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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 […]

New Skate Park In Alabama Exciting Local Skaters

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There might be approximately 500 skateboarding parks in existence throughout the United States right now, but Alabama isn’t exactly a major part of the skateboarding scene. Fortunately for local skaters, that’s starting to change. “Since I’ve lived here, I’ve always wanted a skate park,” said Kyrine Gutierrez of Enterprise, Alabama. “And now that it’s here […]

Researchers Create Robots That Can Determine Gender From Handshake

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Researchers are developing a robot that is sensitive to human touch. Researchers at ENSTA ParisTech are currently in the middle of creating emotion sensing robots that are able to pick up on social cues simply from shaking a human’s hand. In particular, the robots are able to figure out someone’s gender and personality simply by […]

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 […]