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Tyler White: After witnessing great injustice, Ky. coal industry stands with hard-working miners

Over the past few months we have witnessed a great injustice occur in some of our mining communities as certain bad actors have reportedly failed to pay their hard working men and women the wages they are owed. As the president of a trade organization that represents the coal industry, I am appalled at these unethical business practices. To not pay your employees what they have earned is simply and...

Bill Straub: Drought of political courage persists as candidates hack away at EPA

Let’s stipulate for the sake of argument that campaigns rarely – strike that — never provide a forum for the display of political courage. After all, the one and only goal of running for office is to get elected and if truth stands as a barrier, truth must be sidestepped by any and all available means.   In that way, this year’s race in Kentucky between Senate Republican Leader Mitch...