Three Decades of Well Water Pollution in Rural Oregon Sees Almost No Government Action
Community organizers band together to tackle pollution from food processors and industrial farming.
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One Mom’s Mission to Get her Son Medical Help after Rural Mississippi’s Deadly Tornadoes
Tameka Myles’ 10-year-old son was critically injured after Rolling Fork, Mississippi, was flattened by a tornado last weekend. The search to find a hospital that could admit him proved nearly impossible in this rural region of the Mississippi Delta.
From a Queer Prom to a Pronoun Workshop: LGBTQ+ School and Community-Based Orgs Offer Rural Support
A new study says that groups providing support to LGBTQ+ youth improve their health and well-being.
In the Face of Extreme Floods, Rural Kentucky Lacked Forecasting and Broadband
As severe weather events increase, so does danger to rural communities. Plans are in place to address the urban observation bias in national weather prediction, but the other piece — reliable broadband — could still be years away for places like Eastern Kentucky.
How Alaska’s Coastal Communities Are Racing Against Erosion
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New ER-Only Status Will Preserve Hospital’s Crucial Services. But Others Worry about Distance to Care
St. Mark’s took advantage of a program that will sustain emergency care in rural Fayette County, Texas. But people seeking surgery and in-patient care will have to go elsewhere.
‘It’s Not a Community Killer, but It Is Damaging’
The medical center in La Grange, Texas, last month became the fourth rural hospital in the state to stop inpatient services and convert to a Rural Emergency Hospital. The change will prevent complete closure of the facility, officials said. But the loss of jobs and services will be profound.
Maine Leaders Discuss Whether Public Broadband Investments Should Support National Private Providers
Millions of Maine’s fiber dollars are going to a mix of government entities, regional internet service providers, and large, out-of-state companies. Some worry these national companies have not worked well with communities in the past. Others say the investments should be evaluated on what they deliver, not who gets the money.
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