In a last-minute special session, the GOP-led legislature rushed through a law denying care that corrections officials don’t deem “medically necessary.”
Losing the entire world languages program may simplify a spreadsheet, but it will also send talented West Virginians outside state lines for better opportunities.
How did greyhound racing survive in West Virginia—and how long can it last?
"Folklore is living and breathing, always evolving, and part of contemporary life—the twist you add to an heirloom recipe, a lullaby sung to a child at bedtime, the in-jokes that emerge among families, the vocabulary unique to a particular occupation, the beloved foodways of a certain place, the meme altered and shared among friends."
A conversation with Z. Zane McNeill, editor of 'Y'All Means All.'
In 2018, a West Virginia teacher’s secret Facebook group sparked a "union renaissance” in the tradition of Mother Jones.
Excerpted from "An Alternative History of Pittsburgh."
In the twentieth century, dams transformed the landscape of Appalachia. What was lost in the process?
Eleven pieces on identity, community, exploitation, and resilience in Appalachia.
The coal industry continues to decline. Natural gas isn’t bringing the prosperity it promised. And now the pandemic has wrecked the state’s economy.
How the region's industrial history continues to shape contemporary life.
The West Virginia community is left to grapple with the consequences of C8 contamination.