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Click on Coal Tattoo blog for coverage of West Virginia mine disaster

My colleagues at The Post have written some fast, thorough coverage of the mine disaster back in my home state of West Virginia, which you can read by clicking here and here.

But if you want the best on-the-ground coverage, I have to send you to a Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette blog called Coal Tattoo, written by my longtime friend Ken Ward Jr. The blog takes its name from a song by a West Virginia artist.

Ken and I went to West Virginia University more than 20 years ago. Ken stayed in the state and has covered the coal industry for much of the past two decades. Nobody does it better.

In this piece from yesterday, Ken asks: "Four years after reforms, why another mine disaster?"

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By Frank Ahrens  |  April 7, 2010; 11:19 AM ET
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A big hedge hog slaughter coming soon. The banks pulled and now things get pushed past the brink. This is going to cause lots of damage. Maybe they'll throw a tarp over the hedges with no funds and call it troubled.

Posted by: tossnokia | April 7, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

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