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Zika AND West Nile Virus Reported In Alabama: Why Aren’t We Alarmed?

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This summer, Alabama health officials have been hard at work investigating reports of the Zika and West Nile viruses in Pelham. Luckily, there’s no cause to be alarmed: the diseases weren’t contracted in the United States, according to the health officials in Shelby County. The three Alabama citizens who contracted the viruses had done so […]

Alabama’s New DUI Interlock Law Going Into Effect

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As of July 9, 2018, Alabama’s new DUI law has officially gone into effect statewide. The new law ensures that even first-time DUI offenders will have to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle if they wish to continue driving. While these devices may be inconvenient, and expensive, for those charged with a DUI, […]

’50 Lawns in 50′ States: One Man’s Mission to Give Back

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Rodney Smith, founder of lawn care nonprofit, Raising Men Lawn Care Service, is mowing lawns in all 50 states to help those who cannot mow lawns due to various health reasons. After graduating with a degree in computer science, the Alabama native founded his lawn care nonprofit, Raising Men Lawn Care Service, which helps the […]

Rent Increase for Low-Income Alabama Residents in Limbo

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Last month, Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that low-income residents of Alabama might see their yearly rent increase as part of HUD’s new “Making Affordable Housing Work Act.” Carson now claims that HUD might be backing off the project. “The reason we had to consider raising rents at […]

While Exiting Alabama, Former NASCAR Driver and Son Killed In Auto Accident

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Every year in the U.S., there are approximately 6 million auto accidents. Unfortunately, many of these incidents end up in the loss of life of a driver, passenger, or citizen on the side of the road — sometimes multiple fatalities occur. In Georgia, a former NASCAR driver and his son lost their lives after their […]

Why On Earth Is My Water Bill So High?

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No one wants to get a bill in the mail that is higher than usual, but a high water bill can be especially concerning. It’s natural to want to find out what is causing the spike in your bill and fix it so it doesn’t occur anymore. Here are some common reasons your water bill […]

Travel Tip: 4 Things You Absolutely Must Have For a Cruise Vacation

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You’re going on a cruise, hooray! Cruises are so much fun. You get to relax in the sun, experience new things, and meet new people. Cruises are not like regular vacations, though. If you’ve never been on one, there are some things you definitely need to bring with you that you normally wouldn’t for a […]

U.S. Government Boosts STEM Education Awareness Through Forever Stamps

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In an effort to raise awareness about the necessity and underlying value of education within the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, the U.S. government has issued a series of commemorative Forever first class stamps. The stamps are intended to “pay tribute to the study of science, technology, engineering, and math,” according to┬áThe74. The […]

The Feral Hog Population Grows in Alabama and Wreaks Havoc on Real Estate

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In Alabama, the feral hog problem is getting worse. Farmers and homeowners alike are concerned with the negative effects that the hog population creates for harvests and properties. For many farmers, controlling the hog population is a necessary part of the job. Hogs are ambitious omnivores and eat most anything that they see, including crops. […]

Alabama Ranked 49th in Dental Health According to New Study

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According to a recent study, Alabama ranks 49th in over dental health and 51st in dental care. The WalletHub study compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 25 key indicators of dental health and wellness. The two main categories used were dental health and care and oral health. The performance in the […]