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Flood Damage To Mississippi River Towns Will Cost At Least $2B To Repair

Towns across the midwest and parts of the south have been feeling the heat with heavy rains causing record-breaking flooding in the last few weeks. And now that the flood waters have retreated, serious repairs and cleanup are needed to fix the damage.

According to the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, a local advocacy group, repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding will cost over $2 billion. This is significant considering floods have cost the U.S. as a whole $40 billion since 2010 and all 50 states have experienced flooding in the past five years.

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Goodwill Going Digital with Luxury Retail Concept

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When it comes to fashion bargains as well as any ol’ kind of everyday stuff, your local Goodwill store is the place to find it.

However, times are a changing and Goodwill has found itself eating the digital dust of online competitors such as RealReal and Poshmark.

As  Business of Fashion reports, Goodwill has gotten hip to the digital resale game.

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Fentanyl Maker (Insys Therapeutics) Donates $500K to Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization

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*Insys Therapeutics which makes and markets the powerful painkiller fentanyl has a big problem with legal marijuana. The company has donated $500,000 toward defeating an Arizona ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal in the state.

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Income Isn’t The Cause Of Racial Disparities In The Clean Energy Movement

Lower prices have allowed solar power to rapidly expand in the last decade, but access to solar power hasn’t been equal. According to the Scientific American, a new study shows that communities of color have unequal access to clean energy compared to white communities, affirming what advocates have been reporting anecdotally for years.

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley studied the imbalances in solar power deployment through data from Google’s Project Sunroof and demographic data from the U.S. Census. Project Sunroof is an initiative that maps solar rooftop panels seen from satellite images.

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More Couples Are Asking For Cash, Foregoing The Traditional Wedding Registry

A growing number of couples are foregoing the traditional wedding registry in lieu of asking for money. According to the Houston Chronicle, the wedding registry is still as popular as ever, but many millennial couples are opting out of traditional gifts because they already have them.

When the wedding registry concept was first launched in the 1920s, many new couples were much younger and were just moving out from their parents’ homes. But today’s brides and grooms are, on average, in their late 20s and early 30s.

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