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Arise Daily News Digest 9-22-2014

AL.COM - Hurting work force: Alabama second in nation for workers on federal disability.

AL.COM - At 25th, Huntsville leads Alabama in national ranking of most educated cities; Birmingham 78, Mobile 113.

AL.COM - Albert Brewer knew he couldn't beat George Wallace on race issue: Days that changed Alabama politics.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Alabama worst for giving birth.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama says no weapons found after dorm lockdown.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: The next (nasty) economic surprise?

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Sam Brownback’s failed ‘experiment’ puts state on path to penury.

NEW YORK TIMES - Campus Police Acquire Military Weapons

NEW YORK TIMES - Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels

NEW YORK TIMES - Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Vicki Madden: Why Poor Students Struggle

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Those Lazy Jobless

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: Children’s Health Insurance at a Crossroads

SALON - Is this the beginning of the end of climate change denialism?

THE ATLANTIC - Not Everyone Loves a Political Nun

SALON - Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014.

Arise Daily News Digest 9-21-2014

AL.COM - Parents: Alabama Accountability Act working for kids.

AL.COM - Which Alabama ZIP codes had the most Obamacare sign-ups? Search our database.

AL.COM - Keep your chin up - better times ahead, Deltek official tells 2014 GovCon.

AL.COM - 'No welfare for weed' bill passes House following investigation by Sen. Jeff Sessions.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Deputy AG accused of impeding Hubbard investigation placed on leave.

DECATUR DAILY - Unaccountable Act? Law doesn’t require state to monitor private schools.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Community comes through for program. Weekend Meals on Wheels to continue.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Trail of Tears ride provides venue to promote Native American causes.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Gas pump inspections to begin next month.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Reality Check: Alabamians with the lowest quality of life will be hurt the most if state lawmakers don’t find new sources of revenue, whether it’s through a lottery, expanded Medicaid or taxes.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS – Columnist Tommy Stevenson At Large: Many Southerners don't spare the rod.

GADSDEN TIMES - 5 things to know about Alabama Accountability Act.

ANNISTON STAR - Beyond Debate: This year's governor's race will be the first in 20 years without a debate. Does it matter?

ANNISTON STAR - Bentley vs. Griffith, the virtual debate.

ANNISTON STAR - Columnist Hardy Jackson: And a legislator shall lead them.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Phillip Tutor: The saga of Ms. Stidom.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Poor oral health costs communities in many ways.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Internal drama unfolds in Alabama AG's office.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Solomon Friedberg: Common Core math is not 'fuzzy' at all.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Vanzetta McPherson: Leaders are held to lower standards than entertainers.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Indian casionos: At least discuss compact.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: AG's race suffers from bingo fatigue.

WASHINGTON POST - Prisons in these 17 states are over capacity.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Dana Milbank: Building trust, one palm frond at a time.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist George Will: Cashing in on voting.

NEW YORK TIMES - After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

NEW YORK TIMES - Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: Affordable Housing for Retirees

Arise Daily News Digest 9-20-2014

AL.COM - By telling stories of uninsured, medical students hope Alabama will 'rethink' Medicaid coverage.

AL.COM - State senator slams Gov. Bentley for 'uncalled for' comments in wake of Hiawayi Robinson's death.

AL.COM - Attorney General Luther Strange places deputy AG on leave; move related to Lee County investigation.

AL.COM - Alabama unemployment rate ticks down to 6.9 percent in August.

AL.COM - Judge grants Alagasco request preventing Montgomery Advertiser from publishing safety plan.

AL.COM - Joe Hubbard on attorney general's internal office feuding: 'Luther Strange has lost control'.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Judge Bob Vance just stopped you from learning about something that could kill you.

AL.COM - Federal Judge Mark Fuller: A timeline of the domestic violence case.

AL.COM - If Mark Fuller resigns or is impeached, there will be 4 open federal judgeships in Alabama.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Deputy Attorney General Caught Leaking Grand Jury Information to Those Under Investigation

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - PSC: Records released to newspaper not proprietary.

ANNISTON STAR - No change of significance seen in jobless numbers.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: How to become Alabama.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Airman surprises foster children, advocates adoption.

