What kind of future should a struggling rural town choose? In the town of Green River, population 950, a nonprofit called Epicenter aims to use art and architecture to bring new energy, life and economic development. Jeffrey Brown reports.
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
Distance and technology hinder the college aspirations of a surprising number of rural Americans.
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is hailing the Republican tax overhaul law during a pitch to rural America at a meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
While arsenic is an ancient health threat, this analysis offers one of the first nationwide appraisals for the groundwater contaminant and spotlights regulatory gaps in the nation’s water infrastructure.
By Jackie Judd, Jason Kane
While lawmakers spar over the future of health care, pilot projects on the ground are focusing on how to improve the lives of low-income patients. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports on on one such program in Montana, where health care…
By Tim Henderson, Stateline
4.9 million young Americans nationwide are disconnected-- unemployed and not in school. The rate of disconnected youth has soared in rural areas, costing taxpayers as much as $93 billion dollars annually.
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
Not so long ago, providing high-level care seemed impossible at Lost Rivers Medical Center. Now, the rural facility is innovating faster than many urban hospitals in Idaho.
By Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and Felicia Sullivan for The Conversation
Like older voters, young ones were divided by the 2016 presidential election. A recent study of millennial voters by Tufts University found that young people had starkly different opinions about politics and civic institutions based on race,…
By PBS NewsHour
On Tuesday, Michigan’s attorney general filed new criminal charges in Flint’s lead contamination case. But Flint is not alone. Reports from both USA Today and Reuters find that lead contamination is widespread, affecting some millions of Americans, usually in rural…
By PBS NewsHour
While cable companies provide internet services for the majority of Americans in urban areas, many rural residents have been left on the dark side of the digital divide. According to a report by the Federal Communications Commission, 34 million Americans…
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