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Sit-in aims to end coal’s grip on Kentucky

Poet Wendell Berry and retired miner Stanley Sturgill were among  the Frankfort 14 who occupied the office of Gov. Steve Beshear Feb. 11-14.

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Big Coal: damaging communities from Appalachia to Colombia

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth presented "The Struggle for Justice in the Coalfields of Central Appalachia and Colombia" at the U.S. Social Forum.

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Far-right Massey CEO pal runs for Congress

Former West Virginia Judge Eliott Maynard is enlisting Tea Party backing for his campaign to unseat miner-friendly Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall.

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Coal poses major health threat, physicians group warns

Coal plays a role in four of the top five causes of death in the U.S. - heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases - says a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility.