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Arise Daily News Diget 8-21-2014

AL.COM - Alabama prison boss gives vote of confidence to embattled inmate health care firm.

AL.COM - State admits to delaying income tax refunds, but you may understand the reason.

AL.COM - Health insurance plan for Alabama state employees mostly unchanged for next year.

AL.COM - See which Alabama businesses landed on Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies list.

AL.COM - Alabama judge who presided over Siegelman, Scrushy trials entering treatment after domestic violence arrest.

AL.COM - Most teachers still support Common Core, but support may be waning.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: It's not just Ferguson, it's what's brewing for the rest of America that should scare us.

AL.COM - Parker Griffith says Gov. Robert Bentley ducking debates, county commissioners group tells different story.

AL.COM - How to fix Alabama prison overcrowding? Here are ideas that have worked elsewhere.

AL.COM - Alabama regs too strict for turbines, says lawyer for wind energy developer.

AL.COM - Black infants are dying less than ever before in Alabama.

AL.COM - Baxter International to add 200 jobs in $300 million expansion of Opelika plant.

AL.COM - Report: Alabama roads cost drivers $3.1 billion each year.

AL.COM - Another Clinton in the White House? No way, says head of Alabama's Republican Party.

AL.COM - Alabama's been through 3 recessions since 2005 while the U.S. only had 1.

AL.COM - Here's what Parker Griffith says he would do if the Legislature repeals Common Core.

AL.COM - Alabama 'sovereign citizen' finds out he's not so sovereign after all: Today in state politics.

AL.COM – Columnist Charles Dean: The Alabama Democratic Party has reaffirmed its leadership and that's not good.

ALABAMA POLITTICAL REPORTER - Rainy Day Patriots Denounce Bice Pay Raise

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State’s infant mortality rate declines.

DECATUR DAILY - Talks of GE sale resurrect stimulus questions.

WELD - Poverty and education.

GADSDEN TIMES - Lawmaker challenging prosecutors in perjury case.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Bice's big payday.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Angry words from Griffith.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Jobless numbers telling.

DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Alabama box office boffo.

WASHINGTON POST - All but two states saw economic growth in the last quarter of 2013.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Charles Blow: Constructing a Conversation on Race

ALBAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Budget Hearing Dates: Help Wanted!

Arise Daily News Digest 8-20-2014

AL.COM - Fate of North Alabama's lone abortion clinic takes center stage tonight at Huntsville City Hall.

AL.COM - Educating kids as one part of solving the food desert puzzle.

AL.COM - Coming to a car in front of you? Roy Moore's Foundation for Moral Law wants "Don't Tread on Me" Alabama plate.

AL.COM - U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne: National Aviation Day tour highlights need for skilled trades investment.

AL.COM - Feds suspend Alabama from military equipment program but this database shows plenty of gear in hands of local police, agencies.

AL.COM - Militarization of police: When it started and how it's evolved across decades.

AL.COM - Louise Alexander's Republican opponent, Darius Foster, filed ethics form late.

AL.COM - Wind energy company pulling out of Cherokee, Etowah County projects, opposition says.

AL.COM - Here are 2 ways Alabama prisons are attracting more people to work as correctional officers.

AL.COM - North Alabama law enforcement agencies well-stocked with military surplus equipment.

AL.COM - Remington cuts 105 jobs in New York as gunmaker prepares to open plant in Huntsville.

AL.COM - Clean energy advocate launches group to achieve 'net zero energy' in Huntsville by 2025.

AL.COM - Honda's Alabama plant featured in new book about automaker.

AL.COM - Alabama governor, attorney general, lieutenant governor to face challengers in Orange Beach.

AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Forget Alabama job stats, for Gov. Bentley there's only one number that matters.

AL.COM - Alabama Democrats take aim at high-flying Gov. Robert Bentley: Today in state politics.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Why superintendents roll in the cash as teachers struggle in another class.

