We Can ReImagine Appalachia

Members of ReImagine Appalachia, a coalition of policy organizations, grassroots groups, individuals and activists from West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, offer ideas at a March convening for building a 21rst century sustainable regional economy. That is followed by a July 21rst press conference announcing the ReImagine Appalachia policy Blueprint and calling for large scale […]

Census 2020 (Still) Time To Be Counted

Despite roadblocks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Census count is continuing and getting counted is more important than ever. Although most households have been contacted, eastern Kentucky response rates are low.  Michelle Elison, Portfolio Manager at the National Partnership Program of the US Census Bureau, provides an update on response rates in Kentucky […]

Federal Aid Urgently Needed For Kentucky

Anna Baumann, Deputy Director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, talks about the impact federal stimulus funding has had to date and the urgent need for more. According to census data, half of Kentucky adults say they or someone in their household have lost employment income since the COVID-19 crisis began. The sources they’re […]

Coal Miners Must Stay Vigilant

Dr. Brandon Crum from United Medical Group and Rebecca Shelton from Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center describe the efforts underway in eastern Kentucky to help protect miners with black lung and other respiratory diseases who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Speaking at the June 10th meeting of the WV Association of Black Lung Clinics, Dr. Crum […]