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DHR: Staffing turnover in child welfare division reaches 54%
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DHR: Staffing turnover in child welfare division reaches 54%

In July, the child welfare division hit a turnover rate of 54%, DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner told a panel of lawmakers Thursday at an informal State House budget hearing. General Fund budget committee members have heard from a variety of state agencies this summer about budget and staffing issues and how increases in inflation are impacting them.

Going the last (and middle) mile: Time, money required to get statewide broadband access
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Going the last (and middle) mile: Time, money required to get statewide broadband access

Mapping shows that 13% of Alabama’s 1.65 million addresses are unserved by broadband of at least 25/3 megabits per second, the federal definition of unserved.  Nineteen percent of addresses are unserved by 100/20 megabits per second, the federal definition of underserved.  Only about 25% of addresses have the 100/100 megabits per second the state is asking for from grant applicants.

Boeing lands $5B missile defense contract
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Boeing lands $5B missile defense contract

Boeing’s work on the ground-based midcourse defense system will happen primarily at its Huntsville operations.

The system is the nation’s only protection against intercontinental ballistic missile threats, Boeing said in a written statement on Wednesday.