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Posted on: October 8, 2018

CITY OF OPELIKA, SOUTHERN UNION AND MANDO HOST OPELIKA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FOR MANUFACTURING DAY

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National Manufacturing Day, which was celebrated on Oct. 5, is a day where American manufacturers take up the important work of inspiring young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Dinan Engineering Relocates to Opelika

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Opelika is shaping up to be a center of performance automotive aftermarket technology. Dinan, a company known for performance hardware and software for BMW, Mercedes & Mini vehicles has announced a relocation to Alabama.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Opelika Excited for Business Opportunities and Growth

In Opelika, businesses and job opportunities are growing. The Opelika City Council has recently approved three business expansions and additions, totaling almost $22 million.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Mando America and Pharmavite Look To Expand

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Auto supplier Mando America Corp. will be investing more than $10 million in building expansion and new machinery. And vitamin, mineral and supplement maker Pharmavite will invest $5.6 million for expansion.

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS

The City of Opelika would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Please find our holiday schedules for your convenience.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

V3 MEDIA GROUP RECEIVES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT FROM AMEA

The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA), along with the City of Opelika, presented V3 Media Group with a $5,000 grant from the AMEA Special Projects Economic Development Fund. V3 received the grant based on the company’s investment in a ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Mayor Suspends Rules at Opelika Cemeteries for the Holidays

Mayor Gary Fuller has conferred with Public Works Director Mike Hilyer and has issued an order to “suspend” the rules at City of Opelika cemeteries starting on Saturday, December 1 through Sunday, January 6, 2019, governing the placeme...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Free Help Applying for Affordable Healthcare

Councilwoman Patsy Jones, President Pro Tem of the Opelika City Council, is providing this seminar in conjunction with The Wellness Coalition. Join us!

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

City of Opelika Announces Free Outdoor WiFi Now Available Downtown

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The City of Opelika has recently installed WiFi in downtown as a way to better serve residents, businesses and visitors. The wireless network offers immediate access in the downtown railroad area between 10th Street and 7th Street on both the North and So...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Road Closure Due to Water Main Replacement

Due to the ongoing water main replacement project, HDD, Inc, will close 16th Place  between 4th and 5th Avenue today, 11/28/18, from approximately 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.  All required signs will be posted and personnel will be available to ...
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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

PEPPERELL BRANCH WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP WILL BE INSTALLING STORM DRAIN MARKER PROGRAM OCT. 27, 2018

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On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, beginning at 8 a.m., the Pepperell Branch Watershed Management Partnership will be installing storm drain markers around town. This is part of the larger Pepperell Branch Watershed Management Plan to reduce pollutants specific ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

OPELIKA ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT TO SELL FIBER TELECOM ASSETS AND OPERATIONS TO POINT BROADBAND

The City of Opelika and Point Broadband jointly announced today the signing of a definitive agreement whereby the City of Opelika (“Opelika”) will sell its fiber telecommunication assets and operations (“OPS ONE”) to Point Broadband. The transaction is ex...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Downtown Area Fire Lanes - Do Not Obstruct

There have been multiple complaints submitted to the Opelika Fire Department concerning parked vehicles obstructing the fire lanes, particularly in the Historical Downtown Opelika area. Therefore, the OFD would like to bring to your attention, Chapter 9 -...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Creekstone Neighborhood Installs Bus Stop Shelter For Kids

Mayor Gary Fuller and Opelika City Schools Superintendent Mark Neighbors visited with some special people in the Creekstone neighborhood last week. Several parents were determined to develop some sort of shelter for the children in their neighborhood at t...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

CAN THE GREASE

Researchers estimate that U.S. restaurants produce about 25 billion gallons of used cooking oil every week. Much of these fats, oil and grease (FOG) end up in sewers and water systems, causing expensive blockages and backups, as well as overflows that dam...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Local Manufacturing Day October 5

The cities of Auburn and Opelika and Southern Union State Community College will open their doors to more than 140 high school seniors to showcase industrial facilities and career opportunities throughout the region. National Manufacturing Day, which is c...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Opelika Police Department Announces Promotions and Resassignments

Mayor Gary Fuller, Chief John McEachern, Assistant Chief Kasey Brown, Captain Bobby Kilgore, Captain Shane Healey, Administrative Lieutenant Rob Cook, Lieutenant Ben Blackburn, Sergeant Daniel Metivier, Sergeant Joshua Smith

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

City of Opelika Pepperell Branch Watershed Management Plan Springs Into Action

The City of Opelika is partnering with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Keep Opelika Beautiful, Alabama Water Watch and other stakeholders on a grant to develop a Pepperell Br...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Opelika Fire Department Remembers 9-11

Members of the Opelika and Auburn Fire Departments participated in the Alabama Remembers 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sunday, September 16, 2018.