AL.COM – Contributor Clete Wetli: Poverty--Alabama's self-fulfilling prophecy.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Find out what the school superintendent in your system makes, and how the system is faring.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Division in the House: AL Democrats Hold Tense Reorganizational Meeting

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hunter Explains Her Support of Massive Raise for Bice

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Op-ed: The Speaker Says, "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire" And I Believe Him

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

TRUSSVILLE TRIBUNE - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: 1970, 1974 governor races go to Wallace.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: A dangerous game.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Forecasters see rising Alabama economy.

GADSDEN TIMES - Groups organized to address Alabama opiate abuse.

ANNISTON STAR - Security contractor, GOP donor gets homeland security title.

ANNISTON STAR - Security task force doles out dwindling federal funds.

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Tall tales about Common Core.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon: VA hospital's employee standards all cracked up.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: What is a firing offense?

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Auburn-Opelika News: Our state's prison woes.

WASHINGTON POST - Common Core educational standards are losing support nationwide, poll shows.

WASHINGTON POST - There are zero states where the percentage of people employed has gone up since the recession.

WASHINGTON POST - Whoever wins the Senate, we probably won’t know who picked up the tab.

WASHINGTON POST - Florida, Alabama and Texas are among the most enthusiastic recipients of surplus military gear.

NEW YORK TIMES – Advocates Seek to Delay Deportations for Millions.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Edsall: Ferguson, Watts and a Dream Deferred

THE ATLANTIC - The Tax Dodge That Has Plagued the U.S. for More Than a Decade

THE NATION - How to End Militarized Policing

Arise Dailiy News Digest 8-19-2014

AL.COM - Not a caretaker governor: Bentley promises further action on jobs, roads and prisons if re-elected.

AL.COM - Crack cocaine run at the VA: Report says VA employee took patient to buy crack, sexual favors at drug house.

AL.COM - Judge Charles Price rules secretary of state must put Louise Alexander on the ballot.

AL.COM - Hospital chain with 11 Alabama hospitals is cyber attacked.

AL.COM - Steyer: Only 'super-sophisticated' people understand climate change, and we need to work on the other 99.5 percent of Americans.

AL.COM - These high-poverty public schools beat the odds to become high performers.

AL.COM - University of Alabama, national sorority investigating racial incident following Bid Day.

AL.COM - 1,000 self-scheduled jobs coming to Mobile, Foley as Event Operations Group expands coastal Alabama presence.

AL.COM - Slow Growth, Revisions Dampen CBER’s 2014 Alabama Economic Forecast.

AL.COM - Alabama man who toppled donation law recounts partying 'like a rock star," in Vegas: Today in state politics.

AL.COM - Rep. Lawrence McAdory says he made complaint that led to Louise Alexander's disqualification.

AL.COM – Contributor Zac Henson: Food deserts, a solution or neoliberal governance: guest opinion.

AL.COM – Columnist Edward Bowser: Could Ferguson happen in Birmingham? The elements are in place but we can prevent it.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sources Link AG's Chief Deputy to Plot to Remove Hart from Hubbard Investigation

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor State Rep. Craig Ford: The Jobs Problem Is Solvable

SELMA TIMES-JOURNAL - Contributor Darrio Melton: Budget merge is an attack on education.

FORBES - Contributor Bill Conerly: Economic Impacts of Inequality.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Cost of rearing children on rise.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Desperate measures.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama sovereign citizen leader loses appeal.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Central Alabama VA vague about legionella testing.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - State ranks as 44th worst for underprivileged children.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama State University has to prove itself.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor State Sen. Dick Brewbaker:   State school interventions clearly work.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama goes against trend on unemployment.

WASHNGTON POST - Map: How much $100 is really worth in every state.

WASHNGTON POST - Columnist Eugene Robinson: In Ferguson, a sense of being left behind.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Frank Bruni: The Trouble With Tenure

Arise Daily News Digest 8-18-2014

AL.COM - What could block you from buying a gun in Alabama?

AL.COM - Study projects massive gains by boosting Alabama's graduation rate, but are assumptions faulty?

AL.COM - Both sides of gun control debate want to screen for mentally ill, but background checks flawed.

AL.COM - Alabama blocking more mentally ill residents from buying guns under 2013 law.

