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Arise Daily News Digest 3-3-2015
AL.COM - Alabama Accountability Act upheld by state Supreme Court.
AL.COM - State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw explains why he used 'Semper Fi' on no-taxes billboard.
AL.COM - House Speaker Mike Hubbard has no plans to step down in wake of latest revelations.
AL.COM - John Rogers: 'I'm in war mode' -- after Republicans gain majority in Jefferson County delegation.
AL.COM - After HIV-positive pastor's confession, lawmaker wants tougher penalties for knowingly exposing others to STDs.
AL.COM - Sen. Bill Holtzclaw doesn't back down on no-taxes billboard, says he answers only to voters.
AL.COM - Alabama's blockbuster beach tourism year sees record number of sporting events fuel $30M in visitor spending.
AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Blasting American infrastructure, John Oliver gets a dig in on Alabama.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Mike Hubbard is toxic now, but the other political poisons are deadly.
AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: What Frank Underwood and Richard Daley could have taught Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (and Bob Riley tried).
AL.COM – Contributor Shay Farley: Alabama must seize opportunity for comprehensive prison.
AL.COM – Columnist Charles Dean: Speaker Mike Hubbard: An emperor with no clothes who must step aside.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Cries Poor With Millions In Assets
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Wasn’t Broke, But Motivated by Anger and Envy
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Prosecution Response to Hubbard Motion Suggests Long List of Potential Witnesses
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Email to House Members re: Hubbard: "God help us all"
YELLOWHAMMER NEWS - Defiant Hubbard says there’s no way he’ll step down as Alabama House Speaker
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - SB45: Alabama's Public Charter School Bill
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Give the low-income majority a voice.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: The lesson behind the Holtzclaw-Bentley brawl.
ANNISTON STAR - Can Bentley find support for his tax plan among legislators?
ANNISTON STAR - Car dealers wince at offer Gov. Bentley is making.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Mike Hubbard should resign.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama Legislature set to begin work today.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Selma to Montgomery: How far would you go?
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Congress clears bill to award gold medal to Selma marchers.
DOTHAN EAGLE - More Alabama high school students taking remedial English, math.
WASHINGTON POST - Grassley wants to block so-called ‘amnesty bonuses’ for immigrants.
WASHINGTON POST - Morning Plum: Republicans won’t have any contingency plan if Court guts subsidies for millions.
NEW YORK TIMES - A Polarized Court, Weighing a Reversal of the Safety Net
NEW YORK TIMES - The Potential Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision on Health Care Subsidies
Arise Daily News Digest 1-10-2015
AL.COM - Gary Palmer's 'whirlwind' D.C. week: Vote against Boehner, bills co-sponsored, a glimpse of Capitol.
AL.COM - Obama's free college plan could help Alabama students, if we can afford it, says state community college chief.
AL.COM - Terri Sewell, Alabama's lone Democrat in Congress breaks with party, supports Keystone Pipeline.
AL.COM - Congressman Byrne rejects gas tax hike, says general government should fund transportation.
AL.COM - Polaris will build new manufacturing operation employing at least 1,700 in Huntsville area.
AL.COM - Tiny north Alabama crossroads of Greenbrier is excited, wary about new Huntsville Polaris plant.
AL.COM - Pelham Police Department apologizes after officers heard mocking special-needs students.
AL.COM - Congressman Byrne says Pentagon critic of LCS program is 'lone wolf' with 'no credibility'.
AL.COM - Alabama asks judge to let state execute Tommy Arthur Feb. 19.
AL.COM - Congressman Byrne on race relations: Alabama is 'completely different place' than 1960s.
AL.COM - UAB president Ray Watts leaves door open for return of football in the future.
AL.COM - Which Alabama metros were among best and worst economic performers in the U.S. in 2014?
AL.COM - Restoring Alabama: Green groups collaborate on 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for conservation funding after oil spill.
AL.COM - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley at 'Selma' premiere: Voter ID is not comparable to voting restrictions from 1965.
AL.COM - Alabama task force recommends DOT bureau handle state oversight of drones.
AL.COM - White Southerners aren't as white as they think they are: Friday's Wake Up Call.
AL.COM – Contributor Wayne Flynt: The dreams - and the divides - of Selma live on.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Filing Seeks To Muzzle State
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - White Lies: 2013 Letter Acknowledges Criminal Investigation
DECATUR DAILY - AG tells officials to enforce bingo law.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Tuskegee once again ranks among top black universities.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Selma turns out for free showings of ‘Selma’.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Appeals court won't rehear BP Gulf oil spill case.
WASHINGTON POST - The economy’s broken record: Lots of jobs, but no raises.
WASHINGTON POST - Supreme Court takes no action on same-sex marriages.
WASHINGTON POST - States passed 171 immigration laws last year.
