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Arise Daily News Digest 4-24-2014
AL.COM - Parker Griffith: It's time to revisit the lottery.
AL.COM - Huntsville's Interfaith Mission Service to celebrate 45th anniversary with awards to Alabama Arise and others.
AL.COM - Whistleblower lawsuit: Monroeville nurse to get $15 million for exposing Medicare false claims.
AL.COM - State schools Superintendent Tommy Bice clarifies position: school bus fees may indeed be an option.
AL.COM - Parker Griffith: Education can't be one-size-fits-all.
AL.COM - Toyota's Alabama plant recognized for energy efficient operations.
AL.COM - Gulf Coast fisherman on BP oil spill: 'The oysters are not recovering.'
AL.COM - Alabama home to 7th-largest decrease in percent of adults employed since 2007.
AL.COM - EEOC gets slammed in dreadlock case in Alabama.
AL.COM - In challenging Rep. Mo Brooks, Huntsville's Reggie Hill confident he'll get on ballot as independent candidate.
AL.COM - Parker Griffith: Obamacare isn't all bad.
AL.COM - Parker Griffith: Alabama must expand Medicaid.
AL.COM – Contributor Blake Harris: High expectations will help Alabama's students.
AL.COM – Columnist Edward Bowser: The war on poverty starts with compassion.
AL.COM – Contributor Margo Thorning: Keep the state of the energy sector strong.
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Troy’s Koch Problem May Affect Research Reliability
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Armistead Worries About Possible Voter Fraud
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Opting Out of Standardized Tests – What You Need to Know
SALON - Harvard economist: Gender is at the root of the pay gap — not jobs.
THE ATLANTIC - Why Affirmative Action No Longer Works
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: A bag full of empty promises.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Former Sen. Lowell Barron responds to Luther Strange's appeal.
ANNISTON STAR - State senator questions Medicaid's use of brand-name drug.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Helping those who need it — Law enforcement and the mentally ill come in contact — often.
ANNISTON STAR – Contributor Ron Gilbert: Minimum wage needs raising.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Education department: No payroll deductions for AEA.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Auburn offers $10K reward after 2 campus threats.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Lawmakers' automatic raise enters final phase.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Ken Scott: Being a taxpayer good but frustrating.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Alabama's unconstitutional sodomy prohibition is an embarrassment.
WASHINGTON POST - High school students are all about computers but get little instruction in computer science.
WASHINGTON POST - 1.6 million Americans don’t have indoor plumbing. Here’s where they live.
WWASHINGTON POST - Breaking bad: Gender pay gap narrows, but women shouldn’t be happy about it.
WASHINGTON POST - Map: How long it takes each state’s residents to earn enough to pay all taxes.
Arise Daily News Digest 4-23-2014
AL.COM - $10K reward offered for bathroom vandals as second threat forces Auburn University to evacuate building.
AL.COM - Colonel says Redstone Arsenal doesn't need BRAC to grow, but needs a community people want to live in.
AL.COM - Congressman Bradley Byrne sees military cuts as danger to national security.
AL.COM - Magazine says Alabama home to 4 of South's most 'elite' business meeting spots.
AL.COM - Contraband cellphones, inmate strikes not the path to fixing Alabama’s prison problems, state Sen. Cam Ward says.
AL.COM - Richard Scrushy preparing to release his first book.
AL.COM - Chad Mathis leads a tight pack in his internal poll of 6th District, 44 percent still undecided.
AL.COM - Alabama governor candidate Stacy George files for his fourth divorce.
AL.COM - Election expert says 4 Alabama counties should 'lay out what they've done' to clean voter rolls.
AL.COM – Contributor Clete Wetli: Gov. Robert Bentley has overplayed the 'blah, blah, blame Obama' strategy.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Oden Says He Has Faced Vicious Attacks from Liberal Environmentalists
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor State Rep. Darrio Melton: Alabama must embrace a spirit of new energy to tackle tough issues.
AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars: Prejudice is a people issue, not a partisan issue.
AL.COM - Mississippi Gulf Coast casino revenues continue to swell as Poarch tribe seeks Florida casino.
(FLORENE) TIMES DAILY - Alabama educating students on finances.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Justices: State must protect unborn.
WELD - The state of the planet: Alabama.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: The plight of the middle class.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Passing on the cost - JSU’s decision not to raise tuition highlights real problem in higher ed.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rural HIV patients linked to medical care.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Ken Klippen: Strange correct to join egg rule fight.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - 3 Alabama schools honored for environmental work.
WASHINGTON POST - What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom.
WASHINGTON POST - Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on racial preferences in university admissions.
WASHINGTON POST - Republicans have a major demographic problem. And it’s only going to get worse.
WASHINGTON POST - Meet the Alabama legislator who really, really loves his guns.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action ruling should focus colleges on improving diversity.
