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At Least Seven States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor’s Mansions and Capitol Buildings

9 minutes agoNews : Truthdig

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.

Maine governor set on privately run psychiatric home

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 »

'Modern-Day Slavery': Many Southern States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor's Mansions and Capitol Buildings

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

Metal Shark Wins $54 Million US Navy Contract to Build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels

19 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

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

How The Next Generation Of West Virginians Are Building A Way Out Of The State’s Coal Economy

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

Video Refutes ISIS Claim That U.S. Blew Up Mosque

20 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

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 Crew Building the Next Great American Thru-Hike

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

How Danny Meyer, Alon Shaya, Andrew Zimmern and More Inspire Their Employees

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

London-Style Building Fire is Unlikely to Happen in America

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 Eyes Seven States for $10 Billion Investment

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.

Afternoon Coffee: FusionOps Rebrands as Area Technology, Foxconn to Build Production in 7 States

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

Raw: Islamic State Destroys 12th Century Mosque

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

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)        

Amid California's housing crisis, last-minute bill would let Marin County limit home building

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...

Cowardly Republicans ban the Rev. William Barber from North Carolina legislative building

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

Experiment shows non-classical growth of crystals

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.

25 must-see buildings in Indiana

We asked AIA chapters nationwide to name 25 structures visitors to their state should see.        

Environmental group challenges sand mine permit

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 »

Building a startup in Wisconsin, the lowest-ranked startup state

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, Related and Skanska finalize deal to build $1.6B Moynihan Train Hall, Extending & Upgrading Ailing Penn Station (NYC)

``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

California Demands VW Build Electric Charging Stations in Poor Neighborhoods

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

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