Daily Headlines, Saturday, 8/14/2010

Montgomery AdvertiserAppeals fail in sewer scandal case; 4 prison-bound

Montgomery AdvertiserBrewton chief defends officer in fatal chase

Montgomery AdvertiserNew legal battle starts over VictoryLand

Montgomery AdvertiserFormer Faulkner University student may face trial over Facebook post

Montgomery Advertiser65 years later, local veterans recall V-J Day

Montgomery AdvertiserDistrict 6 race: Challenge to Jones’ eligibility unlikely

Montgomery AdvertiserAutauga circuit judge called to testify at hearing

Montgomery AdvertiserBusinesses moving back to downtown Montgomery

Montgomery AdvertiserUS: Firms must spell out workers’ benefit rights

Montgomery AdvertiserRants and Raves: ‘Greatest’ example worthy model

Huntsville TimesMadison County Commission votes to buy Madison building for satellite office

Huntsville TimesHuntsville school board race heats up; city candidates address library forum

Huntsville TimesMail scare is no biohazard threat

Huntsville TimesWith $100 million bond issue looming, Huntsville City Council beefs up rainy-day account

Huntsville TimesGovernment awards Alex Latifi $290,000 after failed 2007 prosecution

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: A mall with another purpose

Birmingham NewsUpdate: Nicole Still wants judgeship if Democrats uphold decision to drop Kenya Marshall from ballot (with video)

Birmingham NewsAlabama Democratic Party panel votes to pull judicial candidate Kenya Marshall from Jefferson County ballot

Birmingham NewsBirmingham nears deal to borrow $15 million for budget

Press-RegisterGov. Bob Riley, Attorney General Troy King trade jabs over BP lawsuits

Press-RegisterBritish newspaper article describes ‘spillionaires’ in Bayou La Batre

Press-RegisterObamas to spend about 24 hours in Panama City; 10 days in more affluent Martha’s Vineyard

Press-RegisterBP oil spill: ‘Worst environmental disaster’ or insane experiment with arguably negligible effects?

Press-RegisterFederal government: Relief well must go forward in Gulf

Press-RegisterEditorial: MAWSS lands on top in dispute over grease

Press-RegisterEditorial: Caravan brings money, hope to Gulf

Tuscaloosa NewsAliceville residents hope new prison will boost local economy

Tuscaloosa NewsDemocrats to certify Smith as DA pick

Tuscaloosa NewsEconomy sees no easy fix ahead

Tuscaloosa NewsAla. reduces Guard presence at oil cleanup sites

Anniston StarBringing them home

Gadsden TimesYates sues county over absentee election funds

Washington PostEarly cleanup efforts of gulf oil spill marred by communication woes, scammers

Washington PostThyssenKrupp reports profit as orders soar

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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