Headlines for January 8, 2018

AL.COM – Contributor State Rep. Anthony Daniels:  In 2018 Alabama must unite to face challenges.

AL.COM – Columnist Cameron Smith:  Fix the marijuana mess by allowing states to sort it out.

AL.COM – Alabama lawmakers return to work with eyes on election.

AL.COM – ‘It’s only fair’: As Supreme Court ponders online sales tax, Alabama looks for solutions.

AL.COM – Mobile-based Threaded Fasteners acquires Tampa company.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald:  Why Monday is bigger than football.

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Briefing tomorrow in Montgomery to discuss prison reform construction.

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Richard Shelby on Mitt Romney for U.S. Senate: ‘I hope he will run — I would encourage him to run’.

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Heard in the Hallway: Gov. Kay Ivey’s campaign is sitting on a mountain of cash, waiting to spend until the time is right.

ATHENS NEWS COURIER – Hospital exec recommends health care commission.

JASPER MOUNTAIN EAGLE – Wadsworth seeking second term in House.

JASPER MOUNTAIN EAGLE – Commission joins lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

JASPER MOUNTAIN EAGLE – Columnist Ed Howell:  Hospital should be saved in Haleyville.

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS – Former city resident to oppose Rep. Roby.

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS – Federation endorses Holley, Jones.

EDUCATION MATTERS – Larry Lee:  Here Comes Terri Collins–Again

LAGNIAPPE – City of Mobile joins legal battle against opioid producers.

DECATUR DAILY – Mastering the standards — Area schools show achievement gains.

DECATUR DAILY – The Decatur Daily:  Doug Jones has a balancing act ahead of him.

GADSDEN TIMES – Etowah House representatives prepare for legislative session.

GADSDEN TIMES – Sen. Phil Williams prepares for final Senate session.

ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star:  A level field for all voters.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Alabama Legislature 2018: Budgets, then elections (they hope).

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS – Some bills to follow when State Legislature reconvenes Tuesday.

DOTHAN EAGLE – Taylor announces run for state school board.

WASHINGTON POST – In next round of budget talks, ‘dreamers’ are set to dominate.

WASHINGTON POST – Mixed signals on infrastructure plan emerge from Trump retreat.

WASHINGTON POST – Columnist E. J. Dionne:  The dam of denial has broken.

WASHINGTON POST – The Washington Post:  Trump goes after another democratic norm.

WASHINGTON POST – Contributor Matt Dunlap:  I was on Trump’s voter fraud commission. Its demise was inevitable.

WASHINGTON POST – Supreme Court to hear water dispute between Florida and Georgia.

NEW YORK TIMES – As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor David Stern:  The Systematic Crushing of a #MeToo Pioneer

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Frank Bruni:  At the Golden Globes, Hollywood Does What Washington Won’t