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Arise Daily News Digest 10-20-2014

AL.COM - Disabled Alabama: Big money, but less than 1% of nationwide fraud investigated here, AL.com finds.

AL.COM - Federal disability reaches 'end of the tracks' in 2016 if Congress doesn't act.

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: Quality pre-k is key to state's educational and economic future.

AL.COM - Cat fight! Alabama veterinary organizations battling each other over spay/neuter clinics.

AL.COM - Open door or last-ditch effort? Dueling experts hash out pros and cons of unionization efforts in Alabama.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State attorney general, rival trade jabs as election nears.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Gerald Allen-Phil Poole Senate race is a repeat of 2010.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Guidelines aimed at slowing growth of prison population.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Judge Mark Fuller's 2012 divorce files unsealed.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Strange, Hubbard trade blows on crime, gambling.

DOTHAN EAGLE - Lewis, Grimsley lock horns in District 85.

WASHINGTON POST - Tally of federal probes of colleges on sexual violence grows 50 percent since May.

WASHINGTON POST - The tea party’s anti-Washington consensus.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: Both parties face a blue-collar imperative.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Ruth Marcus: A campaign with no answers.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K.

SALON - American meat’s disgusting secret: Why factory farms are even worse than you thought.

Arise Daily News Digest 10-19-2014

AL.COM - Supreme Court balks at last-minute state voting changes.

AL.COM - Paul Hubbert remembered as one grounded by humble roots, Christian faith.

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley challenges Madison County Republican Men to get out the vote, refuses to criticize 'liar' 'scumbag' opponent.

AL.COM - Meet Alabama's top 25 highest paid state employees.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: Far-reaching "Waters of the United States" rule could be the most significant EPA regulation you have never heard about.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Publisher Bill Britt: A Frenzy of Lies, Rumors and Manipulation

SALON - ALEC’s disgusting new ploy: How corporate America’s trying to roll back local liberal laws.

THE ATLANTIC - Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling—and Taking the GOP Edge With Them

THE NATION - The GOP Is Winning the War on Voting.

THE NATION - Even Red-State Voters Want to Raise the Minimum Wage

MOTHER JONES - Rate of Mass Shootings Has Tripled Since 2011, Harvard Research Shows

DECATUR DAILY - Lawmakers: Campaign money laws need tuning.

DECATUR DAILY - Homeless students on rise.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Surrendering our rights for whose convenience?

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Operations of tourism offices vary across state.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Past elections have been redone.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama House speaker denies wrongdoing amid probe.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - The Tuscaloosa News: AEA Hubbert’s creation both then and now.

GADSDEN TIMES - Ivey seeks second term in Alabama lieutenant governor race.

ANNISTON STAR - Politicians mostly mute when asked about looming Alabama budget crisis.

ANNISTON STAR - Experience vs. change: Newcomer challenges longtime state representative.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: Let's define 'too full of Alabama'.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Sentencing reform has slowed, not stopped, inmate growth.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Deadline another GOP voter suppression tactic.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Vanzetta McPherson: Flip-flopper Griffith not trustworthy.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Only two amendments deserve passing.

WASHINGTON POST - The Social Security office of judges who hear appeals for disability benefits is 990,399 cases behind: ‘It’s just maddening. There’s nothing you can do.’

NEW YORK TIMES - To Siri, With Love: How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: A Rate Cap for All Consumer Loans

Arise Daily News Digest 10-18-2014

AL.COM - Mike Hubbard still free after long day of rumors and waiting.
 
AL.COM - Alabama lays out its case for why Mobile lesbian should be denied right to adopt stepson.
 
AL.COM - Birmingham's 2021 World Games bid 'very strong,' committee cheers for 'the Alabama team'.
 
AL.COM - Business Council of Alabama endorses Gary Palmer in 6th District race.
 
AL.COM - Southern Poverty Law Center entering fray over Huntsville school district's social media monitoring.
 
AL.COM - Alabama job growth surges in September, unemployment rate falls to 6.6 percent.
 
AL.COM - Low-cost homeowners insurance in in coastal Alabama comes with risks, but are consumers fully aware.
 
AL.COM - 5 winners and 3 losers from the latest Alabama political poll.
 
AL.COM - Alvin Holmes' challenger talks race, the GOP and how having an abortion changed her point of view.
 
AL.COM - Federal Judge Mark Fuller's divorce records to be unsealed.
 
AL.COM - If Judge Mark Fuller does not resign, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell vows to start impeachment proceedings.
 
AL.COM - Independent state Senate candidate accuses incumbent Trip Pittman of lying about PAC money.
 
AL.COM – Contributor Quin Hillyer:  Why does Shelby hoard $18 million?
 
AL.COM – Contributor U. S. Rep. Terri Sewell:  Domestic violence is reprehensible and Judge Fuller must step down.
 
AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn:  Why Alabama can't pull a California and wait for the feds to force prison reform.
 
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - NRA Endorses Amendments 3 and 5
 
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Property Tax Implications of Lynch v. Alabama
 
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Johnson vs. Letson in House District 7 race.
 
ANNISTON STAR - Auditor candidates want more power for office.
 
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Joe Hubbard gets $500K from Poarch Band.
 
WASHINGTON POST - Mortgages could become easier to get under changes being mulled by regulator.
 
WASHINGTON POST - In American elections, who you hate is almost as important as who you like.
 
WASHINGTON POST - The American electorate is about to become a lot less white — but also a lot more gray.
 
WASHINGTON POST - Where the minimum wage stands in each state and how it could change on Nov. 4.
 
NEW YORK TIMES – Book Review:  ‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson.

Arise Daily News Digest 10-17-2014

AL.COM - Amendments give Alabama voters chance to further enshrine rights to hunt, fish and own guns in state constitution.

AL.COM - Alvin Holmes' Republican challenger says it's time to silence his 'race antics'.

AL.COM - Pepper spray OK, but 2nd Amendment rights stop at Alabama college campuses.

AL.COM - Knauf Insulation's reborn Chambers County plant plans $30 million expansion, 100 new jobs.

AL.COM - Sitel announces call center expansion, 300 new jobs at Hamilton facility.

AL.COM - Oil spill plaintiff's lawyers contest BP's move to oust economic claims chief.

AL.COM - Judge Mark Fuller's attorney says don't believe gossip, calls allegations of prior abuse 'nonsense:' Today in Alabama politics.

AL.COM – Contributor Larry Lee: Dr. Paul Hubbert: A country boy who hoed a row of cotton that stretched to eternity.

AL.COM - Obama or no? Attorney General Luther Strange will talk about who he voted for, but opponent Joe Hubbard won't.

AL.COM – Contributor Clete Wetli: Do conservatives have anything else to talk about besides Obama?

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: The Alabama prison reform lexicon.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Constitutional Conservatives View "Unfair" Movie on IRS

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Hubbert went out fighting for teachers and schools.

AL.COM - Democrat Griffith's big idea - but not his candidacy - gets big numbers in new poll.

AL.COM - Rep. Bradley Byrne: U.S. military not the right organization to fight Ebola.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Money was Wise investment.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama student spending one of the lowest in nation.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Kristina Scott: Use data on anti-poverty policies.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Paul Hubbert's legacy gigantic.

DOTHAN EAGLE - Hubbard: Strange too focused on bingo.

WASHINGTON POST - Rental America: Why the poor pay $4,150 for a $1,500 sofa.

WASHINGTON POST - America may never have a draft again. But we’re still punishing low-income men for not registering.

WASHINGTON POST - At least 30 states are spending less per pupil than before the recession, report says.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: Is sex only for rich people?

NEW YORK TIMES - White House Takes Drop-Everything Approach to Respond to Public Health Crisis

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: What Markets Will

Arise Daily News Digest 10-16-2014

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley appears leaning toward striking deal with Poarch Creeks to expand gambling for tax dollars.

AL.COM - How a Jefferson County court ruling "riled" Wall Street and sewer bond investors.

AL.COM - Amendment 4 makes it harder for Legislature to pass some laws involving school spending.

AL.COM - How could Alabama boost its economy by $22 million? Just approve same-sex marriage, study suggests.

AL.COM - You've come a long way, baby: Alabama no longer worst for number of women in office.

AL.COM - In his own words: Paul Hubbert talks Bentley, Republicans, regrets and his legacy.

AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars: Conservatives should be cautious about school prayer efforts.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - ALGOP Factions Divided on Strategy as Election Looms

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sells Denies Armistead's Claim

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Stone Investigation Bears Striking Similarity To Hubbard Probe.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - More of HB 56 Is Blocked

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: The Inevitable Novel National Surprise

HUFFINGTON POST - Poverty The Strongest Factor In Whether High School Graduates Go To College

AL.COM - Alabama Ebola update: Only patient tested so far had been to Kenya, had malaria.

AL.COM - Selma march anniversary sparks call to repeal voter photo ID, advocates say.

AL.COM - Arizona settles prison lawsuit targeting Alabama's inmate health care provider.

AL.COM - Alabama state Senate candidate accuses opponent of failing to protect children from molesters.

AL.COM - Lieutenant governor candidate James Fields makes statewide campaign tour, praises Parker Griffith.

AL.COM - Auburn study: payday lenders target African-American neighborhoods.

DECATUR DAILY - Johnson, Letson square off for House Dist. 7 seat.

DECATUR DAILY - Joly challenging Black for House District 3 seat.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: AEA’s Paul Hubbert leaves mixed legacy.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Passion and power of Paul Hubbert.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Human Rights Campaign president talks importance of ‘coming out’ at Auburn University.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - US Supreme Court to hear Alabama case Nov. 12.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Paul Hubbert, the de facto governor.

WASHINGTON POST - School standardized testing is under growing attack, leaders pledge changes.

WASHINGTON POST - People think Democrats ‘get’ them. But they are voting for Republicans.

NEW YORK TIMES - In South, Clinton Tries to Pull Democrats Back Into the Fold

NEW YORK TIMES - Norward Roussell, Who Led Schools in Selma in Turbulent Time, Dies at 80

HUFFINGTON POST - Poverty and School Funding: Why Low-Income Students Often Suffer

Arise Daily News Digest 10-15-2014

AL.COM - Paul Hubbert, teacher lobbyist whose AEA shaped Alabama politics for decades, dead at 78.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Paul Hubbert saved his last words for the AEA, and for Alabama.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Paul Hubbert, a political giant, left a footprint on Montgomery, but will it fade?

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley adds to huge lead over Parker Griffith in campaign cash.

AL.COM - From abortion to Common Core, state Sen. Trip Pittman, opponent find plenty of disagreement.

AL.COM - Judge Mark Fuller provides update on court-ordered counseling.

AL.COM - Alabama's top prison system official responds to St. Clair prison lawsuit.

AL.COM - New programs aim to help Alabamians reenter communities, prevent arrests after release from prison.

AL.COM - State GOP leader charges some in party with sabotage of efforts to win in November.

AL.COM - AEA PAC spends more than $200,000 on Democratic candidates for Legislature.

AL.COM - High executive pay at Blue Cross results in higher consumer costs, lawsuit alleges.

AL.COM - Bama a bad place to live? Another ranking gives Heart of Dixie failing grade.

AL.COM - Who are Alabama's highest-paid state employees? Today in state politics.

AL.COM - Attorney General Luther Strange, Joe Hubbard feud over gun rights as NRA gets involved.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: Labor force participation rates paint a bleak economic picture, especially for black Alabamians.

AL.COM – Contributor Joe Cottle: Money taken from Penny Trust Fund breaches covenant between state and citizens.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: The South loves the Lord, but does it really follow those 10 Commandments?

AL.COM – Columnist Edward Bowser: Parents, you hold the key to unlocking racial barriers.

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

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Going to Jail Because of Your Child’s Chronic Health Problem

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moore Spending Campaign Cash for Legal Defense

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions Responds Timing of Executive Amnesty

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor State Rep. Craig Ford: Where I Stand

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - State Rep. Darrio Melton: Vote for policy, not talking points this November.

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - What Do You Realllly Think of the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards? Input, Please.

DECATUR DAILY - Aleris to close plant in Morgan.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The lottery, again, in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rep. Barry Moore wins subpoena motion, loses others.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Joseph Rembert: Hunger of 'bloodthirsty beast' clouds executions.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Good cops far outnumber bad ones.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Speaker Hubbard: Status quo is 'not an option'.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Scott-Harris: ‘District 79 deserves better’.

DOTHAN EAGLE - Gilley still active in effort to get new hearing.

WASHINGTON POST - Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law.

WASHINGTON POST - Washington measure to increase gun background checks bleeds support.

WASHINGTON POST - A Southerner explains why we shouldn’t bash the South — despite all the data.

Arise Daily News Digest 10-14-2014

AL.COM - Violence and murder spike at St. Clair prison due to poor leadership, unsafe conditions, lawsuit claims.

AL.COM - Alabama hospitals are prepared for Ebola virus, governor reaffirms.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith fires back at Bentley calling governor's latest ad evidence of "cowardice".

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley's new ad hitting Parker Griffith's party flip-flops.

AL.COM - Shelby County keeping ban on firearms in its buildings; waiting for legislative action.

AL.COM - Bentley says his polling shows support for lottery but says it won't solve problems.

AL.COM - Alabama companies are not required to tell you if your personal information has been breached.

AL.COM - GOP committee chief blasts reports that Richard Shelby hasn't done enough to help party win the Senate.

AL.COM – Op-ed: Public needs to know what's in Judge Mark Fuller's sealed divorce file.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moore’s Attorneys Go “Fishing” At Pretrial Conference

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Candidate Says Values, Jobs And Schools Are Top Priorities.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Marsh Addresses Young Republicans

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Candidates speak, voters judge.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Firm to file suit against Ala. prisons for violence.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Funding gaps still problem for schools.

WASHINGTON POST - The disconnect between voter ID laws and voter fraud.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: Women must ask for raises if we are to close the pay gap.

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: A Trickle-Down Effect of Citizens United

SALON - Gun nuts’ powerful new enemy: How pediatricians are taking on the NRA.