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Company adding 290 coal-mining jobs in VA, KY, and WV
Bluestone Resources says it is hiring 290 more workers for its coal-mining operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. READ MORE: https://www.wjhl.com/top-news/company-adding-290-coal-mining-jobs-in-va-ky-and-wv/1552575073
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West Virginia -- from coal mining to fracking
Shihab Rattansi travels to West Virginia for two views of natural resource extraction. In Matewan, the deadly fight to unionise coal miners is remembered as the coal industry winds down. In Fayette County, the tourism industry is challenged by fracking wastewater with no answers as to what chemicals the wastewater contains.
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Harris #1 Coal Mine
The last years of Harris #1 Mine in Boone County, West Virginia.
60 Minutes Wheeling Sexual Harassment Lawyer West Virginia
http://www.bordaslaw.com 866-674-8762 A 60 Minutes story about coal miners who are suing the coal company for not protecting them from sexual harassment on the job. Contact Bordas & Bordas, PLLC in Wheeling, West Virginia.
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WV Coal Association VP: Trump will bring jobs back
West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton says regulation is the main reason why the coal industry is losing so many jobs.
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World News - Coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low
World News - Coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low Coal mining deaths surged in the US in 2017, one year after they hit a record low.The nation's coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. That is nearly double the death toll in 2016, when eight people died in coal mining incidents.West Virginia has led the nation in coal mining deaths in six of the past eight years.Although Wyoming produces the most coal of any state, there was only one death there last year, as less dangerous surface mining is more common in the state.Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania.Last year's fatalities represented the highest death toll since 2014, when 16 miners died.That includes 2010, when 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia.In September, retired coal company executive David Zatezalo of Wheeling, West Virginia was appointed by President Donald Trump as the new chief of the Mine Safety and Health Administration.Trump made promises to revive Appalachia's flagging coal mining industry one of the hallmarks of his presidential campaign.Employment in the coal mining industry has rebounded somewhat since his election.In November, there were 51,200 people employed in the US coal mining industry, up from 49,700 a year prior, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.In the mid 1980s, employment in the industry topped 178,000, but has been in a state of steady decline ever since, due in part to advances in technology.More recently, competition from natural gas - which has dropped in price due to the fracking boom - has put pressure on the US coal industry.Republicans have also blamed environment regulations, and Trump has made some moves to roll back Obama-era regulations such as the Stream Protection Rule. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5229717/US-coal-mining-deaths-surge-2017-hitting-record-low.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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President Trump MAGA Rally in Wheeling, WV (9/29/18)
LIVE: President Trump Speech at MAGA Rally in Wheeling, WV (9/29/18) September 29, 2018. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Wheeling, West Virginia (9-29-18) on September 29, 2018, also known as Make America Great Again Rally. This is Trump’s next stop on his national midterm campaign tour with a MAGA Rally on Saturday, September 29, at 7:00 pm ET in at the Wesbanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia. This is the fourth rally that President Trump has held in the great state of West Virginia and the first rally in the Wheeling area since he first began his race for president (9-29-18). The President is expected to discuss our booming economy that’s lifting up families across West Virginia, and the critical importance of protecting and expanding the GOP majorities in the House and Senate. The event, set for 7 p.m., will feature the president showcasing the nation’s growing economy and also stress the importance of the midterm elections, particularly the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Live Streaming of President Trump holds a MAGA rally in Wheeling, West Virginia for U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrissey (R) (9-29-18), who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin (D). #PresidentTrump #Rally #Wheeling #WestVirginia #MAGA #DonaldTrump #MAGARally #Speech ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click here to Subscribe my channel ➤ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaoTHdNGwPuFJA2fxAIiMHQ?sub_confirmation=1 Click here for my previous video: ➤ https://youtu.be/-lkFYwLJGc8 Click here to check out all playlists: ➤ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaoTHdNGwPuFJA2fxAIiMHQ/playlists Click here to follow us in Facebook: ➤ https://www.facebook.com/American-Revolution-Our-Revolution-1698434183779273/ Click here to follow us in Facebook: ➤ https://twitter.com/American_Revol Donate to AMERICAN REVOLUTION and help keep us on the air: 🔴 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y5URERUNU2H98 =================================================== PLEASE LIKE, SHARE & DONATE US. YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP US TO COVER EVERY LIVE EVENTS FOR YOU... ===================================================
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One Week Remaining in West Virginia Senate Race
One Week Remaining in West Virginia Senate Race
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Coal mining d eaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low
Coal mining d.eaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low. The nation’s coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal mine deaths. West Virginia has led the nation in coal mining deaths in six of the past eight years. That includes 2010, when 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia. In September, President Trump appointed retired coal company executive David Zatezalo as the new chief of the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Most of the deaths this year occurred before his appointment. The Wheeling resident retired in 2014 as chairman of Rhino Resources.
