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Top News Links: Tuesday, May 22

Bankruptcy protection

Investors' hunger for municipal bonds is shielding other Alabama municipalities from the worst effects of Jefferson County bankruptcy, experts say. — Bloomberg

Look who's investing in Huntsville

Not the Retirement Systems of Alabama, but the California public pension plan is one of the investors behind the purchase of the Bridge Street Town Centre in Huntsville. — Huntsville Times

Australian firm buys into Shelby coal mine

Attila Resources has made an offer on a 70 percent interest in Kodiak Coal Project, which operates a coking coal mine in Shelby County. — Proactive Investors Australia

Workers, vendors, bank at odds over Adams Produce assets

Bankruptcy judge delays decision as to who should have first dibs on assets of company that went bankrupt just two years after its founding family sold it to a Texas investment group, leaving workers unpaid and vendors uncompensated. — Birmingham News

Planning ahead

Huntsville looks for city planner to help guide future, especially 9,300 undeveloped acres north of the city. — Huntsville Times

Development eyed in Pratt City

U.S. Steel's real estate arm is talking with Birmingham about a 350-home development in Pratt City, as area recovers from tornado damage. — Birmingham News

High marks for Brasfield & Gorrie project

Renovation of the Perkins+Will property in Atlanta earned the highest ever LEED environmental score for Brasfield & Gorrie. — Birmingham News

Dental care for Alabama kids getting better

Dental nonprofit helps more Alabama children receive dental care, improving state's ranking in Pew Center study. — Dentistry IQ

Alabama shares in federal highway fix-up funds

Repair of a sinkhole along Interstate 65 in Morgan County will get $3 million in federal emergency highway funding. — Trucking Info

Take the kids to the beach

The Weather Channel has listed the beach at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach as the most family-friendly beach for Memorial Day weekend, based on a poll of listeners and online followers. — The Weather Channel

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