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Alabama Auto Industry Booming As New Toyota-Mazda Money Flows

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With Toyota-Mazda’s announcement of a joint venture to build a 4,000-worker assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama, many auto industry experts are now calling Alabama the auto capital of the south. The $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant capped off another major year of growth for the Alabama auto industry, which has seen substantial growth in recent years. […]

Telemedicine Programs Are Improving Health Care Access Across The US

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Telemedicine, a recent and convenient form of health care, has been improving the health of many Americans in more than just rural areas. According to the National Public Radio, the rise of telemedicine has been keeping both rural and urban Americans out of the Emergency Room for non-urgent problems by improving the access, cost, and quality […]

Season Of Gifting Temps The Country’s Front Porch Package Thieves

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Whether buying gifts or purchasing a treat for yourself, it’s easier than ever before to receive packages almost instantly. In many cases, all you have to do is pay 50% of the delivery fee for overnight or 2-day shipping. Then the little brown box is on your doorstep, ready for you to find it. But how do […]

Is More Snow Coming to Alabama on New Year’s Eve? Weathermen Say… Maybe

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Earlier this December Alabama residents were taken by surprise when up to 10 inches of snow suddenly fell. Unlike northern regions of the country that are used to regular December snowfalls, Alabama residents aren’t accustomed to heavy snow at any time of year. As a result, the snowfall caused a number of traffic accidents throughout […]

Chief Federal Judge Rebukes Attorneys For Delay Requests In Houston Flood Case

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A chief federal judge rebuked several government lawyers during a hearing on Wednesday, December 20, for seeking delays in a flooding lawsuit. According to the Houston Chronicle, more than 1,500 Houstonians are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for building their homes inside of the floodplains of Houston’s dams. During the initial hearing to […]

As Healthcare Takes Center Stage, Alabama Ranked Among Unhealthiest States

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Most of us could stand to take a cold, hard look at the foods we consume and the sedentary lifestyles we lead. Approximately 50% of American adults are dieting at any given moment, but how many of us could say that we’re really getting the nutrients and physical activity our bodies need? Statistically, the likelihood […]

Alabama’s Surprise Snowfall Leaves Residents Scrambling

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Americans who had been dreaming of a white Christmas got their present a bit early this year when an unexpected winter storm blanketed much of the south in snow. But now, many Alabama residents might be wishing for warmer temperatures — and for a quick restoration of electricity — in time for the holidays. Although […]

Americans Don’t Take Enough Vacation, Wasting 206 Million Days Off

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Americans love their vacations — but not many are taking them. A study by job and recruitment website Glassdoor proves that despite 96% of American workers reporting that vacation time is important to them, there’s an overwhelming amount of “workers guilt” that keeps hard-working employees from taking the vacations they deserve. Of course, not everyone […]

Giving Spotlight: the Food Bank of East Alabama

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, countless Americans will take the time out of their busy lives to volunteer at charities that serve their communities. This year, Opelika-Auburn News and others are recognizing the good work of one local nonprofit, the Food Bank of East Alabama. While you can find such food banks in nearly every county […]

Southern Investors Are Making Their Move On Post-Harvey Real Estate

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Real estate investors are swooping in on Southern homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Two months after the hurricane blew through Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, many homeowners in the South unsure what to do with their flood-damaged homes. However, real estate investors are willing to buy these homes for a reduced price. “I’ve seen […]