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Re-imagining Infrastructure
The small heart of oyster-tecture is already beating along the coast of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Though embryonic, it could become a full-fledged infrastructure in a matter of years. For that to happen, practical aspects of current oyster restoration methods need to integrate a larger view for its future. The majority of oyster projects are quite tiny, measuring in the single digits of acres – and even that’s a stretch. Most reefs are no more than a few feet wide by a few feet long. That doesn’t reduce their positive impact. Little is the new big when it comes to oyster-tecture. Larger projects do exist in places like the Chesapeake Bay and off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas. However, they are still a fraction of the size of historic oyster range in the same locations. MetropolisMag
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'A Morning Ritual': New Orleans Fights For Its Paper
What happens when a media company wants to take away your daily newspaper? In New Orleans, you take to the streets. NPR
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ReplaceCongress Movement Launches with South Carolina Win
A new ReplaceCongress movement, challenging corporate funded candidates and ‘safe’ incumbents on ballots nationwide, launches this week amid a win by citizen candidate Deb Morrow. Morrow won Tuesday's Democratic primary in South Carolina’s District 4 with about 70% of the vote and will be on the general election ballot for Congress in November. PRWeb
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SC Gov. Haley vetoes four bills
Gov. Nikki Haley has vetoed four bills, ranging from electronic court case filings to excused absences for some elementary and high school students. The vetoes, posted to Haley’s website on Tuesday, come the week after lawmakers adjourned for the year. Lawmakers will return to Columbia on June 19, however, to finish work on the state budget and either overturn or sustain any Haley vetoes. Haley’s vetoes were of: The State
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North Carolina House environmental committee approves fracking
RALEIGH (AP) - A key North Carolina House committee gave a green light Wednesday to a much-debated form of natural gas drilling and the full House is scheduled to vote on the measure Thursday. Fayetteville Observer
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Scores in N.C. are legally 'innocent,' yet still imprisoned
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. – Terrell McCullum did not commit a federal crime by carrying a shotgun and a rifle out of his ex-girlfriend's house. A USA TODAY investigation, based on court records and interviews with government officials and attorneys, found more than 60 men who went to prison for violating federal gun possession laws, even though courts have since determined that it was not a federal crime for them to have a gun. Many of them don't even know they're innocent. USA Today
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United Technologies to Create 325 Jobs in Charlotte
The following information was released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce: Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that United Technologies Corporation, a global leader in the research, development and manufacture of high-technology products, will expand its presence in Charlotte. The company plans to create 325 UTC jobs over the next five years and invest at least $4 million. The project was made possible in part by state grants from the Job Development Investment Grant and the One North Carolina Fund award. Avionics-Intelligence
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Same-sex couples' lawsuit challenges North Carolina adoption law
Marcie Fisher-Borne carries a power of attorney with her at all times. She has a will but has made videos of her wishes for her children just in case someone contests them. What if she were to get in a car accident tomorrow? What would happen to her daughter, 4, and her 6-month-old son? CNN
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Carville: What if the rich lost 40% of their wealth?
Let's imagine that yesterday there was a front page story in The New York Times that read the following: "The recent economic crisis left the top 1% of Americans in 2010 with no more wealth than in the early 1990s, erasing almost two decades of accumulated prosperity, the Federal Reserve Monday. CNN
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Why Our Elites Are Failing Us and How to Fix It
In an engrossing passage from Twilight of the Elites, a new book about the American meritocracy and its failures, author Chris Hayes directs our attention to an all but forgotten moment in 2009, when debate raged about who President Obama should appoint to a Supreme Court vacancy. Sonia Sotomayor was widely thought to be on his short list. But various liberal commentators, including The New Republic's Jeffrey Rosen and Harvard's Lawrence Tribe, argued that she should be passed over for alternative candidates who they regarded as observably smarter. "Keep in mind the person under discussion is someone who, from humble beginnings in the Bronx, had gained entry to Princeton, graduated summa cum laude, and gone on to Yale Law, where she edited the Yale Law Journal," Hayes observed. "She had checked off every box on the to-do list of meritocratic achievement. Apparently it wasn't enough." The Atlantic
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 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Reshoring manufacturing capacity from primarily Asia to the South and Mexico is now a common thing to do and it's all about money. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, the average manufacturing wage in China's Pearl River Delta (PRD) was about 58 cents an hour.

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 FEATURE  
By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

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FEATURE     
By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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