Photographer's Journal

Uninsured in Rural America

As Politicians Argue About Healthcare – Appalachia Suffers
BY Justin Merriman

Justin Merriman is in Wise, Va., a small town, of around 3,000 people in the historic coalfields of Virginia, covering the Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM). RAM is a non-profit organization, delivering healthcare to impoverished, isolated and underserved people.

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Memories of West Aliquippa

A Lifetime Resident Talks about the Past and Present
BY Pete Marovich

George “Blackie” Miller talks about the old days in West Aliquippa. Miller, who changed his last name from Dokmanovich years ago, was born in West Aliquippa and lived there all of his life. He has seen the town go from boom to bust along with the steel industry.

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This is what happened

The Mayor of Monessen Fights His Town’s Decay
BY Pete Marovich

The Monessen mayor says he is tired of the federal government sending aid to other countries while communities in the United States continue to suffer.