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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

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Second chances: This bakery is bringing hope back to an old mining town

Generations of Appalachians have relied economically on the coal mines, but now that the coal industry has practically become obsolete, communities are suffering. Unemployment is high and substance abuse is becoming a more pervasive issue. However, not all is bleak in the Appalachian mountains. Read More...