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  • Wanda Murray doesn't look like someone who would move to Las Vegas and get tangled in a complex criminal conspiracy . Murray, 65, sees  the world through thick glasses and her eyes never focus on any single thing. She spends each morning at her ...

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  • By Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA , Nov 26, 2018 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is informing state and local jurisdictions that it is critical to adopt Appendix H along with the recently released 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), ...