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Truck Drivers, Nurses most needed
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Truck Drivers, Nurses most needed

According to recently collected data, truck drivers and registered nurses are two of the most sought-after employees.  Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s (ADOL) Labor Market Information Division shows that the most wanted online ads for jobs are for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, registered nurses and retail salespersons, with 7,355...

Public Health closes oyster bed harvesting areas
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Public Health closes oyster bed harvesting areas

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing areas in Mobile Bay. The closed shellfish growing waters affect oyster beds located in Area II and Area VII of Mobile Bay, which includes Portersville Bay and Grand Bay. The order by ADPH State Health Officer Dr. Scott...

Alabama receives “A-“ rating from local small business owners
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Alabama receives “A-“ rating from local small business owners

MONTGOMERY — A website that connects customers with local professionals announced results from its annual small business survey which gave Alabama an A-. The website Thumbtack released findings from its “2018 Small Business Friendliness Survey” which ranked Alabama 12th in terms of business friendliness in all 50 states. That’s 10 spots better than last year,...

Kelly Butler named Acting Finance Director 
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Kelly Butler named Acting Finance Director 

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Kelly Butler will serve as Acting Finance Director, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday. He replaces Clinton Carter, who is departing the top cabinet post for a senior position in the University of North Carolina System, Alabama Daily News reported in July. Butler currently serves as Assistant Finance Director, overseeing...

Trump signs bill authorizing $716 billion for national defense
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Trump signs bill authorizing $716 billion for national defense

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News President Donald Trump on Monday signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, which authorizes $716 billion for national defense. “It is vital that we continue to prioritize our national security by ensuring that our military is highly trained and well-equipped to best...

By the numbers: Alabama’s workforce thriving
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By the numbers: Alabama’s workforce thriving

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Labor announced last Friday that the state’s June unemployment rate bumped up to 4.1% from May’s rate of 3.9%. The bump is common during the summer months as both high school and college graduates look to enter the job market, along with...

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Attorney General candidates grind out final days

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As the final hours begin counting down on the 2018 primary runoff election, Attorney General candidates Steve Marshall and Troy King are maximizing every opportunity to reach out to voters before they head to the ballot box on Tuesday. King spent Monday traveling the state campaigning with...

Pence tweets support for Roby
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Pence tweets support for Roby

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News Weeks after securing the backing of President Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has earned another endorsement from the executive branch. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday tweeted his support for Roby, the Republican incumbent in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, in her runoff election against former Congressman Bobby Bright....