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Arise Daily News Digest 10-23-2014

AL.COM - Birmingham abortion clinic reopened, gives Alabama a total of 5.

AL.COM - Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday: Should Alabama abandon DST?

AL.COM - Why won't the Alabama Policy Institute reveal its donors? Gary Palmer explains.

AL.COM - Poarch Creeks announce $65 million casino expansion and upgrade in Montgomery.

AL.COM - John McMillan seeks second term as agriculture commissioner; faces Democrat Doug Smith.

AL.COM - As prison populations rise nationwide, Alabama and other states tackle reform.

AL.COM - Abortion, marijuana, and same-sex marriage: District 6 candidates state their positions.

AL.COM - Way-too-early poll shows AG Luther Strange atop field for 2018 gubernatorial race: Today in Alabama politics.

AL.COM - Should feds intervene in Alabama's prison system? Gary Palmer and Mark Lester respond.

AL.COM - Mike Hubbard email tells House members indictment is nothing more than 'political witch hunt'.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald:  Why the prosecution of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is more than a witch hunt.

AL.COM - A president from Alabama? Why not? asks Sen. Jeff Sessions.

AL.COM – Contributor Itamar Shapira: What right does the government have to deny cannabis oil treatment to sick people who need it?

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald:  It's not like politicians in Montgomery didn't get a Matt Hart warning.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Presser: A Theatre of the Absurd

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Columnist Bill Britt:  Thoughts on a Scandal

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Politically Active Developer Comes Out Strong for Joe Hubbard

TRUSSVILLE TRIBUNE - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: Does Birmingham have a chance at Democratic National Convention?

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Alabama and the United States: Who Is Paying for Public Education?

AL.COM - Alabama House District 22: Dennis Stephens and Ritchie Whorton vie for open seat.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith ad charges Gov. Bentley's son with vast profits from state deal; Bentley's camp says Griffith is lying.

AL.COM - BP executive on Deepwater Horizon oil spill: It's not all our fault.

AL.COM - Alabama elections 2014: State auditor candidates Miranda Joseph, Jim Zeigler.

AL.COM - Secretary of state candidate Lula Albert-Kaigler not aware of change to campaign finance law.

DECATUR DAILY - Stutts hopes to stop Bedford from 8th term in state Senate.

ANNISTON STAR - Fuller renews independent campaign for state Senate seat.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  The culture in Montgomery.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser:  Hubbard case has larger impact.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Hubbard conspiracy theory fit for film.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Hubbard says political enemies behind his 23-count indictment on ethics violations.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Cell phones from Alabama inmates find new use.

DOTHAN EAGLE - Parker Griffith: Indictments ‘tip of the iceberg’.

DOTHAN EAGLE - Longtime District 93 representative taking on political newcomer.

WASHINGTON POST - So, just how rich is Congress? Richer than you.

WASHINGTON POST - How judicial campaign ads may be affecting legal decisions.

WASHINGTON POST - Catherine Rampell:  Raises right around the corner?

Arise Daily News Digest 10-22-2014

AL.COM - With Mike Hubbard indicted, Rep. Jim Carns wants Speaker of the House post: Today in Alabama politics.

AL.COM - Former Gov. Bob Riley voices support for Hubbard after indictment.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley goes over $6 million mark, adds to landslide lead in campaign cash.

AL.COM - Indictment of Speaker Mike Hubbard dismissed as 'Chicago-style gutter politics,' supporters blame AG Luther Strange.

AL.COM - Luther Strange says recusal from Mike Hubbard investigation was to 'remove any appearance of politics'.

AL.COM - Alabama House District 47: Election pits Salvatore Bambinelli versus Jack Williams.

AL.COM - Luther Strange, Joe Hubbard battle over meaning of Mike Hubbard indictment in attorney general's race.

AL.COM - Alabama Senate District 7: Election pits Republican incumbent Paul Sanford against Democratic challenger Bryan Bennett.

AL.COM - State Senate District 22: Republican Greg Albritton faces Democrat Susan Smith for open seat.

AL.COM - Mike Hubbard after arrest keeps firm grip on speakership as GOP rallies behind him.

AL.COM - U.S. House District 3: Election pits Rep. Mike Rogers versus Jesse Smith.

