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There’s a common stereotype that women lawmakers are more bipartisan in their work than men. But as record numbers of women run for Congress, a new study says that’s not true.
When former coal mine employees in western Kentucky faced arraignment Wednesday on federal charges that they conspired to falsify the required monitoring of coal dust, the hearing brought renewed attention to the region’s surge in black lung disease. The case highlights the many challenges miners face in the workplace. And health officials in black lung clinics… Read More
A mobile health clinic is touring different coal towns in Ohio to help miners find out if they have black lung disease. The goal is to detect the disease early before it gets worse. Miners will be able to walk into a large trailer and receive a chest exam, a breathing test and more to see if they have… Read More
President Trump called for a doubling in the tariff on imported steel and aluminum from Turkey, escalating a diplomatic spat with a key NATO ally.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company have pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines. The eight officials at Armstrong Coal were arraigned this week in Owensboro and Bowling Green. An indictment alleges company officials ordered workers to remove… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering whether Kentucky’s right-to-work law violates the state’s Constitution. The court heard arguments about the case on Friday, a few days after voters in Missouri rejected a similar law in that state. The law lets workers opt out of paying union dues or fees, even if… Read More
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) – Police say a newborn baby boy found inside a toilet at an Ohio Burger King is expected to survive. The Chillicothe Gazette reports authorities found the baby while responding to a report about a 26-year-old man passed out in a vehicle at a Burger King in the southern Ohio city of… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s campaign says his next Make America Great Again rally will be held in West Virginia. A statement from Trump’s campaign says the rally will be held Aug. 21 in Charleston. The campaign says Trump will urge residents to vote for Republican candidates in the midterm elections, including West… Read More
PBS KIDS Goes Back to School with Free Resources for Parents and Teachers and First-Ever DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD Movie High-quality Content Helps Kids, Parents & Teachers Boost School Readiness Skills As summer winds down, PBS KIDS will offer a variety of resources to help kids kick off the new school year. Studies continually show that… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Defense attorneys say a man imprisoned for roughly 12 years for a woman’s 2002 killing in West Virginia has been released as an investigation continues into newly discovered evidence casting doubt on his and three other men’s guilt. The Herald-Dispatch reports 37-year-old Phillip Scott Barnett was released Thursday from the Parkersburg… Read More