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\documentclass[letterpaper,11pt]{texMemo}

\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage{indentfirst}
\usepackage{wrapfig}

\memoto{Anna C. Kelley, CEO and the BACH Creative Board of Directors}
\memofrom{Tanner N. Borskey, Project Developer}
\memosubject{Definition Memo: Defining What Solar Powered Traffic Signs Are and What They Are Used For}
\memodate{Thursday, January 10, 2019}
\logo{\includegraphics[width=0.65\textwidth]{bach.jpg}}
\begin{document}
\maketitle

The purpose of this memo is to define "Solar Powered Traffic Signs" so that BACH Creative will understand why solar powered traffic signs are needed, how solar powered traffic lights work, and the different types of solar powered traffic signs available.

\color{cyan}
\section*{Why Solar Powered Traffic Signs Are Needed?}
\subsection*{Traditional Traffic Signs}
\color{black}
Traffic signs can be seen at pedestrian crosswalks, railroad crossings, speed warnings, school zone warnings, etc. Standard traffic signs in urban areas have illumination from surrounding light sources such traffic lights, security lights on buildings, and vehicle headlights. Compared to urban areas, rural area traffic signs often only are illuminated by driver headlights which is not sufficient. Unfortunately these traffic signs are currently the most common style of traffic signs still seen today. They are dependent on surrounding area light sources for illumination, outdated, and often ignored which ultimately increases the dangers of the road.

\begin{wrapfigure}[9]{L}{0.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{stat1.png}
\caption{Fatal Crashes by Traffic Control Devices [1]}
\end{wrapfigure}

\color{cyan}
\subsection*{Solar Powered Traffic Signs}

\color{black}
Solar powered traffic signs are the most up to date solution to increase traffic safety. These redesigned traffic signs prove to allow more visibility no matter of location or area. The number of fatal crashes just involving a STOP sign are the second leading result in fatal crashes in both 1999 and 2000 as seen in Figue 1. The inability to see a STOP sign due to lack of illumination are one of the leading reasons why these fatal crashes occur. Solar powered traffic signs would help eliminate a great percentage of fatalities by providing drivers with a bright, continuous flashing signal on the sign resulting in the sign becoming appearance becoming more visible to all drivers on the road. Inventor, David Hubbell states, "There is, therefore, a need to have an illuminated traffic sign that is visible to a driver before the vehicle's headlights hit it without depending on ambient lighting sources for illumination." \cite{bierman2006self}

\color{cyan}
\section*{How Do Solar Powered Traffic Signs Work?}

\color{black}
I NEED THIS SECTION HEADING AND TEXT TO ALIGN LEFT 


\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{biblist}
\end{document}

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  • can you not just put the section heading before the wrapfig (also you should not have color in the document like that, just specify the colour at the same place that the section heading font is specified – David Carlisle Jan 10 at 7:54
  • Your code is not reproducible, please use a different document class and replace the pictures. – Felix Phl Jan 10 at 8:21
  • From a typographic view point, inputting a table as a figure is a bad idea, especially if you scale it such that the font sizes don't match. Best to reproduce this table in LaTeX code. – Skillmon Jan 10 at 8:26
  • The way you change your section headings is very wrong. You should not use \color there. Instead the definition of \section and the like should be changed to colour the headings. But that's not the issue. – Skillmon Jan 13 at 10:32
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The following drops wrapfig and uses insbox instead (insbox is not a LaTeX2e package, but generic code, therefore it is \input). If you encounter stuff that shouldn't be affected anymore you can use \insboxrestore (which I just \let to an internal of insbox) to end insbox's effect for the current and every following paragraphs. To get decent looking outputs with \section heading a bit of manual placement is needed (hence the \vspace macros) and the effect of the \section suppressing the resetting of the next paragraph's shape has to be suppressed (hence the \begingroup...\endgroup pair).

In order to get a \caption inside of insbox's macro, one has to use a \parbox (or minipage) and the capt-of package's \captionof (also provided by the caption package and the KOMA script classes).

To change the margin around the inserted image and the surrounding text, you'd have to use something like

\makeatletter
\setlength\@InsertBoxMargin{<length>}% package default is 2mm
\makeatother

Note that in the following I use article as I don't have texMemo on my local machine and won't search for it. I also removed your \colors, as they are wrong in the way they are used, but can't provide a fix, because I don't know texMemo's internal structure.

\documentclass[letterpaper,11pt]{article}

\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage{indentfirst}
\input{insbox}
\usepackage{capt-of}

\makeatletter
\@ifdefinable{\insboxrestore}{\let\insboxrestore\@restore@}
\makeatother

%\memoto{Anna C. Kelley, CEO and the BACH Creative Board of Directors}
%\memofrom{Tanner N. Borskey, Project Developer}
%\memosubject{Definition Memo: Defining What Solar Powered Traffic Signs Are and What They Are Used For}
%\memodate{Thursday, January 10, 2019}
%\logo{\includegraphics[width=0.65\textwidth]{bach.jpg}}
\begin{document}
%\maketitle

The purpose of this memo is to define "Solar Powered Traffic Signs" so that BACH
Creative will understand why solar powered traffic signs are needed, how solar
powered traffic lights work, and the different types of solar powered traffic
signs available.

\section*{Why Solar Powered Traffic Signs Are Needed?}
\subsection*{Traditional Traffic Signs}
Traffic signs can be seen at pedestrian crosswalks, railroad crossings, speed
warnings, school zone warnings, etc. Standard traffic signs in urban areas have
illumination from surrounding light sources such traffic lights, security lights
on buildings, and vehicle headlights. Compared to urban areas, rural area
traffic signs often only are illuminated by driver headlights which is not
sufficient. Unfortunately these traffic signs are currently the most common
style of traffic signs still seen today. They are dependent on surrounding area
light sources for illumination, outdated, and often ignored which ultimately
increases the dangers of the road.
\vspace{-\baselineskip}% move the box a bit up
\InsertBoxL{0}
  {%
    \parbox[t]{.5\textwidth}
      {%
        \vspace{2\baselineskip}% move the image a bit down inside the box
        \centering
        \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{example-image-duck}
        \captionof{figure}{Fatal Crashes by Traffic Control Devices [1]}
      }%
  }[13]% change this number if the number of short lines is wrong
% group the \subsection so that it doesn't interfere with \InsertBoxL. If you're
% not using `indentfirst` you'll have to suppress the indent in the first
% paragraph manually
\begingroup
\subsection*{Solar Powered Traffic Signs}
\endgroup

Solar powered traffic signs are the most up to date solution to increase traffic
safety. These redesigned traffic signs prove to allow more visibility no matter
of location or area. The number of fatal crashes just involving a STOP sign are
the second leading result in fatal crashes in both 1999 and 2000 as seen in
Figue 1. The inability to see a STOP sign due to lack of illumination are one of
the leading reasons why these fatal crashes occur. Solar powered traffic signs
would help eliminate a great percentage of fatalities by providing drivers with
a bright, continuous flashing signal on the sign resulting in the sign becoming
appearance becoming more visible to all drivers on the road. Inventor, David
Hubbell states, "There is, therefore, a need to have an illuminated traffic sign
that is visible to a driver before the vehicle's headlights hit it without
depending on ambient lighting sources for illumination." \cite{bierman2006self}

\section*{How Do Solar Powered Traffic Signs Work?}

I NEED THIS SECTION HEADING AND TEXT TO ALIGN LEFT 


\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{biblist}
\end{document}

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