Daily Headlines, Thursday, 10/20/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserSPLC files lawsuit against policies that deny undocumented licenses to marry

Montgomery AdvertiserGroups press for aid for poor BP oil spill victims

Montgomery AdvertiserSuit: 2 counties keeping blacks off juries

Montgomery AdvertiserAttorney plans to run for probate judge

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Right to spike ‘Spice’

Huntsville TimesSchool officials say they will seek termination for Cleavon Eason, despite ‘not guilty’ verdict on sex charges

Huntsville TimesFederal auditors question plan to buy 40 boosters from United Launch Alliance

Huntsville TimesNew UAH president Altenkirch will have spooky start to his tenure

Huntsville TimesCutting costs key for new state Medicaid commissioner

Huntsville TimesThe dirty secrets of PACs (editorial)

Birmingham NewsBirmingham school board urged to work together; free conflict resolution training offered

Birmingham NewsExperts cite need for more shelters at National Weather Association conference

Birmingham NewsMeteorologists at Hoover meeting say 2012 weather could be more of the same

Birmingham NewsUpdate: Southern Poverty Law Center files suit seeking right for residents to marry regardless of immigration status

Birmingham NewsCampaign financing accusations fly in Dickie Drake-Paige Parnell race

Birmingham NewsUA students march in response to racial slurs, other incidents (video)

Birmingham NewsJudge plans to run for full term on state Court of Criminal Appeals

Press-RegisterStephen Nodine retrial to be prosecuted by Attorney General’s Office

Press-RegisterDavid Thomas, Judy Stout debate merits of charter schools

Press-RegisterGov. Bentley made the right call on ‘Spice’ ban (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsHale County plant will be first to employ new technology

Tuscaloosa NewsRadiciSpandex closing Tuscaloosa plant

Tuscaloosa NewsCounty, ALDOT at odds over road

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Group homes don’t need more zoning rules

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: City should work to restore Forest Lake

Anniston StarGet ready for 2013: Yet another plea for Alabama to do public education right

Anniston Star‘A shining example’: Retiring Legislative Fiscal Office director difficult to replace

Anniston StarHarvey H. Jackson: A father and his sacrifices

Decatur Daily Narrowing the CCC debate

Gadsden TimesLegislative redistricting will challenge House, Senate because of significant population shifts

Gadsden TimesNewborns mother arrested, charged with chemical endangerment

Associated PressAla. principal charged with newspaper theft

Associated PressAla. Medicaid creating statewide records system

Associated PressTuskegee to explore economic impact of oil spill

Associated PressAlabama criminal appeals judge launches campaign

New York TimesIt’s What They Asked For

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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