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Arise Daily News Digest 7-24-2014

AL.COM - Poll: A little over half of Americans say they or others are better off with Obamacare.

AL.COM - Governor Robert Bentley says call for special session 'misinterpreted.'

AL.COM - Obamacare nets nearly $1 million in insurance refunds to split among 10,000 in Alabama.

AL.COM - Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began.

AL.COM - Making the failing grade: Website ranks Birmingham-Hoover area among worst for home vacancies.

AL.COM - Users of free government cellphones to start paying state 911 tax.

AL.COM - Bentley says national leaders should look to Alabama as model for running government.

AL.COM - Feds offer funds to help poor Alabama communities 'reimagine' workforce development.

AL.COM - ADEM sets hearing for controversial Shepherd Bend Mine on Black Warrior River for Aug. 28.

AL.COM - Affordable Care Act could survive loss of some subsidies, analysis says.

AL.COM - Alabama lawmaker heads up increasingly influential Southern Caucus: Today in state politics.

AL.COM – Contributor State Rep. Laura Hall: Republicans Wage War on the Middle Class

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor State Rep. Darrio Melton: We Can't Fix Alabama by Taking the Resources from Those Who Need Them Most

THE ATLANTIC - Disability Is Not Just a Metaphor

THE ATLANTIC - Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?

THE NATION - We’re Arresting Poor Mothers for Our Own Failures

MOTHER JONES - 785 of This Year's Unaccompanied Migrants Were Under 6 Years Old

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Governor's call for resignations carries clout.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Report: Accountability Act groups took in $25M, distributed $24K.

ANNISTON STAR - Governor: School fund safe from business incentive program.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: If Obamacare goes away.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Bentley's latest scheme.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - ASU chairman signed for $100K transfer days before meeting.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Sessions opposes EPA carbon rule.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Chemical claims pit workers against auto supplier.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Low, fair not same in taxes.

WASHINGTON POST - Will it be cheesesteaks, sunshine or fame that tip the scale? Members of Congress make their pitches to host the DNC convention.

WASHINGTON POST - Border crisis creates discomfort for state, local politicians over housing children.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama tax policies reduced inequality gap, new analysis shows.

WASHINGTON POST - Common Core might be the most important issue in the 2016 Republican presidential race. Here’s what you need to know about it.

WASHINGTON POST - Glenn Beck takes to the theaters to attack Common Core.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: A conservative judiciary run amok.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: Making corporate tax dodgers patriotic.

NEW YORK TIMES - U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Charles Blow: Paul Ryan and His Poverty Prophet

Arise Daily News Digest 7-23-2014

AL.COM - State superintendent explains low test scores, says new standards are the answer.

AL.COM - Alabama State University president responds Gov. Bentley's request that two trustees step down.

AL.COM - Immigrants are only taking jobs Americans don't want? Not so, says U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks.

AL.COM - More than 83,000 Alabamians could lose insurance under appeals court Obamacare ruling.

AL.COM - Carly's Law: Bentley, supporters gather in Pelham to praise bill's passage.

AL.COM - "To cripple Obamacare" -- Alabama Attorney General proud of his role after court ruling today.

AL.COM - Court strikes down key Affordable Care Act provision, says federal exchange can't subsidize premiums.

AL.COM - Did court cripple Obamacare? Dueling rulings mean more legal battles to come.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley says he's 'proud of progress' Alabama making in employment.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Job numbers again show Bentley isn't getting the job done.

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Protecting Student Privacy: FERPA and PPRA Notification Requirements

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Under Leading GOP Plan, 1 in 5 AL Public Sector Jobs to be Cut

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - State Will Pay Universal Records Thousands for “Sweet Home Alabama” Rights

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Democrats Hope to Make Case for Medicaid Expansion

DECATUR DAILY - Micky in the money: Decatur state lawmaker still receiving pay hike.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Payday loan business in former Krystal draws complaints, but Northport officials say store is within its rights.

ANNISTON STAR - State job growth lagging behind the nation.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: In the courts, again, with Obamacare.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - In movie theater, a call against Common Core.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - ASU trustees don’t have funds to go to area retreat.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Our tax system punishes poor.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: ASU trustees must end conflicts.

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

WASHINGTON POST - Federal appeals courts issue contradictory rulings on health-law subsidies.

WASHINGTON POST - Paul Ryan to unveil anti-poverty plan.

WASHINGTON POST - The impact of today’s Obamacare ruling — in four maps.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: D.C. Circuit Court ruling on Obamacare was wrong — but the 4th Circuit got it right.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Tom Goldstein: Why Obamacare probably isn’t doomed.

