Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 5/22/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserChallenge a way to keep youths reading during summer break

Montgomery AdvertiserState historian lauded for 30 years of service

Montgomery AdvertiserBiscuits owner hopes change in ethics law boosts ticket sales

Montgomery AdvertiserOwners, chefs work to meet state, local health codes

Huntsville TimesWrong place at the wrong time: Huntsville’s most dangerous intersections of 2011

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Mayor Tommy Battle hopes to have urban planner in place by September

Huntsville TimesBill designed to help Huntsville’s pursuit of new industry still alive in special legislative session

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Police Department fires 2 officers, releases few details pending appeals

Huntsville TimesHuntsville board approves massive transfer of principals, 122 probationary teacher cuts (updated)

Huntsville TimesAlabama’s 2012 legislative session a collection of the good, the bad, and the ugly (editorial)

Birmingham NewsUAB plays role in colon cancer testing that cuts deaths by 26%

Birmingham NewsAlabama Senate adjourns, vote pending on redistricting plan

Birmingham NewsFairfield City Council votes to hire locksmith to gain access to Fairfield Civic Center

Birmingham NewsGardendale City Council annexes 47 acres that could be site of car dealership

Birmingham NewsBirmingham Mayor William Bell declares emergency to remove houses damaged by arson

Birmingham NewsHealthSouth opposes Jefferson County nursing home sale

Press-RegisterStephen Nodine hearing: No ruling on whether to drop murder case

Press-RegisterCampaign signs moved outside Daphne, candidate says

Tuscaloosa NewsDemocrats vow court fight as GOP moves Alabama redistricting plan

Tuscaloosa NewsFree removal of tornado debris to end

Tuscaloosa NewsFirefighters ‘blitz build’ home for family displaced by tornado

Tuscaloosa NewsUniversity faculty delaying retirement

Tuscaloosa NewsRace for Northport mayor looks like 2008

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Redistricting proposal should pass muster

Anniston StarNow it’s our turn: State’s ongoing fight over the legality of electronic bingo has reached us

Anniston StarAll hail the Gallant 54? ‘You can’t hide stupidity,’ says lawmaker who wrote 2012 Shroud Award winner

Anniston StarLiberty at stake: Supreme Court has opportunity to properly handle Siegelman’s case

Decatur Daily Greatest asset in US

Opelika-Auburn NewsLocal court-fee increase to take effect in August

Associated PressEarly start for Alabama Senate on reading bill

Associated PressSummary of action in Alabama Legislature

Associated PressRoll call on House vote on redistricting

Associated PressEx-Ala. Gov. Siegelman gloves up for charity

New York TimesAlabama: Sexual Assaults Reported in Women’s Prison

New York TimesTheir Learnable Moment

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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