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Football & Fatherhood: Carson McGinness Leading Centerville on the Field While Raising a Daughter

Being an athlete can be difficult; balancing practice and school, all while trying to have a social life. Centerville quarterback Carson McGinness is all too familiar with the lifestyle, however …


100 Years Ago in Spokane: Miners get more pay

Miners in the Coeur d’Alene mining district got a boost in pay from $4.25 to $4.75 per shift. The move was announced at a meeting of the principal operators in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung

President Donald Trump’s mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust – the cause of black lung – and diesel exhaust, which …


Limited experience noted among coal miners who died

Federal officials say seven U.S. coal miners have died in accidents so far this year, compared with eight deaths all last year, most involving miners with less than one year …


Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison

After finishing a one-year prison sentence, a former West Virginia coal executive has wasted no time resuming a campaign for vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades.


Strike at Lucky Friday Mine has little effect on Hecla’s silver production, official says

Hecla Mining Co. produced 3.4 million ounces of silver during the first quarter, with a strike at the Lucky Friday Mine having minimal effect on output, company officials said Thursday.


Another congressional clash looms over coal miners’ health benefits

Lawmakers representing coal-producing states are using every political device they can – including threatening to trigger a partial government shutdown to holding up a White House nominee – to prevent …


Bolivia: 19 miners trapped by rival group inside mine

A group of wildcat miners used dynamite to trap 19 rivals inside a mine in a remote area of Bolivia, authorities said on Friday. Police said that about 100 miners …


Afghan officials say at least 7 miners killed by gunman

The provincial governor of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province has said that an unknown gunman has killed 12 coal miners.


Armed bandits attack gold miners, kill 36 in north Nigeria

Nigerian officials say armed bandits have killed 36 gold miners in northwest Zamfara state.


Rescuers say all 33 miners trapped in China mine found dead

All 33 coal miners trapped underground in a gas explosion earlier this week have been found dead, state media reported Wednesday, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible.


Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits

Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A widower in Hackensack, New Jersey, found he could no longer care for his two girls, Dorothy, 9, and Mary, 3. So he tearfully …


Sunshine Mine accident victim identified as Nick Rounds

Nick Rounds followed his dad into Idaho’s silver mines, proud of the work and good wages that came with being a miner. “I know that my brother didn’t want to …


Suing miners stay at Lucky Friday after accident

Four Lucky Friday miners who were trapped in a 2011 rock burst, and who accuse Hecla Mining Co.’s managers in a recent lawsuit of lying to them about dangerous conditions, …


Hecla to reopen Lucky Friday

Miners will return to the Lucky Friday Mine early next year, capping a yearlong shutdown at one of the Silver Valley’s largest private employers. Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday it …


Workers recover miner’s remains

The body of Lucky Friday miner Larry “Pete” Marek was recovered Sunday afternoon, just hours after Hecla Mining Co. announced it had suspended rescue efforts because he likely had died …


Camera shows no sign of miner

Day six of rescue efforts at the Lucky Friday Mine passed without any word on the fate of a miner trapped by a rockfall. Rescue workers were able to insert …


Rescue crews dig for trapped miner at Lucky Friday Mine

MULLAN, Idaho – Hecla Mining crews were still digging Saturday evening for a miner trapped more than a mile underground at the Lucky Friday Mine. Company officials Saturday continued to …


All 33 miners rescued in jubilant Chile

The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth tonight — a joyous ending …


Mine rescue proceeding according to plan

Chile’s president says the rescue of miners trapped for more than two months will begin in two hours, keeping his promise to never abandon them.


‘Miracle’ in China: 115 trapped miners rescued

More than 100 Chinese miners were pulled out alive Monday after being trapped for over a week in a flooded coal mine, where some ate sawdust and strapped themselves to …