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Workforce Summit Aims to Aid Industry in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Department of Labor and the city of Selma hold a workforce summit — to help industries recruit and retain workers. Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington — says the COVID-19 pandemic — created a lot of challenges for businesses nationwide. But he says business in the state of Alabama — is bouncing back nicely. “The…

Local Experts React to Meeting between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

It was a historic meeting in Singapore as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met on Tuesday in an effort to ease tensions between the two countries. This was a stark contrast to what the two countries experienced only a year ago, with a nuclear war seeming likely. Fast forward to 2018, local experts believe this summit…

Government and Health Officials Attend Opioid Crisis Summit: “From Silos To Solutions”

It’s being called a crisis for Alabama…opioid abuse and addiction. According to latest figures from the CDC,  between 2013 and 2014,  Alabama saw a nearly 20 percent increase in the drug overdose death rate.  State officials are trying to do something about it.Today health care professionals and government officials came together for an opioid crisis summit. “If we had a…