The Stair Climb is a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that othe...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Historic Planning Commission - Date Change

The monthly Historic Preservation Commission meeting is being rescheduled from this Thursday, September 13th at 4:30, to next Thursday, September 20th at 4:30 and will be held at its usual location, the Public Works Building, Planning Chamber, 700 Fox Tra...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Road Closures Due to Removal of Groundwater Wells in City of Opelika

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has authorized Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (Wood) to abandon a total of 33 groundwater wells as part of closure activities under the Alabama Tank Trust Fund program. Thirt...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Auburn Street/South Long Intersection Updates

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Beginning tomorrow (September 6), a city contractor will be closing the west end of Auburn Street at the intersection of South Long. This is work that was in the original plan for the Frederick Road project. A barricade and a “No Outlet&rdqu...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Opelika Power Services Announces Construction Work - AL HWY 1

Opelika Power Services would like to announce construction work to begin this week along Alabama Highway 1 (Hwy 431/Fox Run Parkway). Electrical Distribution Construction crews with IRBY Construction will be beginning operations this week to re-construct ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Road Work at 10th Street and Avenue B

The City of Opelika will be begin work on the intersection of 10th Street and Avenue B, starting today. We will be milling and re-paving for several days. We will work on one lane at the time. Therefore no traffic will be detoured. Thanks for your patienc...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

UPDATE: Railroad Work - Road Closure

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Norfolk Southern will soon be in the area performing maintenance and repair work to the railroad. The below mentioned railroad crossings will be affected by this job. Duration of closures is subject to change based on track time, weather and other factors...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Road Updates: Cunningham, Tiger Town Roundabout & Frederick

The City of Opelika has several road updates for the community.

Frederick Road/South Long:

Roadwork at the four-way stop at Frederick Road and South Long is almost complete. Contractors will begin striping the road and remove the stop signs on Frederick Roa...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Opelika Road Work - Auburn Street

OPELIKA ROAD WORK: Opelika Utilities will be finishing up the water work on Auburn Street at Orchard Drive and will re-open this road to traffic today. They will then be moving to the short section of South Long between Frederick Road and the section of A...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Clean Up From Storm

For Opelika residents: if you have a question about or need to schedule pickup of vegetative debris generated by the severe thunderstorm and tornado on Saturday, July 21, 2018: Contact Opelika Environmental Services at 334-705-5480.

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

ROAD CLOSURE- CITY OF OPELIKA: Avenue B

Avenue B between 9th and 10th will be closed tomorrow, 07/25/18, beginning at 6:30 AM, weather permitting. The road should be reopened around noon. This is to rewove a water valve installed while doing work at 10th and Avenue B several weeks ago.

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Frederick Road Extension Paving To Begin July 19

The City of Opelika contractor will be preparing the final paving of the Frederick Road extension from South Long Street to the new roundabout at Auburn Street and M L King Boulevard. Milling on Frederick Road to tie in the new surface will begin later th...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

New Police Department - Important Dates to Know

MUNICIPAL COURT AND POLICE RECORDS TO CHANGE LOCATIONS DURING CONSTRUCTION OF NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT

The City of Opelika will begin construction of its new police department the first week in August. The public needs to be aware of some changes during const...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Road Closure: Auburn Street

Opelika Utilities will begin replacing the water lines on Auburn Street beginning next week. The Contractor is scheduled to initiate the first detour/road closure at Auburn street beginning Wednesday, July 11, 2018. They will start at the intersection of ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Public Hearing - Annual Action Plan

A Public Hearing to introduce the proposed PY2018 Action Plan will be on July 9th at 4:00 pm at the Public Works Facility in the Planning Chamber.  At that time, the proposed PY2018 Action Plan will be available for those interested to review, as...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Road Closure Update: 10th Street

Road Work Update: The City of Opelika made a modification yesterday afternoon, giving bridge access to Avenue A, Swiss Cleaners and the Bennie Adkins Meeting Center. It is our hope that 10th Street will be completely open by the end of the day Friday, Jun...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Road Closure: 10th Street/2nd Ave

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Please note that 10 Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue will be closed from approximately 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. today for the removal of a large tree on the First Presbyterian Church lot.

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Opelika's Neighborhood Wellness Clinic- Donations Needed

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Helping others is what we do in Opelika. The City of Opelika, East Alabama Medical Center and Auburn University are partnering to provide a mobile wellness clinic for under-served citizens in Opelika.

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Road Closure: Fox Trail

Road Closure: Fox Trail (at the South side of Fox Run), the road has been closed until further notice. Crews will be monitoring and will have the road damage fixed as quickly as the weather/rain allows. Thanks for your patience.

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Primary Elections - Don't forget to vote June 5

Just a quick reminder to go VOTE in the Primary elections next Tuesday, June 5. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please call the Lee County Voter Registration office at 334-737-3635.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

City of Opelika Memorial Day Information

Memorial Day: City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. 