AL.COM - Gary Palmer says he'll keep promise, won't vote for John Boehner, though there could be consequences.

AL.COM - Mike Hubbard indicted: What they are saying nationally.

AL.COM - 8 times Alabama politicians found themselves on the wrong end of the law.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire:  23 reasons Mike Hubbard might be going to jail (and bribery isn't one).

AL.COM - State Senate District 32: Incumbent Trip Pittman faces independent Kimberly McCuiston.

AL.COM - State Senate District 35: Election pits incumbent Bill Hightower against Beau Doolittle.

THE ATLANTIC - The Great Midterm Divide:  It’s an obvious problem for Democrats—and perhaps an even larger one for Republicans.

THE ATLANTIC - What If America Had Canada's Healthcare System?

MOTHER JONES - Judge Rips Alabama for Hiring a Discredited Abortion Foe

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - What Do Check Registers Reveal About School Spending?

DECATUR DAILY - Experts: Fallout unlikely - Hubbard’s arrest not expected to sway Nov. 4 vote.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily:  US dragging feet on climate change.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - GOP businessman faces Democratic incumbent in House District 16 race.

TUSCALOOSA NEWSThe Tuscaloosa News:  Answers about Hubbard won’t come quickly.

ANNISTON STAR - In Senate District 13 race, Democrat and independent aim for GOP incumbent’s seat.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Alabama deserves swift answer on Hubbard indictment.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon:  Hubbard conspiracy theory fit for film.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser:  Hubbard case further erodes Alabamians' confidence.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Speaker Hubbard deserves 'due process', local officials state.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News:  Big battles ahead for Speaker Hubbard.

WASHINGTON POST - Nine ways the government squandered your money, according to Sen. Coburn’s 2014 ‘Wastebook’.

WASHINGTON POST - Minority representation gaps, by the numbers.

WASHINGTON POST - There really are two Americas. An urban one and a rural one.

NEW YORK TIMES – States Ease Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers

NEW YORK TIMES – Nation’s Confidence Ebbs at a Steady Drip

LOS ANGELES TIMES - The Los Angeles Times:  Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding.

Arise Daily News Digest 10--21-2014

AL.COM - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges by Lee County Grand Jury.

AL.COM - Mike Hubbard indicted: Alabama GOP leader, others react to speaker's arrest.

AL.COM - Mike Hubbard after arrest is comfortable, confident in campaign appearance.

AL.COM - Judge Fuller divorce records reveal little, show parties struggled over keeping proceedings secret.

AL.COM - UAB pushes past CDC and sets cutting edge Ebola protections for health care workers.

AL.COM - Mike Hubbard indicted: Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, Auburn Network among people, businesses linked to case.

AL.COM - Alabama AG Luther Strange says 'one corrupt public official is too many,' declines to discuss legal status of House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley continues to rake in campaign cash; Parker Griffith loans campaign another $100,000.

AL.COM - Luther Strange has failed, says Joe Hubbard, candidate for attorney general, at meeting with Alabama Media Group.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith:  Five potential consequences of Republicans winning the U.S. Senate in November.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald:  Storm in the Statehouse isn't just indictment of House Speaker Mike Hubbard, but of all Alabama.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Prosecution's Witnesses Revealed in Rep. Moore Case

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Poll Shows Strange Tops 2018 Governor's Race

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

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Taxes vs. morality, which will Alabama choose?

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Bad budgets and no solution.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Joe Hubbard ahead of Luther Strange in fundraising.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser:  Confront prison violence.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Sally Howell:  Amendment 4 will protect local schools.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Mike Hubbard timeline, from UGA to the Statehouse.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Hubbard attorney says grand jury process 'has been hijacked'.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News:  A black eye day for Alabama.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama small business panel set for first meeting.

DOTHAN EAGLE - Ivey wants state’s military prepared for BRAC.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle:  On corruption, Alabama loses again.

WASHINGTON POST - Survey: Majority of men want flexible work.

WASHINGTON POST - The GOP hates the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Eugene Robinson:  Elizabeth Warren makes a powerful case.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post:  Judicial elections are no place for money from interest groups.

NEW YORK TIMES - In Raising Immigration, G.O.P. Risks Backlash After Election

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