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Festival of Cranes factored into new hunting season, concerns remain
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Festival of Cranes factored into new hunting season, concerns remain

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News Nearly 7,000 people attended the weekend-long Festival of Cranes this past January where the main attractions are about 20 whooping cranes and thousands of sandhill cranes at North Alabama’s Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. So, when talk of a winter hunting season on the sandhill cranes in Alabama reached festival...

To get 500,000 newly-credentialed workers, state looks to undereducated, underemployed
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To get 500,000 newly-credentialed workers, state looks to undereducated, underemployed

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Industrial Development and Training agency, the department of commerce’s worker recruitment arm, is looking for about 27,000 employees for a variety of industries. About 75 to 80% of those jobs require education beyond high school and finding workers becomes more challenging as Alabama’s unemployment hits record lows,...