Category Archives: Appalachia

Today in Appalachia and Around The Bend

Some­one, I hope to hell, is vot­ing against frack­ing in NY and PA. I'm try­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent on the blog today, an aggre­gate of Appalachian/rural inter­est links. I hope at least some of them are edi­fy­ing. I hope too that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Straight from Newsweek's Gullet to Your Ears

Or eyes…  But I real­ly need to know now: is Penn­syl­va­nia like West Vir­ginia or Alaba­ma or Ken­tucky? It will make such a dif­fer­ence in my life, I can't tell you. Pffffttttt. But here's the quo­ta­tion, from… no one, I … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Rural Medical Camp Tackles Health Care Gaps

  Bet­ty Lettenberger/NPR Link gakked from AppyLove, sto­ry from NPR. Think about this sto­ry for a moment. Or two. We need new, bet­ter, options for health care, and we need them yes­ter­day. And that's prob­a­bly as polit­i­cal a post as … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Appalachia's Agony

Gakked from Jim Tom­lin­son on Face­book. Let's hope Pres­i­dent Oba­ma notices. The long­stand­ing dis­grace of moun­tain­top min­ing is now square­ly in Pres­i­dent Obama’s hands. A recent court deci­sion has giv­en the green light to as many as 90 moun­tain­top min­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Happy Labor Day? Not in Appalachia

(or any­where else, real­ly). CHARLESTON — The por­tion of Appalachi­an states liv­ing in pover­ty last year increased by 114,000 peo­ple to 13.3 mil­lion, accord­ing to U.S. Cen­sus Bureau fig­ures released Tues­day. But it's all going swim­ming­ly, isn't it? That's what … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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