This past year America's more than 300 safety-net hospitals found themselves on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, which disproportionately affected the communities safety-net hospitals are most likely to serve.
May 18, 2021
Dozens of coal miners are expected to press federal regulators and members of Congress to address an epidemic of the advanced stage of black lung disease during a visit to Capitol Hill.
July 23, 2019
The nation's top coal mine safety regulator told members of Congress on Thursday that existing safety regulations are sufficient to protect miners from toxic dust, despite calls for change amid an epidemic of advanced black lung disease among coal miners in Appalachia.
June 21, 2019
An NPR/FRONTLINE investigation found thousands of instances in which miners were exposed — not just to coal dust but to dangerous levels of toxic silica dust.
December 18, 2018