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Top News Links: Monday, April 10

Bentley impeachment hearings start today

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will face impeachment hearings beginning Monday after the state Supreme Court gave lawmakers the green light to move ahead with an effort to oust the governor, who is fighting to stay in office amid fallout from an affair with a top aide. – AP/Leader-Herald

Poarch Creeks position for D’Iberville casino

Wind Creek Hospitality, the casino division of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has acquired more land and has a preliminary drawing for a casino in D'Iberville. The company bought the Royal D'Iberville land west of Interstate 110 and has since then expanded into Back Bay. – AP/Ledger-Enquirer

Reuters: South may complicate Rust Belt’s revival

Alabama is among nine southern states that have made up a larger share of the U.S. economy over the last 10 years than traditional rust belt states that led the nation in the last century. That's according to Reuters, which has a new report out on how manufacturing jobs which traditionally went to northern industrial areas are now finding homes in the South. – AL.com

Farmers hacking around tractor software problems

Modern tractors, essentially, have two keys to make the engine work. One key starts the engine. But because today's tractors are high-tech machines that can steer themselves by GPS, you also need a software key — to fix the programs that make a tractor run properly. And farmers don't get that key. – Alabama Public Radio

WalletHub rates Alabama poorly as millennial habitat

You hear a lot about millennials these days, the group born from the early 80's to 2000. Now Alabama is ranked as the 3rd worst state for millennials. WalletHub compared all 50 states and D.C. to make the determination about Alabama. – ABC3340

New Toyota Alabama boss had to be quick study

David Fernandes was excited to move to Alabama in 2016 for his promotion to vice president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Inc., but he says he had no idea, his boss, James T. "Jim" Bolte was secretly grooming him to take over as president so soon. – AL.com

Toyota’s Global Arch plan means $1.3B for Kentucky

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to invest $1.33 billion to revamp its Georgetown, Ky., assembly plant to make way for a re-engineered Camry, the company's best-selling car that is moving to an all-new global platform. The Georgetown factory, which produced more than 500,000 vehicles last year, will receive new equipment and a new paint shop as the 2018 Camry transitions to the Toyota New Global Architecture that will underpin new models. – Automotive News

AEgis to make presentation at health care conference

AEgis is the presenting sponsor for the Alabama Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Spring Conference 2017 at Huntsville Hospital on April 19. This year’s theme is “Trumped Up Healthcare” focusing on interoperability and Health Information Technology (Health IT). – News release

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