Author: Jan Pytalski

‘Response to Deep Disadvantage Has to Start With Listening,’ Says Scholar

A research project released last week has created a new way to measure the depth of economic and social poverty. The study contradicts stereotypes about where poverty exists in America. New research about the geography of disadvantaged communities challenges common misconceptions about poverty being predominantly an urban problem.  “So much […]

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Election Results: Off-year Democratic Wins See Seed Change in KY, VA

Heading into Tuesday’s off-year elections in a handful of Appalachian states– Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi notably among them– important races for governor and state legislative seats were being posited as an early referendum on the White House.  President Trump spent the days leading up to the race rallying in Kentucky and Mississippi for […]

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