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Living With Black Lung: Coal Miners Caught In A Surging Epidemic

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The central Appalachian coalfields are in the middle of an unprecedented epidemic of severe black lung disease. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association federal researchers released the results of a study conducted at just three black lung clinics. The study confirmed 416 cases of the most severe form of black lung… Read More

West Virginia Senate Advances Proposed Abortion Amendment

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate has advanced a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would authorize lawmakers to restrict abortion rights. The resolution says: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” Approved 25-9 on Friday, it would require two-thirds passage by… Read More