AL.COM -Democrats, attorney general candidate Joe Hubbard get their party crashed by video tracker sent by Republican PAC.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley soars across the globe, and so do collateral costs.

AL.COM - Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms.

AL.COM – Columnist Edward Bowser: Why should you care about food deserts? Community groups make the case.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - King correspondence part of ASU's acquisitions.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Bentley, Wallace not the same.

WASHINGTON POST - Better-paying jobs stage a comeback.

WASHINGTON POST - Food additives on the rise as FDA scrutiny wanes.

WASHINGTON POST - Supreme Court: Was gay marriage settled in 1972 case?

NEW YORK TIMES - Seeking New Start, Finding Steep Cost: Workforce Investment Act Leaves Many Jobless and in Debt

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Why We Fight Wars

Arise Daily News Digest 8-17-2014

AL.COM - Democrats nominate retired Air Force colonel for Huntsville state Senate seat.

AL.COM - Louise Alexander disqualified in Alabama House District 56; says she will challenge decision.

AL.COM - Nancy Worley re-elected chair of Alabama Democratic Party.

AL.COM - Some Alabama lawmakers open to idea of gambling compact.

DECATUR DAILY - Some agencies adding workers.

DECATUR DAILY - The faces of education: Minorities now majority, forcing schools to adapt.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: And a young child shall lead them.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: The impossible dream of reforming budget.

TUSCALOOSA NEWSThe Tuscaloosa News: Mental health care should matter to all.

ANNISTON STAR - 'Relators' mount unusual legal challenge to authority of Sen. Del Marsh.

ANNISTON STAR - Old, new approaches clash at Alabama Democratic meeting.

ANNISTON STAR - Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: Power held too long.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Report: VA employee took recovering vet to crack house.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Black groups tell Supreme Court Ala. districts biased.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 21 black women among 2,054 UA sorority recruits.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Jim Liske: Yep, slavery is still legal.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor James Talton: CAVHCS moving in right direction.

WASHINGTON POST - A Medicare scam that just kept rolling.

WASHINGTON POST - Some evangelicals in Republican Party are feeling left out, see no standard-bearer.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist George Will: In a stew over inversions.

NEW YORK TIMES - Medicare to Start Paying Doctors Who Coordinate Needs of Chronically Ill Patients

NEW YORK TIMES – Paper Boys: Inside the Dark, Labyrinthine, and Extremely Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection.

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor David Kirp: Teaching Is Not a Business

NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Fixing Immigration in the Field

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Maureen Dowd: Where’s the Justice at Justice?

NEW YORK TIMES - Contributor Trish O’Kane: What the Sparrows Told Me

Arise Daily News Digest 8-16-2014

AL.COM - Judge in Siegelman, Scrushy trials keeps getting $200,000 salary after domestic violence arrest.

AL.COM - Atheist organization speaks out about proposed Ten Commandments display in Alabama.

AL.COM - Alabama's inmate health care provider at center of Arizona lawsuit.

AL.COM - Alabama Supreme Court rules brand name drug makers liable for harm caused by generic versions.

AL.COM - Spending money to make money: Film studios invest millions to receive Alabama funds.

AL.COM - How does Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's CEO salary compare to industry.

AL.COM - Owners of Alabama landfill accused of violating civil rights note zero violations.

AL.COM - Bradley Byrne: If Gov. Robert Bentley insists on I-10 tolls, 'we really have to figure out how to sell it'.

AL.COM - Auburn requires future teachers take English instruction courses to cope with immigrant influx.

AL.COM - More than 53,000 online job ads in Alabama in July; see 10 most-wanted occupations.

AL.COM - Alabama unemployment rate climbs to 7 percent in July.

AL.COM - Top 10 execs at Alabama's Blue Cross doubled their pay in last two years.

AL.COM - Education superintendent Tommy Bice's $52,000 pay raise, alleged lack of public input blasted by tea party chairwoman, Democratic state rep.

AL.COM – Contributor Katherine Robertson: Conservative women can change the female voter narrative.

