Daily Headlines, Saturday, 2/19/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserSewell’s election a reminder of black women’s progress, struggle

Montgomery AdvertiserManufacturers to remove gaming machines from Alabama casinos

Montgomery AdvertiserRacial flaps dog ‘Bama despite progress

Montgomery AdvertiserJury sides with Auburn police officer

Montgomery AdvertiserBentley: Budget cuts are coming

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery District 7 candidate pulls out of race

Montgomery AdvertiserConsumers paid more for most goods in January

Montgomery AdvertiserRants and Raves: Spin on tickets laughable

Huntsville TimesGurley mayor takes witness stand in $2.75 million civil trial

Huntsville TimesDisaster loans available for small businesses, nonprofits in North Alabama

Huntsville TimesHuntsville school board cuts jobs, hires Richardson as consultant

Huntsville TimesMcCutcheon gets second term as chair of Madison County House delegation

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: The trees that we all treasure

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: PAC-to-PAC challenge an attack on honest elections

Birmingham NewsRefuse all freebies, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex directors warned

Birmingham NewsPanel accepting nominations to replace Shelby County’s Judge Joiner

Press-RegisterMobile’s Mardi Gras kicks off with Conde Cavaliers parade

Press-RegisterDixon to bring in another expert for Nodine case

Press-Register3.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Alabama Gulf Coast communities

Press-RegisterAir Force moves closer to tanker contract award

Press-RegisterOil spill claims czar Ken Feinberg says he’ll unveil new rules today

Press-RegisterEditorial: Laudable response to sickening act

Press-RegisterEditorial: Weather Service a place lawmakers don’t need to cut

Tuscaloosa NewsCity sues to keep Alberta office open

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Poisoning a tradition is disrespectful

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Republicans want budget cuts at any cost

Anniston StarTone down the rhetoric

Anniston StarJames L. Evans: The Sermon on the Mount

Anniston StarPhillip Tutor: Poisoning a splendid rivalry

Gadsden TimesGSCC presidential candidates submit names

New York TimesHyundai’s Swift Growth Lifts Alabama’s Economy

Washington PostSouth may rise again, but it does it quietly

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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