NEW YORK TIMES - Expansive House G.O.P. Immigration Bill Undercuts the President
NEW YORK TIMES - Mitt Romney Says He’s Considering a 2016 Presidential Run
Arise Daily News Digest 1-9-2015
AL.COM - House votes to gut Obamacare employer mandate, define full-time worker at 40 hours.
AL.COM - Alabama's Jim Crow era murders under new spotlight.
AL.COM - Alabama PSC to Obama: You lied about Obamacare, but not about expensive electricity.
AL.COM - Alabama opposes San Francisco law requiring guns in homes to be trigger-locked or locked away.
AL.COM - Stillman College joins ranks of tobacco-free Alabama universities with new smoking ban.
AL.COM - Alabama Senator Richard Shelby named chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.
AL.COM - Alabama receives $8.3 million for Early Head Start-Child Care programs, and more is on the way.
AL.COM - Obama seeks to make community college education free for students who maintain grades.
AL.COM - Need a microloan? North Alabama Revolving Loan Fund making startup dreams come true.
AL.COM - The economy, the environment and the $56 million problem faced by the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council.
AL.COM - Alabama bets on Hollywood, rebates $640,000 in school taxes for filming of 'Selma'.
AL.COM - Despite Mobile's potential benefit from trade, Byrne slaps Obama over Cuba decision.
AL.COM - Republicans are running the Senate. Sound like a good time for a gas tax hike.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - U. S. Rep. Bradley Bryne: What To Expect in 2015
THE ATLANTIC - Can Immigrants Save the Housing Market?
THE ATLANTIC - Why the Media Started Caring About the American Worker Again
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Timeline: The Alabama Accountability Act
DECATUR DAILY - Local medical clinic requires $150 deposit before seeing patients.
ANNISTON STAR - Few recommendations from Alabama drone task force.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Payback for the 'fringe guys'.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Firm auditing ASU to be paid another $500,000.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Jim Patterson: 'Selma' role recalls Advertiser's Bob Ingram.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: 'Selma' not documentary, but can be tool for learning.
DOTHAN EAGLE - Troy chancellor says message was ‘not intended to offend’.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: A tempest in a teapot.
WASHINGTON POST - Where America’s Social Security benefits go, in four maps.
WASHINGTON POST - Elizabeth Warren says the system is rigged for the rich. They vote way more than the poor.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Charles Krauthammer: Raise the gas tax. A lot.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Can Obamacare win over people and Congress?
NEW YORK TIMES - Honda Fined for Violations of Safety Law
NEW YORK TIMES - Degrees of Education: The Roots of Obama’s Ambitious College Plan
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Voodoo Time Machine
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Timothy Egan: A Pipeline and a Pie-In-The-Sky
Arise Daily News Digest 1-3-2015
AL.COM - Alabama Department of Transportation leases new jet to replace 26-year-old plane.
AL.COM - Gary Palmer goes to Washington: D.C. is 'not the real world,' new U.S. Rep. for 6th district says.
AL.COM - Why Alabama's minimum wage ($7.25) is higher than California's ($9).
AL.COM - Will same-sex marriage become legal nationwide in 2015?
AL.COM - HealthSouth completes $750 million acquisition of home health business.
AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: The Friday Five: New Year's Resolutions for the Alabama Legislature.
AL.COM - Lawsuit settlement spared Alabama $1 million of its repayment to ACLU, prison officials say.
AL.COM – Contributor Michael Grant: Montgomery protest takes up mantle of modern Civil Rights movement in the birthplace of justice.
ANNISTON STAR - Alabama officials: No interviews for condemned inmates.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Bad feelings all around.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - New diet guidelines may reflect environment cost.
WASHINGTON POST - Republicans in state governments plan juggernaut of conservative legislation.
WASHINGTON POST - Big strides could come from a small bump in pay.
WASHINGTON POST - This is how depressingly partisan America has become.
NEW YORK TIMES - 'Sweet Home Alabama' Town Drops Legal Battle
NEW YORK TIMES - Departing Lawmakers Bemoan the Decline of Compromise
NEW YORK TIMES - Fight on Guns Is Being Taken to State Ballots
WALL STREET JOURNAL - Is Global Poverty Falling? Not in Absolute Terms
REUTERS - Fear and joy as Alabama town readies for screenings of film 'Selma'.
Arise Daily News Digest 1-2-2014
AL.COM - 2015 ushers in new Alabama laws, including the consolidated Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and IDs for veterans.
AL.COM - Republican legislators who oppose Obamacare thwarting bids to expand Medicaid.
SALON - Exposing the charter school lie: Michelle Rhee, Louis C.K. and the year phony education reform revealed its true colors.
THE ATLANTIC - Compared to Previous Generations, How Bad Are Millennials' Finances?
SLATE - My Favorite Graph of 2014: The Rise and Rise of the Top 0.1 Percent
AL.COM - Young Huntsville man who advocated for marijuana oil relief undergoes major surgery.
