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SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin held a symbolic bill signing Monday on a new law that raises state penalties for pipeline safety violations. The law applies to an estimated 11,000 miles of pipeline that run within the state's borders...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new scientific paper details the growing evidence that black lung is on the rise among Appalachian miners. The report arrives as the Obama administration is saying little about any progress on finalizing a rule it...
Associated PressU.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who came to West Virginia as a young man from one of the world’s richest families to work on antipoverty programs and remained in the state to build a political legacy, announced Friday he will not seek a sixth term....
Sonya Reinhart, a longtime supervisor in the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Operations who had been a child actress, died July 18 of a massive coronary at Sinai Hospital. The Owings Mills resident was 82. The daughter of a...
Associated PressThe Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it could throw out other key parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law if it first finds the individual insurance requirement unconstitutional. On the third and last day of arguments, the justices...
WASHINGTON (AP)— The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it could throw out other key parts of President Barack Obama's health care law if it first finds the individual insurance requirement unconstitutional. On the third and last day of...
Times Staff WriterBy most conventional measures, Paul Fredo is an American success story. The son of a coal miner, he made almost $200,000 in the last year, enough to place him in the top 2% of wage earners. As a financial manager for the U.S. unit of Alstom, the French...
Tags: Government Health Care, Legs, Health, George W. Bush, Research
This column a few years ago discussed nuclear power and how our country was underutilizing it in generating electricity. A man who works for a company called ConvertCoal, Inc., or CCI, recently contacted me because of that article. The company, founded...
Tribune staff reporterTwo thousand feet below the rolling, wind-scrubbed hills, in a remote section of North America's deepest coal mine, the walls began to creak and pop. In a dark corridor about 100 feet away, two miners watched as long steel bolts anchored into the rock...
Tags: Death, Florida, Coal, Natural Resources, Structural Failures
Tribune staff reportersEven as many underground coal mines slowly improve their safety records, America's Appalachian coal cradle is plagued by rising injury rates and growing numbers of safety violations linked to company negligence, federal records show. Eastern Kentucky and...
May 13, 2013 |Story| AP West Virginia
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Oct 10, 2004 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Sep 22, 2002 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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