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      Hoover bus study released; NAACP launches own investigation into cuts

      A study examining school bus cuts in the city of Hoover was released Friday. {}The study was financed by Hoover City Councilman Gene Smith. {} Data from the study suggests the bus cuts would impact "home desirability and increasing pricing trends." {}The study notes the Birmingham Metro is in a "recovery mode" and that housing prices and housing sales are growing after the recession and cuts to school transportation would have a negative impact. {}A representative from the Zanola company, who completed the study, will present their finding at a Hoover City council meeting scheduled for Monday night at 6pm.

      ABC 33/40's Larry Miller has also learned the NAACP is launching their own investigation into the bus cuts. {}Representatives with the organization say they will submit their findings to the Department of Justice. {}They say their initial findings show the cuts will have a substantial impact on families of color.

      Larry Miller will have an update on FOCUS @ 4 and on ABC 33/40 news @ 6.{}

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