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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 NEWS – The 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