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Arise Daily News Digest 10-31-2014
AL.COM - State Rep. Barry Moore found not guilty in perjury trial.
AL.COM - 5 takeaways from Mark Bray/Mo Brooks debate in 5th Congressional District race.
AL.COM - Sen. Del Marsh says he doesn't expect to be indicted in statehouse corruption probe.
AL.COM - Report: Birmingham's poor have more barriers than other southern cities.
AL.COM - Map: How much Alabama counties lost in revenue when Medicaid wasn't expanded.
AL.COM - Obama 'will have to deal with us' if GOP wins Senate next week, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby says.
AL.COM - Amendment One to outlaw 'foreign law' in Alabama? Not such a good idea, some Christians say.
AL.COM - How Alabama governor's pay compares to other states.
AL.COM - 7 questions for Napoleon Bracy, Darren Flott and Wayne Biggs in Alabama House District 98.
AL.COM - Voter ID law changes absentee ballot process for elderly, disabled voters.
AL.COM - Huntsville nonprofit aims to remake Alabama energy makeup with mix of awareness and actions.
AL.COM - Researchers say a 'bathtub ring' of oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico.
AL.COM - Joe Hubbard and Luther Strange talk about attorney general's office representing consumers regarding utility rates.
AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Bentley ad attacks Griffith for voting against Obamacare ... wait, what?
AL.COM – Contributor Scott Douglas: Those who cherish religious freedom should reject Amendment One.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Congressional Incumbents Appear In Good Shape As Elections Wind Down
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Columnist State Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: Warning: Dull Election Ahead
UNION SPRINGS HERALD - The Union Springs Herald: Union Springs Herald endorses Hubbard, Beasley and Forte.
THE NATION - What Happens When People—Rather Than Politicians—Are Given the Chance to Vote for a Higher Minimum Wage?
THE NATION - This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Luther Strange stands tall, finally.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: It's time to govern, again.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Show us the money, candidates.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Roby runs on conservative record.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News: Justice system prevails.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Barry Moore acquitted; Alabama still suffers.
WASHINGTON POST - 38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Amina Luqman: In the land of make-believe, racial diversity is a fantasy.
Arise Daily News Digest 10-30-2014
AL.COM - Daylight Saving Time changes could be a thing of the past in Alabama if legislator gets his way.
AL.COM - If Robert Bentley did indeed win by 38 points it would be big but not close to the record.
AL.COM - Joe Hubbard returns $10,000 contribution from Canadian gaming company; AG Luther Strange says donation 'reflects desperation'.
AL.COM - Abortion foes working to shut down North Alabama's only abortion clinic get their day in court Thursday.
AL.COM - Who's running in Alabama Senate District 8? Meet the candidates.
AL.COM - Barry Moore trial: Attorneys give closing arguments; Alabama lawmaker's case goes to jury.
AL.COM - Gary Palmer endorsed by the National Rifle Association in Alabama's 6th district.
AL.COM - Standard & Poor's affirms stable outlook on Port Authority's revenue bonds.
AL.COM - Joe Hubbard and Luther Strange talk about possible state pact with Poarch band of Creek Indians on gambling.
AL.COM - Former Pres. Bill Clinton endorses Mark Lester in Alabama 6th District race.
AL.COM - Alabama legislator says amendment will protect gun rights, but some aren't convinced.
AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars: Alabama's rank-and-file conservatives should support House Speaker Mike Hubbard.
AL.COM - Columnist John Archibald: Apple's Tim Cook has a point. Alabama is a Tandy in an iPhone 6 world.
AL.COM - Will the last Blue Dog Democrat in Alabama please turn out the lights? Today in state politics.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - The Trouble with Mike
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Did Hubbard Use Campaign Donations to Post Bail?
WELD - Poverty and employment.
WELD - Publisher Mark Kelly: Peace and poverty.
WELD - The minimum wage: Reports show raising the floor might cost thousands of jobs, but will benefit millions.
ABC 33/40 - Alabama’s public transportation system needs a tune-up, report concludes.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - New face stands in Brooks’ way.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State’s poverty rate goes up: 19% of Alabamians living below federal line.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Kay Ivey failed as Senate referee.
ANNISTON STAR - Senate District 12 candidates spar in final debate.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Strange for Alabama attorney general.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: McMillan deserves another term.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Right this wrong, Gov. Bentley.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Jury to reconvene Thursday to decide Moore verdict.
WASHINGTON POST - Obama administration issues rules to regulate colleges with career-training programs.
WASHINGTON POST - Democrats needs black voters on Election Day. But they need white Southerners even more.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The access children have to guns is alarming.
WASHINGTON POST - Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world.
NEW YORK TIMES - In Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Lisa Servon: Are Banks Too Expensive to Use?
TAKE APART - A Southern Town Struggles to Survive Four Years After the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Arise Daily News Digest 10-29-2014
AL.COM - Study argues Alabama's incarceration rate -- up 349 percent -- crowding out other priorities.
