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Florida, the Cruelest State in the Union
In case you’ve been in a cave or on Mars, here’s the update: In response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, The Daily Show host John Oliver dubbed Florida “the worst state,” citing the state’s broken laws. As a Floridian for eight years, I say Oliver couldn’t be more right. Much attention has been paid to the state’s asinine Stand Your Ground law, which Oliver described as cut and pasted from 1880s Tombstone. That is just the start of it, however. Below is a small snippet of some of the backwards laws or policies that have been passed, largely under uber-Conservative Governor Rick Scott. Alternet
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A Tennessee Moonshine Immersion
The moonshine stills dotting the Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee have traditionally been tucked into the dips and crannies of local hollers, out of the view of travelers and lawmen. But visitors to downtown Gatlinburg, a regional tourist hub with a hillbilly-themed minigolf course and a Guinness World Records museum, can now make a hooch stop right on the main drag at "Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler," a distillery that makes surprisingly smooth Appalachian shine. Mensjournal.com
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The Best Food You Can Eat In Every State
From sea to sea, America is jam-packed with amazing foods. We searched for the top foods you should chow down on wherever you find yourself across the country. Some dishes evolved from early immigrants and others were inspired by celebrities, but each contributes to the character of the state. Did we get your state right? Business Insider
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Should You Believe the Koch Brothers About Obamacare?
Apparently the Koch Brothers think so and they are spending over a million dollars to tell their story. New ads funded by the famous conservative oil baron Koch brothers raise questions about the implementation of Obamacare next year. But their questions are "pants on fire" false. In the ad, a mother says, "I have some questions about Obamacare: If we can't pick our own doctor, how do I know my family is going to get the care they need? And what am I getting in exchange for higher premiums and a smaller paycheck? " The ad is running in Ohio and Virginia and online and is aimed mainly at women, who make many of the insurance decisions for their families. What about the claims in the ad? Huffington Post
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Koch Brothers To Pour Millions Into Obamacare Misinformation Campaign
Americans for Prosperity — a conservative group funded by the Koch brothers — is spending millions on ads that aim to turn Americans against the Affordable Care Act, just as government officials prepare to enroll the uninsured in the law’s new health care exchanges beginning on October 1. The campaign will eschew attacks on President Obama in favor of a new non-ideological tone that could appeal “young women” who watch the Food Network, “Law & Order,” and “Good Morning America.” Think Progress
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Free-Trade Cars: Why a U.S.–Europe Free-Trade Agreement Is a Good Idea
Without launching into a Ben Stein–like dissertation on economics, we find it important to note that President Obama’s March announcement of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is hugely important to the car industry and to car enthusiasts. The Partnership’s aims include abolishing tariffs on imported cars, as well as finally aligning U.S. and European automotive safety and environmental standards. If adopted, the agreement could result in increased manufacturing here by European brands and American dealers stocking a broader product lineup. It may even bring back brands that have been exiled from these shores for decades. caranddriver.com
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Auburn/Opelika stands in spotlight on national stage
Judging from recent events, the Auburn-Opelika area appears destined to soon welcome another national championship into our arms. This time, however, instead of coming in the area of college athletics, it may well be awarded for economic development and quality of life. oanow.com
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Relationships key to economic development
Writing for CNBC this week, the chairman of Airbus Americas said several key factors affected the decision Airbus made last summer to build an aircraft assembly line in Mobile. But the most important was relationships. Andalusia Star News
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JEA may offer companies economic development incentives
Another public entity may soon offer economic development incentives to businesses that move to Jacksonville or expand here. Jacksonville Business Journal
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Video looks at economic development, quality of life in Alexander County NC
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — The Alexander County Economic Development Corp. announced the launch of a new video that will serve as a marketing tool to help bring businesses, industries, and visitors to Alexander County. The video spotlights the well-known businesses and industries in the county, and promotes the county’s attractions, including Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, The Hiddenite Center, the Emerald Hollow Mine, Alexander Central High School softball, agriculture, and more. Hickory Record
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