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Ex-Massey CEO Don Blankenship is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6. Ex-Massey CEO Don Blankenship is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6.

Ex-coal CEO asks high court to overturn his conviction

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his conviction for misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal safety standards at a West Virginia mine where 29 miners died in 2010.

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West Virginia Senate passes amended tax bill

West Virginia's Senate has passed a tax-overhaul bill that would raise the state sales tax from 6 to 7.25 percent then cut all income tax rates next year with a goal of eventually ending them.

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$10 million grant announced to develop abandoned mine sites

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) create an advisory group to select projects to be funded by a $10 million grant to develop abandoned mine sites. 

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Gov. McAuliffe touts education as key to building local economy Video included

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made a stop Monday at Southwest Virginia Community College to tour the facilities dedicated to retraining people.

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Federal committee examining health risks from surface mines

A federal science committee studying the health risks for people living near surface coal mines has scheduled a public meeting this week in southern West Virginia.

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Rep. Evan Jenkins continues his support of bill to protect miners' pensions

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins says work will continue in Congress to help protect the pensions of more than 22,000 retired coal miners and surviving spouses. 

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Fatality reported at Wyoming County mine Video included

Mine safety officials now confirm a coal miner had died at a Wyoming County mine.

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Utilities group petitions EPA head to upend coal ash rule

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A utilities group is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to sweep away rules governing the disposal of the poison-laden ash left behind when coal is burned to generate electricity. More>>

Pence rides horse around Montana coal mine, leads GOP rally

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Vice President Mike Pence rallied fellow Republicans in Montana in support of God, guns and Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate vying for the state's only seat in the U.S. House. More>>

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