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.

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“Bloody Harlan” Revisited: Blackjewel Miners Draw On Labor History While Facing Uncertain Future
Protesting Blackjewel Miners To Get Some Overdue Pay From Bankruptcy Sale 
Few Answers For Unpaid Miners After Day One of Blackjewel Sales Hearing 
Blackjewel Miners Continue Protest As Bankruptcy Hearing Looms
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Coal Miners To Hit Capitol Hill For Black Lung Funding 
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