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The Rural Blog · 18h ago

White House adviser promoting task force says agriculture is top driver of rural economy; it's not

Ray Starling, special assistant to President Trump on agriculture, trade and food assistan...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Fatal accidents are now more likely to involve drugs than alcohol

Fatal accidents, for the first time, are more likely to involve drugs than alcohol, says a...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Travel ban exacerbates rural doctor shortages, even in New Jersey

Like many states, New Jersey's rural and underserved areas are facing doctor shortages, largely because few want to practice in rural areas and President Trump's travel ban is chasing away f...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Waste from livestock operations is polluting Shenandoah River, environmental group says

Red arrow marks confluence of the Shenandoah River(55.6 miles long plus two forks) with th...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Drones search Grand Canyon for missing hikers

AP photo by Brandon TorresDrones are being used for the first time in a major search at a ...
The Rural Blog · 18h ago

Indiana governor vetoes bill to allow fees for public records searches; legislature could override

Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb has vetoed legislation "that would have allowed units of government to charge the public up to $20 an hour for producing public records," Kaitlin L. Lang...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Border wall won't stop flow of illegal drugs, say experts; few drugs transported through rural areas

Experts on the drug trade say a U.S.-Mexico border wall will do little to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S., Christopher Ingraham reports for The Washington Post. That's because i...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Pilot program lets Oklahomans check out mobile hotspots from libraries to get internet access

The library in Haskell, Okla., is part of the pilot program (Best Places map)A pilot program involvingĀ Oklahoma State University and four public libraries is boosting broadband access in rur...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Solar industry growing rapidly; employers struggle to fill positions, says industry foundation study

The rapidly growing solar-energy industry is struggling to find qualified workers to fill ...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Colorado budget proposal could cost rural and remote hospitals millions needed to stay afloat

A proposal by Colorado lawmakers to balance the state budget would cause about a dozen rural and remote hospitals to lose millions "by trimming hospital payments for uncompensated care," Joh...