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By Betty Dotson-Lewis

Speak Your Piece: Pulitzer’s Cold Comfort

The Center for Public Integrity wins a well-deserved Pulitzer for its investigation of the corrupt black-lung benefits program. But the political leaders who claim to be on the side of coal miners should have been paying attention long before the reporters made a national story out this disgraceful state of affairs.

Who Will Help The Miner?

With less demand for coal and fewer jobs for miners, the Appalachian coalfields need a Presidential candidate who can help the region build a new way of life. So far, neither party has supported policies that will help the coal miner.

Everett Lilly: ‘A True Life’

'Me and Bea were not from Kentucky so we called our music plain American Folk Country Music...It is about something, isn’t it? If you sing it you are singing about something that really happened.'