Coal Industry

How Teaching Coal In W.Va. Schools Has Changed Over The Decades

Eighth graders in West Virginia are required to take West Virginia Studies, and coal has shaped many facets of our state’s economy and environment. But as employment in the industry continues to decline, how are teachers and students discussing coal in classrooms today?

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Q&A: Coal Reality -- The Way Forward

One big takeaway from the 2016 election is that people are people -- not political categories -- which is a topic of interest for former coal miner Gary Bentley. He is from eastern Kentucky and now lives in Lexington. He has written extensively about his time underground, including in a blog series called ‘In the Black’ for the Daily Yonder.

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Coal Industry-Impacted WV Communities Receive $43 Million in POWER Grants

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced this week $43.3 million in grants to support economic diversification in the region’s coal-impacted communities. Seven of those projects are in West Virginia.

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The Southern Coalfield Airports: Where Did They Go?

Amid the rolling hills and strip-mined mountain tops that stretch through Logan County, West Virginia is Route 10 -- a newer highway that was 20 years in…

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