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WV Women Work
The West Virginia Women Work program helps women get free, hands-on training in carpentry, construction and other fields typically dominated by men.
West Virginia On The Rise
The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) and Cardinal Institute will host a forum in Charleston, West Virginia, to develop solutions to improve the economy and daily lives of West Virginians. West Virginians must address both its social and economic problems to begin its climb from the bottom. Watch the conference live on Thursday, September 21 from 9:30am - 2pm as these critical issues are addressed.
Chris Hamilton on Remembering the Miners
West Virginia Coal Association's Chris Hamilton provided the Remember the Miners Tribute Concert a special video thank you. His video was shown to the crowd at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV.
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Save West Virginia Women Work
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President Trump arrives Wheeling West Virginia  Sept 30, 2018  Wheeling Ohio County Airport  trump r
President Trump arrives Wheeling West Virginia. Sept 30, 2018. Wheeling Ohio County Airport. trump rally Wheeling West Virginia WesBanco Arena Make America Great Again Rally #presidenttrump #trupminwestvirginia #trumpinwheeling #trumpohio #trumprallytoday #Trump #POTUS President Trump rally in West Virginia. trump speech in West Virginia today. trump arrives in West Virginia
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The Abilene Band- 'West Virginia Coal'
With respect to our friends from West Virginia, we also recorded and produced this video, again speaking to the wonderful heritage of coal mining in that state as well as our home state of Pennsylvania. Thanks for watching! All comments welcome.
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Manchin on the War on Coal.avi
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin interview with The Intelligencer of Wheeling, W.Va.
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Coalfield Development Corp. Introduction
The Coalfield Development Corporation’s mission is to be a community based organization that provides quality and affordable homes, creates quality jobs, and generates opportunities for quality lives for low-income families in coalfields of West Virginia. Improvement in these areas will be the gears generating real change in Appalachia. In 2008, the Coalfield Development Corporation was founded as a Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDO) by local citizens concerned by the lack of quality affordable housing. The organization was slow getting started, struggling against long-entrenched barriers. However, Brandon Dennison, the founding executive director, saw the potential in this organization for creating an active, grassroots movement capable of achieving larger-scale change. While serving in Wayne County as a CommunityWorks in West Virginia Housing Intern, Dennison wrote the business plan for our innovative and entrepreneurial flagship program, the Quality Jobs Initiative (QJI). Through QJI, CDC provides high school graduates in economically distressed communities with full-time jobs, training in high-demand sustainable construction and deconstruction trades, and mentorship for full, rounded lives. Operating as a social enterprise, CDC then uses resources generated through QJI, and support from partners to improve affordable housing and address other community needs.
West Virginia Teachers Strike #55United
Music (Uncopyrighted): "Strike a Blow for Joy 5" by Victor Olsson So proud of my teachers & all they have accomplished these past few days. Going down to Charleston & getting to experience the strike up close was amazing!
