Birmingham News – Auburn University joins other state colleges in approving double-digit tuition increases in face of budget cuts.
Birmingham News – Alabama-based manufacturer of recreational vehicles plans to lay off almost 100 workers as sales drop with increasing fuel costs.
Birmingham News – The Birmingham News accuses AG Troy King of playing politics in his attack on Supreme Court over decision banning death penalty in child rape cases. The News says that this case points out the difficulty in administration of the death penalty, again calls for abandoning capital punishment.
Mobile Press-Register – Congress strips $50 million for Alabama Katrina-related housing needs from supplemental budget, advocates hope for second funding chance following congressional break.
Mobile Press-Register – Judge rejects state’s plan to build $100 million hotel at Gulf State Park, saying that plan to lease site to Auburn University and private developer violates state statutes.
Mobile Press-Register – Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) blocks bill that would prohibit spending on Air Force tanker project unless rebid or awarded to Boeing.
Mobile Press-Register – Press-Register calls for cooperation between federal and state officials in investigating claims of voter fraud.
Huntsville Times – State Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeals.
Huntsville Times – Federal judge sets August trial date for charges against Rep. Sue Schmitz (D-Toney) in two-year college corruption probe.
Tuscaloosa News – The Tuscaloosa News contends that recent disclosures of politicization of Department of Justice show that “Siegelman correct to question his prosecution.”
Times Daily – Rising fuel prices one factor leading to increase in payday loan stores and title pawn shops in Shoals area.
Montgomery Advertiser – Alabama officials at odds over whether to comply with Federal ID requirements.
Anniston Star – The Anniston Star continues its week-long series on predatory lending. Today’s editorial suggests that Alabama could look to North Carolina’s example in dealing with payday loan stores.
Montgomery Advertiser – Legal Services of Alabama receives grant to help citizens avoid foreclosure.
Burbank Leader – Religious leaders in Burbank, California comment on proposed “I believe” car tag.
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