AL.COM – Contributor Scott Beaulier: The FDA should put life first: opinion.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions Praises Obama’s Signing of Bill To Protect Victims Of Child Abuse

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Roby Supports Military Engagement Against ISIS

WSFA - MASA to stop offering healthcare coverage to thousands of members.

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Like Democrats, GOP couldn't resist lure of gambling money.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama prisons hit with worst TB outbreak in 5 years.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - New form of synthetic drug seized in Alabama.

WASHINGTON POST – Contributor Jared Bernstein: Happy 79th birthday, Social Security! You still do your thing really well.

WASHINGTON POST - How the number of justifiable police homicides has changed since the 1990s.

WASHINGTON POST - For the first time in four years, state tax revenues declined in the first quarter.

NEW YORK TIMES - Gov. Rick Perry of Texas Is Indicted on Charge of Abuse of Power

NEW YORK TIMES - Pervasive Medicare Fraud Proves Hard to Stop

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy.

LOS ANGELES TIMES - New data: How the attack on contraceptive services targets the poor.

Arise Daily News Digest 8-14-2014

AL.COM - Despite one insurer's dominance, insurance rates are relatively low in Alabama, study finds.

AL.COM - Federal rules to regulate RESTORE Act funds released to Gulf states.

AL.COM - New cut scores for Alabama teacher certification do not lower standards, state superintendent says.

AL.COM - Former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, Rev. Jesse Jackson endorse Birmingham for 2016 DNC.

AL.COM - Powerful firm lobbies for Alabama prison health contractor, then defends company in court.

AL.COM - Laser defense system 'changes the game' of warfare, and Huntsville could be key player.

AL.COM - Rep. Bradley Byrne urges Obama administration to offer protection to Iraqi Christians.

AL.COM - State education board increases Superintendent Tommy Bice's pay by approximately 25 percent.

AL.COM - 300,000 risk losing Obamacare coverage due to immigration status questions, 2,800 in Alabama.

AL.COM - House District 27 nominee says he was turned away from economic development forum with Gov. Bentley because he's not a Republican.

AL.COM - $2.5 million for a Nicolas Cage film: See how much Alabama pays movie production companies.

AL.COM - Alabama officials and lawmakers eye changes to film program to tone down state funded 'star power'.

AL.COM - Gulf Coast oyster harvest has nose-dived in four years since BP spill.

AL.COM - Bank says House Majority Leader Micky Hammon failed to make loan payments, seeks $410,000.

AL.COM - 108 immigrant children relocated to Alabama in last 3 weeks: Today in Alabama politics.

AL.COM - Governor supports 25 percent pay raise for State Superintendent Tommy Bice.

AL.COM - Bentley: Jesse Jackson's comparison of me to George Wallace standing in doorway was offensive.

AL.COM - Bentley, Chris Christie of New Jersey campaign for each other in Birmingham.

AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars: Nobody should be shocked when electric bills rise.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Which Candidates Received “Toxic” Money?

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Candidate to AL Democratic Chairwoman: “Are you a Lesbian or Bisexual?”

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Doolittle to Represent Working Men and Women.

ALJAZEERA AMERICA - Pay up or pay time: Alabama’s private probation industry.

DECATUR DAILY - Many advertised Remington jobs pay less than $20 hourly.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Filling a gap – and stomachs.

WELD - Struggling for rights.

WELD - Putting the wheels on the bus.

GADSDEN TIMES - The Gadsden Times: 'Bold changes' ahead for General Fund?

ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Movie-buff Marsh.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Judge Mark Fuller's cases reassigned after arrest.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - ASU faculty expresses solid support for Boyd.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Payday lenders ruling correct.

WASHINGTON POST – Contributor Daniel Hertz: One of the best ways to fight inequality in cities: zoning.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Harold Meyerson: Economic inequality, not just wages at the bottom, needs to be addressed.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Charles Lane: Another tax reform solution: taxing consumption.

NEW YORK TIMES - Delinquent-Mortgage Bonds Attracting Investors

NEW YORK TIMES - Working Anything but 9 to 5: Scheduling Technology Leaves Low-Income Parents With Hours of Chaos

THE ATLANTIC - The Suburbs Made Us Fat