NEW YORK TIMES - No Comment Necessary: Vote for Me or I’ll Shoot
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Racial Equality Loses at the Court
SALON - Poor black people don’t work?: Lessons of a former dope dealer.
SALON - Common Core propaganda fails: Well-financed education “reformers” fight common sense.
Arise Daily News Digest 4-22-2014
AL.COM - No signs of work stoppage at St. Clair prison despite inmates' promise to strike, officials say.
AL.COM - 4 Alabama counties have more registered voters than adult population.
AL.COM - Gov. Bentley says confusion over Obamacare is breeding 'a lack of economic expansion' in Alabama.
AL.COM - Alabama Department of Corrections appoints deputy commissioner of Women's Services, hires new spokeswoman.
AL.COM - Gov. Bentley's next mission: More small business support, creation of advisory council in Alabama.
AL.COM - Appeals court judges withdraw from hearing appeal in Lowell Barron case.
AL.COM - Carly's Law: 'This whole thing was driven by the power of prayers.'
AL.COM - Alabama Rep. Steve Hurst uses large handgun as parade float (and barbecue).
AL.COM - Attorney General Holder announces process for considering thousands of early prison releases.
AL.COM - Report ranks Alabama as nation's seventh poorest state; almost one-fifth live in poverty.
AL.COM - See where Alabama ranked on list of states with best and worst taxpayer return on investment.
AL.COM - Alabama's black Republicans garner national attention, most state legislators accept pay raise: Today's state political chatter.
AL.COM – From shampooers to locksmiths, growing number of Alabama professions require 'permission slip.'
AL.COM – Contributor Daniel Smith: Let Alabamians get to work: occupational licensing restricts job choice and mobility.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - 187 Checks Sent to Wrong Address, Majority Strategies, Inc. Says State Records are Wrong
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Marsh’s New Dark Money Group Financed by His Other Dark Money Foundation
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Spender of the House Declines $800 Pay Raise, Receives Million Dollar Budget Increase
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor Larry Lee’s Education Matters: A HIPPY BBQ
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: A fix for Obamacare — Law’s opponents should help improve it, not euthanize it.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: A sign of progress in the water war — It’s not a typo: Alabama one step closer to creating a water plan.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Alabama economic outlook brightens.
GADSDEN TIMES - Alabamians won't be able to get, renew driver's licenses in late April.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rollins exits House District 76 race.
WASHINGTON POST - U.S. agency urges private lenders to ease automatic default rules on student loans.
WASHINGTON POST - GAO: Unregulated tax preparers putting taxpayers at risk.
NEW YORK TIMES - Looking at Costs and Risks, Many Skip Health Insurance
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Wage Theft Across the Board
SALON - BP is refusing to pay for Gulf oil spill research.
SALON - Insidious political cliché alert: Stop saying it’s all about the kids.
SALON - Paul Krugman: Old-money dynasties are destroying the American dream.
THE NATION - Rural Counties Turn to Prisons for Economic Salvation
MOTHER JONES - This Man Is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case: What does it take for a condemned person to win a resentencing?
MOTHER JONES - Are Stores Making Bank Off Food Stamps?
THE NATIONAL JOURNAL - The Complicated Story Behind School Resegregation: ProPublica takes readers to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where it can seem like Brown v. Board of Education never happened.
Arise Daily News Digest 4-21-2014
AL.COM - Putting a price on Deepwater Horizon: For BP, $27 billion and counting.
AL.COM - Study: Fuels from corn waste worse than gas for global warming in the short term.
AL.COM - Group asks military to withdraw from National Day of Prayer event sponsored by Alabama lawmaker.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – UWA president calls for unity.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Would Alabama bring back electric chair?
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Goat Hill gets greener.
AL.COM - Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist George Will: Campaign speech case is regulatory overkill.
NEW YORK TIMES - 50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Running Out of Time
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Judith Warner: To Reduce Inequality, Start With Families
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights.
Arise Daily News Digest 4-20-2014
AL.COM - Majority of Alabama legislators receive automatic raise: See who accepted and who declined.
AL.COM - AL.com examines troubling standards for medical and mental health care in Alabama prisons.
AL.COM - Supreme Court justice to law students: Taxes too high? Revolt.
AL.COM - Does a knee injury count as a serious medical condition for a prisoner?
AL.COM – Contributor Sue Bell Cobb: WWJD? Reform Alabama's horrible criminal sentencing laws.
AL.COM – Contributors Kara Lankford and Casi Callaway: Gulf communities' message to BP: estoration is far from over.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - School Bus Fees: A Short-Lived, Bad Idea? Experience from Two Districts
DECATUR DAILY - Experts to Democrats: Prioritize local issues.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Who’s the prisoner here, anyway?
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Understaffed corrections units are adding officers.
ANNISTON STAR - West's tensions with Russia could raise Rep. Mike Rogers' profile.
ANNISTON STAR – Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: Inside making of history.
