Despite public and private efforts to increase high speed Internet access in central Appalachian states, too many communities still face enormous barriers to full participation in today’s online world. But one dedicated group of people from across the region are working together to change that. The Central Appalachia Regional Network, or CARN, recently released a […]
Andrea Salina came home to north central West Virginia to raise her children. She found a community suffering the devastation of a boom and bust coal economy including the recent bankruptcy of Peabody’s Patriot Coal. “Nothing is sadder than watching your father, after investing more than 40 years in Peabody Coal, open with shaking hands […]
Fishermen in the Northeast have been making a transition from work as cod fisherman — an industry that has been part of the region’s heritage for generations. Brendan Smith shared valuable lessons on what has been a sometimes difficult transition for these folks at the Appalachia’s Bright Future Conference.
Coal production has been declining lately, and many counties in our listening area are concerned that they will be short on much needed revenue as less coal mined means fewer severance tax dollars coming in. In this report Ted Boettner and Paul Miller of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy describe the West […]