Garbage, Trash and Recycling will be picked up one day later than the usual pick-up day next week. 

The Sportsplex will be open from 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

City of Opelika Hosts Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 28

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Monday, May 28, beginning at 10 a.m. the City will host its annual Memorial Day Services to remember our Military Heroes who fought for the freedom of our country. The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Monument which stands in front of Opelika&a...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Opelika Engineering Department Participates in the 2018 Water Festival

The City's Engineering Department was an integral part of the event. Scott Parker, City Engineer, and his staff were part of a group who used this as an opportunity to teach students about water, conservation of natural resources and becoming better stewa...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Cisco Meraki Issues Case Study on City of Opelika Information Technology Department

The City of Opelika's Information Technology Department has deployed Meraki wireless in government buildings for workers and citizens to use. See the full case study.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

April 14 - Events Still On

Events Update for Saturday, April 14:

Dog Park Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting  10 a.m. @ Floral Park - still on!

Rocky Brook Documentary Premier - Municipal Park - 5-6:45  pm Free Train Rides and 7 p.m. - Documentary Viewing. As of now, we a...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

ADA Transition Plan Public Outreach and Public Hearing Notice

Please take notice that the City of Opelika, Alabama is in the process of updating its current ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan.  This update was led by City staff, City department heads, and field staff assig...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Roundabout Video Tips

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The following videos show examples of various types of vehicles using the new roundabout at Frederick and ML King Boulevard.

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Cunningham Bridge and Sportsplex Connector Updates:

Cunningham Drive Bridge—The contractor is slated to mobilize and begin work on the bridge this week, April 2.  

Sportsplex Connector Roadway—The timber operation is completed and the contractor will soon begin burning debris, removing stumps, plac...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Road Resurfacing Update 04/02/18

The contractor will continue paving in Cedar Creek Subdivision today and tomorrow. They will move to Hill Flo Avenue tomorrow afternoon. After that they will move to Calcutta Court and Scott Street next. It is possible another crew will move in before the...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Westside Recycling Center Closing April 1

Due to recycling material being continually contaminated, the Westside Recycling Center on Grand National Parkway in Opelika will close effective April 1, 2018. Citizens can sign up for curbside recycling for only $10 per month or bring recycling to one o...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Roundabout at Frederick, Auburn & ML King Boulevard Now Open

Monday, February 26, marked the official opening the new Roundabout on Frederick Road.This is the third and last phase of the Frederick Road project that began in 1990. The Opelika Engineering Department revised the design of the intersection of Frederick...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

SEASONS GREETINGS! HOLIDAYS KICK OFF IN NOVEMBER

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The City of Opelika has made it a priority to spruce up the holidays this year by investing in new Christmas decorations for the Downtown Historic District. This year, we are focusing on enhancing Courthouse Square, 8th/9th Streets, and North/South Railro...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

New Police Department and Municipal Court

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MUNICIPAL COURT AND POLICE RECORDS TO CHANGE LOCATIONS DURING CONSTRUCTION OF NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT

The City of Opelika will begin construction of its new police department and municipal court the first week in August. 

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Mayor's Photo Gallery

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Visit the Mayor's Photo Gallery to see information on special visitors, council meeting remarks, employee spotlights and more.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

History of Municipal Park and Rocky Brook Rocket

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Train rides, history and fond memories. That's what the Rocky Brook Rocket is all about. Take a look back in time with the "A Rocket In A Railroad Town" documentary. And a brief history of the train restoration.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Opelika's Reveals New Brand

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ACCESSIBLE Website and NEW Brand Will Revitalize Engagement with Opelika Citizens 

The City of Opelika is releasing a new brand identity, which includes a new logo, clearly defined colors and new fonts. In addition, we are launching a redesigned w...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

New to Opelika

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If you are new to the City of Opelika or are moving here in the very near future, find resources that will make your transition into our community easier!

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

History of the Rocky Brook Rocket

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September 20, 1951, the Opelika Board of Parks and Recreation hired the first full time Director.Thirty one year old W.J. (Bill) Calhoun from Nashville, Tennessee was hired and an office at city hall was made available. The park board had functioned since...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Friday night (12/14) Reindeer Express CANCELED

The Rocky Brook Rocket Reindeer Express has been CANCELED for this evening (12/14).

The event will still run Saturday night AND we are adding Sunday train rides from 5:00-8:00 p.m. We will NOT have pictures with Santa Sunday night.

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

SportsPlex 10th Anniversary

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The Opelika SportsPlex and Aquatics Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration kicks off in September 2018 and will feature a multitude of different initiatives aimed at honoring current members and recruiting new ones. Members of the Opelika SportsPl...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Sportsplex & Aquatic Center Memberships Now Available

Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatic Center memberships can be paid either monthly or annually. Choose your membership package and sign up today!

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