In Beckley, West Virginia, planners are thinking BIG- the Beckley Intermodal Gateway, that is, a $24 million transportation hub that is partly funded by FTA grants. Of course, not everyone is getting what they want out of the project.
Sep 1, 2009 The Register-Herald
Representatives from a handful of the country's "fastest-dying cities" met recently in Dayton, Ohio to try to figure out how they could revive their economies and reverse the decline that has been slowly strangling them of jobs, money and people.
Aug 14, 2009 The Wall Street Journal
Rainforest Action Network and Natural Resources Defense Council enjoyed a huge victory when Bank of America decided last week to end its financing of controversial, destructive mountain top removal coal mining in Appalachia.
Dec 11, 2008 The Charleston Gazette
Appalachia, long known as one of the poorest parts of the U.S. with chronically high unemployment, finds itself in the enviable position of enjoying remarkably low unemployment due to unwavering demand for its main natural resource – coal.
Nov 28, 2008 The Wall Street Journal
<p>The only running Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system has served West Virginia University and Morgantown's downtown for 32 years. Now the university is considering proposals to expand the system to cope with increasing traffic.</p>
Jun 12, 2007 The New York Times
<p>As new developments consume agricultural lands in the fast-growing South, the cooperatives that cater to farmers feel the pinch. While some can 'retool' by selling pet food and lawn fertilizer, others must close as another casualty to sprawl.</p>
Jan 15, 2007 AP via Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Controversial technique by mining companies of dynamiting moutaintops to get at coal destroys more than the environment.
Aug 4, 2006 Grist Magazine
It is possible to move three, four, or even five counties out from the District of Columbia and still feel the effects of growth in the national capital region, even though Unger, W.Va. is not generally considered a suburb of Washington.
Jun 30, 2006 The Washington Post
After suffering population loss and poverty for decades, West Virginia recently posted a decline in the unemployment rate, spurred by the resurging coal, tourism, and construction industries.
Jun 13, 2006 By
Many West Virginians must leave the state to find work, but they long for home.
May 23, 2006 The New York Times