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Speak Your Piece: 29 Dead, Nothing Changed

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette. Five years ago today (April 5, 2015) at 3:02 p.m., powerful explosions ripped through the Upper Big Branch mine owned by Massey Energy in Boone and Raleigh counties. Twenty-nine miners died and one was seriously injured as this violent explosion rocketed through two […]