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Federal Appalachia Training Investment Shows Mixed Results

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced nearly $5 million dollars for worker training programs in Appalachia. It’s the latest influx of funding aimed at blunting the job losses in the region’s coal sector. But critics of those programs say worker training alone is no solution. The Ohio Valley ReSource’s Becca Schimmel reports.

Also on today’s show, trailblazing international boxer and gay rights advocate Christy Salters is a Wyoming County native. She was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in 2016. 

Christy returned to the Mountain State in late September to speak at a Fairness West Virginia gala. Salters sat down with reporter Emily Allen before her address. She discussed her career in boxing, and her work advocating for survivors of domestic abuse.

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