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Donald Trump’s West Virginia rally, in three minutes
President Trump addressed his supporters at a rally in Huntington, W.Va., Aug. 3. Here are some highlights of his speech. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qiJ4dy Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/
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Mourning for two miners killed in underground fire
Accoville, West Virginia 1. Various of church exteriors 2. Sign outside church 3. View of houses 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Earl Robinson, local resident: "Accoville as well as Logan county and West Virginia, we're a close-knit family and we try to stick together. When one hurts we all hurt, when one cries we all cry, and that's the way it's been in this community." 5. Ben Lowe in his store 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ben Lowe, local resident and shopkeeper: "Well I tell you our hearts are with the families. Mr Bragg's sister was an employee of mine for several years, and we just want to send out our sympathies to both families. I didn't know the Hatfield gentleman but I did know the Bragg gentleman and these families are going through a hard time right now. These guys are just out feeding the families and trying to take care of everything and lost their lives taking care of their family." 7. People shopping in the store Melville, West Virginia 8. Various church exteriors 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Reverend James Fortune, minister at Sunbeam Chapel: "The mood of the people when a tragedy like this happens is that they all identify very closely because all the people here have either a husband or a son or in the mine or a brother or a cousin or uncle or something and so they all identify very closely and they all see that dark deep hellhole they call the mine. It's a nightmare when these things happen." 10. Various of people singing at church service STORYLINE: Two men who died in a West Virginia coal mine fire were remembered during church services on Sunday. A conveyor belt caught fire on Thursday in the Melville mine, and the two victims, Don I. Bragg, 33, and Ellery Hatfield, 47, both husbands and fathers with more than a decade of mining experience, became separated from their 12-member crew. The rest of the crew and nine other miners working in another section of the mine escaped unharmed. Bragg and Hatfield's bodies were found on Saturday in an area of the mine where rescue teams had been battling the intense blaze for more than 40 hours. Rescuers could not enter that portion of the mine until the flames had been mostly extinguished and the tunnels cooled down. Doug Conaway, director of the state Office of Miners' Health Training and Safety said the pair made a valiant effort to escape but were also blocked by the scorching heat and thick smoke. At Sunbeam Chapel, just down the road from the mine, the Reverend James Fortune said the mining industry is a part of everyday life in Melville and the deaths had broken the hearts of the entire community. "They all identify very closely and they all see that dark deep hellhole they call the mine. It's a nightmare when these things happen, " Fortune said. The deaths brought the toll of West Virginia miners killed on the job to 14 in less than a month and prompted renewed calls to improve mine safety. Governor Joe Manchin is planning to immediately introduce legislation dealing with rapid responses in emergencies, electronic tracking technology, and reserve oxygen stations for underground miners. The men's bodies were to be sent to a medical examiner's office in Charleston. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b34213bdd261603a62fbecbeb1c311f0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Protester choked at Trump rally as W. Virginia gov. defects to GOP
President Donald Trump held an event packed rally in Huntington, West Virginia, on Thursday, which saw clashes between protesters and security and the announcement from West Virginia Governor Jim Justice that he would be defecting from the Democrats to the Republicans. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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Kennedy in WV
This is John F. Kennedy, speaking to West Virginians about the effects of technology ("automation") on its coal-based economy. The mining industry lost something like 65,000 jobs from 1950 to 1960, largely due to mechanization in the mines. Kennedy won the 1960 Democratic primary in West Virginia by a landslide.
