The Voices of Kermit, West Virginia

The small, southern West Virginia town of Kermit has had more than its fair share of national headlines regarding its struggle with the opioid crisis.  But few stories focus on the people themselves. Earlier this summer, West Virginia Public Broadcasting visited Kermit to ask residents how they think the town […]

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Are Volunteer Fire Departments Still Viable?

Faced with a lack of money and volunteers, some western Pennsylvania departments are turning to consolidation. The landscape of the Mon Valley, in western Pennsylvania, is marked by a jumble of lush greenery and industrial infrastructure. Abandoned buildings consumed by ivy and vast, overgrown brownfields line the Monongahela River, alongside […]

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