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News from today’s Senate mine safety hearing

A protester holds a sign behind Massey Energy Company Vice President and General Council Shane Harvey, left, and Massey Energy Company Chief Executive Officer Don Blankenship, as they wait to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010, before the Senate Health and Human Services subcommittee hearing on mine safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hey folks — the Gazette’s servers and our whole building’s Internet service have been off and on all day today. So I’m sorry for infrequent posts … and for not having a more complete blog post about today’s mine safety hearing.

But here’s a link to our print story, which is up online on the Gazette’s Web site.

You can find the prepared testimony and a link to the archived Webcast here.

Cecil Roberts, International President of the United Mine Workers of America, right, listens as Massey Energy Company Chief Executive Officer Don Blankenship testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010, before the Senate Health and Human Services subcommittee hearing on mine safety. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)