Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 9/22/2009

Coffee cup Birmingham NewsAlabama farmers test new drought-fighting technique

Birmingham NewsShowers, thunderstorms pound central Alabama; to continue throughout week

Birmingham NewsBirmingham mayor Larry Langford details spending

Birmingham NewsBandy, Royal tout experience in 3rd council contest

Birmingham NewsAlabama’s Gov. Riley to offer compromise in Medicaid dispute

Birmingham NewsCarol Duncan, Kim Rafferty square off for Birmingham District 2 city council seat

Birmingham NewsCommittee approves seven Birmingham car dealers for sales tax rebate program

Press-RegisterCity of Mobile to pay school system $1.9 million

Press-RegisterSouth Alabama blood suppliers compete for dwindling donor pool

Press-RegisterCouncil seeks to honor history of more black neighborhoods in Mobile

Press-RegisterPark planned for one-time industrial site yet to get off drawing board

Press-RegisterRiley talks tanker in D.C.; says coalition being built to make case

Press-RegisterState education officials study Mobile County schools’ success

Press-RegisterSchools should offer students multiple paths

Huntsville TimesArea homeless total drops

Huntsville TimesBudget in ‘tough situation’

Huntsville TimesCalhoun audit: No major issues

Huntsville TimesLawyers for Latifi pursuing charges

Huntsville TimesNo time for complacency

Montgomery AdvertiserTwo Ala. communities refuse federal grants

Montgomery AdvertiserBentley: Bankruptcy best answer for Jefferson County

Montgomery AdvertiserBrewTech revels in Bright honor

Montgomery AdvertiserW.S. “Billy” Newell: ‘Legend in road building’ dies at 87

Montgomery AdvertiserGov. Riley to attend separate events in Montgomery

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery summit to focus on high-cost credit

Montgomery AdvertiserRegions to pay $1M penalty in investment fraud

Montgomery AdvertiserThyssenKrupp plans two job fairs

Montgomery AdvertiserCommunity college gets $20,000 grant

Tuscaloosa NewsWet weather damages crops

Tuscaloosa NewsMass transit systems step up security

Tuscaloosa NewsHeritage center at Shirley Place gets $100,000

Tuscaloosa News$12.5 million intermodal facility opens Wednesday

Tuscaloosa NewsEid celebration marks end of holy month

Tuscaloosa NewsResearch often overlooked part of UA’s mission

Florence TimesDailyFair could get boost from economy slump

Florence TimesDailyStriving for whirled peace

Florence TimesDailyCouncil delays action on problem properties

Anniston StarA tough vote for higher ed: Feel the pain of politics of now

Anniston StarCracking the ACORN dilemma: Why deception is never good

Decatur Daily Ronny Russell’s questions not asked too late

Decatur Daily ACORN feels bite of good reporting

Opelika-Auburn NewsSkate park proposal headed to Auburn council for approval

Opelika-Auburn NewsAla. contractor known for ‘go to church’ sign dies

Opelika-Auburn NewsPaul Davis: Lowder story in Fortune worth reading

Opelika-Auburn NewsEditorial: What happens at West Pace warrants watching in future

Opelika-Auburn NewsPaul Davis: Issue of race over our president draws concern

Opelika-Auburn NewsJennifer Foster: D.C. rife with politicians, statesmen in short supply

New York TimesCensus Data Show Recession-Driven Changes

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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.


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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