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Slideshow: Bracken Bat Cave

Every summer night, a swirling vortex of Mexican free-tailed bats emerges from Bracken Cave, the largest such colony in the world. It's a sight the cave's protectors say is threatened by a developer's plans.

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A 2007 state law said that "smart" meters must "be deployed as rapidly as possible" across the state.
 Callie Richmond

Smart Meter Resistance Rises as Towns Say No

Smart electricity meters have long been criticized by those who say they present a health risks and infringe on individual rights. Now, with legislative action to allow property owners to deny meters failing, municipalities are picking up the slack.

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