A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices


Spring 2021 - Features

Jewish Communities Persist in Charleston, West Virginia

Contributing Writers - May 26, 2021

Charleston, West Virginia, is home to two Jewish congregations, and the city's Jewish history stretches back to the early 1800s.

Beyond the Tuition Bill, College Students Face Stressful Housing and Utility Costs

AV's Intern Team - May 20, 2021

Nearly half of all college students faced housing insecurity in 2020, according to survey data. While COVID-19 made it harder for students to meet basic needs, the problem is not new.

Relay Runners Followed Path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Contributing Writers - May 6, 2021

Three women ran the 415-mile route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline over the course of 10 days to protest the project and connect with residents along the pipeline's path.

N.C. Families Contend With Mounting Bills

Kevin Ridder - May 5, 2021

Faced with the threat of utility disconnection and even eviction in the pandemic, many North Carolinians are forced to decide between essentials.

Black Lung Benefit Fund Would See Major Boost from Change to Coal Tax

Willie Dodson - April 16, 2021

Changing the structure of a tax that funds federal benefits for miners could bring tens of millions of dollars annually to the cash-strapped Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

Safe Passage Works to Make Interstate 40 Safer for Wildlife and People

Contributing Writers - March 18, 2021

A new coalition aims to improve safety for wildlife and humans alike along a curvy section of Interstate 40 near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where vehicle collisions with bear, deer and elk are on the rise.


Spring 2021 - Columns









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