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Arise Daily News Digest 10-1-2014

AL.COM - 'Cause for concern': Read Florida prison official's scathing letter to inmate health care provider Corizon.

AL.COM - Alabama's inmate health care supplier Corizon facing new scrutiny in Florida.

AL.COM - Prison sentences down 16 percent under new guidelines that took effect a year ago.

AL.COM - Jacksonville State only school in Alabama to receive $3 million technology grant.

AL.COM - Nursing program at Calhoun Community College ranked among tops nationally in associate degree producers.

AL.COM - Candidates and politicians across Alabama and nation are increasingly skipping this important election-year event.

AL.COM - Eight takeaways from new FBI 'active shooter' report that mentions 5 Alabama shootings.

AL.COM - Alabama will play role in Iron Dome work, Rep. Mike Rogers confirms.

AL.COM - Here's the latest from Alabama's prison reform task force.

AL.COM - 'Blowing off Medicaid' campaign comes to Mobile; billboards urge program's expansion.

AL.COM - Redstone Arsenal to be home to the largest solar power array in Alabama.

AL.COM - REV Birmingham's Urban Food Project receives $100,000 grant to aid food deserts.

AL.COM - Study of arrests, sentencing to reveal more about what's causing logjam in Alabama prisons.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: Does simply calling for Judge Fuller to resign send the right message about domestic violence and the Federal bench?

AL.COM - U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs Gary Palmer in 6th District race.

AL.COM - Sen. Jeff Sessions says expansion of Pentagon's immigrant policy will push U.S. soldiers out of the military.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: If Judge Vance can admit he was wrong, I can too.

AL.COM - Courts sentence fewer to prison, but revolving door keeps prisons packed.

AL.COM - Buy ads Griffith told: "Most people don't know who you are or what you want to do...

AL.COM - Parker Griffith: In Perry County where the question isn't how people will vote but how many will vote.

AL.COM – Contributor Lois Davis: Using education to stop the prison revolving door.

AL.COM – Contributor Katherine Roberson: Budget basics: The Legislature's limitations and need for reform.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Will President Pro Tem Survive Hubbard Scandal?

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sells Announces Support for Vote on Lottery and School Prayer

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

DECATUR DAILY - Decatur’s schools facing new immigrant challenge.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Report: One-third of Alabama inmates are eligible for parole.

TUSCALOOSA NEWSThe Tuscaloosa News: AEA must make case to its members.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: 'Chilled' GOP turns to rhetorical heat.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Despite declining arrests, prison inmates on the rise.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Prayer misused again.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News: At risk of a turning tide.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - First lady hosts domestic violence vigil.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Trial begins for former Alabama education official.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Court rules in case tied to jailed casino boss.

WASHINGTON POST - You can now track the billions that drug companies pay doctors and hospitals.

WASHINGTON POST - Our criminal justice system is making it really hard for people to find jobs.

WASHINGTON POST - Only 36 percent of Democratic candidates have expressed support for Obamacare.

WASHINGTON POST - The Forbes 400 billionaires: Where they live, how much they own, and how they got it.

WASHINGTON POST - Calls grow for federal judge in Alabama to resign after domestic violence incident.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: What’s the Matter With Alabama?

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Edsall: Are Liberals Fund-Raising Hypocrites?

SALON - Wal-Mart’s new scheme to prey on America’s poor.

SALON - The South’s victim complex: How right-wing paranoia is driving new wave of radicals.

Arise Daily News Digest 9-30-2014

AL.COM - Alabama Arise calls for ending sales tax on groceries, repeal of Alabama Accountability Act.

AL.COM - Lawson State takes the lead in a $10 million, multi-state federal transportation job-training grant.

AL.COM - Potential for paralysis from Enterovirus now being explored in Alabama cases.

AL.COM - 5-member committee investigating Judge Mark Fuller includes 1 woman, no Alabamians.

AL.COM - Asahi Kasei Plastics kicks off construction of new $30 million Athens production plant.

AL.COM - A Southern breakfast: Grits, gravy and guns; Elberta restaurant owner carries 9mm as he serves food.

AL.COM - Despite fears of waning enthusiasm, Alabama Obamacare advocates confident in year two.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith: Under carbon rule, the EPA will be either Alabama's overlord or its puppet master.

AL.COM – Contributor Kristina Scott: In fight against poverty, measure success by impact, not effort.

AL.COM – Contributor Jennifer Marsden: Violence against women hurts us all.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Ethics Director Denies Complaint Against Hubbard

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Expect More Fake Outrage from the Hubbard/Riley Spin Machine

THE NATION - How to Destroy a Public-School System

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Recession can permanently postpone motherhood.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Protect the Shoals.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: It's all in the numbers for job creation in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Diversity ‘not just a nice thing to do’.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Research will shed light on Alabama's prison problem.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Paddle poor tool to teach.

