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U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration David Zatezalo

Safer Direction? Top Mine Regulator Addresses Concerns About Dust And Deaths In Coal

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As President Trump attempts to revive the struggling coal industry, the administration’s top regulator for mine safety used a recent lecture at West Virginia University to lay out his priorities for the agency charged with keeping miners safe. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health David Zatezalo outlined the Trump administration’s priorities for… Read More

West Virginia Chief Justice Wants Impeachment Delayed

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Supreme Court’s chief justice is asking the court to delay impeachment proceedings against her by the state Senate. Chief Justice Margaret Workman filed a petition Friday morning arguing the state Senate’s articles of impeachment are not constitutional. The Gazette Mail reports Workman is asking to delay impeachment proceedings… Read More

Surgeon General Says Opioid Crisis Requires Fight Against Stigma

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In a comprehensive new report on the opioid crisis, the U.S. surgeon general writes that stigma remains a major barrier to treatment and urges a more supportive approach to those in need. Surgeon General Jerome Adams wrote in his Spotlight on Opioids report that stigma has prevented people with opioid use disorders from seeking treatment. “The way… Read More