Would repealing Alabama’s grocery tax eat away education money?

This week Governor Bentley signed an Executive Order creating a task force to study a tax repeal on groceries.

He also presented this plan during his recent State of the State address on February 7, and at least one Senator said it will take money away from schools.

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Bham Now photographer Larry O. Gay gives us a sneak peak inside “foodie heaven” – The Pizitz Food Hall

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Described by the New York Times as “foodie heaven,” Bham Now photographer Larry O. Gay visited last weekend, the newly opened Pizitz Food Hall, which has been “rolling out” several of its new vendors over the past few days.

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Birmingham named one of Thrillist’s Top Underappreciated Cities

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Bham has been showing up more and more on the radar for up and coming places in the U.S. With constant renovations, revitalizations, and unique environment, it is no surprise that the Magic City is finally getting the attention it deserves. According to Thrillist.com, a media source on travel, leisure, food and drink for the adventurist in everyone, Birmingham has made their list of “Underappreciated American Cities you should totally Move to.”
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Bright future of solar power not yet shining in Alabama – Part 1 of 3

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The largest power source in this neck of the universe is still 93 million miles away from Earth. But its energy-producing potential for our planet is closer than ever to truly being realized.Solar Power, Birmingham, Alabama

Solar power has been touted for decades as being the ultimate answer to our energy needs. According to researchers at MIT, the amount of sunlight striking the earth’s surface is more than 10,000 times greater than the world’s total energy usage. Or as solar advocates like to put it, one hour of sunshine can create one year’s worth of energy.

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Need Girl Scout Cookies? “Find Cookies Here”

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It’s Girl Scout cookie season in Birmingham – find a booth sale in your neighborhood

It’s been 11 months since the last Girl Scout cookie sale.  You just pulled out your last box of thin mint cookies, you stored in your freezer from last year’s booth sale. Like clock work, your stomach grumbles…. you know it’s that time of year again.  It’s Girl Scout cookie season!

This weekend, Girl Scouts throughout North Central Alabama will be holding GS cookie booth sales in front of local businesses.

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BhamOS: science fiction comes to life in the magic city

Totally, 100% accurate depiction of a smart city. Definitely not Tron promo art.

The idea of “smart cities” has been around even longer people have been using “smart” as a synonym for “connected.”  All through popular media, the “grid” is becoming aware of its residents, helping them get to work faster, safer, and less stressfully.  Sure, there are those inconvenient robot uprisings and security exploits, but those are all just plot points, right?

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