Decline ripples beyond job losses and bankruptcy filings as support for providers of social services drops amid rising need.
Photographer, cartoonist, worker advocate and locomotive driver Alan Nash connects people to a place, an industry and a blue-collar workforce in transition.
Columnist Bob LeResche says Peabody Energy must be required to post surety bonds so taxpayers are not stuck with costs of reclaiming its Wyoming strip mines.
Justice Department lawyers claim that plans revealed in Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy proceedings show the company is headed for a Chapter 7 ‘liquidation’ not a Chapter 11 ‘reorganization’.
Wyoming coal company Peabody Energy files bankruptcy