By Celisa Calacal / AlterNet A clause in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution provides a legal loophole that allows the continued legality of slavery within the criminal justice system.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration has released details about plans to build a privately run, state psychiatric residence in Bangor without legislative oversight. The secure residence would house people who've … Click to Continue »
Another old tradition that belongs in the dustbin of history. When activist Sam Sinyangwe was awaiting a meeting with the governor’s office at the Louisiana state capitol building in Baton Rouge, he noticed something odd. A black man in a dark-blue jumpsuit was printing papers while a correctional guard—with a badge and gun—stood watching over him. Show More Summary
Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected by the US Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for United States partner nations through the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Metal Shark’s proposal was selected by Naval Sea Systems Command from a field of six competing shipyards. Show More Summary
A new documentary called From the Ashes aims to generate support for millennial entrepreneurs working to open up a new, clean energy focused economy. Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as Brandon Dennison is quick to tell me, “is nothingShow More Summary
Al Nuri Grand Mosque, in Mosul, Iraq, was blown up on Wednesday. The Islamic State said a U.S. airstrike destroyed it. But surveillance footage shows that the building appeared to be packed with explosives and not hit by an airstrik...
The Great Eastern Trail spans nine states and 1,600 miles just west of the Appalachian Trail, but private landowners, meager funding, and sluggish construction are holding up the completion of America's next big wilderness route
Creating a strong company culture is at the heart of building a restaurant empire With a labor shortage, variable minimum wages from state to state, and a national healthcare bill in flux, several sectors in the restaurant industry are currently facing a tall list of challenges. Show More Summary
The deadly “green” fire at London’s Grenfell Tower is unlikely to take place here in the United States, writes Michael Bastach at the Daily Caller. Why? Experts say that the U.S. has more stringent requirements for cladding, which is an architectural, environmentally-friendly design commonplace in today’s buildings.
Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple’s iPhones in China, is looking at seven states in the American heartland where it would invest $10 billion or more in factories to build flat-panel screens.
Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News FusionOps, a business intelligence provider, announced earlier this week it would rebrand as Area Technology and launch a prescriptive analytics software platform for global supply chains. Show More Summary
The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul's al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the 800-year-old building Wednesday night, Iraq's Ministry of Defense said. (June 22)
One of California’s wealthiest counties may continue to get a pass under the state’s affordable housing laws. Lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow parts of Marin County to limit growth more tightly than other regions of California. The provision, inserted last week into a bill connected...
The Rev. William Barber is an institution in North Carolina. A longtime civil rights activist and current president of the state chapter of the NAACP with an incredible body of work, he has worked hard over the last decade to intentionally...Show More Summary
This might considerably speed up crystal growth that is of major importance in a number of materials and applications. The liquid state of the building blocks in the preliminary stage might also accelerate the effectiveness of medicines. The results have been published in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications on 21 June 2017.
We asked AIA chapters nationwide to name 25 structures visitors to their state should see.
An environmental group is challenging the state Department of Natural Resources' decision to issue a wetland permit for a western Wisconsin sand plant. Meteor Timber wants to build a sand … Click to Continue »
GUEST: Last month, The Kauffman Institute released its annual Index of Startup Activity, which analyzes entrepreneurship across the country. The report assigns every state a Startup Activity Index number based on the rate of new entrepreneurs, their opportunity share, and startup density. California, home to Silicon Valley ranks, of course, at #1, while booming Texas came […]
``Vornado Realty Trust, Related Companies and Skanska have finalized a deal with the state to build a $1.6 billion train hall at James A. Farley Post Office, paving the way for construction to begin. State officials announced the deal on Friday, roughly nine months after the companies were named the preferred design-build team for the project. Show More Summary
As part of its emissions cheating penance, Volkswagen AG previously agreed to support clean vehicles by injecting a juicy $2 billion into green initiatives in the United States. A whopping $800 million of that sum was reserved for California. Show More Summary