Daily Headlines, Monday, 1/23/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserChurch holds forum on arrest

Montgomery AdvertiserStates lag in meeting health overhaul goals

Montgomery AdvertiserLegislative district changes could be late coming

Montgomery AdvertiserGroup holds annual memorial ceremony for unborn

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery officials look at ways to fund preservation of City Hall blueprints

Montgomery AdvertiserRants and Raves: Help for a sick child

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Politics disturbing

Huntsville TimesMadison County restaurants slow to apply for liquor license

Huntsville TimesAccused UAH shooter Amy Bishop, other Alabama defendants, face challenges in securing expert witnesses

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says he won’t seek downtown ballpark referendum in 2012

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Men, money and the moon

Huntsville TimesAn appeal for reason: Uninformed opinion and wild name calling must not replace thoughtful debate in a democracy (Op-ed By Wayne Flynt)

Huntsville TimesHuntsville race relations study: Maybe we overthink some issues (By Jerry Mitchell)

Huntsville TimesExpanding what we mean when we say ‘diversity’ (By Frances Akridge)

Birmingham NewsAlabama tornadoes: Storm shelters remain unbuilt

Birmingham NewsJefferson, Shelby, Mobile counties lead state in greenhouse gases output

Press-RegisterStephen Nodine says he’ll withdraw guilty plea in federal gun charge

Press-RegisterTwo Alabama bank robbers, 2 different sentences: Judge laments ‘quirk’ in federal guidelines

Press-RegisterPariah to ‘hero’ — how Judge Virgil Pittman transformed Mobile and his own image (photo gallery)

Press-RegisterImagine Mobile with an 80 percent graduation rate

Press-RegisterMobile’s mayor, council must make budget work (editorial)

Press-RegisterOn personal behavior and politicians (Frances Coleman)

Press-RegisterMoving sand is the right thing to do (Insight)

Press-RegisterVirgil Pittman: The Man Who Changed Mobile Forever (Insight)

Press-RegisterSeparate the RESTORE Act from partisan politics (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsForestry Commission may have to repay $14.4M

Tuscaloosa NewsFamilies who lost homes get to go on shopping spree

Anniston StarCreating a cycle of growth: In Anniston, ward lines rank below city’s improvement

Anniston StarPlanting, or not, for the future

Decatur Daily Restoring opportunity

Decatur Daily Payday loan irony

Gadsden TimesAttalla short on one-month operating balance

Gadsden TimesRainbow City Police now using Nixle alerts

Associated PressFederal agencies to meet with Ala immigrants

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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