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Still blocked from Hawaii peak, telescope seeks Spain permit
Technology
Published in 7-8-2019
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) The group behind a $1.4 billion telescope planned for Hawaii is applying for a permit to build in Spain as ongoing protests and a human blockade prevent them from starting construction on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak that some people consider sacred.

The plan to start construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island has been thwarted for more t ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
32 years after poisoning, cleanup launched at arsenic site
Technology
Published in 7-8-2019
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KENT, N.Y. (AP) In the weeks after they moved from New York City to their dream home in the leafy countryside, Norman and Alicia Berns grew ill with nausea, numbness and crushing fatigue.

She tried to restore her health by drinking plenty of water, but that turned out to be the worst thing she could do.

"We were just getting progressively sicker, and the doctors couldn't fig ...>>

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Scientists say water in Hawaii crater is heated by volcano
Technology
Published in 7-8-2019
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HONOLULU (AP) Scientists have discovered that a growing pond of water inside a Hawaii crater is being heated by Kilauea volcano.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday that temperature readings taken over the weekend show that a growing pool of water in Kilauea volcano's Halemaumau crater, the former home of a popular lava lake, is about 158 degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees Celsius) ...>>

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Gazans struggle to protect antiquities from neglect, looting
Technology
Published in 7-8-2019
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KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) Walid al-Aqqad's Gaza home would be the envy of many an antiquities collector.

Pieces of Corinthian columns greet visitors in the backyard. Inside, hundreds of ancient pots and other artifacts hang on the walls or are arranged helter-skelter on shelves.

They are remnants of five millennia of Gaza's history, from the Bronze Age to the Islamic ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 7-8-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Port of Galveston reports increase in wind turbine cargo and cruises, decrease in grains
Business
Published in 7-8-2019
    201 Visits

The trade war has curtailed grain exports from the Port of Galveston and caused an 11 percent decline in overall tonnage during the second quarter, according to data released by the port.

Reference: www.chron.com
Sears to close Texas City store this fall
Business
Published in 7-8-2019
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The Sears in Texas City is the latest casualty of the 126-year-old retailer's ongoing efforts to streamline its operations amid changing consumer preferences and the rise of e-commerce.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston architecture firm shortlisted in Houston Endowment HQ competition
Business
Published in 7-8-2019
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Houston's Schaum/Shieh Architects was the only local firm shortlisted in an international competition to design a new headquarters for the Houston Endowment.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston ranks 10th for apartment sales, but growth is flat
Business
Published in 7-8-2019
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Sales of apartment complexes are up 15 percent in the first half compared to the same period in 2018, according to Real Estate Alert. Houston ranked 10th in terms of sales volume.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas City church sells site to multifamily developer
Business
Published in 7-8-2019
    733 Visits

Smart Living, a luxury apartment developer, purchased a 9.4-acre parcel from First Baptist Church of Texas City. It plans to build 234 units of apartments and townhomes.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston economy saw 3rd largest major metro job growth in nation: BLS
Economy
Published in 7-8-2019
    1006 Visits

The Houston, The Woodlands and Sugar Land area saw robust year-over-year job growth of 2.8 percent in April. The region now employs 3.1 million people.

Reference: www.chron.com
Tariffs on Mexico could deal blow to Houston economy
Economy
Published in 7-8-2019
    482 Visits

Trade between Houston and Mexico averages $23.4 billion annually.

Reference: www.chron.com
Tariffs on Mexico would cost Texas thousands of jobs, billions to economy: analysis
Economy
Published in 7-8-2019
    183 Visits

A 5 percent tariff could cause a loss of nearly $11.9 billion in gross product to the Texas economy, and result in 117,335 jobs lost across the state.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston economy added 8,200 jobs in May
Economy
Published in 7-8-2019
    908 Visits

Houston's economy added 8,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted government data.

Reference: www.chron.com
Texas unemployment rate falls to historic low — again
Economy
Published in 7-8-2019
    730 Visits

The state added 45,000 jobs in June.

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