WASHINGTON POST - Sidelined by disability and saddled with student loans.

WASHINGTON POST - If states held a referendum on whether to leave the U.S., this is how they might vote.

WASHINGTON POST - Americans think 51 percent of every tax dollar is wasted. Come on, guys.

CHARLOTTE OBSERVERThe Charlotte Observer: Become Alabama in 12 easy steps.

NEW YORK TIMES - Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults

Arise Daily News Digest 9-19-2014

AL.COM - Mystery donor of $1 million for stem cell research in Alabama is not who you might expect.

AL.COM - Bo Jackson on moving back to Alabama, starting a business: 'I'm just waiting on my wife to give me an okay to pull the trigger'.

AL.COM - If impeached, Mark Fuller would be 12th federal judge removed from bench in 211 years.

AL.COM - Mark Fuller attorney mum on client's future as 4 more Congressmen call for judge's resignation.

AL.COM - Study: Oil spill caused $585 million in losses for recreational fisherman.

AL.COM - Who is next? Five people who could be governor after the 2018 election.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: What does Alabama Supreme Court ruling mean for Hubbard grand jury?

AL.COM – Op-ed: Alabama lawmakers need to do the right thing and give sick people access to CBD oil.

AL.COM - Jeff Sessions endorses Gary Palmer for Alabama's 6th Congressional district.

AL.COM - Mark Lester: Gary Palmer's desire to defund Violence Against Women Act 'downright dangerous'.

AL.COM - Deputy AG says prosecutor told him he would 'take down Hubbard'.

AL.COM - Gov. and Mrs. Bentley say Judge Mark Fuller should resign.

AL.COM - Alabama's official reasoning for the state ban on same-sex marriage.

AL.COM – Columnist Edward Bowser: Can you dine on $4.50 a day? SNAP Challenge shows poverty's impact on meals.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Court Denies Deputy Attorney General Motion to Quash His Testimony Before Lee County Grand Jury

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bachus Praises Passage of Bipartisan Bankruptcy Reform Bill

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT - What's Wrong With the South? New Census data show Dixie experiences higher rates of income inequality and childhood poverty.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Americans cling to corporal punishment.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Mercedes to hire 200 more workers.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Vote for me and my gun.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Sessions also says Fuller must go.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Government copying policy stupid.

DOTHAN EAGLE - Luther Strange discusses electronic bingo, death penalty.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Roby weighs in on Fuller's fate.

WASHINGTON POST - Rare respiratory illness now in 19 states as cases are confirmed in California, Minnesota and New Jersey.

WASHINGTON POST - Since 2009, the state prison population shrank. Then last year happened.

WASHINGTON POST - Candidates and PACs have spent almost $20 for every second of the midterm cycle. Yes, EVERY SECOND.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributors John Yoder and Brad Cates: Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The economy is improving, but not everyone is sharing in the better times.

NEW YORK TIMES - Judge Accused of Assaulting Wife Is Urged to Resign

NEW YORK TIMES - Health Care Act Still Covers 7.3 Million

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Errors and Emissions. Could Fighting Global Warming Be Cheap and Free?

NEW YORK TIMES - Number of Children Living in Poverty Drops Sharply, Census Bureau Reports

BLOOMBERG - Eight Things in the Poverty Report That’ll Make Women Mad

FORBES - Contributor Tim Worstall: US Poverty Rate is Still 14.5%; But Yes, The War On Poverty Worked

Arise Daily News Digest 9-18-2014

AL.COM - Out-of-state students outnumber Alabama residents at the University of Alabama.

AL.COM - Alabama one of three states picked by National Governors Association for Medicaid reform program.

AL.COM - Some retired workers disagree with Griffith about lottery money but still open to voting for him.

AL.COM - Why did feds sue Texas over voter ID law but not Alabama? Government lawyer explains.

AL.COM - Sen. Richard Shelby on Mark Fuller: 'I urge him to resign immediately'.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/new_income_poverty_estimates_s.html#incart_river">AL.COM - New income, poverty estimates show Alabama slow to recover; check out your county.

AL.COM - Alabama's attorney general is ignoring drug dealers and targeting 'little old ladies,' says rival candidate Joe Hubbard.

