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Arise Daily News Digest 9-1-2014
AL.COM - Some Alabama cities have seen dramatic racial shifts in population; check out your town.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Here's why the judge in Lowell Barron corruption case slapped Alabamians in the face.
AL.COM – Contributor Al Henley: Remembering why we celebrate Labor Day.
THE NATION - The True Meaning of Labor Day
THE ATLANTIC - The Bottom 1 Percent
SALON - America is so over homeownership: Why the shift to a renting economy might actually be a good thing.
SALON - Just what the Gulf of Mexico needs: Deepwater fracking slated to expand.
WASHINGTON POST - Study: Citizens United elected more Republicans.
WASHINGTON POST - Only the White House is talking about a government shutdown, Ted Cruz says.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: Workers are at the mercy of markets.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: A Market Basket of dignity.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Labor Day means more than cookouts and back to school.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Medicaid expansion holdouts are ideologically blinded.
NEW YORK TIMES - More Workers Are Claiming ‘Wage Theft’
NEW YORK TIMES - California Governor Appeals Court Ruling Overturning Protections for Teachers
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Labor Today: Wages and Salaries Still Lag as Corporate Profits Surge
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: The Medicare Miracle
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Columnist Scott Martelle: Why Americans support both unions and right-to-work laws.
CARE2 - When 4 Jobs Aren’t Enough: Why We Need a Living Wage
WELD - Publisher Mark Kelly: Sicker by the minute.
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AL.COM - 30 superintendents join lawsuit saying Alabama Accountability Act is unconstitutional.
AL.COM - 8 Auburn University students test positive for TB infection, not the actual disease.
AL.COM - Rep. Mo Brooks praises progress of SLS rocket, says U.S. on 'clear path' to Mars.
AL.COM - Who are the wealthiest members of Alabama's congressional delegation?
AL.COM - Four counties since 1900 have sent the most governors to Montgomery: Mapping the home counties of Alabama's chief executives.
AL.COM - $224 million Alabama inmate health care contract bidding process favored sole bidder Corizon, letter claims.
AL.COM - Ethics Commission to offer acting director position to former Cumberland Law School Dean John Carroll.
AL.COM - GOP House candidate scoffs at claims opponent was turned away from Bentley event: Today in Alabama politics.
AL.COM - Warning sent to Alabama's Democratic county chairmen: You are being tracked.
AL.COM – Op-ed: Let's celebrate No. 1 ranking in educational progress but realize more work remains.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Law Firm that Exposed Mike Hubbard in Memo Will Sue Obama for US House
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - AG Strange Tells Hubbard in Letter: No Go, Joe
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - ALFA Endorses Harri Anne Smith in District 29
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bonner Bonuses: Campaign Cash Transfers May Violate PAC-to-PAC Ban
LOS ANGELES TIMES - The case against school vouchers in one blistering court ruling.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Budget Hearing Dates….Uh, Kinda.
DECATUR DAILY - ‘Fear of retaliation is real’ at Athens St. Anonymous letters, survey raise concerns at university.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: An Uzi and a 9-year-old.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - ASU plans full week of inauguration festivities.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Abuse of veteran can't be condoned.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Joseph Rembert: Lives of King, Gandhi still hold lessons.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Drought spreading across Alabama.
WASHINGTON POST - Bad news: Wages are down for pretty much everyone.
WASHINGTON POST - A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process.
WASHINGTON POST - Pennsylvania’s Republican governor expands Medicaid.
WASHINGTON POST - An eye-popping chart that shows how campaign finance reform has failed.
NEW YORK TIMES - Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer
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AL.COM - 'Things are not bad' in Alabama schools, but superintendent Bice reminds there is 'huge room for improvement'.
AL.COM - Nine years after Katrina, it's not possessions but family a Coden couple misses most.
AL.COM - 3 Alabama health clinics to split $750,000 in grants under Obamacare.
AL.COM - Alabama Republican suggests President Obama is limiting our freedom; is he right?
AL.COM - Birmingham attorney Donald Watkins tells U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice that federal judge Mark Fuller should be removed from bench.
AL.COM - Newly launched technology center could give 'huge advantage' to Cumberland School of Law students.
AL.COM - Lowell Barron to focus on being granddad after criminal charges formally dropped.
AL.COM - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says gun control laws didn't prompt Remington move to Alabama: Today in state politics.
AL.COM - Politics is about change, but do you expect any in Alabama?
AL.COM – Contributor Larry Lee: Alabama's accursed Republican oligarchy.
AL.COM - 50 years of failure in race relations? Journal authors draw bleak conclusion that Birmingham blacks and whites still unable to communicate.
