On the Ground

A Fierce Desire to Stay: Looking at West Virginia Through Its People's Eyes

A Fierce Desire to Stay: Looking at West Virginia Through Its People's Eyes

Matt Eich

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Guardian. Photographer Matt Eich and poet Doug Van Gundy went to Webster county, West Virginia, to find a place where people still celebrate their community.

‘It’s Worse than Murder’: How Rural America Became a Hospital Desert

‘It’s Worse than Murder’: How Rural America Became a Hospital Desert

Michael Graff

FEATURES

Co-published with The Guardian. Since 2010, 83 rural US hospitals have closed – many in counties with poverty rates higher than average – leaving residents in need stranded.

I Wrote About Farmers' Suicides – And the Reaction Has Been Overwhelming

I Wrote About Farmers' Suicides – And the Reaction Has Been Overwhelming

Debbie Weingarten

NEWS

Co-published with The GuardianAfter the Guardian and EHRP published a piece about the record number of farmers who are killing themselves, there were hundreds of responses.

My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste

My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste

Alison Stine

FEATURES

Co-published with The GuardianIn a tiny south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills, the Hazel Ginsburg Well is holding waste from out-of-state fracking operations – a sludge of toxic chemicals and undrinkable water.