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Northern Kentucky Celebrates 10th Annual Pride!

This year Northern Kentucky as a community celebrated the 10th Annual Pride!

Congressional hearing on mountaintop removal impacts

U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources oversight hearing on the Ecological and Health Impacts of Mountaintop Mining in Central Appalachia. Details to come.

Black lung is surging, but bill to undo limits on doctors stalls without a hearing

A bill that would have rescinded restrictions on the types of physicians who can diagnose black lung disease will likely not get a vote in the Kentucky House of Representatives this year … The proposal’s likely failure comes amid the largest resurgence of black lung in decades, one that has left more than 20 perc

Sweeping changes aimed at Kentucky aid programs called 'war on poor'

Top House Republicans have filed a bill that would enact sweeping changes in Kentucky's system of public benefits — including Medicaid, food stamps and temporary cash aid for the poor — adding work requirements, drug tests and benefit cuts that opponents say would be disastrous.

Investigation blames regulatory failure for black lung 'epidemic'

An NPR/PBS "Frontline" investigation published on Tuesday found that the government has known for decades about warning signs that preceded a recent black lung "epidemic," which has sickened thousands of coal miners.

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