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Arise Daily News Digest 12-6-2013
AL.COM - Progressives organize rally in Birmingham to continue push for Medicaid expansion in Alabama.
AL.COM - Public invited to meet candidates for next Alabama State University president.
AL.COM - Birmingham rebound, Jefferson County bankruptcy exit celebrated by Forbes as positive example for Detroit.
AL.COM - Alabama House Republicans release "Commonsense Conservative" agenda for 2014 session.
AL.COM - Contributor George Barry: Alabama Southern Baptists pass resolution questioning Common Core.
AL.COM - Contributor Hernandez Stroud: Why doesn't Alabama focus on the children?
AL.COM - Contributor Cameron Smith: Medicaid Expansion: Rejecting the Common Refrain of Big Government
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor Roger Bedford: Gov. Bentley: Don’t Be The Grinch That Stole Medicaid
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Jeremy Oden Announces Campaign Launch
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Jeshua Screws Turns in Enough Ballots to Qualify for HD31 General Election
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions: Obama’s Policies Responsible for Income Disparity and Falling Wages
AL.COM - Legal analyst: Alabama's judicial override practice politicizes life-and-death decisions, deprives defendants of fair trials.
AL.COM - Expert: Alabama economy to improve while national recovery 'painfully sluggish.'
AL.COM - Speaker of House Mike Hubbard said discussions ongoing about 'what may be required' to land Boeing plant.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Bad time for layoffs.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Raising low wages.
GADSDEN TIMES - Christian Coalition of Ala. announces 2014 agenda.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Saddled with debt — Federal, state governments haven’t supported students as they should.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: A program in trouble — Public employees in Alabama and their cost for health insurance.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Report: Alabama's creative industries make $8.7B.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Proposals short, not sweet.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama Rep. Wren elected leader of insurance group.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama getting $27.8M for broadband access.
WASHINGTON POST - Nelson Mandela dies; former president of South Africa was 95.
WASHINGTON POST - Next up for ALEC: Taming the federal government.
NEW YORK TIMES - Congress Nears Modest Accord on the Budget
NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times: Nelson Mandela
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Kentucky's governor visits Capitol Hill to praise healthcare law.
FORBES - Biggest Bankruptcy Before Detroit, Alabama County Stages Comeback
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AL.COM - More than a quarter of uninsured rather pay Obamacare fine than get insurance, Gallup finds.
AL.COM - UA System Chancellor Robert Witt selected to lead state's college presidents council.
AL.COM - Rep. Martha Roby joins powerful Appropriations Committee.
AL.COM - President Obama: Growing income gap 'greatest challenge of our time.'
AL.COM - State Rep. Alvin Holmes says he refused request to turn ASU investigation into a racial fight.
AL.COM - Drug research among growing economic development areas for Alabama.
AL.COM - Center for Public Integrity gives Alabama, 41 other states, failing grades for financial disclosure requirements for judges.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Marsh Testifies Six Hours Before Grand Jury; Collins Follows
AL.COM - In bidding war for Boeing, Alabama has more to offer than money, governor says.
AL.COM - Columnist John Archibald: We found the 1 percent. They're the ones who vote.
AL.COM - U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell appointed to House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
AL.COM - Burton LeFlore, Bradley Byrne spar over debt, gun control and partisanship in only AL-01 debate.
AL.COM - National business group backs Bradley Byrne for Congress.
DECATUR DAILY - Boeing contributes to local lawmakers’ campaigns.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: A look at payday lender vote.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Benefits of women in politics.
ANNISTON STAR - Bentley returns donation from school reform group; Donations to re-election campaign down in November.
LOS ANGELES TIMES - The Los Angeles Times: Politics, not justice, in Alabama death penalty cases.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: A lack of leadership — Responsible GOP leaders should avoid rigid stances and offer policy fixes.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Study: States that reject Medicaid expansion lose money.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Montgomery City Council extends payday loan, title pawn moratorium.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Another ‘crisis.’
WASHINGTON POST - Obama’s claim that there is ‘no solid evidence’ that boosting the minimum wage harms jobs.
WASHINGTON POST - Report criticizes lax disclosure rules for state judges.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Dana Milbank: ALEC stands its ground.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: Obama, building ladders to the middle class.
NEW YORK TIMES - Large Companies Prepared to Pay Price on Carbon
NEW YORK TIMES - Student Debt Load Found to Vary by College and State
NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times: The President on Inequality
NEW YORK TIMES - Room for Debate: Making Low Wages Livable
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AL.COM - Alabama State University will interview state senator first in search of a new president.
AL.COM - States offer billions to land Boeing facility; Alabama faces Dec. 10 deadline to craft its deal.
AL.COM - U.S. auto sales, including Alabama-made models, top expectations in November.
AL.COM – Columnist Clete Wetli: Exposing the myths and truths about so-called 'welfare queens' and federal entitlements.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Received Campaign Contribution from Malzahn
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moral Leadership or Political Convenience
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - The 2014 Agenda: Doing Away with Oversight, Accountability, Scrutiny or Punishment
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor State Sen. Cam Ward: Energy Supply Next Big Issue for State Officials
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor Darrio Melton: Expanding Medicaid Is The Right Thing To Do
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
AL.COM - Rep. Mo Brooks sponsors bill to shift $500 million to SLS, other NASA programs.
