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Top News Links: Tuesday, Feb. 16

Alabama tractor company gets Cuba green light

The U.S. government has granted an Alabama company permission to build tractors in Cuba making it potentially the first American manufacturer to open shop in Cuba since the 1959 revolution. Co-owners Horace Clemmons and Cuban-born Saul Berenthal, profiled in November’s Business Alabama, plan to self-finance a $5 million to $10 million factory at the Cuban port of Mariel just west of Havana to build small tractors for sale to private farmers and builders in Cuba. – Reuters

State’s exports remain brisk in 2015

Alabama exports in 2015 hovered near record levels, thanks to gains in overseas shipments of products such as motor vehicles, aerospace parts, metals and machinery. Alabama exports totaled $19.37 billion last year, just below the annual record set in 2012. Alabama-made products went to 188 countries last year, led by Canada, China, Mexico, Germany and the United Kingdom. – News release

Severe weather tax holiday approaching

The Alabama Department of Revenue want you to be always be prepared for when severe weather strikes. Beginning Friday, February 26 at 12:01 AM until Sunday, February 28, 2016 at midnight, the state will host its fifth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. – Alabama News Net

Alabama Shakes makes us proud at Grammy Awards

Alabama Shakes has won the Grammy for best alternative music album. Sound & Color, their second studio album, beat the likes of Björk and Tame Impala at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday night. Alabama Shakes took home multiple Oscars. – The Guardian

Marco Rubio plans Alabama visit Feb. 27

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, among the frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination, has been confirmed for a visit to Alabama. Rubio will be in Huntsville Feb. 27 for a private fundraiser, according to Sam Givhan, chair of the Madison County Republican Executive Committee. – AL.com

UA recognized as a top military-friendly school

The University of Alabama has been recognized as a top "military- and veteran-friendly university." UA is home to a variety of comprehensive programs and services to ease veterans into college life and assist them in completing their degree. – Best Colleges

Bill would limit police jurisdiction lines across state

A dispute over the police jurisdiction in the small town of Lincoln could soon lead to a change in police coverage for cities across Alabama. A bill set for a hearing in state House and Senate committees this week would trim back the police coverage area for cities with more than 6,000 residents. Lincoln’s mayor said the bill is inspired by last year’s controversy over his town’s police coverage. – Anniston Star

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