AL.COM – Contributor Itamar Shapira: My advocacy for CBD oil will continue, but my struggle with illness cannot.
DECATUR DAILY - Sources of income remain top focus in Lawrence.
ANNISTON STAR - More Alabamians signing up for health care under ACA.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Bad feelings all around.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Eugene Robinson: The GOP has a bad habit of appealing to avowed racists.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Michael Lomax: A proposed federal college rating system could hurt disadvantaged students.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The EPA’s move to regulate ‘coal ash’ is a step forward.
NEW YORK TIMES - Government Spending, Edging Up, Is a Stimulus
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Twin Peaks Planet
NEW YORK TIMES - Contributor Steven Bender: Reaching the American Dream Is Harder for People of Color
WALL STREET JOURNAL - What We Know About Inequality (in 14 Charts)
THE GUARDIAN - The five major things we screwed up in inequality in 2014.
Arise Daily News Digest 1-1-2015
AL.COM - Alabama prison officials weigh in on a busy 2014.
AL.COM - After hundreds joined in deep deliberation, here are eight things you told us about prison reform.
AL.COM – Contributor Frances Coleman: Let's resolve to quit electing lousy political leaders.
AL.COM - Atheist group wants apology from Troy University chancellor over this emailed video.
AL.COM - Rising cost of funerals leaves some Alabama families scrambling in their time of grief.
AL.COM - Alabama Supreme Court orders dismissal of lawsuit challenging RSA's investments in state projects.
AL.COM - State gives early approval to five more Medicaid providers.
AL.COM - Alabama's Honda plant's record year, by the numbers.
AL.COM - Energen's stock prices drop 26 percent among low oil prices, but remains optimistic.
AL.COM – Contributor Wayne Verry: Fixing prisons is complicated but staying true to the values the corrections department preaches would make a big difference at little cost.
AL.COM – Contributor Reginald Boswell: Societies must plan for reintegration of those previously incarcerated.
AL.COM – Contributor Howard Bankhead: Invest in youth to avoid the damage that funnels people into our prisons.
WSFA - Contributor Larry Lee: Elvis has left the building.
DECATUR DAILY - More troopers poised to hit roads this year.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: New Year’s Day invites us to do better.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: A pioneer looks forward.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: More death in Alabama.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Opportunities and challenges loom in new year.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: A tumultuous 2014.
WASHINGTON POST - ‘Selma’ sets off a controversy amid Oscar buzz.
WASHINGTON POST - 2014: A reminder of the lasting power of racial politics in America.
NEW YORK TIMES - States’ Minimum Wages Rise, Helping Millions of Workers
NEW YORK TIMES - Health Plan Enrollment Numbers Show Importance of Coming Supreme Court Case
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Ron Haskins: Social Programs That Work
HUFFINGTON POST - The True Hero of Selma
Arise Daily News Digest 12-31-2014
AL.COM - Alabama Supreme Court sets execution date for longtime death row inmate Tommy Arthur.
AL.COM - Judge allows ALDOT widening of Eufaula's 'Sweet Home Alabama' road.
AL.COM - Alabama Pain Center sues government over $25 million Medicare repayment order.
AL.COM - Alabama Accountability Act scholarship donations drop by half with lawsuit pending.
AL.COM - University of Alabama campus smoking ban goes into effect next week.
AL.COM -Minimum wage workers in Alabama slip further behind counterparts in other states: Today in politics.
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
AL.COM - $110M Remington plant ramping up in Huntsville, hiring underway for firearm assembly, machining.
AL.COM - Alabama taxpayers left with million dollar tab to fight prison lawsuits.
AL.COM - Alabama, 21 other states seeing 'epidemic' level of flu-like illness.
AL.COM - Latest Obamacare numbers: Subsidies up to 91 percent of Alabamians who enrolled.
AL.COM – Contributor State Rep. Craig Ford: The hope of a new year.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: A politician’s judgment.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabamians signing up for insurance faster.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Columnist Josh Moon's favorites from 2014.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Central database critical to payday loan regulation.
WASHINGTON POST - House Republicans move to contain fallout from Scalise, Grimm controversies.
WASHINGTON POST - State prison populations down to lowest point in a decade.
WASHINGTON POST - How race and police became a red-vs.-blue issue.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributors Ray Boshara and William Emmons: Stark disparities in wealth are key in discussions on race in the United States.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Ways to make the death penalty more fair and humane.
NEW YORK TIMES - An Oasis of Care and Caring for People With Intellectual Disabilities
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Steven Rattner: The Year in Charts
WASHINGTON POST - The current state of white supremacist groups in the U.S.
BILL MOYERS - Inequality and the American Child
WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Bentley bends on Medicaid; RSA looks at oversight rules.
APR - Common Core Repeal, The Day After
(LONDON) DAILY MAIL - Couple thrown in JAIL for being unable to pay court fees on traffic ticket they received visiting dying son in hospital