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The Rural Blog · 17h ago

More than 55,000 U.S. bridges are structurally deficient, says report with state-level data

Nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges are structurally deficient, says the annual state level bridge ...
The Rural Blog · 17h ago

Trump blamed for anti-Muslim groups tripling in 2016; anti-Muslim speakers touring rural areas

The number of hate groups in the U.S. rose last year for the second year in a row, from 89...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

As social media drive audience for national news, local news and its media are shrinking

News is increasingly being reported and read through social media, with focus more on nati...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

As farm economy struggles, economists urge stronger federal safety net in next Farm Bill

Economists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Texas A&M University and the University of Missouri painted a dim picture for the farm economy an...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

USDA re-posts some animal welfare records

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday re-posted some animal welfare records that had been taken off its website, Lydia Wheeler reports for The Hill. Animal rights groups had criticize...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Trump's success in rural South followed a pattern of economic populism that dates back over 100 years

President Trump's success in the 2016 election, especially in the rural South, follows an ...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Oroville dam episode exposes rural-urban conservative-liberal divide in California

Residents of Oroville, Calif., say the near-failure of the nation's tallest dam near their town is an example of how little their state cares about its rural residents, compared to liberals ...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Thriving Kansas town with a large immigrant population awaits Trump administration's policies

One rural Kansas town has found a blueprint for success: welcoming immigrants with open arms, Frank Morris reports for NPR. In Garden City, Kan. (Best Places map), only about 40 percent of t...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Longtime Democratic strategist in Mass. leaves party, citing its failure to address rural concerns

Matt BarronMatt Barron, a Democratic strategist who has often preached and written about the importance of rural voters to the party, has "left the party due to what he says is the party’s blatant failure to address rural concerns," Fran Ryan reports...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Federal appeals court rules in favor of Florida doctors asking patients if they have firearms

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that Florida doctors have the First Amendment right to ask patients if they own firearms, David Ovalle reports for the Miami Herald. The Firearm Own...