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From the Chief Cliff Sligar Collection and WTRF Channel 7 News. A news piece filmed in the 1990s about the Wheeling, WV Fire Department battling a working house fire in the same East Wheeling location for the second time in 6 months. Assistant Chief Roger Thorngate in command. Wheeling Fire Dept. are IAFF Local 12 Professional Firefighters located in Northern, West Virginia. http://www.wheelingsbravest.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wheelingsbravest Twitter: @whgbravest http://www.twitter.com/whgbravest Instagram: @wheelingsbravest http://www.instagram.com/wheelingsbravest
A tribute to West Virginia coal miners | Johnny Staats & Dave Vaughn | TED Institute
By day, Johnny Staats is a UPS package car driver. The rest of the time, he is a world-class bluegrass mandolin, guitar, and violin player. In this performance Staats, accompanied by Dave Vaughn on guitar, sings of the hardships faced by generations of coal miners working in West Virginia. In times of lightning-paced transformation, one thing stands true: daring human imagination can solve our most intractable problems. In the third year of partnership, [email protected] 2017 speakers asked: “What if?” They unveiled the potential of global interconnectivity, and, ultimately, what it means to evolve in a world spinning ever faster. About the TED Institute: We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary companies around the world. The TED Institute helps surface and share these insights. Every year, TED works with a group of select companies and foundations to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. Learn more at http://www.ted.com/ted-institute Follow TED Institute on Twitter @TEDPartners Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDInstitute
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TRUMP SUPPORTERS: President Trump Greets Fans In West Virginia
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President Donald Trump's full 'Make America Great Again' rally in Wheeling, WV
President Trump is appearing at West Virginia Saturday evening after a tumultuous week involving his pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by three named women. Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. For live updates: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/west-virginia-trump-rally-live-stream-today-senator-joe-manchin-five-state-rally-week-2018-09-29/ -- Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnews Watch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/ Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnews Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnews Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
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Highlights from Save Our State Tour Kickoff Event in Slab Fork
Yesterday, Governor Jim Justice visited Slab Fork, WV to launch his statewide Save Our State (S.O.S) tour. The Governor was joined by more than 200 West Virginians at the next phase of the Coalfields Expressway project. Governor Justice spelled out his plan for creating 48,000 road building jobs across West Virginia and his vision for saving the Mountain State. The Governor stressed that he wants to invest in major infrastructure projects, like completing the Coalfields Expressway, across West Virginia.
Coal mining deaths in U.S. surge in 2017 after hitting record low
Coal mining deaths in U.S. surge in 2017 after hitting record low CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low. The nation's coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Wyoming. In 2016 there were eight U.S. coal mine deaths. West Virginia has led the nation in coal mining deaths in six of the past eight years. That includes 2010, when 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia. Retired coal company executive David Zatezalo of Wheeling was appointed in September by President Donald Trump as the new chief of the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Sign up for BREAKING NEWS Emails privacy policy Thanks for subscribing! Tags: coal *************************************************************************** ••••INFORMATION • Source: https://goo.gl/z4jG6f --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/) Very excited to partner with other electronic newspaper pages. Please send me an email Thanks you for watching
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Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Disaster, written and performed by Lost Hills. Played at this beautiful church in Tustin, California, to raise money, and raise awareness to help Coal River Mountain Watch stop the environmental and social devastation of Mountain Top Removal. The event was co-sponsored by Canyonland Defense Fund: http://www.canyonland.org and Coal River Mountain Watch: http://www.crmw.org Thanks to Erin for the video; http://www.youtube.com/user/labunner1 For information about what you can do to stop Mountain Top Removal, go to: http://www.ilovemountains.org Thanks to Dennis, Sherry and Judy for all your hard work! Lost Hills: http://www.losthillsmusic.com ~ Lyrics: Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster Lost Hills (G) On the fifth day of April In the (D) year of 2010, Way down in West Virginia In the (C) Upper Big Branch (G) Mine. 29 miners, (C) honest and (G) brave, An explosion of Methane sent them (Em) all (C) (D) to their (G) graves. The month of April is the cruelest, Mr. Elliot said. A nation kept watch And counted the dead. In the mines of Massey Coal Good men die every year, And good women and children drown In their tears. Now Mr. Don Blankenship Runs Massey Coal. He aint got no heart And he aint got no soul. Spendin money on safety, He just cant abide. And safety regulations are just a thorn In his side. Just keep runnin coal, Mr. Blankenship said. Dont listen to no inspectors Or youll be out of a job. We aint spendin no money Venting our mines Because we done broke the union, And them federal inspectors, all they do Is just whine. Massey Coal had violations In all of their mines, And stacks of citations Thirty feet high. Mr. Blankenship said, Remember Coal pays the bills, From Washington DC to the West Virginia hills. The thing I want to know, Why wasnt Big Branch shut down? They got a citation for methane build up Just the day before the explosion. This was not a natural disaster, friends, This was a crime. Why were these men allowed To go down Into an unsafe mine? 29 miners gave their lives up for greed. So men like Mr. Blankenship Can live like kings We voted for change That we could believe in, But men are still dying And that same old blood money Keeps rolling in. Let the name of Don Blankenship Ring through these hills. Let us spit when someone tells us, Coal pays the bills. Coal dont keep the lights on For the sightless and dead. And it dont feed the famililies Of all the good men It has killed. We can get electricity From the wind and the sun. The age of King Coal Should already be done. 29 men lost their lives in a mine. And millions more are suffering As we watch Our planet dying. Hey Mr. Blankenship Im talkin to you. And Im talkin to President Obama, too. Senators Byrd and Rockefeller, Governor Joe Manchin. See what your greed For money Has done. ~
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Trump Keeping Another Promise!
He sure is busy this week MAGA References: Coal Trump [photograph]. (2016). Retrieved from http://www.islandbreath.org/2016Year/11/161114coal.jpg Epic | Royalty Free Music | Cinematic War. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/epic Make America safe again [photograph]. (2016). Retrieved from http://images.indianexpress.com/2016/07/cleveland-7592.jpg Spiering, C. (2017, June 9). 'We're Digging Coal Again': Trump Celebrates Opening of New Coal Mine. Retrieved from http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/09/were-digging-coal-again-donald-trump-celebrates-opening-of-new-pennsylvania-coal-mine/ Copyright Disclaimer: Citation of articles and authors in this report does not imply ownership. Works and images presented here fall under Fair Use Section 107 and are used for commentary on globally significant newsworthy events. Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
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Coal rally in kentucky come on DC live the lights on
photos of the coal rally in Knott county KY and yes this was held on an old strip job and if you look close is some of the photos youll see an active strip job this is how meany people feed there familes by coal mining so come on DC keep the lights on .......... hope you guys like it
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Bike Ride through Matewan (Mine Wars Documentary)
I decided to tape this Bike Ride through Matewan and surrounding area, and I also did a short Documentary of the History of the Battle of Matewan (Relating to the Mine War= Shootout of the Balwin Felts agents for the Stone Mountain Coal Company and the United Mine Workers and Sid Hatfield the Chief of Police of Matewan. Battle occurred in May of 1920. When Baldwin Felts Agents/ Guards from Bluefield came to the Town of Matewan to Evict Union Miners Families from the Company Owned Houses located in the Town of Matewan. This was the Flashpoint of the battles to come, and Matewan's Mayor Cable Testerman died from gunshots among many others of the Guards company in this fight. Later Sid Hatfield was Gunned Down by Baldwin Felts Guards when he arrived at the Court House at Welch Wv. This act led to the Battle of Blair Mountain when it only stopped when the National Guard was sent in to stop the March of the Union Miners from Charleston toward Logan and Mingo Counties for a major fight. It was called the Largest insurrection since the Civil War.
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Secret History of West Virginia 3: Bleeding West Virginia
Oppression and brutality in the formation of western Virginia into a new state by the Wheeling and Federal governments.
