Daily Headlines, Monday, 3/5/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserThousands mark anniversary of historic march

Montgomery AdvertiserJuror illness delays deliberations in gambling corruption trial

Montgomery AdvertiserGULF OIL SPILL: BP settlement includes new health claims process

Montgomery AdvertiserPSC race has 3 Republicans chasing history

Montgomery AdvertiserClipping C-130s’ wings: Worried Alabama lawmakers seek meeting on possible defense cuts

Montgomery AdvertiserState’s mobile app would think local

Montgomery AdvertiserRants and Raves: Reminder of history

Huntsville TimesThe day after, the joy is in having survived the tornadoes (videos)

Huntsville TimesOffice that coordinates volunters for storm cleanup moving to United Way of Madison County

Huntsville TimesHuntsville event brings families, troops in Afghanistan together to show ‘We Care’

Huntsville TimesSelfless clean-up volunteers prove we’re at our best when things are the worst

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Contrasts in our capital city

Huntsville TimesU.S. Rep. Mo Brooks’ column on his re-election campaign for the 5th Congressional District in North Alabama

Huntsville TimesFormer U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith’s column on his candidacy for the 5th Congressional District in North Alabama

Huntsville TimesReligion always wheeled out for Alabama elections (Ricky Thomason)

Huntsville TimesA race against pride, the clock and a daughter’s will (by Brimmer Sherman)

Birmingham NewsSeven tornadoes on Friday spawned damage in 10 Alabama counties

Birmingham NewsJefferson County’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition can proceed, judge rules

Birmingham NewsJanuary storm victims in Alabama praise FEMA for kinder, gentler problem-handling

Press-RegisterTheir mission is to save lives, not take them (Frances Coleman)

Tuscaloosa NewsDetails scarce for switch to community care

Anniston StarNative Americans give back: 2 school systems reap benefits from Poarch Creek Band

Gadsden TimesOfficials plan for volunteers in storm-ravaged areas

Gadsden TimesBill would allow outside religious study class credit

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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