ANNISTON STAR – Editor Bob Davis: Shine the light on dark money.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - New law helps innocent clear record.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Josh Moon’s Just Saying: Obamacare is working.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: McDowell Lee, iconic Alabamian.
WASHINGTON POST - Democrats seek to reshape midterm electorate along lines of a presidential year.
WASHINGTON POST - As medical providers consolidate, questions about effects on costs, quality of care.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Susan Shillinglaw: 75 years after ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ we need Ma Joad in the White House.
NEW YORK TIMES - Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law
NEW YORK TIMES - Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core
SALON - Reaganomics killed America’s middle class.
SALON - Robert Reich: We’re living in a new Gilded Age of wealth and power.
SLATE - “Climate Change War” Is Not a Metaphor
THE ATLANTIC - Pope Francis's Challenge to the Evangelical-Catholic Coalition
Arise Daily News Digest 4-19-2014
AL.COM - Hoover school bus fees appear to violate state law, state Superintendent Tommy Bice says.
AL.COM - Bo Bice Day nixed in Alabama? The Onion takes a swipe at state's obsession with 'American Idol.'
AL.COM - Calpine selling 6 power plants, including two in Decatur and Mobile, for $1.57B cash.
AL.COM - How does Alabama rank in economic competitiveness? It's No. 20, says one report.
AL.COM - Alabama Attorney General: State first in line with lawsuit against BP for economic losses.
AL.COM - Alabama unemployment rate increased to 6.7 percent in March, despite jobs being added.
AL.COM - Four years after Deepwater Horizon exploded, long-term environmental impacts from BP oil spill remain mostly unknown.
AL.COM - Gulf communities' message to BP: Restoration is far from over.
AL.COM - Alabama moves to stifle jailhouse lawyers.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Stand by Your Man: Alabama Political Wives Channel Wynette
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moore, Pipkin Spar Over Speaker Hubbard in Coffee County
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Rogers Supports Jettisoning IRS.
THE ATLANTIC - Resegregation in the American South
THE NATION - We Built This Country on Inequality
SALON - Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is “running a slave empire.”
WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Despite political shift, Alabama political scandals still alive.
AL.COM - Federal appeals court to hear arguments in Don Siegelman appeal in July.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Legislative learning — In time, state’s next generation of voters will understand the Legislature.
WASHINGTON POST - Long-term unemployed struggle to find — and keep — jobs.
WASHINGTON POST - These 11 graphics show how bad local food insecurity can be in America.
NEW YORK TIMES - Lost in Literary History: A Tale of Courage in the South
NEW YORK TIMES - Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease.
Arise Daily News Digest 4-18-2014
AL.COM - 10 Alabama hospitals have closed in the last 3 years: Will yours be next?
AL.COM - McDowell Lee, secretary of Alabama Senate for almost a half-century, dies at age 89.
AL.COM - Gov. Bentley releases group's report detailing proposal for water management plan.
AL.COM - NRA quiet so far in District 6 congressional primary.
AL.COM - AEA funds opponent of Sen. Del Marsh, foes of other supporters of Alabama Accountability Act.
AL.COM - Candidate for House District 1 seat says, if elected, he'll donate full salary to charities.
AL.COM - Alabama seeking federal assistance following last week's flooding.
AL.COM - Political Agenda: Scott Beason can raise hell, but not money.
AL.COM - Sen. Cam Ward says meetings with national group working on Alabama prison reforms to start in May.
AL.COM - At Tutwiler prison, medical care lacking for minor conditions an.
AL.COM - Fetal heartbeat abortion law overturned in North Dakota similar to Alabama bill that died.
AL.COM - What is the medical standard for prisoners? No cruelty, no deliberate indifference.
AL.COM - How a marijuana derivative stormed the Alabama State House.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: There's money in poverty in Alabama. Just not for the poor.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bennett Urges Alabama to Join Compact of States Checking for Voter Duplication
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: The first Alabama settlers were diverse in their origins.
AL.COM - AL.com seeks ruling from judge on constitutional rights of anonymous commenter.
DECATUR DAILY - AEA fights credit battle.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Strange to appeal gambling ruling.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Lack of funds for forensics lab sparks debate: Tuscaloosa officials say state has 'abandoned' its duty to provide services critical to fighting crime.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Greene County sheriff allows bingo parlors to reopen; attorney general has no comment on latest step.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Cloaked in darkness — Rise of ‘dark money’ in politics is a bad trend for Alabama.
ANNISTON STAR – Editor Phillip Tutor: Long list of America’s dead.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Federal lawsuit challenges Alabama’s ‘Neelley’s Law.’
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: PEEHIP must look past 2015.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Mike Markarian: Egg lawsuit wrong move for Alabama.
WASHINGTON POST - Obama hails 8 million enrollees for insurance under federal health-care law.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor David Siegel: Why wouldn’t people want to reduce inequality?
WASHINGTON POST - It’s official: The “death spiral” is dead.
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Salvation Gets Cheap
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: No Spring Break for the Unemployed.