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Wilson Creek, KY: Communities come together for a better future
America's Most Endangered Mountains - Wilson Creek, KY Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - "I always enjoy seeing folks make that transition from being just victims to being folks that are able to help other folks, and leaders in the community. It's the root of our democracy at work when it happens." - Beverly May, resident of Wilson Creek, KY Beverly May's family has lived on Wilson Creek in Floyd County, Kentucky, for five generations, and was one of the first settling families in the region. Located in the heart of coal country in eastern Kentucky, Floyd County is dotted with small, quiet communities and families with stories similar to Beverly May's. The region, which lies within the Big Sandy Valley of eastern Kentucky, houses the Mountain Arts Center and the Kentucky Opry, and the Country Music Highway runs through the county seat of Prestonsburg. Country music stars such as Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam were born in neighboring counties. The Middle Creek National Battlefield in Floyd is the site of the largest and most significant Civil War battle in Eastern Kentucky, and the beautiful Jenny Wiley State Resort Park lies near the center of the county. Floyd - part of the Appalachian Mountains' Cumberland Plateau and once lush with beautiful hardwood forests - is one of the twelve major coal-producing counties in eastern Kentucky. In the last 30 years, Kentucky coal counties have seen a decrease in the amount of deep mined coal and an increase in the amount of strip-mined and mountaintop removal coal mining. Simultaneously, the number of mining jobs have decreased by 82%, resulting in high unemployment numbers for Floyd County. Today, Miller Brothers Coal Company is trying to move into the small community of Maytown and mine the unspoiled ridge top above Wilson Creek. Plans include three valley fills, which would bury the headwaters of Wilson Creek and Big Fork. The Big Sandy River, which Wilson Creek flows into, is already known as the most polluted river in the state. Hard experience has taught eastern Kentucky that a large mine can devastate a community. Homes can be severely damaged by blasting, water wells are lost, dust from coal trucks and the mine itself can make it difficult to breath and flash flooding is a worry every spring. Flooding is already so frequent and severe in Floyd County that the Army Corp of Engineers is relocating the small town of Martin. Many families become discouraged or intimidated and leave. Two families on Wilson Creek have sold their land to Miller Brothers and a few absentee landowners have leased their rights, but the majority of the 94 families who live in the community are fighting to save their homes. "If you get put in this position you find out real fast that you can't do nothing [on your own], you have to organize and you have to fight it however you can," said Beverly. Beverly May has joined with other local residents to oppose the planned mine and save her community. With help from the regional group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC), they have succeeded in banning coal trucks on the curvy one-lane road that runs along Wilson Creek, but their fight is far from over. "If enough land owners say no I absolutely will not sign, it means that it's not profitable, so what we have done is very vocally and publicly said no...not in my lifetime this is not going to happen," said Beverly. To support Beverly and her community contact Kentuckians for the Commonwealth at 606-878-2161 or at www.kftc.org
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President Trump Arrives In West Virginia
President Donald Trump arrived in West Virginia for a campaign rally.
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The Legacy of Coach Yogi Kinder
The Full Version of the Dedication Video that was shown at Coach Kinder's retirement celebration on Friday November 4th 2016. Known as a legend of the Mountain State, Danny "Yogi" Kinder served as the head coach of the Matewan Tigers and Mingo Central Miners as well as the Phelps Hornets in Kentucky. His career speaks for itself: 380 Games-(264-115-1) .694% [Overall] 358 Games-(254-102-1) .709% [In West Virginia] 54 Playoff Games (34-20)-.629% [Overall] 22 Playoff Appearances 5-Time Undefeated Regular Season [1991,1992,1995,2008,2016] 4-Time State Semi-Finalist [1995,2010,2015,2016] 3-Time State Runner-Up (1987,1991,1992) 2-Time State Champion (1993, 2016) (1993-1994 WV Coaches Association-Coach Of The Year, 1993 Toyota Coach of The Year) -Rights to Kenny Chesney and his label for the music.-
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mtvSolar WVEDA Vignette
Mountain View Solar was chosen by the West Virginia Department of Commerce and Development Office to represent WV's workforce in the 2013 Development Office film " Business at the Speed Of Life. Filmed in May of 2013, Pikewood Creative did an amazing job. Video created by www.pikewoodcreative.com
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How to survive as a woman miner
Female miners are still subjected to discrimination, sexual abuse and violence in the workplace. We spoke to some women about their experiences. Clarification: The sexual harassment that one interviewee, Marinda Bekker, discusses in the video happened in the 1990s when she was working for Sasol. This is to clarify that it did not happen during her time at AngloAmerican, which is her current employer.
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Autumn in Burton, West Virginia - 1960
Home Movie. Featuring Grandmother Georgia and Aunt Ruth, both now deceased. The boy in the red cap is ME! Georgia led a hard life on the farm, raising a large family after her husband perished in a train accident in the 1930's. Here, she is finally retired and living with her eldest daughter Ruth. She passed away in her sleep just a few months after Mom made this movie. I have more vintage home movies on my website WEBNIK.com, and on my YouTube channel. Please drop by for a spell.