AL.COM – Contributor Clete Wetli: No, this isn't Mayberry, but police militarization has gone too far.
AL.COM – Op-ed: There's no remaining honor in Roy Moore's Gadsden flag.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Here's what Alabama and Ferguson really have in common, and it's ugly.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - It’s Good to Have a Hungry Team, When Feeding Off Taxpayer’s Money
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Rainy Day Patriots Meet to Discuss Strategy and Share Ideas
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
ANNISTON STAR - Protesters in Montgomery call for 'ban the box' legislation: Proposal would prohibit questions of prior convictions on job applications.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rosa Parks' former apartment, others hit by copper thieves.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Our policies have filled those powder kegs.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller should resign.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Rep. Mike Rogers touts conservative policies in visit to Opelika.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News: Bentley, Griffith need to debate.
WASHINGTON POST - The college majors most and least likely to lead to underemployment.
WASHINGTON POST - Bad VA service can be improved, but broken trust is much harder to fix.
WASHINGTON POST - Which states ranks the best and the worst for gender equity?
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: A climate for change: The EPA’s limits on emissions are important but not enough.
NEW YORK TIMES - In Aftermath of Missouri Protests, Skepticism About the Prospects for Change
NEW YORK TIMES - Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Edsall: The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism
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AL.COM - Gov. Bentley touts Remington, Airbus in new $500,000 ad campaign.
AL.COM - Alabama Attorney General's office drops criminal charges against Lowell Barron.
AL.COM - Death row inmate Justin Hosch dies of apparent suicide.
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley helps state Rep. Jim Patterson kick off re-election campaign.
AL.COM - Alabama Legislature to piecemeal new water management laws, state committee chairman says.
AL.COM - Federal government declares land in 3 Alabama counties critical wild plant habitat.
AL.COM - Did Alabama state candidates violate law by taking money from Congressman Bonner's campaign?
AL.COM - Is President Obama a sociopath? The Alabama Republican state chairman is asking this.
AL.COM - USA reports record enrollment: 16,055.
AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Why did Alabama pay a law firm $72,000 to determine median household income? Let me Google that for you.
AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: What would Texas do? 7 lessons on prison reform from someone who's been there.
AL.COM - Rep. Barry Moore's case dismissal claims now in hands of Alabama Supreme Court.
AL.COM - Is Alabama back on the highway to hell? State's Supreme Court taken to task in today's political update.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - AAA-Like Program in NC “Fails Children,” Judge Rules it Unconstitutional
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions Visits America’s Last "Rubber" Glove Maker
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - State Senate Candidate says Tribal-State Compact Would Ease Budget Woes
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - State Rep. Craig Ford: State Leaders Should Pledge Not To Combine The State’s Two Budgets
BOSTON GLOBE - Where slavery thrived, inequality rules today.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - The Future of Public Education Tour – Make Plans to Attend
DECATUR DAILY - Minority leader wants two-budget pledge.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Brooks: No easy fix to recent job losses.
WELD - Equality in education — or equity?
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The critics of Obamacare.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama Education Association replenishes coffers with $1.7 million in loans.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Hungry children need your help.
WASHINGTON POST – Contributor Joshua Alston: Actually, it does matter that Michael Brown was going to college.
WASHINGTON POST - Poll: African Americans see less harmony with police — and also with whites.
WASHINGTON POST - States with medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths.
WASHINGTON POST - States where you can get a ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ license plate.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Eugene Robinson: When youthful mistakes turn deadly.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: A climate for change: America should not wait while the world warms.
NEW YORK TIMES - Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges
NEW YORK TIMES – College Costs: Lowering Interest Rates on Loans Isn’t the Best Way to Help College Students
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Daniel Cardinali: How to Get Kids to Class: To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: When Five-Star Care Is Substandard
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Frank Bruni: Lost in America
Arise Daily News Digest 8-25-2014
AL.COM - Voter citizenship issue goes before federal court.
AL.COM - Months after Congressman Bonner left office, campaign fund continued to dole out cash.
AL.COM - Check out the politicians who benefited from ex-Congressman Bonner's leftover campaign cash.
AL.COM - California shock waves felt in North Alabama 6 minutes after earthquake.
AL.COM - Sheriff's captain who led negotiations in Midland City hostage situation awarded FBI medal.
AL.COM - Across the nation, guns can be carried into more public places.
AL.COM – Contributor Daniel Yarbrough: MADE IN ALABAMA: We must help others achieve their dreams.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Flag used by tea party could become Alabama tag.
