Alabama high school graduates ready for college-level coursework in all subjects.

AL.COM - Democrat Griffith calls Alabama 'failed state' in blistering attack on Governor Bentley.

AL.COM - How many people has your Alabama county blocked from buying guns for mental health commitments?

AL.COM – Columnist Charles Dean: Bentley and Strange play it safe while Griffith and Hubbard attack.

AL.COM - Campaign booster for Alabama Gov. Bentley was lobbyist for Corizon, prison health care contractor targeted in lawsuit.

AL.COM - Former DHR case worker forced sex acts 'in return for not taking her kids,' woman claims in lawsuit.

AL.COM - Have gun, won't travel: Which states won't honor your Alabama pistol permit.

AL.COM - Being naughty in the House just got a little harder, thanks in part to Alabama's Laverne Cox.

AL.COM - State incentives for Opelika manufacturing plant expansion to top $5.1 million.

AL.COM - Ronald Reagan, Condoleezza Rice and Parker Griffith: Alabama Democrat lands on Washington list in today's political update.

AL.COM - Arab, Red Bay and air wars: Bentley and Griffith gubernatorial campaigns fight over the skies.

AL.COM - Check out the most telling quotes from experts on Alabama's prison overcrowding.

AL.COM – Contributor Judge John Rochester: KIDS COUNT report provides road map for lawmakers.

AL.COM – Op-ed: Personal failings should lead federal judge to resign.

AL.COM – Columnist Edward Bowser: Help Heart Gallery Alabama find homes for foster children.

AL.COM – Contributor Richard Garrett: The Alabama legislature must respond to tort liability expansion.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Deadline Passes for Arguments in Rep. Barry Moore Case

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: That big gator wasn't a monster. These are monsters.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bice to Tour Alabama to Explain Standards 2020 as Support for Common Core Drops

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Is Using Test Results a Good Way to Compare Schools?

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Desperate times, desperate measures.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Sessions: Jobs, immigration toughest issues facing nation.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - TVA to replace coal plant.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Buying the same cow again.

ANNISTON STAR - Bentley appointment of donor unlikely to bring trouble, political experts say.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: A flaw in our democracy.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Central Ala VA director, chief of staff placed on leave.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama judge could avoid prosecution in Atlanta.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Infant mortality battle still on.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Ramell: Shareholders, public deserve tax transparency.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Juleanna Glover: Rein in pay-to-play politics on Capitol Hill.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Hawks Crying Wolf

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributors Tali Mendelberg an Bennett Butler: Obama Cares. Look at the Numbers.

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: Get Predatory Colleges Out of Job Training

THE NATION - How to End the Criminalization of America’s Mothers

SALON - It’s racism, not “principled conservatism”: The South, civil rights, GOP myths — and the roots of Ferguson

WALL STREET JOURNAL - Sweet Lawsuit Home, Alabama