Daily Headlines, Sunday, 8/30/2009

Birmingham NewsSwine flu vaccine should be as safe as regular influenza shots, officials say

Birmingham NewsOutside Looking In – Drunken Mobilians and squirrel eaters

Birmingham NewsStantis through the years

Birmingham NewsOUR VIEW: Alabama education officials know what it takes to improve schools; the hard part is spreading winning programs to the masses

Birmingham NewsSCOTT STANTIS: Farewell

Birmingham NewsHurricane Katrina, four years later: Aftermath showed the power of people

Birmingham NewsTreatment Alternatives for Safer Communities: County has a duty to fund program

Birmingham NewsWar in Afghanistan: A fallen soldier has returned to his home

Birmingham NewsMY VIEW: Christians should be politically active

Press-RegisterUMEMPLOYMENT IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA

Press-RegisterTanker bidding is set to resume

Press-RegisterDISABILITY BENEFITS

Press-RegisterOrange Beach officials hope to identify old, unmarked graves

Press-RegisterBishop making progress

Press-RegisterForever Wild has saved 209,874 acres so far

Press-RegisterIgnore the corruption; please pass the pork

Press-RegisterInsurance stands in the way

Huntsville TimesNew city policy targets illegals

Huntsville TimesAres chief leaving to rejoin ex-boss

Huntsville TimesCounty struggles to plug pipe leaks

Huntsville TimesConstitution redo overdue

Montgomery AdvertiserGubernatorial candidates address moral, quality-of-life issues

Montgomery AdvertiserSmall-town riot bears little resemblance to rights fights

Montgomery AdvertiserAmerican Legion bingo hall raided

Montgomery AdvertiserWorkshop helps organizers use media more effectively

Montgomery AdvertiserInsurance tax break

Montgomery AdvertiserColonial employees may not see severance packages

Montgomery AdvertiserSome city budget cuts not all bad

Tuscaloosa NewsBoard tried to help Bies get pension

Tuscaloosa NewsScholarship program serves two purposes

Tuscaloosa NewsLocal 351 deal boosts economy

Florence TimesDailyCouncil mulls smoking ban

Florence TimesDailyTrack relocation awaits OK

Florence TimesDailyPolice ranger program looking for candidates

Florence TimesDailyFigures for July show economy still lagging

Anniston StarThe legacy of Katrina

Anniston StarH. Brandt Ayers: Shhhhhh awhile Obama

Anniston StarBob Davis: State reform? Who you gonna call?

Anniston StarKennedy and the South: An odd mix

Decatur Daily Board should require receipts for reimbursement

Decatur Daily Morgan bar honors a judicial legend

Gadsden TimesGoodyear, union reach agreement

Gadsden TimesDo faith, politics mingle?

New York TimesClash in Alabama Over Tennessee Coal Ash

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Legislative Dispatch

A Look from the Rearview Mirror

This Thursday will mark the last day of the legislative Session.  For some, it was a Session that seemed would never end.  For others, it was one that ended much too quickly.  It may be early, yet, to write an obit on this Session, but as we approach the finish line, some perspective may be in order.

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Putting Students First

As you know, a very important piece of legislation will be presented for our consideration in the House tomorrow in Montgomery – Senate Bill 310 – the “Students First” tenure and fair dismissal reform bill. Like me, many House members have been inundated with phone calls and emails from opponents of this bill, and some have been [...]

Legislative Transparency

There are a lot of issues to debate before we begin the final days of this session. In fact, I am quite certain there will be some comments on this post debating many of them. Before we get into the last seven day of the session I wanted to bring up a topic that [...]


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