WASHINGTON POST - Supreme Court rules 5-4 for Republican plan to limit early voting in Ohio.

WASHINGTON POST - How closely do members of Congress align with the politics of their districts? Pretty darn closely.

WASHINGTON POST - State legislatures are very, very busy.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Dana Milbank: For a grievously wounded soldier, a better side of America.

WASHINGTON POST - Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment.

Arise Daily News Digest 9-29-2014

AL.COM - Charlie Graddick says Democrats 'shot themselves in foot' in 1986: Days that changed Alabama politics.

AL.COM - Want a job in auto manufacturing, plus a degree, with no student debt? Check out this program at Calhoun.

DECATUR DAILY - Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Enrollment an issue at UNA, other state colleges.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Race is lopsided for Ag commissioner.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - BFGoodrich rolls out advanced generation of all-terrain tires that bring more job security for workers in Tuscaloosa.

WASHINGTON POST - These five races will decide control of the Senate.

WASHINGTON POST - Low wages, no overtime: The downside of being a retail ‘manager’.

NEW YORK TIMES - Mostly Black Cities, Mostly White City Halls

NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: The Tide of the Culture War Shifts

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Our Invisible Rich

Arise Daily News Digest 9-28-2014

AL.COM - Mule Day: Gov. Bentley shows he can't clog but has a warm bedside manner.

AL.COM - Republicans rallying behind religious liberty.

AL.COM - Republican John McMillan seeks 2nd term as Alabama agriculture commissioner.

AL.COM - Obamacare sign-ups in Alabama varied by race, geography; search your ZIP code.

AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: What could prison reform look like? Burn churches, then behave, take classes and get out early.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: What are the most 'Alabama' moments in Alabama history?

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama health department investigating hepatitis A.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The numbers about Alabama's prisons.

USA TODAY - 5 reasons why we're losing the war on poverty.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - Rand Paul to Americans in poverty: 'Give Republicans another chance'.

SALON - 4 ways Amazon’s ruthless practices are crushing local economies.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Enrollment an issue. Trend: Fewer students joining public, community colleges.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Accountability Act ill thought out.

ANNISTON STAR - Candidates make opposing claims about Alabama’s economy.

ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: Alabama under the microscope.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama 50th most happy state; physical health.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - State auditor hopefuls want to protect state property.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Secretary of state hopefuls running quiet campaigns.


MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Charlotte Meadows: Plan 2020 will better prepare our children.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: No one else does what your newspaper does.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: We can try new 'steps'.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika- Auburn News: Joining the charge.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - UA football game crowds integrated 50 years ago.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: School prayer isn't Alabama’s biggest problem.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Colbert King: I didn’t know the woman who committed suicide, but I mourn her.

NEW YORK TIMES - For Many New Medicaid Enrollees, Care Is Hard to Find, Report Says

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: A Group Shout on Climate Change

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Columnist Scott Martelle: The Great Recession: The financial crisis that keeps on giving

Arise Daily News Digest 9-27-2014

AL.COM - Luther Strange, Joe Hubbard trade jabs about Strange's fundraiser on big yacht, as attorney general race heats up.

AL.COM - University of Alabama: No new threats since Monday, classes to continue next week as scheduled.

AL.COM - AEA, state employees' association lose automatic dues deduction lawsuit at high court.

AL.COM - Alabama tops in nation for jobless when disability added to unemployed.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley: Battling against voter apathy.

AL.COM - AEA, now supporting Griffith, says Bentley didn't follow through on veto threat for raise.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Admit it, Alabama Republicans, you're going to miss Obama when he's gone.

AL.COM - Women's equality activist Lilly Ledbetter endorses Mark Lester in Alabama's 6th district race.

AL.COM - Lawmaker: Alabama Legislature to address 'full package of bills' on prison reform in upcoming session.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley's re-election campaign is flying high, literally.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Leaked Letter Designed to Discredit Hubbard Investigation

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - McClendon Emphasizes that Republican Turnout is Critical in November 4 Election

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor John Hill: Improving Alabama's Culture Will Involve Civility, Responsibility and Self-Control

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Lawyer: Court committee named to investigate Alabama federal judge.

WASHINGTON POST - U.S. carbon emissions tick higher; Obama tells U.N.: ‘We have to do more’.

WASHINGTON POST - Mail and milk: Struggling Postal Service wants to deliver groceries.

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Number of Latinos with insurance coverage surges under healthcare law.

SALON - Obama loses the left: Why his low approval rating may be here to stay.

SALON - “American dream” is now a myth: How bad policies and worse ideology ruined us.

THE ATLANTIC - The Supreme Court Is Looking Out for the Rights of the Majority

THE NATION - Why Don’t We Have Real Data on Charter Schools?

THE NATION - The Score: Why Prisons Thrive Even When Budgets Shrink

CNN - Silent crisis: 1 in 5 American kids is poor.

