Changes in federal health policy could leave even more residents without adequate access to healthcare — and increase the number of patients who rely on nonprofit safety net clinics. In Southwest Virginia, the grassroots group We Care aims to create more dialogue between the public and legislators about the healthcare system.
Appalachian Voices and our partners were proud to co-host the Southwest Virginia Solar Fair on May 9, 2017.
Last week we co-hosted the first annual Solar Fair in Wise County along with our partners in the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia — all to showcase the economic benefits of energy from the sun.
Through the dark clouds of the Trump administration’s agenda for rolling back or killing off programs critical to the health of Appalachian communities and the environment, a bright spot has emerged — $10 million for repurposing old coal mines in Southwest Virginia for new economic opportunities.
Contact: Adam Wells, New Economy Program Manager, 276-679-1691, email@example.com Thom Kay, Senior Legislative Representative, 864-580-1843, firstname.lastname@example.org Gerald Collins Coal Mining Engineering Services LLC, 276-220-0150, email@example.com Norton, Va. — A proposed federal spending bill that took shape in Congress over the…
In early May, Appalachian Voices will co-sponsor two events to help usher solar energy into Southwest Virginia: the Southwest Virginia Solar fair on May 9 and the Southwest Virginia Economic Forum on May 10.
Over 130 residents from Southwest Virginia attended an educational forum on the potential impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Contact: Adam Wells, Economic Diversification Program Manager, 804-240-4372, firstname.lastname@example.org Cat McCue, Communications Director, 434-293-6373, email@example.com NORTON, VA – A bill announced today by senators from four Appalachian states for $1 billion to repurpose abandoned coal strip mines for economic development…
Along its 330-mile route, The Crooked Road in Southwest Virginia connects visitors with the sounds of America’s roots music and demonstrates how a region can leverage its cultural assets to develop a new economy.
Southwest Virginia get s new brand, Appalachian Youth discuss Just Economic Transition and other short stories from across Appalachia.