NEW YORK TIMES - Off Alabama’s Beaten Path, Tribute to a Native American’s Journey Home

NEW YORK TIMES - Rulings on Health Law Are Far From Last Word

NEW YORK TIMES - After Health Law Rulings, Here Are Possible Next Steps

NEW YORK TIMES - Principals in U.S. Are More Likely to Consider Their Students Poor

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: An Ominous Health Care Ruling

Arise Daily News Digest 7-22-2014

AL.COM - Alabama 8th-graders rank 50th in math; see how we compare with other states in reading, science.

AL.COM - Griffith zings Bentley again over Alabama's increasing unemployment numbers.

AL.COM - Here's what's keeping Alabama 44th in child well-being rankings.

AL.COM - Alabama Workforce Council aims to match education programs with business needs.

AL.COM - Alabama ranks in Top 10 of one of NAIOP's four real estate development categories.

AL.COM - Alabama ranked 47th in job growth for June compared to last year.

AL.COM - On Birmingham's DNC bid, ALGOP Chair says 'bring their radical, leftist show here.'

AL.COM - Voting rights march interpretive center to be built at Alabama State University.

AL.COM - House Speaker Mike Hubbard calls AEA's effort in GOP primary 'horrible failure.'

AL.COM - Cutting jobs while pushing for more foreign workers? Ridiculous, says Sen. Jeff Sessions: Today in Alabama politics.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Suffers Defeat with Harbison Win

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Job Growth Proves Higher in States with Increased Minimum Wage

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Group Holds Protest Against Illegal Immigration.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Governor hints at tax hikes, but no reform.

GADSDEN TIMES – Contributor P. W. McWhorter: Looking down at the poor.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Skeptical about storm prep.

TRUSSVILLE TRIBUNE - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: 1962 governor’s race really began four years earlier.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Is convicted killer 'Essence of evil' or born again?

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - ASU SGA demands that trustees Dean, Wiggns resign.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: No guns at polls, period.

DOTHAN EAGLE - U.S. Coupling doubles work space, plans to add jobs.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Volunteer fire departments need better funding.

WASHINGTON POST - Where is the Obama administration housing the immigrant kids?

WASHINGTON POST - Vermont is the best covered state in the country. California is the worst.

WASHINGTON POST - The food stamp wave may have crested.

WASHINGTON POST - Online sales tax is back — and this time, it might actually have a shot at passing.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: Limousine liberalism’s good works.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Charles Schumer: End Partisan Primaries, Save America

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: Strong Steps on Sentencing Reform

Arise Daily News Digest 7-21-2-14

AL.COM - How an emergency kit for homeless and poor lined the pockets of Alabama contractor who ran health centers.

AL.COM - As Democratic National Convention Birmingham visit starts, officials ready to showcase all Magic City has to offer.

AL.COM - How Greg Albritton won runoff despite losing big in Alabama Senate district's most populous county.

AL.COM - Keep your snakes and clowns to yourself: Where Alabama ranks on the list of 'scariest' states.

AL.COM - Birmingham will dance with the Democratic National Convention, but will he kiss her good night?

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Beef prices may be spurring thefts in rural Alabama.

ANNISTON STAR - UAB study: Residents more tornado-ready than in 2011.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Demolitions, restorations along historic trail.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Feds may pay for All Kids.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Contributor U. S. Rep. Mike Rogers: Rogers: America’s immigration crisis.

SALON - Reinventing the American highway: The promise (and pitfalls) of learning to love tolls.

WASHINGTON POST - Leadership war stymies Senate mission.

WASHINGTON POST - The wealth gap is growing, but poor women see one improvement: healthier newborns.

WASHINGTON POST - Harper Lee and her lost privacy: Is silence still an option?

WASHINGTON POST - Some seniors win Medicare exemptions for nursing-home coverage in pilot program.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: Budget policy as prayer

NEW YORK TIMES - Trying to Slow the Illegal Flow of Young Migrants

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: A Lifetime on California’s Death Row

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: The Fiscal Fizzle - An Imaginary Budget and Debt Crisis

Arise Daily News Digest 7-20-2014

AL.COM - 'We're not anti-immigrants,' say protesters voicing concerns at Birmingham-area rally.

AL.COM - Nearly 750,000 visit National Park Service sites in Alabama in 2013.

AL.COM - Former candidate George Barry reports fellow Republicans to Attorney General.

AL.COM - Artur Davis explains why he'll run for mayor of Montgomery: guest opinion.

DECATUR DAILY - Schools facing challenge of less funds from state.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Governor hints at tax hikes, but no reform.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State focus will be revenue: Cost-cutting, streamlining loom for legislators.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Agricultural use of drones denied.

TUSCALOOSA NEWSThe Tuscaloosa News: Alabama politics are never boring.

ANNISTON STAR - THE NEXT STORM: Three years after tornadoes, work remains on Alabama’s storm-preparedness to-do list.

