Plugging the Brain Drain

Merging Home, Heart And Opportunity In The Mountains

Over this summer, Abie Reed will graduate culinary school, do a stint as a bread and pastry chef at a diner, plan a wedding, get married, and as if all that isn’t enough, build a house with her fiance -- a tiny house.They’re planning to move into the tiny home at the end of the summer, and settle in while she takes a gap year to find mentors in the food industry.

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Lack Of LGBTQ Protections Has Some Young West Virginians Ready To Leave

Casey Johnson lives in Pittsburgh’s North Shore, a couple of blocks from one of the most colorful buildings in the nation, Randyland, a utopian-esque public art installation with walls, chairs, and trinkets in every possible shade and hue.When apartment shopping in the Steel City, Johnson, who is pansexual, gender non-binary and uses non-gendered pronouns, searched to find a neighborhood that was the “most accepting.” North Shore, they said, fits the bill.

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Two Young West Virginians On The Struggle To Stay

A year from now, Ryan McFarland will don a cap and gown and walk across the stage at the University of Charleston, located along the Kanawha River across from the statehouse's shiny golden dome.The Pleasants County native will then be confronted by two decisions: law school or graduate school? Stay in West Virginia or leave?

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'There's No Room To Grow': Nursing Student Talks Leaving W.Va.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting spoke with NaBryia Palmer, a nursing student in Cabell County and Charleston native, how about she is deciding whether or not to leave the state.This article is the first in our series “Plugging the Brain Drain” with stories of how young West Virginians are making the decision to stay or leave.

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