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Posted inArts and Culture

Despite Less Funding, Rural Arts Groups Push On. These 4 Groups Show How It Can Be Done.

In Kyle, South Dakota, a new structure is under construction that will be a focal point for indigenous arts and culture on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The 8,500 square foot Oglala Lakota Arts Center will provide critically needed room for individual and group studio space, technology for electronic marketplace access, classroom and gallery space, and […]

Posted inRural Voters

Front Line Against Fraud: County Election Workers Log Long Hours Processing Absentee Ballots

This story was originally published by Carolina Public Press. Worried about voting by mail? Or that North Carolina’s by-mail voting system is ripe for fraud? Don’t be. All over the state, election workers are doing what Lori Huskins did Monday in the Mitchell County elections office: methodically scanning the unique bar code on each ballot envelope delivered […]

Posted inBroadband and Technology

Bullish on Broadband: Time to Get Your Grant Proposals Ready

Before Covid-19, pursuing Federal broadband grant funds was orderly and straightforward. Some grants paid for broadband infrastructure that was restricted to school premises. Federal grants funded healthcare-related broadband in public hospitals and clinics. Other agency programs funded broadband in city and county offices, libraries, and public facilities. A couple of smaller agencies funded residential and […]

Posted inRural Voters

Video Conversation: Pipeline Opponents Discuss Lessons Learned – ‘You Can’t Give Up’

This article and video were produced in collaboration with Southerly and the Rural Assembly. The Rural Assembly is a project of the Center for Rural Strategies, which also publishes the Daily Yonder. At the height of the summer as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to spread throughout the U.S. — particularly in rural areas —and as […]