Voter guides: Southern state primaries
A look at voting and candidate information for May primaries.
How the infrastructure package could impact Appalachians living with failing water systems
It’s been called a ‘once in a generation’ investment in water infrastructure. But the need still far exceeds it.
As floods worsen in Appalachia, disaster prep gets more complex — and necessary
As climate change leads to more intense flooding, communities will need to make crucial — and creative — investments to protect themselves.
We asked readers to submit memories and reflections about what fireflies and cicadas mean to you. Here are some of them:
How a federal program is filling an education gap for rural migrant students during the pandemic
Many migrant workers and their families rely on the Migrant Education Program to help students access school work. The pandemic has made it even more challenging.
The Biden administration promises to clean up mine land and create jobs in Appalachia. Here are some steps it can take.
A new administration brings potential to address Appalachia’s economic and environmental issues on a wider scale.
Nuclear waste in Paducah, Kentucky poses extra threat to region facing historic flooding
Residents say federal agencies and contractors have left them in the dark about public health risks related to a Superfund site.
Blackjewel left coal miners without pay. Now it might leave Appalachia thousands of acres of land to clean up.
The bankruptcy could signal a new environmental and economic crisis in central Appalachia, where many coal companies have failed to reclaim former mine sites.
Kentucky farmers gamble on the South’s first organic hemp cooperative
The rapidly growing hemp industry could be a boon for farmers who once relied on tobacco.
‘They’re cutting everything’: As coal disappears, Appalachians lose access to basic services
Sharp drops in coal severance tax revenue have led to a massive funding gap for education, infrastructure, and law enforcement.