Tobacco Commission

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Oklahoma state officials recently won half a billion dollars from Johnson & Johnson. The landmark opioid payout could just be the first. Many states, including Virginia, are investigating pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic. 

Virginia’s Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission could serve as an example for how to make payout money last. 

Networking and Cyber Security Academy to Open in SWVA

Nov 21, 2017
Learning Network

A new center for teaching cyber security skills is opening early next year in southwestern Virginia. It’s aim is to train unemployed or underemployed workers for this growing industry. Its organizers say it’s also geared toward keeping those jobs in the area.