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Fight like hell for the living: Honoring Kingston coal ash workers

Man with gray hair facing power plant, back of shirt says Ash Spill First Responder

Twelve years after the Kingston coal ash spill, hundreds of cleanup workers are sick with lung diseases, blood and brain cancers and other ailments, and families report that as many as 53 workers have died from their exposure to the toxic Kingston coal ash.

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Multi-State Healthcare Merger Draws Months-Long Protest

When a Kingsport, Tenn., hospital merged with Ballad Health, the monopoly healthcare provider drastically cut back the hospital’s services – sparking a months-long 24/7 protest.

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Southwest Virginia Residents Hold Healthcare Forum

Over 130 residents from Southwest Virginia attended an educational forum on the potential impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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Expanding Access to Transportation for Those in Need

Getting to and from work, school or medical appointments can be a challenge for many of the region’s most vulnerable residents, but public and private programs are working to close the transportation gap.

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