Stories from the Mounta...

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...

Stories from the Mounta...

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...
New series about Appalachian Transition gets it right

New series about Appala...

On our travels through West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, we heard just one person refer in earnest to a war on coal. We heard many others—economists, community development leaders, small-business owners, ex-miners—say that the moment of transition had arrived. That there was no going...

Stories from the Mounta...

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...
Congress has chance to pass RECLAIM Act this week

Congress has chance to ...

Congress is finalizing bills to pass on to the President’s desk this week, and they have a chance to pass the RECLAIM Act and Miners’ Protection Act (MPA) before the session ends and the uncertainty of the next administration begins. There’s a very real chance that this...
Four Petal Farm, a story of the “Breaking Beans” project

Four Petal Farm, a stor...

Editor’s note: The following story comes to us from the Community Farm Alliance’s “Breaking Beans: Appalachian Food Story Project,” which aims to tell the story of how local food and farming in eastern Kentucky can contribute to a bright future in the mountains....

Stories from the Mounta...

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development turns 40 this year. To help celebrate this milestone, the organization has taken a step back to reflect on the amount of just economic transition that’s taken place in the region over the past 40 years. They’ve been collecting...
Transition in Action: Evan Smith, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center

Transition in Action: E...

Who are you, and what’s your role at your organization? I’m Evan Barret Smith a staff attorney at Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center. How does your organization contribute to improving health in the region? As lawyers and policy advocates, we indirectly contribute to improving our region’s...