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By Stephan Weiler, Tessa Conroy, The Conversation
In the remote village of Ambler, Alaska, temperatures can fall to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, so heating the community is a big job. This past September, Ambler switched to a renewable energy option in an effort to…
Experts say the response to the monkeypox virus in rural America may be affected by the patchy resources and bitter politics that are a legacy of the pandemic, challenges that some worry could allow sporadic infections to gain a foothold.
By Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
What a pediatrician recommends serves as a strong predictor of whether or not a caregiver chooses to get their child vaccinated against COVID.
By Laura Santhanam
The so-called “digital divide” remains a major issue in America when it comes to providing high-speed internet, particularly in rural and other low-income communities. The Biden administration on Monday announced new commitments from 20 internet providers to help close that…
By Corey Meador
Despite some early hopes that isolation might protect rural areas of America from the worst of the pandemic, COVID-19 has infiltrated small communities in every corner of the country. And many of those places…
By Mike Schneider, Associated Press
The Census Scientific Advisory Committee said Thursday during a virtual meeting that, given they have low Internet access, residents of rural areas are particularly at risk of being undercounted since field operations ended two weeks earlier than planned.
By Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
The protest movement over black injustice has quickly spread deep into predominantly white, small-town America, notably throughout parts of the country that delivered the presidency for Donald Trump.
By Grant Schulte, Associated Press
While the rallies in major cities nationwide have grabbed headlines, people living in smaller and mid-sized cities have also raised their voices to call for change. Some of those protests have turned violent.
By Stephanie Sy, Lena I. Jackson, Casey Kuhn
While COVID-19 has devastated parts of the U.S., including hot spots like New York, New Jersey and Louisiana, many counties in Western states have few cases and no deaths. Some officials and residents in those areas feel that pandemic restrictions…
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