AL.COM - New York Times/CBS News poll shows Bentley with big lead in race for governor.
AL.COM - Alabama House District 53: A look at finances and fact-checking candidates' allegations against one another.
AL.COM - State House District 52: Longtime Rep. John Rogers faces challenge from former Jefferson County Judge Phillip Bahakel.
AL.COM - State rests in Rep. Barry Moore perjury trial; Bill Baxley says prosecution failed to prove case.
AL.COM - Five questions with House District 22 candidates Dennis Stephens and Ritchie Whorton.
AL.COM - Mark Bray, running for Congress in north Alabama, filed for bankruptcy in 2008, says it's 'motivation' for his candidacy.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Why you can't let Alabama's political corruption get you down.
AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Tim Cook and the Dalai Lama bring a message of enlightenment to Roy Moore's Alabama.
AL.COM – With $28 billion to spend, how can Alabama be broke?
AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: Proposed Statewide Amendment 3 is a serious protection for Alabama's gun owners.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moore Trial Day One: Defense Attorney In 1913 Or 1920?
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - ‘American Spectator’ Says Palmer May be the Most Important Freshman Legislator in Recent History
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - House Republican Caucus Responds To "Myths" About Amendment 3
TRUSSVILLE TRIBUNE - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: No challenge to Alabama GOP in this year’s elections.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Merrill best choice for Secretary of State.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Incumbents cashing in.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama legislative candidates debate education, lottery at Tuscaloosa forum on Tuesday.
ANNISTON STAR - Secretary of State candidates want to end red tape in business, voting.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Another term for Ivey as lieutenant governor.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Miranda Joseph for state auditor.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: We get what we pay for in our schools, too.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Don't be misled by political ads.
WASHINGTON POST - With Supreme Court case pending, UPS reverses policy on pregnant workers.
WASHINGTON POST - More tea party conservatives expected to win House seats, challenge Boehner.
WASHINGTON POST - The system favors the rich, say the Americans preparing to vote Republican.
WASHINGTON POST - An estimated 5.9 million voting-age Americans won’t be able to vote next Tuesday.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Luana Hall: Rehearsing for death: A pre-K teacher on the trouble with lockdown drills.
NEW YORK TIMES - Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Civil Rights at School
Arise Daily News Digest 10-28-2014
AL.COM - 7 questions for Republican Ralph Carmichael in Alabama House District 103.
AL.COM - 5 questions for Mike Curtis and Tim Melson, candidates for Alabama's Senate District 1.
AL.COM - Parker Griffith again charges Bentley with using office to benefit family; Bentley calls charge desperation politics.
AL.COM - We'll sue BP in Montgomery next year, and lawmakers could put lawsuit cash into General Fund, says Luther Strange.
AL.COM - Trial starts today for Barry Moore, legislator tied to Mike Hubbard statehouse investigation: What you need to know.
AL.COM - Lawyers tell differing versions of what led to perjury charges against Barry Moore.
AL.COM - Apple CEO Tim Cook criticizes Alabama for not offering equality to LGBT community.
AL.COM - Does it matter if the coroner is a Republican or a Democrat? Today in Alabama politics.
AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Alabama's tough decision: Which one of these losers should win this thing?
AL.COM - Former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice backs Democrat Susan Smith for state Senate.
AL.COM - Here's what Gov. Robert Bentley, Parker Griffith say they would do to help intellectually disabled on waiting list.
AL.COM - Missing guns and air conditioners: State auditor candidates offer ideas on how to protect the state's $2 billion in property.
AL.COM - Apple to give $100 million to schools, five in Alabama, CEO Tim Cook says.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - The Nexus of Big Business and the Hubbard Affair
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Failure to File Statement of Economic Interest Results in Ethics Complaint
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Imagine Being Sued for Advocating for Your Child in School….
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Joseph only candidate qualified to be auditor.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Alabama deserves better than Bentley or Griffith for governor.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: More amendments we must consider on Election Day.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Income gap a real concern.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Don Campbell: Sports obsession hurts universities.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Star witness due up in Rep. Moore's trial.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 1-term senator reflects on time in Montgomery.
WASHINGTON POST - Can a wave of new inventions stop school shootings?
WASHINGTON POST - The most politically engaged states, ranked.
NEW YORK TIMES – Greek Letters at a Price
NEW YORK TIMES – A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Joe Nocera: Are Our Courts for Sale?
HUFFINGTON POST - Changing Prison From the Inside Out
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON GLOBALIZATION - US Child Poverty Remains at Highest Rate in 20 Years
Arise Daily News Digest 10-27-2014
AL.COM - 'Make a peaceful world': Dalai Lama concludes Birmingham visit at Regions Field.
AL.COM - New Obamacare insurance rates: What competition means for Alabama markets.
AL.COM - More than 3,100 intellectually disabled in Alabama waiting on help from the state.
AL.COM - Mike Hubbard: A profile from when he was riding high.
AL.COM - Parker Griffith promises to blow governor's race open in similar way to Hubbard scandal, but which Hubbard?
AL.COM – Contributor Peter Pitts: Without context, Sunshine Act's health care 'transparency' is useless.
FACING SOUTH - INSTITUTE INDEX: Support for Medicaid expansion grows in the South.
FACING SOUTH - The South needs to build an 'infrastructure of opportunity' for its youth.
SALON - Why income inequality is America’s biggest (and most difficult) problem.
THE ATLANTIC - Can Groceries Save the USPS?
MOTHER JONES - Inside the Bizarre, Unregulated World of Debt Collection
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Get Connected: A New Endeavor for the Alabama School Connection
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Relatives can hurt or harm candidates.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - 2 doctors seek seat in state Senate.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Amendments would aid schools, Franklin.
ANNISTON STAR - Columnist Harvey Jackson: The Bourbons among us in Alabama politics.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 6th District race tops Alabama congressional vote.
WASHINGTON POST - Congressional Democrats’ disapproval hits a 20-year high.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: The family deficit.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Lifting the ban on domestic oil exports would lower U.S. gas prices — a little bit.
NEW YORK TIMES - Is the Affordable Care Act Working?
NEW YORK TIMES – The Affordable Care Act: Act: A Perfect Fit for Some, but Not Others
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Ideology and Investment
Arise Daily News Digest 10-26-2014
AL.COM - Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs.
AL.COM - Republican John Merrill, Democrat Lula Albert-Kaigler say what they will do if elected secretary of state.
AL.COM - Conservation group to celebrate 40 years of Alabama's Sipsey Wilderness.
AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: Hubbard indictment hinges on one particular ethical question.
DECATUR DAILY - Financial ties that bind: 3 local campaigns received funds from Speaker Hubbard, paid thousands to companies he owns.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Elect Mark Bray to replace Mo Brooks.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Alabama lags other states in offering after-school care.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Lawmaker suggests law to warn about data breaches.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - A look at campaign contributions, expenditures as Election Day approaches.
ANNISTON STAR - Intra-party fight may be future of state’s politics.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Betrayal of our values.
ANNISTON STAR - Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: Worse than Ebola.
ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: D.C. forecast -- more of the same.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rogers challenged by Army vet in 3rd District.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama voters to decide school funding issue.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama insurance exchange gets more competition.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Hateful tactics say much about our state's politics.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Amanda Marcotte: Why the rich just keep getting richer.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor William Brown: Amend Constitution to reform campaign finance.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Caroline Novak: A chance to refine standards.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Roby, Sewell stand out.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - EAMC CEO: Medicaid costs continue to increase.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Barry Moore perjury trial to begin Monday.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News: Amendment worth supporting.
WASHINGTON POST – Columnist George F. Will: The nastiest political tactic this year.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributors James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley: Getting more poor kids into college won’t fix income inequality.
WASHINGTON POST - Book review: ‘Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption’ by Bryan Stevenson.
NEW YORK TIMES - Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required.
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Nicholas Kristof: The American Dream Is Leaving America
Arise Daily News Digest 10-25-2014
AL.COM - Slow STARt: Fewer than 1 percent have registered for new secure IDs.
AL.COM - Head of Central Alabama VA out after investigation.
AL.COM - Work of special grand jury looking into State House corruption which indicted Mike Hubbard not adjourned, just in recess.
AL.COM - Alabama tea party leader calls federal judge's dismissal of IRS-related lawsuits 'outrageous'.
AL.COM - Incumbent John McMillan faces Doug Smith in race for state agriculture commissioner.
AL.COM - 5 questions with state Sen. Paul Sanford of Huntsville and Democratic challenger Bryan Bennett.
AL.COM - How Alabama insurance agents are profiting in new Obamacare economy.
AL.COM - Rep. Barry Moore's lawyer says full context of conversations will show Moore didn't lie to grand jury.
AL.COM - New Montgomery job training center to provide workers new skills in manufacturing, IT.
AL.COM - Panel releases plan to help Alabama veterans with health, employment, homelessness, legal problems.
AL.COM - The most Republican state in America is...no big surprise.
AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: The Friday Five: Is Speaker Mike Hubbard's corruption indictment "Chicago-style gutter politics" and four other interesting questions for the weekend.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Republicans Oust Tainted Lawmakers...Just Not In Alabama.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Brooks Said that Enterovirus Spread is Due to Illegal Immigration.
DECATUR DAILY - Area school districts support Amendment 4.
WASHINGTON POST - The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020.
WASHINGTON POST - Republicans ramp up minority outreach nationwide ahead of 2016.
NEW YORK TIMES - Toxic Partisanship? Bill Clinton Says He Had It Worse, Yet Got Things Done