Alexia Ridley

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Department of Labor

Georgia’s unemployment rate for March remained unchanged at 4.4 percent.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia continued to set records in March, even though the number of jobs dipped slightly. It’s the first time the number of jobs decreased since September of 2017.

 

"When you take a look at those over the month numbers just for jobs, I wouldn't put a lot of stock in it. Quite frankly they're going to fluctuate up and down, any given month of the year," said Butler.  

UGA

After more than a year of work, researchers at the UGA show that making simple dietary changes can make big differences.

 

You really are what you eat, according to UGA researchers who studied UGA students and seniors from the community for a year. Professor Lisa Renzi-Hammond says both the students and adults over 60 who received lutein supplements for the year-long project saw definite improvements in brain function.

 

ACC Government

Area residents needing free legal assistance can attend a pop up legal clinic this weekend. It’s the 5th in a series of clinics in the Access to Justice Initiative. The mission of the event is to provide access to legal services and information for individuals in need of legal assistance who live in the community.

 

Oxford University Press

Is America better served by a free trade agenda or protectionist measures? That’s a question being addressed in a discussion at the Russell Special Collections Library on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Author, Director Emeritus of the Dean Rusk Center and former U.S. Congressman, Don Johnson is discussing his new book, "The Wealth of a Nation: A History of Trade Politics in America.” Johnson says two and a half centuries have shown that a liberal economic system, or open market, works best for the nation.

Twitter

District 119 Representative Jonathan Wallace announcing today that he is endorsing Chalis Montgomery for U.S. Congress in Georgia’s 10th District.

Wallace is supporting Montgomery for her stance on healthcare, civil rights and civil liberties, education funding, and gun laws. Montgomery and Wallace are scheduled to appear together in Earth Day for a rally Sunday, April 22nd at 4 pm. It takes place at the Montgomery campaign office on Tracy Street in Athens.

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