AL.COM - Bipartisan dislike: Atheist group flunks Sen. Jeff Sessions, barely passes Rep. Terri Sewell.

AL.COM – Columnist Mark McCarter: Domestic violence is NFL's PR problem, but it's a greater problem for the nation.

AL.COM - Former AEA chief Paul Hubbert says response from 'crisis' letter mostly positive.

AL.COM - Domestic violence in Alabama: Expert says don't ask why women stay, but why men hit.

AL.COM - Lottery: Parker Griffith said money must go for education needs only.

AL.COM - Judge Mark Fuller should 'do the right thing' and resign, Rep. Terri Sewell says.

AL.COM - Alabama auto industry healthier than Michigan's, says Athens State business professor.

AL.COM -Looking back, Gov. Robert Bentley says Alabama has 'accomplished more than any state' in the US.

AL.COM - Powerful Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill joins in calls for the resignation of Judge Mark Fuller.

AL.COM - Alabama lawmaker considering bill to allow taxpayers to take cell phone photos of public records.

AL.COM - Voters crush the Democrats' last stronghold in Alabama: Days that changed Alabama politics.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: How would Judge Fuller judge Judge Fuller? If like Siegelman, harshly.

AL.COM – Contributor Katherine Robertson: Need help understanding Alabama's budget system? Here's a breakdown.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Concentrated Poverty and Lack of Affordable Health Care Revealed in Census Survey

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bennett Announces that September is National Voter Registration Month

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor Jon Lieber: How to Help Alabama’s Small Businesses Succeed

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: The Ray Rice of federal judiciary should resign.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: It's swell in Alabama.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: An Alabama law ripped to shreds.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alagasco sues Advertiser to stop use of pipe safety plan.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: No fine line between discipline and abuse.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Gambling proceeds won’t solve budget woes.

WASHINGTON POST - What it feels like to lift your child out of poverty.

WASHINGTON POST – Contributor Jared Bernstein: By year four, economic recovery finally catches up to poverty rate — but not to median household income.

WASHINGTON POST - It’s time to bury the ‘death panel’ myth for good. Is this the way to do it?

WASHINGTON POST - Why California is so liberal and Alabama is so conservative.

WASHINGTON POST - The second quarter was tough on state revenues.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: America’s B-minus economy.

NEW YORK TIMES - Multinational Companies Court Lower-Income Consumers

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Michael Eric Dyson: Punishment or Child Abuse?

Arise Daily News Digest 9-17-2014

AL.COM - 'Don't Tread On Me' specialty license-plate will soon be available in Alabama.
AL.COM - University of Alabama fall enrollment reaches record high of 36,000 students.
AL.COM - Rep. Martha Roby on Mark Fuller: 'This is a very serious matter ... domestic abuse cannot be tolerated'.
AL.COM - St. Clair inmate killed on 45th birthday becomes fourth inmate killed in past 13 months.
AL.COM - Lottery: Gov. Bentley said money from possible lottery should go to meet more than education needs.
AL.COM - UnitedHealthcare drops doctors across Alabama from its Medicare Advantage plans.
AL.COM - Mo Brooks, Mark Bray agree to televised debate in 5th Congressional District race.
AL.COM - Which metro areas contribute the most to Alabama's economy?
AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith:  Alabama's leaders can reform prisons now or lose control waiting for political cover.
AL.COM - What is Moral Monday and why does it have conservatives in its sights? Today's Alabama political update.
AL.COM - Gender-based policy changes coming to Alabama prison system next month.
AL.COM – Contributor Alex Cary:  Hurricane Ivan taught us the importance of building stronger.
AL.COM – Contributor Doug Hoffman:  Medicaid expansion is health care for the working poor.
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Gets Failing Grade on Education Report Card
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions Says Senate Democrats Have Broken Social Contract with Their Constituents
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor State Rep. Darrio Melton:  Ray Rice and Judge Fuller Show Why Violence Against Women Act Isn't Enough
TRUSSVILLE TRIBUNE - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: 1986 governor’s race won by unlikely candidate.
DECATUR DAILY - Bentley says he doesn’t oppose state lottery.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Bice: Change is coming to classrooms; innovation is key.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily:  Wealth and taxes.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - State Sen. Gerald Allen receives award at national security conference.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Gov. Bentley wants more revenue, but not new taxes.
ANNISTON STAR - Voters to decide whether to add more protection for gun rights to state constitution.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star:  Behind the numbers of Obamacare.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Roby not ruling out impeachment of Fuller.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon:  Spanking, beating two very different acts.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle:  Lessons from 16th Street.
WASHINGTON POST - In Iowa, attacks on Republican Ernst change dynamics of tight Senate race.
WASHINGTON POST - Pregnancy a disability? HUD finds mortgage lenders deny loans to new, expectant moms.
WASHINGTON POST - Poverty rates down, but still higher than at recession’s depths.
WASHINGTON POST - Corporal punishment widespread, but declining.
NEW YORK TIMES - Fate of Children’s Insurance Program Is Called Into Question at Senate Hearing
NEW YORK TIMES - In Kentucky, Health Law Helps Voters but Saps Votes
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Mark Bittman:  Let’s Reject the ‘Inevitable’
NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times:  New Data, Old Story - Incomes for Most Americans Won’t Budge
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Edsall:  Does Moving Poor People Work?

