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Arise Daily News Digest 4-19-2014

AL.COM - Hoover school bus fees appear to violate state law, state Superintendent Tommy Bice says.

AL.COM - Bo Bice Day nixed in Alabama? The Onion takes a swipe at state's obsession with 'American Idol.'

AL.COM - Calpine selling 6 power plants, including two in Decatur and Mobile, for $1.57B cash.

AL.COM - How does Alabama rank in economic competitiveness? It's No. 20, says one report.

AL.COM - Alabama Attorney General: State first in line with lawsuit against BP for economic losses.

AL.COM - Alabama unemployment rate increased to 6.7 percent in March, despite jobs being added.

AL.COM - Four years after Deepwater Horizon exploded, long-term environmental impacts from BP oil spill remain mostly unknown.

AL.COM - Gulf communities' message to BP: Restoration is far from over.

AL.COM - Alabama moves to stifle jailhouse lawyers.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Stand by Your Man: Alabama Political Wives Channel Wynette

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moore, Pipkin Spar Over Speaker Hubbard in Coffee County

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Rogers Supports Jettisoning IRS.

THE ATLANTIC - Resegregation in the American South

THE NATION - We Built This Country on Inequality

SALON - Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is “running a slave empire.”

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Despite political shift, Alabama political scandals still alive.

AL.COM - Federal appeals court to hear arguments in Don Siegelman appeal in July.

ANNISTON STARThe Anniston Star: Legislative learning — In time, state’s next generation of voters will understand the Legislature.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Four years after oil spill, projects just beginning.

WASHINGTON POST - Long-term unemployed struggle to find — and keep — jobs.

WASHINGTON POST - These 11 graphics show how bad local food insecurity can be in America.

NEW YORK TIMES - Lost in Literary History: A Tale of Courage in the South

NEW YORK TIMES - Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease.

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 STARThe 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 TIMESThe 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 STARThe 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 TIMESThe 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 TIMESThe 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 STARThe Anniston Star: Winds of change — It’s time the world’s largest city council is put out of business at Statehouse.

ANNISTON STARThe 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 TIMESThe 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 NEWSThe 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 TIMESThe New York Times:  Recovery for Whom?

LOS ANGELES TIMESThe Los Angeles Times:  The lethal injection debate: How much should death row inmates know?