AL.COM - Report: Corporate supporters abandoning GOP advocacy group ALEC over stand-your-ground laws.
ALABAMA BAPTIST - Families can avoid financial traps at Christmas.
AL.COM - Mike Holmes, Jimmy Collier qualify for Republican runoff in Alabama House District 31.
AL.COM - Arthur Shores Lee, Anthony 'Alann' Johnson headed to Democratic run-off to fill late Rep. Demetrius Newton's House seat.
AL.COM - Margie Wilcox edges Susan Hightower in close vote for GOP nomination to House seat.
DECATUR DAILY - Payday lender limits sought.
ANNISTON STAR - Bill would provide paid leave to some kin of slain police officers.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: A president and the press — President Obama breaking his promise to have transparent, open White House.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alvin Holmes alleges attacks by Alabama State.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Sessions not optimistic about budget deal.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama insurers hope health care website on the mend.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: Alabamians approve of super Republican majority.
DOTHAN EAGLE - Alabama farmers set to enjoy good year.
WASHINGTON POST - Meningitis outbreaks at Princeton, UC Santa Barbara prompt concern, vaccine efforts.
WASHINGTON POST - Obama embarks on new health-care push after Web site fixes, urges Americans to sign up.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - 2014 Meeting Dates and Times Are Changing for the State Board of Education
WASHINGTON POST - Congressional GOP may be willing to let emergency unemployment benefits lapse.
WASHINGTON POST - Low bank wages costing the public millions, report says.
WASHINGTON POST - Health-care law’s critics see court case over subsidies as their last shot.
WASHINGTON POST - South Dakota Gov. Daugaard won’t rule out future Medicaid expansion.
WASHINGTON POST - What makes a maker or a taker state.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Kathleen Parker: The GOP’s toxic messaging.
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Bjorn Lomborg: The Poor Need Cheap Fossil Fuels
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Edsall: The Center Cannot Hold
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Studies warn of abrupt environmental effects of warming
SALON - Alabama law firm blasted over racist ad.
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AL.COM - Sewer customer group appealing judge's okay of Jefferson County bankruptcy exit plan.
AL.COM - Alabama's HIV/AIDS rate drops slightly though 25 counties still saw increase.
AL.COM - Union chief says 'significant progress' being made in campaign at Mercedes' Alabama auto plant.
AL.COM - AT&T hiring for 120 jobs; 80 of which are new positions in more than 25 Alabama cities.
AL.COM - State automakers on the way to another record year.
AL.COM - Fayette businessman announces bid for District 16 seat on Alabama House of Representatives.
AL.COM - Beginning fourth year in prison, Gary White maintains innocence, misses family most.
AL.COM - Sessions to tour two family-owned manufacturing businesses during Alabama stop.
AL.COM - Four GOP candidates compete in special election in Alabama House District 31.
AL.COM - Federal grant money available to help low-income Alabamians with energy bills.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor Rep. Craig Ford: We Must Get Alabama’s Economy Off Life Support
AL.COM - Blue Cross in Alabama: We didn't 'cancel' health policies -- we 'transitioned' them under Obamacare.
WAFF - AL in a heated race to land new Boeing plant, 1,000+ jobs.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Alabama’s bad deal - Woe to the defenders of the state’s 1901 Constitution.
SALON - Sorry, GOP: You’ve still got Rosa Parks wrong.
SALON - Why mass transit is doomed in America: Politicians don’t know people who use it.
AL.COM - 5 candidates look to fill late Rep. Demetrius Newton's Alabama House seat in Tuesday primary.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Virtual Schools in Alabama? Yep.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Common Core critics: Program untested, costly.
ANNISTON STAR - Alabama nonprofits looking for residents in a giving mood today.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - ASU asks for documents in lawsuit against auditing firm.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear part of redistricting lawsuit.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Health insurance program for Ala. educators has funding shortfall.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: The value of pre-K education.
WASHINGTON POST - Health-care enrollment on Web plagued by bugs.
WASHINGTON POST -Supreme Court declines case on making online retailers collect sales taxes.
WASHINGTON POST - Farm bill talks continue with deadline approaching.
WASHINGTON POST - Casinos hold sway in 39 states, up from just two a few decades ago.
WASHINGTON POST - Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Obamacare’s employer mandate.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Dana Milbank: Obamacare is here to stay.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The Congress that would rather fight than pass bills.
NEW YORK TIMES - Seeing the Toll, Schools Revise Zero Tolerance
NEW YORK TIMES - A New Wave of Challenges to Health Law
NEW YORK TIMES - Cost of Health Care Law Is Seen as Decreasing
NEW YORK TIMES - As Hospital Prices Soar, a Single Stitch Tops $500
NEW YORK TIMES - American 15-Year-Olds Lag, Mainly in Math, on International Standardized Tests
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Banks as Payday Lenders
Arise Daily News Digest 12-2-2013
AL.COM - Some fear closing of International Paper will make Courtland a 'ghost town,' layoffs to start this week.
