Rural Hospitals Can’t Find The Nurses They Need To Fight COVID

By Aallyah Wright, PEW Charitable Trusts. -

On any given day, Mary Ellen Pratt, CEO of St. James Parish Hospital in rural Lutcher, Louisiana, doesn’t know how she’s going to staff the 25-bed hospital she manages. With the continued [...]

‘Rural People Against Racism’ March In Washington

By Andrew Freeman, Liberation News. -

On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of [...]

The Rural South Lost 13 Hospitals In 2020

By Olivia Paschal, Facing South. -

For the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, the last straw was the COVID-19 pandemic, which strained the critical access hospital's already-precarious finances past the breaking point. In [...]

Coronavirus May Accelerate The Demise Of Rural America

By Olugbenga Ajilore, Inside Source. -

Over the last two months the coronavirus pandemic has brought nation’s largest, and most powerful cities to their knees. But as curves show signs of flattening in many urban areas, and [...]

Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural US The Hardest

By Brian Wakamo, Scott Klinger and Sarah Anderson, -

As postal workers strain to meet demand for deliveries of medicine, food, and other essentials, the U.S. Postal Service is facing potential financial collapse due to plummeting mail revenue. [...]

Populist Alliances Of ‘Cowboys And Indians’ Are Protecting Rural Lands

By Zoltan Grossman, -

The sea of red on recent election maps make it look like rural areas are uniformly populated by Republicans. And conventional wisdom suggests that those Americans are largely conservative [...]

Peasants’ Rights Declaration Presented Before The UN General Assembly

By Staff, -

New York – October 26, 2018 – The “UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas” was presented in the UN headquarters to the Third Committee of the General [...]

Rural America Stands Up For Immigrants

By Justin Vest, -

This summer, people gathered in cities throughout the country to protest our government’s separation and incarceration of immigrant families. In Alabama, hundreds of local residents came together [...]

Rural Whites Shielded From Medicaid Work Requirement Rules

By Ilana Novick, -

In April, President Trump signed an executive order allowing some Medicaid recipients to be exempted from requirements that they find  jobs or lose their health insurance. Now, the states taking [...]

Co-Op Broadband Brightens Future Of Rural Alabama

By Cathy Cash, -

The future of tiny Brilliant, Alabama, just got brighter with a clear path to broadband. Thanks to Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, state leadership and funds from the U.S. Department of [...]

Net Neutrality Is Vital – So Is Rural Broadband

By Neil Ritchie, Anchorage Daily News. -

Most issues look different from rural America, but that's especially true of net neutrality. No one doubts that net neutrality policies to keep the internet open and free for all users is [...]

The Broadband Boost Small-Town America Needs

By Alex Marshall, -

They are mostly towns you’ve probably never heard of, places like Sandy, Ore., Leverett, Mass., Lafayette, La., and Longmont, Colo. Yet these smaller communities, and hundreds more like them, [...]

Growing Problems With Rural Healthcare Exchanges

By Megan Stanley, -

The variability of enrollment and coverage options in statewide health insurance marketplaces has been a long-standing challenge with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Rural areas, which are often [...]

Trump’s Rural Voters Fighting To Keep Land From Growing Web Of Pipelines

By Stuart Leavenworth, -

By Stuart Leavenworth for McClatchy - Norm MacQueen would seem to fit the profile of a property owner comfortable with an oil and gas pipeline running through his land. A retired oil refinery [...]

‘Class Of ’27’ Shows How Politicians And Mainstream Media Fail Rural America

By Emma Niles, -

By Emma Niles for Truth Dig - The most provocative political statements often are delivered through artistic expression. This is most certainly the case in “Class of ’27,” a collection of short [...]

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