Take Our Survey: Tell Us What You Think About AI in Appalachian Journalism

Storytelling in Appalachia is a craft at the root of who we are. Whether it’s family histories shared around a dinner table, ghost stories shared around a campfire, or the news journalists collect about the issues facing our communities, storytelling is something we as a people cherish.  At 100 Days […]

For My Indian-American family, West Virginia Will Always Be Home

“West Virginia” is never what people are looking for when they ask where my family is from.   The first week of January, my dad and I drove five hours from our house in North Carolina to visit his hometown of Charleston, West Virginia, for a family friend’s memorial service. We […]

The Number of White Nationalist Groups in Appalachia Is Rising — and the Surge Could Have Implications for Democracy

The number of white nationalist groups operating in Appalachia has increased, according to a recent report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The rise coincides with a national surge of far-right, anti-government and anti-LGBTQ+ groups, which the SPLC warns could undermine democracy heading into the 2024 presidential election.  “With a […]

Take Our Survey: Tell Us What You Think About AI in Appalachian Journalism

Storytelling in Appalachia is a craft at the root of who we are. Whether it’s family histories shared around a dinner table, ghost stories shared around a campfire, or the news journalists collect about the issues facing our communities, storytelling […]

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Photographs of writer Sonia A. Rao's grandparents, Pejawar and Nirmala Rao

For My Indian-American family, West Virginia Will Always Be Home

“West Virginia” is never what people are looking for when they ask where my family is from.   The first week of January, my dad and I drove five hours from our house in North Carolina to visit his hometown of […]

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Healthcare is Human: A Nurse on the Frontlines of an Addiction Crisis

Angie Gray has spent her entire career in public health nursing and says she knew long ago that West Virginia was vulnerable to many public health issues. Substance use disorder was becoming a problem in West Virginia as she advanced […]

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The Number of White Nationalist Groups in Appalachia Is Rising — and the Surge Could Have Implications for Democracy

The number of white nationalist groups operating in Appalachia has increased, according to a recent report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The rise coincides with a national surge of far-right, anti-government and anti-LGBTQ+ groups, which the SPLC warns could […]

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's dog has become a political prop in his tenure. Babydog, as its named, is now immortalized in a mural in the Capitol rotunda. Photo: Perry Bennett/West Virginia Legislative Photography

WV Capitol Renovation Oversight Skirted for Years. Now, a Babydog Mural is in its Historic Seat of Government

This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. Get stories like this delivered to your email inbox once a week; sign up for the free newsletter at mountainstatespotlight.org/newsletter On West Virginia’s 161st birthday, Gov. Jim Justice came to the […]

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Take Our Survey: Tell Us What You Think About AI in Appalachian Journalism

Storytelling in Appalachia is a craft at the root of who we are. Whether it’s family histories shared around a […]

Read More
Photographs of writer Sonia A. Rao's grandparents, Pejawar and Nirmala Rao

For My Indian-American family, West Virginia Will Always Be Home

“West Virginia” is never what people are looking for when they ask where my family is from.   The first week […]

Read More

Healthcare is Human: A Nurse on the Frontlines of an Addiction Crisis

Angie Gray has spent her entire career in public health nursing and says she knew long ago that West Virginia […]

Read More

The Number of White Nationalist Groups in Appalachia Is Rising — and the Surge Could Have Implications for Democracy

The number of white nationalist groups operating in Appalachia has increased, according to a recent report by the Southern Poverty […]

Read More
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's dog has become a political prop in his tenure. Babydog, as its named, is now immortalized in a mural in the Capitol rotunda. Photo: Perry Bennett/West Virginia Legislative Photography

WV Capitol Renovation Oversight Skirted for Years. Now, a Babydog Mural is in its Historic Seat of Government

This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. Get stories like this delivered to your email inbox once a […]

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Tyler Childers and The Foodstamps perform an evening set at the Whizzbanger's Ball in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Photo: Meg Osborne for Whizzbangers BAM

When Your Appalachian Music Roots Show Up on the National Stage, A Reflection on the Whizzbanger’s Ball

If there’s anything to be said about the inaugural Whizzbanger’s Ball at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West […]

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