What remains of a community when the main supplier of jobs disappears.
Facts about the jobs and industries fueling rural counties and their residents.
Does Pennsylvania’s general permitting process provide adequate oversight for natural gas development?
Flat milk prices force many dairy farmers in Southwestern Pennsylvania to adopt new technology or find a new industry.
Bobby Steele speaks to inmates about his criminal history and how he overcame it. His story exposes the lack of re-entry services for ex-cons, particularly in rural counties.
Shell still hasn’t committed to installing fenceline monitoring at the Beaver Country cracker site. How it worked in other communities and why environmentalists say it’s essential.
Quick takes on population, jobs, drilling and the opioid epidemic.
Ambulance crews see shrinking funds and staffing, even as they are tasked with saving residents in an unprecedented epidemic of overdoses.
In rural Pennsylvania, school districts are shedding students. Could consolidation save them?
Heavy rain means raw sewage in this Westmoreland County community — on private land and in public drinking water.
It’s suicide, not homicide, that drives gun deaths among white men, particularly in rural counties where gun ownership is high.