Sydney Boles

Sydney Boles

WMMT (Whitesburg, KY)

Sydney Boles is the ReSource reporter covering the economic transition in the heart of Appalachia’s coal country. Sydney received her Master of Journalism from Medill School of Journalism, where she covered immigration and housing insecurity in Chicagoland. Before her work in journalism, she studied oral history and postcolonial resistance strategies in Costa Rica, India, South Africa and Turkey. Sydney grew up in upstate New York and enjoys baking, reading and exploring the outdoors.

Federal Agency to Hear Comment on Silica Dust as Black Lung Epidemic Rages
New Kentucky Memorial Honors Miners Who Died Of Black Lung
Blackjewel Miners Likely to Receive Pay in DOL Deal
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Former Blackjewel Miners End Railroad Blockade In Kentucky
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Mining Regulators Seek Information On Silica Dust Exposure
Sanders Visits Coal States On Heels Of Climate Plan Release
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“Bloody Harlan” Revisited: Blackjewel Miners Draw On Labor History While Facing Uncertain Future