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As Congress hears testimony on the epidemic of black lung disease among Appalachian miners, two labor leaders are calling on Congress and regulators to do more to protect miners. In a letter to the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, or MSHA, the United Mine Workers of America and the United Steel Workers of America urged… Read More
The Ohio House has overwhelmingly passed a bill giving courts options to divert those charged with drug crimes away from prison and into treatment programs. The bill, labeled as House Bill 1 to indicate its priority, would expand access to programs for non-violent drug offenders for treatment instead of conviction or prison, and to allow for sealing… Read More
CANTON, Ohio – A physician accused of running a pill mill in Stark County has been found guilty on 187 counts related to the operation. Frank Lazzerini, who practiced in Jackson Township, prescribed opioids and other drugs without a legitimate medical purpose, according to a press release from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy Among the charges… Read More
The drugs were reportedly found in seven containers aboard the MSC Gayane at Philadelphia’s Packer Marine Terminal. Authorities say it is one of the biggest-ever drug busts in the U.S.
There’s an unusual air of suspense surrounding the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, with the possibility that the central bank could cut rates for the first time in nearly 11 years.
The Trump administration is replacing one of President Obama’s signature plans to address climate change. It could help some coal-fired power plants, but likely won’t slow the industry’s decline.