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Dana Beasley Brown

Dana Beasley Brown

I grew up in a very poor family. My parents and my five siblings squeezed into a singlewide trailer, doing the best we could to get by. When I was very young, I realized how economic policies affected my everyday life. I decided then to devote my life to becoming a voice for the low-income community.

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President proposes major new investments in Appalachian transition

The budget proposed by President Obama today calls for significant new investments in economic transition in Central Appalachia. The President's ideas for the region are being called the "Power + Plan." 

Among the highlights of the President's plan are the following:

$1 billion over five years to restore lands and waters degraded by decades-old mining and support related sustainable development projects.

$56 million to invest in job training for laid-off miners and to support economic development efforts in Central Appalachian mining communities. This figure includes an additional $20 million in job training for miners and power plant workers; an increase of $25 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission's... Read more

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Long-time KFTC leader Daymon Morgan remembered

Daymon Morgan, one of KFTC’s longest and best-known members, has died. He was 88.

Big win: Judge rejects deals between Kentucky officials and coal company

In vigorous language, Judge Shepherd blasts state officials for a culture of non-enforcement.

Kentuckians to EPA: Act on climate, protect health, support a Just Transition

Kentucky residents urge EPA to protect health …