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Gutting Guest Worker Rights: Migrant Labor Bill Cuts Protections

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Roberto Gonzales and six other workers came from Nayarit, Mexico, to work on a Garrard County, Kentucky, tobacco farm using a guest worker program called the H-2A visa. The Department of Labor program guarantees a wage in Kentucky of $10.92 an hour. But Gonzales said the workers were only getting between $3 and $8 per hour…. Read More

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Secures Another Key Federal Permit

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has cleared another key regulatory hurdle. The U.S. Forest Service granted approval Friday for the natural gas pipeline to run through the George Washington National Forest and Monongahela National Forest. About 21 miles of the 600-mile-long project are located on National Forest Service lands, including where… Read More

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WV Congressman’s Bill to Cut Safety Disclosures Advances

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Regular disclosures to investors about publicly traded mining companies’ safety violations and worker deaths would no longer be required under legislation sponsored by West Virginia Republican Rep. Alex Mooney. The bill was advanced this week by the House Financial Services Committee. It would repeal a section of the Dodd-Frank Act intended… Read More

Ohio State Suspends Fraternity Activity During Investigation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University has suspended activities by all fraternities because of numerous investigations facing several houses. The university said Thursday it suspended social, recruitment and new member activities for the 37 members of the Interfraternity Council. The university says 11 chapters are under investigation since the beginning of the school year,… Read More

Ohio Campaign Targets Bullying, Promotes Support Of Youth

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state has launched an ad campaign targeting bullying and promoting the support of at-risk Ohio youth. The “Be Present” campaign from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services encourages friends, classmates and siblings to support youth experiencing stress and anxiety. Tracy Plouck is director of the Ohio Department… Read More