Last month's wastewater spill at a Tyson Foods chicken rendering plant in Hanceville resulted in the largest reported fish kill in years, according to state officials. Environmental groups and residents want state agencies to charge hefty fines against those responsible for the incident, but how do officials come up with a dollar amount?
Birmingham has gained attention for its downtown rebirth. But the Birmingham area economy still falls behind similar cities, particularly when it comes to job growth. A partnership announced in December between the city and the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank, aims to boost the Birmingham economy with an eye toward making those gains more equitable.
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