Headlines – January 16, 2018

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Montgomery to erect life-sized Martin Luther King Jr. statue this summer.

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Chief Justice Lyn Stuart will run for reelection.

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Alabama State Legislature could increase DUI punishments.

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Law of unintended consequences: McConnell’s meddling in Alabama Senate election may have cost Kentucky Toyota-Mazda.

AL.COM – Ivey declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm.

AL.COM – Sen. Doug Jones calls Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark ‘antithesis’ of American values in MLK speech.

AL.COM – ‘Impeach Trump,’ nation’s race relations looms on minds of MLK Jr. Day marchers.

AL.COM – Columnist Roy Johnson:  Thanks to Trump, who’s really the shithole country?

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER – Columnist Josh Moon:  MLK statue long overdue at State Capitol.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER – Week One Legislative Report: 373 bills introduced in the first week of the 2018 Regular Session

ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star:  Censure for Sen. Shelby? No way.

ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star:  A better age limit for smoking in Alabama.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS – The Opelika-Auburn News:  Our Alabama lawmakers should consider lobbyist role to get CHIP help.

WASHINGTON POST – Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government.

WASHINGTON POST – The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say.

NEW YORK TIMES – Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

NEW YORK TIMES – Democrats Add Momentum to G.O.P. Push to Loosen Banking Rules