DECATUR DAILY - City debates payday limits.
DECATUR DAILY - Bill would change state DUI laws.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Common Core stresses thinking.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - State workers' chance of getting cost-of-living raises slim in 2015, Alabama lawmakers say.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Bud Skinner: Healthy Gulf is essential to Alabama, its economy.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Crew to film show on civil rights marches in Selma.
WASHINGTON POST - HealthCare.gov meets deadline for fixes, Obama administration says.
WASHINGTON POST - Michigan embraces Medicaid expansion to help inmates.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Drawing a line on social welfare’s involvement in politics.
NEW YORK TIMES - ArcelorMittal Deal for Plant Signals Faith in a Recovery
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: Better Pay Now
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Debt and Taxes
SLATE - This Map Shows Which States Are Booming, Which Are Stagnating, and Which Are Starting to Fall Behind
Arise Daily News Digest 12-1-2013
AL.COM - Columnist John Archibald: Alabama lawmakers want to save Christmas, castrate sex offenders and cover their own backsides.
DECATUR DAILY - 2014 health-care extensions varying by company, state.
DECATUR DAILY - Bill would change state DUI laws.
DECATUR DAILY - Capitalism imperfect, but not tyranny.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Sharing: Curbing hunger solution.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Railcar charges.
GADSDEN TIMES - The Gadsden Times: The value of pre-K.
ANNISTON STAR - Reform efforts do little to change Alabama constitution.
ANNISTON STAR - Insight: The legacy of Bailey Thomson.
ANNISTON STAR - Editor Bob Davis: Fix your state.
ANNISTON STAR - Contributor Kimble Forrister: On Bailey Thomson: We need to follow through.
ANNISTON STAR - Contributor Wayne Flynt: On Bailey Thomson: A prophet in our midst.
ANNISTON STAR - Contributor David Bronner: Insight: Merry Christmas, but my head hurts.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Candidates do best they can with funds.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Donald Watkins: ASU will not abide 'separate, but different' treatment.
DOTHAN EAGLE - Hundreds of Wiregrass HIV patients coping with disease once thought to be death sentence.
WASHINGTON POST - More liberal, populist movement emerging in Democratic Party ahead of 2016 elections.
WASHINGTON POST - The Supreme Court confronts the line between free speech and security with protester’s case.
WASHINGTON POST - Launch of HealthCare.gov has been a rough passage for program ‘navigators.’
WASHINGTON POST - States competing for Boeing 777X jobs project.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Kathleen Parker: On food stamps, GOP takes a principle to extremes.
WASHINGTON POST - Editor Carlos Lozada: The deal with rich people.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: With deadlines looming, HealthCare.gov still needs more work.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Immigration’s electoral effect shouldn’t scare the GOP.
NEW YORK TIMES - Inside the Race to Rescue a Health Care Site, and Obama
NEW YORK TIMES - Where Factory Apprenticeship Is Latest Model From Germany
NEW YORK TIMES - That ‘Made in U.S.A.’ Premium
NEW YORK TIMES - Columnist Nicholas Kristof: Gifts That Reflect the Spirit of the Season
NEW YORK TIMES - The New York Times: Voter ID Gets Another Day in Court
NEW YORK TIMES - The Great Divide: The Minimum We Can Do
Arise Daily News Digest 11-30-2013
NEW YORK TIMES - Close the Store, It’s the Year’s Big Game in Alabama.
AL.COM - Lawmakers face 'bad' and 'ugly' General Fund next session.
AL.COM - Two-year college chancellor curbs opposition to legislative earmarks in education budgets.
AL.COM - Former Ku Klux Klan leader indicted for burning cross in southeast Alabama city.
AL.COM - ArcelorMittal confirms purchase of ThyssenKrupp's Calvert operations for $1.55 billion.
AL.COM - Sen. Dick Brewbaker proposes removing state Department of Education from regulation of private schools.
AL.COM – Contributor U. S. Sen. Jeff Sessions: Congress must have a firm commitment to protect our defense capabilities.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Holmes Endorsed by Gerritson
ALABMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Sessions Says No Justification for Increasing Immigration When 91 million Americans Are Not Working
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - How Does Your Board Do Board Business with Your Community?
SLATE - Sorry Folks, Rich People Don't Actually "Create Jobs"
DECATUR DAILY - Alabama retailers seeing big crowds for sales marathon.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Losers in Washington — Risky bets in D.C. aren’t paying off for some politicians.
WASHINGTON POST - HealthCare.gov will meet deadline for fixes, White House officials say.
WASHINGTON POST - Virginia resists the siren call of casinos as gambling halls proliferate across the country.
WASHINGTON POST - Native Americans’ unemployment has been above 10 percent for five years now.
WASHINGTON POST - Outside D.C., Democrats lead pushes for minimum wage hikes.
WASHINGTON POST - On Black Friday, shoppers are wrapped up in scrimping or caught up in splurging.
NEW YORK TIMES - Health Care Site Rushing to Make Fixes by Sunday
NEW YORK TIMES - Medicaid Growth Could Aggravate Doctor Shortage
LOS ANGELES TIMES - GOP promise of immigration reform fades a year after election.