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Navajo Nation president says the ‘curve is flattening’ with COVID-19 cases

Source: AZCentral. Despite recently surpassing New York to have the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the country, Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez said on Memorial Day that “the curve is flattening on the Navajo Nation.” As of Monday, the Navajo Nation had 4,794 cases of COVID-19 and the number of deaths associated with the disease reached 157. Nearly 1,500 people have […]

Black lung is back: why more is needed to fight dust

Source: Mining Technology Despite improvements in health and safety in US mining, dust inhalation remains a real threat, with black lung seeing a resurgence in cases. We speak to the Mine Safety and Health Administration about this challenge, and how it aims to tackle it. US mining has enjoyed years of continued improvements with regard […]

Matewan massacre remembered 100 years later

Source: WV MetroNews   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the Matewan massacre, in which Mingo County officials and detectives with Baldwin-Felts Detectives Inc. engaged in a conflict that would lead to the West Virginia Mine War. Thirteen detectives traveled to Matewan to evict union coal miners out of their homes, which were owned by […]

Cecil Roberts: Postal Service a lifeline for rural West Virginia

Source: West Virginia Gazette May 9, 2020   In the midst of the gravest crisis our nation has confronted in decades, it is beyond disappointing to see national political leaders use the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to destroy the United States Postal Service. The refusal by the White House and others in Congress to […]

Mine workers’ union supports Salvation Army

Source: Estevan  May 07, 2020 Estevan Salvation Army director of ministry Ronza Reynard accepts a cheque for $3,000 from Ashley Johnson, the financial secretary for the United Mine Workers of America Local 7606. The union recently made the cheque presentation through a collection that they had for the food bank. Johnson said they chose to […]

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