ANNISTON STAR - Columnist Hardy Jackson: Alabama's Bentley blues.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: Locked down by ideology.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Reports show major staff shortages at local VA.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 'A serious epidemic' — mentally ill speak of struggles.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Primary season by the numbers: Big shift to GOP.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - VA asks Congress not to open ‘floodgates’ to private care.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Unit investigates rural crimes in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Gene Kamena: 'Sample ballots' unhealthy for democracy.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor M. J. Ellington: Close the coverage gap for state's veterans.

WASHINGTON POST - To pay off student loans, reconsider your roof.

WASHINGTON POST - In the Loop: So whatever happened to the deficit?

WASHINGTON POST - Fourteen states are already beating the best Fed estimates for 2016 U.S. unemployment.

WASHINGTON POST - U.S. immigration crisis is hampered by a paralyzed Congress.

NEW YORK TIMES - In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates

NEW YORK TIMES - Income Inequality Is Not Rising Globally. It's Falling.

NEW YORK TIMES - Rush to Deport Young Migrants Could Trample Asylum Claims

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: Payday Lenders Set the Debt Trap

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Nate Cohen: Black Southern Voters, Poised to Play a Historic Role

Arise Daily News Digest 7-19-2014

AL.COM - Map: See which Alabama school systems spend the most -- and the least -- educating your children.

AL.COM- How much money do you need to be happy in Alabama? Study claims it has the answer.

AL.COM - Ready to work: U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell expanding job training initiative to high schools.

AL.COM - The three pieces of Luther Strange's argument against the Poarch Creek gambling machines.

AL.COM - Alabama official unemployment rate nears 7 percent, as state loses 3,500 jobs.

AL.COM - Suit challenging Affordable Care Act would deny premium subsidies to 153,000 Alabamians, analysis shows.

AL.COM - Artur Davis forming committee to gauge support for his potential run for Montgomery mayor.

AL.COM - Alabama Workforce Council begins work at State Capitol next week.

AL.COM - Speaker Mike Hubbard says Republicans will keep super-majority; Rep. Craig Ford says Democrats can break it.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Don't tune out yet: Gambling could even odds in Alabama AG's race: opinion.

AL.COM – Contributor Cameron Smith: Keeping the American Dream alive is your responsibility and mine.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley considers taxes (sort of), and sounds like a grown up.

AL.COM – Contributor Scott Beaulier: State-run lotteries are a tax on the poor and uneducated.


ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Roby Supports Boehner’s Lawsuit to Rein in Executive Branch.

HUFFINGTON POST - Head Start: A Durable Design for Early Learning

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Scholarship Granting Organizations: What Do They Do?

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Why are ASU trustees surprised by financial hole?

DECATUR DAILY - State: Few scholarships given in Accountability Act program.

WASHINGTON POST - Thousands of felons could have drug sentences lessened.

WASHINGTON POST - White House says Obama’s LGBT executive order will not provide religious exemption.

NEW YORK TIMES - The Pageant King of Alabama

Arise Daily News Digest 7-18-2014

AL.COM - Does voting with a gun in Alabama merit a Bill of Rights award? A Tennessee group thinks so.

AL.COM - Robert Shattuck, defeated early in GOP primary for 6th Congressional District, weighs write-in run.

AL.COM - Rep. Robert Aderholt bill would speed up process of sending unaccompanied minors back to their home countries.

AL.COM - Wells Fargo to eliminate 468 mortgage banking jobs in Homewood.

AL.COM - Oil and gas regulators want to hear from the public before leases are sold in the Gulf of Mexico.

AL.COM - Google taps Birmingham's Good People to tell Alabama's $203 million e-commerce story.

AL.COM - 28,000 navigators helped 10.6 million seeking ACA insurance, report finds.

AL.COM - Alabama to review sexual education policy after sodomy ban ruled unconstitutional.

AL.COM - Medicaid rejection will cost Alabama billions of dollars, thousands of jobs, White House study says.

AL.COM - Bachus Supports Resolution on International Adoptions

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Number of Nonpublic Schools Participating in AAA Grows

THE NATION - What Do the Recent Supreme Court Decisions Mean for Women’s Economic Security?

AL.COM - Updated USGS earthquake risk areas include Alabama, Mississippi.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: How should we shame our crooked elected officials? Pennsylvania has an idea.

ABC 33/40 - Changing face of poverty in Alabama.

DECATUR DAILY - Nonprofits can remain quiet about supporters.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Graduates experience loss of direction.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Phillip Tutor: Instead of one Alabama, how 'bout three?

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - SACS letter gives details for ASU sanction.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Shelby supports VA nominee.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Unread VA X-rays may turn deadly.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Griffith pushes for education lottery, Medicaid expansion.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - New signs to say "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama."

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Voter turnout is an embarrassment.

WASHINGTON POST - Boehner doubtful Congress will approve border funding request before August break.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Fareed Zakaria: Not the worst of times.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Addicted to Inflation.

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Tina Rosenberg: When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure