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Florida Keys Residents Wait To Return And Rebuild In Irma’s Wake

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Following Hurricane Irma’s ravaging, residents of the Florida Keys are eager to return to their homes and daily routines. NBC News reports that a glimpse at recovery may be a week away, as they wait for electricity to turn back on. And that may be a generous timeline for many of the more disadvantaged residents. […]

Kamtek Adds More Than 100 Jobs With New Manufacturing Facility

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Expanding Alabama’s local manufacturing capacity, Magna-owned Kamtek recently opened a 150,000-square foot manufacturing facility in Birmingham. Area Development reports that this $60 million facility will focus on aluminium casting and potentially create more than 100 jobs. According to Area Development, the creation of this facility is in direct response to changing automaker demand. As the industry prioritizes lower […]

For Heroin Addicts, Hurricanes and Relapse Often Go Hand in Hand

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The amount of alcohol Americans are drinking is on the rise, a new study finds. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, finds that one out of every eight Americans is suffering from alcoholism. The number rises to one in four for those under the age of 30. The 49.9% increase since the last study conducted […]

Fitbit Developing Wearable Device Meant to Track and Prevent Sleep Apnea

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Wearable technology is all the rage nowadays, and it seems that there is a new wearable device entering the market every single day as a way to help treat and diagnose a host of different health problems. Sleep apnea is no different, and fitness wearable giant Fitbit has recently announced they are getting involved with […]

Microsoft To Bring Internet Access To Rural American Communities

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Microsoft has organized a five-year plan to bring the Internet to rural America. The corporate giant has pledged to grant Internet access for 2 million Americans. Additionally, Microsoft is aiming to encourage additional phone companies to spread broadband accessibility to the whole 23.4 million Americans living in rural areas without Internet connection. As of 2016, […]

The Silent Danger Of Electric Shocks, How Boats And Pools Could Be Dangerous

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It’s important to be safe when swimming or boating, accounting for all possible dangers that can be seen. People, boats, and other objects all pose a threat or risk. But what if the threat is something that can’t be seen? Electric shock drownings are a danger that not many know exist in the water, and […]

Border Wall Could Cause Flooding In Mexico And Southern U.S. States, Officials Say

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As the Trump administration continues to develop plans for a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, Mexican officials are concerned that wall construction could cause major flooding. Alabama Public Radio reports that the current border barriers are already causing floods, and adding to them could worsen the problem in Northern Mexico and the Southern United States. […]

Ben and Jerry’s Cereal Milk Ice Cream Brings Ironic Spin to National Cereal Day

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March 7 was National Cereal Day, and ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s definitely took home the bowl for the most interesting spin on cereal possible. In honor of this holiday, these ice cream professionals have created something quite unique for those who love cereal but want something even sweeter instead. They have developed cereal […]

Roofing Company Repairs Roof of Disabled Veteran at No Charge

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A retired and disabled veteran finally couldn’t stand it any longer when her home of 24 years continued to fall victim to weather damage. When Joyce McMillian was diagnosed with breast cancer sometime last year, it seemed like getting her long-time home fixed was never going to happen. However, a huge relief came in the […]

Alabama Scientists May Soon Make 20-Minute Tornado Warning a Reality

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Many of us may never have to worry about harsh weather conditions beyond ice, snow, and some strong winds. But in the southern states, tornadoes are typically one of the more frightening and potentially devastating types of storms. Roofs that are of poor quality or are more than 20 years old may deteriorate just due […]