Welcome to Down Yonder – our weekly roundup of good reads we’ve found around the web.
Our goal is to showcase more perspectives on national and global issues through a rural lens. Expect Down Yonder on Saturdays. Enjoy!
Electric cooperatives, which serve about 42 million rural Americans, are a window of sorts into the far-reaching effects of the pandemic.
Bloomberg Law: Dakota Access Oil Line to Be Shut by Court in Blow for Trump
The Dakota Access pipeline must shut down by August 5, a district court ruled this week in a stunning defeat for the Trump administration and the oil industry.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation, a decision that will have major consequences for both past and future criminal and civil cases.
Postal banking could serve the unbanked and do so efficiently. A basic postal banking system would allow every United States Postal Service branch to act as a limited-service bank, offering services like checking and saving accounts, pre-paid debit cards and small loans.