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Justice ain't much if you can't afford it. America needs to overhaul its civil law | Opinion


Martha Bergmark On 7/18/19 at 10:45 AM EDT Opinion Civil rights Justice In America, we are raised with the promise of "justice for all." But after decades as a civil rights and civil legal aid lawyer, I know firsthand that our nation falls...

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In Appalachia, A Lawyer’s Vast Fraud Dogs Destitute Clients


By Andrew Strickler | July 14, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT By the summer of 2007, Johnny McIntosh could barely walk, much less hold down a job. At just 40 years old, McIntosh had a back injury from a public works job in his native eastern Kentucky, follo...

As black lung surges across Eastern Kentucky, rehab clinics expand to meet growing demand


By Will Wright July 12, 2019 12:38 PM, Updated July 12, 2019 12:41 PM As black lung surges across Eastern Kentucky, clinic expands to meet demand. New Beginnings Pulmonary Rehab plans to double its number of clinics by early 2020 as black lu...

Report Finds Legal Aid Organizations Hard Hit By Opioid Epidemic; Recommends Expanded Partnerships


July 9, 2019 While the criminal justice side of the opioid epidemic has received significant attention, the civil legal issues it has caused have quietly smoldered into a raging inferno, overwhelming legal aid providers, families, social serv...

Urgent Care: How Attorneys Are Battling The Opioid Crisis


When recovering opioid addict Jacob was called into court in Clinton County, New York, for violating a restraining order, the judge told him he had 90 days to quit using his addiction medication, Suboxone. Jacob, whose last name Law360 is withho...

Income falls in several Appalachian Kentucky counties as coal fails to bounce back


By Will Wright June 25, 2019 04:18 PM, Of the 80 counties that will be considered economically distressed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in 2020, nearly half are in Eastern Kentucky. Appalachian Regional Commission New data released ...

Civil rights advocate, Holocaust survivor recalls time in Gastonia as youth


By Dashiell Coleman dcoleman@gastongazette.com Posted Jun 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM Updated Jun 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM John Rosenberg remembers his high school years in Gastonia fondly. The experience stuck with him enough that he regularly attends r...

‘Justice by geography.’ Where you live in Kentucky often determines if you stay in jail.


‘Justice by geography.’ Where you live in Kentucky often determines if you stay in jail. By Beth Musgrave and Daniel Desrochers June 14, 2019 Is Kentucky’s cash bail system fair? This defendant says no. Keith White speaks from the the ...

University of Kentucky bill collection feud heads to Kentucky Supreme Court


By Darla Carter | June 6, 2019 9:30 am Courtesy of Pixabay The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on whether the University of Kentucky should be allowed to use the state Department of Revenue to collect unpaid medical bill...