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Top News Links: Tuesday, June 25

Supreme Court revamps voter law provisions

In a case brought by Shelby County, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed today that some cities and states still need federal review before changing voting laws, because of their history of voting discrimination, but left it to Congress to decide which those are; the 5-4 split decision moves the issue to a Congress that's also deeply divided. — NBC News

Alabama wheat harvest good, but delayed

Alabama farmers are harvesting wheat about three weeks later than usual, but bringing in good yields in many parts of the state. — Alabama Farmers Federation PR

Expansion planned at Honda plant in Lincoln

Tax abatement packages were approved Monday in a move to solidify Honda's plans for a $48 million, 20-job expansion. — Birmingham News

Montgomery development director headed to Huntsville

Chad Emerson, Montgomery's director of development, is leaving the capital city for a post with Downtown Huntsville Inc. — Montgomery Advertiser

Poultry and eggs headline $350 million ag industry in Shoals

New data from the state agriculture department shows that Shoals farmers contributed $350 to the state economy, with poultry and eggs leading the way. — Florence Times Daily

Tuscaloosa retail center moves forward

City officials approved variances requested by a developer for the proposed Shoppes of Legacy Park in the Cedar Crest neighborhood, which was severely impacted by 2011 tornadoes. — Tuscaloosa News

Faculty raises, no tuition increase at A&M

Alabama A&M University officials celebrated a financial turnaround last Friday, approving several new hires and pay raises for faculty but also agreeing not raise tuition for the coming year. — Huntsville Times

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