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Friday, February 12, 2016

Legislature moves to roll back minimum wage increase

A bill to prohibit Alabama cities from raising the minimum wage — and roll back Birmingham’s planned increased to $10.10-per-hour— advanced out of legislative committee on Thursday. The House State Government Committee voted out the bill in a 10-3 vote that broke along party lines. – Tuscaloosa News

Prosecutors dispute leak charge in Hubbard case

State prosecutors on Thursday fired back at House Speaker Mike Hubbard's claims of misconduct and leaks in his ethics case calling it "a desperate last minute attempt to avoid a trial." Prosecutors filed the response to the defense accusation that a political consultant for Hubbard's primary opponent had dozens of conversations with lead prosecutor Matt Hart. – AP/Decatur Daily

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Sunlight & Steel Voilà

David Hornsby got a bright idea how to keep his steelworkers on the clock and the rest of the world plugged in.

Institution Cultivator

Institution Cultivator

From ag to academia — Jay Gogue bookends his career at Auburn.

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Communal Entrepreneurs

Communal Entrepreneurs

Collaborative work places, called coworking sites, have a foothold in Alabama, and a Mobile real estate developer hopes to scale the concept across the South’s second-tier cities.

Google "Data Center + Alabama"

Google "Data Center + Alabama"

Google’s director of global infrastructure explains why Google has planned its 14th data center — a $600 million capital investment — in rural north Alabama.

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Downtown Gold Standard

Three cities that have nurtured an eclectic collection of locally owned downtown storefronts.

Spotlight on Lee and Russell Counties

Spotlight on Lee and Russell Counties

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