Welcome to Down Yonder – our new weekly roundup where we’ll be sharing some good reads from the past week.
Our goal is to showcase more perspectives on national and global issues through a rural lens. Down Yonder will appear Saturdays. Enjoy!
Economists, including the Nobel Prize-winning Joseph Stiglitz, argue that the once-in-a-lifetime pandemic stimulus packages could help the climate — if lawmakers make the right choices.
The Heritage Foundation and other conservative groups warn, with little evidence, that voting by mail fosters fraud. But some Republican secretaries of state reject those concerns and see no alternative to absentee voting if the pandemic persists.
Governors navigate different rules as rural areas move quicker than their urban counterparts.
North Carolina Health News: Churches Are an Unlikely Ally in Solving the Rural Internet Access Puzzle
With the pandemic highlighting the depth of rural broadband needs, some churches have expanded their community service to include providing internet access.
Policy Pennings: Essential vs. Non-Essential Goods
The concern about maintaining a domestic production base to manufacture essential goods reminds us that we are a lot like other nations.