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Top News Links: Monday, Sept. 12

State works to resolve fed overpayment to Medicaid

Gov. Robert Bentley last week said the state is working to resolve recent audits that show the Alabama Medicaid Agency was wrongly reimbursed almost $100 million by the federal government. In July, a federal audit showed the state between 2010 and 2012 wrongly claimed $75.3 million in school-based Medicaid administrative costs paid by the federal government. – Decatur Daily

A closer look at Huntsville’s winning economic strategy

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle spent Friday morning doing something he's pretty familiar with: welcoming a new company to the Huntsville area. This time, it was RUAG Space, a Swiss manufacturer of components for space, aviation, engineering and defense industries. – AL.com

What Alabama gets for its cruise terminal millions

Walk through the Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal these days, and you won't have to wonder about where $4.1 million in state and city money is going. It seems to be going into everything. With the Carnival Fantasy due to set sail out of Alabama's Port City on Nov. 9, carrying more than 2,000 passengers and ending a five-year hiatus in regular cruises from Mobile, the terminal is a hive of activity. – AL.com

ACHE approves south Alabama college merger

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education gave its seal of approval Friday to the merger of three community colleges in south Alabama, meaning the merger could be approved next week when the Community College Board of Trustees meets. The schools are Faulkner State Community College, Alabama Southern Community College and Jefferson Davis Community College. – OANow.com

Management tips on how to work with your millennial

Dealing with millennials at work can be a challenge. You have to learn how to motivate them, explain why showing up in wrinkled clothes for an important meeting isn’t appropriate, and figuring out how they can seemingly be both lazy and ambitious at the same time. Try these management tips. – Modernae

USS Montgomery commissioned in Mobile

A new littoral combat ship was commissioned Saturday in Mobile. The LCS program faces criticism after engineering problems and the Navy is ordering changes to the program. But Saturday morning it was time to celebrate as the USS Montgomery was commissioned on the Mobile River. – Fox 10/WBRC

CCC offers open house for displaced tech students

In light of the recent closure of ITT Technical Institute and the displacement of a large number of students throughout the region, Calhoun Community College will host an open house and information session on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Aerospace Training Center on the Decatur Campus. – News release 

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