GADSDEN TIMES - Alabama legislative water committee on the road.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Police: VA employee unethically misused patient’s funds.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Law firm to help determine state lawmakers’ pay.
WASHINGTON POST - Same-sex couples still fighting for equality with these three federal agencies.
WASHINGTON POST - Federal government ends hunt for housing for children crossing border.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: Obamacare has growing support, even if its name does not.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The country’s sinking climate debate.
NEW YORK TIMES - Medicare Star Ratings Allow Nursing Homes to Game the System
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Wrong Way Nation
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Complicated case of a leaky radioactive dump in New Mexico.
Arise Daily News Digest 8-24-2014
AL.COM - Officials: White House reviewing programs that gave police Pentagon military gear.
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley names Alabama Drone Task Force.
AL.COM - Business leery of Alabama Supreme Court ruling on drug warnings.
AL.COM – Columnist Wesley Vaughn: By golly, Gov. Bentley wants us to have drones.
WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: State superintendent's 25 percent pay hike distracts from improving schools.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State grants dwindling: Community service gifts shrinking with the budgets.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Griffith: Debate call ignored; Bentley: No call made.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Heading in the wrong direction.
DECATUR DAILY - TVA Funds: How Are They Spent? It Depends On The County
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – The Tuscaloosa News: The worst shines brighter than the best.
GADSDEN TIMES – The Gadsden Times: Improving infant mortality rates good news.
ANNISTON STAR - Drones a challenge to law, possible boon to law enforcement.
ANNISTON STAR Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: Of dogs, rabbits and Ferguson.
ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: The groovy, newsy '70s, in all their glory.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Hornets' nest: Gwendolyn Boyd's rocky tenure at ASU.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Police: VA employee unethically misused patient’s funds.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama Power to close or convert coal units.
WASHINGTON POST - Correspondent Dan Balz: Why so many Americans hate politics.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist George F. Will: Is the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 a failure?
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Laura Friedman: Death penalty debate isn’t simple for families of victims.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Colman McCarthy: Adjunct professors fight for crumbs on campus.
WASHINGTON POST - The states most threatened by global trade competition.
NEW YORK TIMES - Bid to Expand Medical Marijuana Business Faces Federal Hurdles
NEW YORK TIMES - In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Why Interest Rates Need to Stay Low
CULLMAN TIMES - Marsha Folsom bringing bamboo to Bama.
THE NATION - 620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs
THE ATLANTIC - Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From
THE ATLANTIC - A Deadly Epidemic of Violence Against Women
Arise Daily News Digest 8-23-2014
AL.COM - Civil rights activists holds first of seven days of marches around State Capitol.
AL.COM - Jim Bennett says he'll seek clearer ethics law after Louise Alexander prevails in ballot dispute.
AL.COM - Obama administration changes birth control mandate.
AL.COM - Bentley: No likely criminal case in January hacking of state computers, and why.
AL.COM - Parker Griffith slams Governor Bentley on jobs, Medicaid in first TV spot.
AL.COM - Dems could point to Ferguson racial unrest as message in 2014 elections, top Alabama Democrat tells DNC in Atlanta.
AL.COM - Are they coming for you? State chasing up to $500 million in uncollected court fees, fines and restitution.
AL.COM - Griffith challenges Bentley to stop 'ducking' debates.
AL.COM - How should Alabama agencies use drones? New Drone Task Force to study law enforcement, agriculture uses.
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley on facing off with Parker Griffith: 'I'm a doer, not a debater'.
AL.COM - Alabama Supreme Court rules in favor of Lowell Barron: 'This case should now be concluded,' Barron says.
AL.COM - Gov. Roby? It doesn't sound like Alabama Congresswoman is ruling out 2018 run: Today in state politics.
AL.COM - Roy Moore wants to bring 'Don't Tread On Me' to Alabama license plates; would you buy one?
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions Says White House More Concerned About Large Corporations than About Getting Our Citizens Back to Work.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor U. S. Rep. Bradley Byrne: Education Policy Best Handled Locally
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Foreclosure rates drop.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Gov. Robert Bentley forms Alabama Drone Task Force
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: One tax with a chance.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Infant mortality battle still on.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: Bentley's political decision imperils Alabama babies.
WASHINGTON POST - Civil rights groups sue to bar expedited deportations of Central American families.
WASHINGTON POST - New forecast gives GOP a 63% chance of taking the Senate.
WASHINGTON POST - Do the benefits of a college education outweigh the cost?
WASHINGTON POST - States’ leading lethal injection expert ends role.
NEW YORK TIMES - States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers
NPR - Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program