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Allen Johnson

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Posted by Allen Johnson 24 weeks 1 day ago
Like sifted coal, the dust is settling after the recent election in the “War On Coal” zone in West Virginia and Kentucky. Ungloved fisted hands lifted high in victory, King Coal. Knocked out cold on...
Posted by Allen Johnson 1 year 18 weeks ago
I’ll be upfront and admit it. When I heard about the chemical spill that shut down the water supply for 300,000 of my fellow West Virginians, I felt an odd tug of relief.  “Maybe now something...
Posted by Allen Johnson 2 years 32 weeks ago
Larry Gibson, “Keeper of the Mountains,” died Sunday, Sept. 9 at his home on Kayford Mountain, W.V. He was 66. His wife and three adult children survive. Gibson had a fifth grade education, a career...
Posted by Allen Johnson 4 years 14 weeks ago
In the old days, in the coal towns of West Virginia, winter was a time when folks hunkered around the pot-bellied stove and whiled away time spinning stories. At times, someone would fiddle with the...
Posted by Allen Johnson 4 years 20 weeks ago

Articles by Allen Johnson

New studies reveal the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the people nearby.