Arise Daily News Digest 9-16-2014

AL.COM - Report: Alabama's prison population rise among highest, but crime reduction among lowest.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith says he will not take salary as governor. Instead he will redirect it to public school fund.

AL.COM - Alabama prison doctors lost medical licenses following sexual conduct with patients.

AL.COM - Private school participation in Alabama Accountability Act more than double last year's.

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley maintains he played no part in overtime payments or promotion of trooper.

AL.COM - Democrat Joe Hubbard accuses Attorney General Luther Strange of distorting abortion views.

AL.COM - UAB named one of America's innovative, 'Up-and-Coming' large universities by U.S. News magazine.

AL.COM - New Alabama Small Business Commission to aid and attract entrepreneurs and small business owners.

AL.COM - Race for governor: Bentley campaigning by being governor while Griffith hard charging.

AL.COM - Sen. Del Marsh says he might propose raising $25 million cap on Accountability Act.

AL.COM - Gov. Bob Riley calls Alabama Accountability Act 'success story on steroids'.

AL.COM - Thousands who failed to prove citizenship will lose health care coverage.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Adrian Peterson, go bring me a switch.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: What happens to a thorn in the side of the powerful? He finally wins!

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: Does putting more people in prison reduce crime? Maybe not anymore.

AL.COM – Contributor Lisa Rickard: Keep the FDA in charge of American drug safety, not the Alabama Supreme Court.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard “Obsessed” with $200K Renovation of Committee Room


ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Budget Basics: Understanding Alabama's Budget System

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Roby Announces House Votes To Block New EPA Power Grab

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - The Role of Schools in Eliminating Bullying and Cyber-Bullying – Thursday, September 18 Forum

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Alabama takes on human trafficking.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions unopposed in primary or general election.

GADSDEN TIMES - Bentley, Griffith to address employees' group.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Big guns, little guns.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: America's changing faces.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Opelika man awarded Medal of Honor.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Luther Strange, Joe Hubbard trade fire over abortion ad.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Hospitals don't have to close.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Bill Brooks: At least one anti-civil rights 'confession' offered.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Ala. children test positive for respiratory virus.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama targets a popular coolant in new effort to curb greenhouse gases.

WASHINGTON POST - Should we ban states and cities from offering big tax breaks for jobs?

WASHINGTON POST - In one year, Obamacare goes from top congressional issue to barely mentioned.

WASHINGTON POST - Wyoming bill would cut wait time for convicted felons to vote again.

WASHINGTON POST - Income inequality is hurting tax revenues, report finds.

WASHINGTON POST - For the first time, there are more single American adults than married ones, and here’s where they live.

WASHINGTON POST - Where the male-on-female murder rate is highest.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: Many life milestones are out of millennials’ reach.

NEW YORK TIMES - Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls, Survey Shows

NEW YORK TIMES - Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics

NEW YORK TIMES - ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers