Severance Tax Funds for the Future

An old mountain song says, “What you gonna do when the weather gets cold? Do like a groundhog, hunt me a hole.” Across the mountains, folks are asking something like this —what will our communities do when our finite natural resources, like coal, are finally gone? One proposal from the West Virginia Center on Budget […]

Conversations on the Porch: the Central Appalachia Regional Network Summit

On August 11-13, 2010, a diverse group of leaders from the Appalachian counties of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, will come together in Charleston, WV for the first ever summit meeting of the Central Appalachia Regional Network or CARN. This feature talks about the ways in which the summit will bring together […]

Congressman Boucher on Internet Infrastructure

An interview with Congressman Rick Boucher (VA-9) on the importance of broadband internet access to communities in his southwest Virginia district, and of the important role of government support in developing the internet “backbone” and ensuring wide access to it. [wpdm_file id=89]