Daily Headlines, Saturday, 11/19/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserState, area unemployment numbers drop

Montgomery AdvertiserEx-corrections officer guilty

Montgomery AdvertiserMercedes official arrested under new immigration law

Montgomery AdvertiserSuit claims Alabama immigration law puts homes at risk

Montgomery AdvertiserHyundai Power Transformers USA plant bringsjobs to River Region

Montgomery AdvertiserHunters spend big bucks to gear up for deer season

Montgomery AdvertiserSPLC sues Montgomery County over marriage-license policy

Montgomery AdvertiserLee’s future principal sued Montgomery Public Schools

Montgomery Advertiser10 immigration law protesters freed on bail

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Still on public payroll

Huntsville TimesNASA boss Charles Bolden: Space flight without Marshall Space Flight Center ‘unimaginable’ (video)

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Jingle Bell Run to benefit rheumatoid arthritis victims like Devon, 6, and Izzy, 5 Shelton

Huntsville TimesNorth Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic gets OK to re-open doors; Plea Market to help non-profit group

Huntsville TimesMadison County rolls out mobile version of website; I-Phone/I-Pad app to come

Huntsville TimesMadison County Commission delays vote on allowing liquor in rural restaurants

Huntsville TimesGov. Robert Bentley awards funding to Huntsville to fight drug crime

Huntsville TimesAttorneys in NASA engineer wrongful death lawsuit wrangle over immunity claim (Updated)

Huntsville TimesAlabama A&M professor candidate for EPA panel

Huntsville TimesMadison County Commissioner Jerry Craig won’t seek re-election

Huntsville TimesTeach for America: a shining promise vs. reality (editorial)

Birmingham NewsTrustee Finis St. John says UAB should focus on medical programs, not stadium

Birmingham NewsFlash mob kicks off Salvation Army kettle campaign in Birmingham (video)

Birmingham NewsMayor William Bell accepts U.W. Clemon’s offer to represent city in Jefferson County bankruptcy case

Birmingham NewsFormer Clayton College students to get up to $2.31 million, tuition discounts

Birmingham NewsScientists to place new earthquake monitors in Georgia, Alabama

Birmingham NewsAlabama Rep. Micky Hammon: Immigration law reason for drop in state jobless rate

Birmingham NewsJudge says he’ll hold Saturday court in retrial of Alabama State House corruption case

Birmingham NewsLawsuit: Alabama immigration law stops home permits

Birmingham NewsMajority want Alabama’s new immigration law revised or repealed, survey shows

Birmingham NewsAlabama Gov. Robert Bentley attends opening for new Hyundai plant

Press-RegisterEx-Ventress corrections officer pleads guilty

Press-RegisterSomewhat reluctantly, judge sentences Saraland drug dealer to life in prison

Press-RegisterMarietta Johnson Museum in Fairhope receives Alabama tourism grant

Press-RegisterFDIC approves Merchants and Marine Bank’s acquisition of Alabama branches

Press-RegisterDaphne council narrows selection for District 1 seat to 2 finalists

Press-RegisterLegislature needs to reconsider immigration law (editorial)

Press-RegisterBachus, Congress must be extra-cautious about personal finances (editorial)

Press-RegisterIn harm’s way: Immigration law tarnishes us worldwide (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsMercedes manager from Germany arrested under immigration law

Tuscaloosa NewsBeat Auburn, Beat Hunger food drive looks for late surge in donations

Tuscaloosa NewsProposed Riverwalk extension runs into funding snag

Tuscaloosa NewsCircuit judge wants full term

Tuscaloosa NewsShelby names Jemison new state director

Anniston StarWant veggies? Eat pizza: Congress shouldn’t derail efforts to provide healthy school lunches

Anniston StarThe ‘brainiest’ among us

Gadsden TimesQuestions arise over Albertville’s proposed budget

Gadsden TimesQualifying for local primaries begins

Associated PressAla. Farmers Federation endorses Cavanaugh, Malone

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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