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
Inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places could bring federal dollars for Neal Deal homesteads.
Aug 26, 2003 The Washington Post
The environmental movement suffered a setback as whe Supreme Court refuses to hear a case about mountaintop coal mining in West Virginia.
Jan 24, 2002 Charleston Gazette
Contest for the city with the best public tap water draws international attention to drinking water quality.
Feb 23, 2001 The San Diego Union-Tribune