Views: 2092 Robert Martens
Shain Gandee Buckwild Teaser This Season On Buckwild
iPhone- 2013 guide+bonus tips&tricks: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9m7s8jvgid1nsh/The%20Complete%202013%20Guide%20to%20the%20iPhone%20%2B%20Bonus%20Tips%26Tricks.rar Small Bio: Shain Gandee, 21, from Sissonville, West Virginia: His MTV bio says he's "Gandee Candy": "Everyone in Sissonville, W. Va. knows Shain. Sociable and loyal, he was the high school Prom King, but missed the dance because he had to work. He's done every job from coal mining to being a garbage man but as long as he is using his hands, he's happy. He loves mudding, hunting and four-wheeling but most of all he loves his parents, who live three doors down." He says in the Buckwild commercial he "don't have no phone, Facebook... none of that internet stuff."
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Protest in support of Army Corp of Engineers ban of Nationwide Permit 21 Knoxville, TN
GO TO http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#submitComment?R=0900006480a2019e TO SEND IN COMMENTS. The Knoxville crew go word to expect a few busloads of coal miners from Kentucky and Virginia so we decided to give them a welcoming party, KNOXVILLE STYLE. It was wrong the way the public hearings went down in Kentucky and West Virginia and the coal industry knew better than to try any of those actions down here. The hearing here in Knoxville was lightly attended by the coal industry. There was not a single coal miner from Tennessee that spoke at the hearing. Everyone that showed up was very respectful of the presenters time on the mic. Please submit comments to the Army Corp by Oct 26, 2009 and ask them to add Alabama to the list of states where a ban on Nationwide Permit 21 will take effect. www.unitedmountaindefense.org
Views: 302 Matt Landon
Black Lung resurgence
In reaction to high numbers of miners claiming disability for "Black Lung" Disease, the West Virginia Insurance Board requested that West Virginia University study a retrospective chart review of case files for all miners who were compensated. Glynis Board reports WVU's study confirms there is an alarming resurgence of "Black Lung" among miners in the state. West Virginia Public Broadcasting is programming and related services that impact your life in ways no other media can. support programming like this : http://www.wvpubcast.org/pledge.aspx
Sen. Moran: President's "War on Coal" Will Especially Hurt Kansas
On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Sen. Moran provided feedback to President Obama's new energy and climate policies.
Views: 300 Jerry Moran
March for Zeb Mountain, Part 3
Sunday, July 20, 2008 at National Coal Corporation's Zeb Mountain mine in Campbell County, Tennessee, four protesters were arrested in solidarity with United Mountain Defense, Three Rivers Earth First!, Mountain Justice, Christians for the Mountains and coal-impacted residents of Appalachia. These brave individuals gave speeches of hope for solidarity amongst miners, activists and entire communities that are affected by the devastations of surface mining for coal. Holding hands and singing Amazing Grace along with more than 50 protesters behind them, they crossed the line onto National Coal's property. Once across the line police calmly handcuffed and arrested them. Having already destroyed more than 1,300 acres of Zeb Mountain, Knoxville-based National Coal has set its sights on other peaks across the state. Among the places it wants to mine is land in Sundquist Wildlife Management Area, a public game preserve that drains into Nashville's drinking water supply. One of those arrested yesterday was Eric Blevins of Grandview, Tenn. "I crossed an artificial line today because Appalachia is my homeland, and its life is being destroyed far faster than it can regenerate," he said. "I wanted to open people's minds to how insane it is that we allow corporations to own land without loving it and keeping life sustainable." The march began with a prayer led by Christians for the Mountains and included political theater, giant puppets, speeches, and renditions of "Rocky Top," one of Tennessee's state songs. It was organized by United Mountain Defense, Mountain Justice and Three Rivers Earth First!. www.mountainjusticesummer.orgop
Local Union in the Spotlight: UMWA Local 1793
This video features several veteran mine workers from Local 1793.
Views: 558 KentuckyLabor