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National Academy Report Urges Stronger Coal Dust Monitoring Amid Black Lung Surge

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A new report from the National Academy of Sciences says the coal mining industry needs a “fundamental shift” in the way it controls exposure to coal and rock dust in order to prevent lung disease among miners. Despite improvements such as an Obama-era rule to strengthen monitoring and control of dust in mines, the experts on the… Read More

Ohio Lawmakers Vote To Provide Online Academy ‘Safe Harbor’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Republican-led Legislature has temporarily relaxed academic performance standards on a virtual school that took in thousands of students from a now-shuttered competitor. Senators and representatives approved companion measures during their final pre-summer session Wednesday creating “safe harbor” protections for the Toledo-based Ohio Virtual Academy. The Virtual Academy lobbied for the… Read More

A Capitol Fourth | July 4 at 8 and 9:30


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Live from The U.S. Capitol With an All-Star Cast featuring Musical Performances by Jimmy Buffett and the Broadway Cast of Escape to Margaritaville, The Beach Boys, Pentatonix, The Temptations, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and the National Symphony Orchestra With the Most Iconic Fireworks Display in the U.S.A. − Celebrating… Read More