Arise Dailly News Digest 9-26-2014

AL.COM - Parker Griffith fires back at GOP's Armistead but hits Gov. Bentley.

AL.COM - Clandestine meth labs down statewide thanks to 'toughest laws in the U.S.' authorities say.

AL.COM - Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.

AL.COM - From Stand in the Schoolhouse Door to abortion clinic bombing trial: AG Eric Holder's connections to Alabama.

AL.COM - Gary Palmer opposes Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, but here's what he'd do instead.

AL.COM - Obamacare gives Alabama portion of $212 million to battle chronic diseases.

AL.COM - Alabama GOP chief blasts U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as he exits Washington.

AL.COM - Lawmakers plan student prayer bill in Alabama; concerns raised over constitutionality.

AL.COM - GOP chief says foul-mouthed Parker Griffith would be an 'embarrassment to our state:' Today in Alabama politics.

AL.COM - AEA gives $300,000 to Parker Griffith's campaign for governor.

AL.COM - Conservative revolt against John Boehner? Don't count on Congressman Byrne's participation.

AL.COM - At $3.4 million, Alabama tops in the nation for legislative candidate spending on television advertising.

AL.COM - Alabama state senator: Strengthen alternative sentencing, fight drug epidemic to reduce prison overcrowding.

AL.COM - Ending some tax breaks, unearmarking some education dollars among possible solutions to budget crisis.

AL.COM – Contributor Richard Berman: Worried about money in politics? Look for the union label.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Armistead Calls Griffith a Serial Party-Switcher

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Hubbert on target about AEA troubles.

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - ACT Aspire Results – What to Do with Them

DECATUR DAILY - Ex-Athens State provost gets $95K severance.

TUSCALOOSA NEWSThe Tuscaloosa News: Not all can afford global-warming tax.

GADSDEN TIMES - The Gadsden Times: Lowering the voting age?

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The games politicians play.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Progress in Pennsylvania, but not Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - In Alabama, major income gaps between races, genders.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Fight ignorance: Teach civics better.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Wayne Curtis: Prosecutions of businesses too often go too far.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama congresswoman: Complete mistrust of VA.

WASHINGTON POST - There have been roughly 550,000 state race TV ads this campaign season — so far.

WASHINGTON POST - Republican House districts are not getting any less white.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell: The investment in for-profit colleges isn’t paying off.

NEW YORK TIMES - How a Lopsided Recovery Fueled the Dollar-Store Wars

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: The Show-Off Society

Arise Daily News Digest 9-25-2014

AL.COM - Alabama, Mississippi among handful of states that provide no welfare to immigrants.

AL.COM - While Alabama balks, insurance brokers do big business in pro-Obamacare Kentucky.

AL.COM - One Alabama metropolitan area's HIV diagnosis rate ranked in national report.

AL.COM - Eight takeaways from new FBI 'active shooter' report that mentions 5 Alabama shootings.

AL.COM - BP’s request for compensation of overpaid claims denied in federal court.

AL.COM - If elected, Gary Palmer could find himself in epicenter of movement to oust Speaker John Boehner.

AL.COM - President Obama is back in Alabama's TV ad wars, as attorney general candidates begin air battle.

AL.COM - Corroding gas pipes pose explosion risk: Same pipes were in place during deadly Gate City explosion.

AL.COM - Two Alabama-made models land on short list for Car of the Year honors.

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley on solutions to budget woes: "I don't have a specific thing I'm in favor of right now."

AL.COM – Contributor Jessica Hammonds: For Alabama students, the sky is no longer the limit.

AL.COM – Columnist Edward Bowser: Scottish voter turnout reached 80 percent; what would motivate Alabama's voters?

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Heath Jones Running as Republican in House District 39.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - US domestic violence: Data tells complex story.

ANNISTON STAR - Anniston leaders restrict payday, title loan business growth in city.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Rock on, Gov. Shrug.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The poverty among us in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Martha Roby: More CAVHCS employees on leave.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: CAVHCS inquiry clearly needed.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama offers training on reporting child abuse.

WASHINGTON POST - National student loan default rate dips to 13.7 percent; still ‘too high,’ official says.

WASHINGTON POST - How Nevada won a billion-dollar Tesla plant, and how Tesla scored a great deal.

WASHINGTON POST - ALEC and 156 state legislators: Google’s departure from the group is ‘based on misinformation’.

WASHINGTON POST - The American Dream is hurting.

WASHINGTON POST - Obamacare’s small business exchanges offer cheaper health coverage, study shows.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: New U.S. attorney’s office unit will review cases of possible wrongful conviction.

NEW YORK TIMES – Driven Into Debt: Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

NEW YORK TIMES – G.O.P. Error Reveals Donors and the Price of Access

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Gail Collins: Florida Goes Down the Drain