The Mountain Bike Cure: Exercise, Fresh Air and Fellowship

Thanks to more trails, better bikes and a rise of high-school interest, mountain biking has experienced a meteoric rise of popularity in the past decade. The pandemic added fuel to the fire.

#albuquerque-nm, #appalachian-region, #austin-tex, #bentonville-ark, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #crested-butte-colo, #cycling-mountain-bike, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #mountain-bike-runtastic-gmbh, #travel-and-vacations, #utah, #whistler-british-columbia

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Rural Tennessee’s Vaccine Hesitators

White Republican evangelical Christians remain disproportionately mistrustful about coronavirus inoculations. Here’s what that looks like in one community.

#appalachian-region, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #hoffman-jan, #rural-areas, #tennessee, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Can the Biden Agenda Fix Middle America’s Deepest Problem?

One key economic goal is to create the virtuous cycles of innovation and jobs that already occur in many coastal cities.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #appalachian-region, #infrastructure-public-works, #lincoln-neb, #united-states-economy

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Faith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America’s Covid Vaccine Skeptics

Resistance is widespread in white, Republican communities like this one in Appalachia. But it’s far more complicated than just a partisan divide.

#appalachian-region, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rural-areas, #tennessee, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Appalachian Trail Killer Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

A judge found James L. Jordan not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal stabbing of Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. along the trail in 2019.

#appalachian-region, #appalachian-trail, #appalachian-trail-conservancy, #hikes-and-hiking, #james-p-jones, #jordan-james-l, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sanchez-ronald-s-jr-d-2019, #virginia

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Krugman Wonks Out: The China Shock and the Climate Shock

Change is inevitable, but can we cushion the impact on communities?

#appalachian-region, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #coal, #global-warming, #united-states

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The Promises to Coal Country Are Familiar, but Can Biden Deliver?

For nearly 60 years, presidents have promised to lift up Appalachia, but many communities remain on the brink.

#appalachian-region, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #kentucky, #labor-and-jobs, #mines-and-mining

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This Cheese Is Made for Aging

The latest raw cow’s milk from Meadow Creek is an eight-month aged cheese named for Appalachia.

#appalachian-region, #cheese

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‘It’s Embarrassing’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Tests the Limits of Some Voters

In her Georgia district, voters saw Ms. Greene as a conservative voice that would be impossible to ignore. Now the revelation of past social media posts has unsettled some who backed her.

#appalachian-region, #conspiracy-theories, #georgia, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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America’s First Moonshine, Applejack, Returns in Sleeker Style

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to Vermont, new distillers are reviving a drink that vanished during Prohibition, giving it the age and polish of a fine brandy.

#alcoholic-beverages, #appalachian-region, #apples, #catoctin-creek-distilling-co-llc, #cider, #holman-distillery-moravian-falls-nc, #neversink-spirits-port-chester-ny-distillery, #new-york-state, #north-carolina, #prohibition-era-1920-1933, #small-business, #vermont

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The Real Meaning of Hillbilly

I left my hometown because I felt alienated from its conservative values. Turns out many in my community had forgotten our progressive roots.

#appalachian-region, #education-k-12, #guthrie-woody, #harlan-county-ky, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #industrial-workers-of-the-world, #mines-and-mining, #organized-labor, #seeger-pete, #tennessee, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #west-virginia

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Major Winter Storm Brings Snow, Heavy Rain and Wind to East Coast

Forecasters are watching “a strong storm system” that will cover a long swath of the East Coast, from Georgia to New England.

#appalachian-region, #east-coast-us, #florida, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #wind

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Salt-Rising Bread: A Delicious and Nearly Lost Tradition

This yeast-free bread connects us to long-ago bakers and rewards those who are patient with a delicate, cakelike crumb.

#appalachian-region, #bread, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #north-america, #salt, #yeast

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New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches

For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.

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Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #berkshires-mass, #cuyahoga-valley-national-park-ohio, #denver-colo, #maine, #nashville-tenn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #west-virginia

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web.

#appalachian-region, #buprenorphine-drug, #columbia-university, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #manhattan-nyc, #medicaid, #mental-health-and-disorders, #naloxone-drug, #new-york-state, #obama-barack, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #scranton-pa, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #williams-zachary-1983

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Vacation in the Summer of Covid-19

Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.

#acadia-national-park-me, #appalachian-region, #camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #kentucky, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #penobscot-bay-me, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #rivers, #road-trips, #santa-ynez-valley-calif, #searsport-me, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #wines

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Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

#american-petroleum-institute, #appalachian-region, #center-for-biological-diversity, #earthjustice, #energy-and-power, #energy-transfer-partners-lp, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #keystone-pipeline-system, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shale, #supreme-court-us, #texas

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Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life

After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.

#animals, #appalachian-region, #coal, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #hunting-and-trapping, #kentucky, #land-use-policies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #patton-paul-e, #your-feed-science

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Why Some State Universities Are Seeing an Influx

The pandemic is giving a new competitive edge to states that have long seen their top students lured away by elite schools.

#appalachian-region, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mcdowell-county-w-va, #montclair-state-university, #new-jersey, #rural-areas, #university-of-kansas, #west-virginia, #west-virginia-university

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