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Nothing beats walking for curing what ails the health of many rural residents.:


If walking were considered medicine, you can bet it would be the most popular product in the physician's black bag. I'll bet your doc can't name a medicine - even two or three medicines taken together ...


Town That Thrived on Logging Is Looking for a Second Growth :


The great forest just east of town beckoned to Dan Rice when he was a young man, as it had to his father and grandfather before him, both proud loggers in a time that now survives mostly in black-and-white ...


Rural Counties Push for Federal Payments:


The federal government owns huge swaths of land in some rural counties but pays no property tax to support local government. "Payment in lieu of taxes" is supposed to help make up the difference. ...


Viewfinder: Leaving behind 'Guys in Ties':


Daniel Acker willfully gave up a coveted staff photographer position in New York City to relocate to rural Illinois. Life is anything but simple in his town of 800, he says. But he doesn't regret ...


Quality of Life Driving 'Brain Gain' in Rural Communities :


It is true that most counties - rural and urban alike - lose young people following high school graduation. Yet at the same time, a less recognized migration is occurring, and has been since the 1970s. ...


America's Fastest-Growing Small Cities:


Coverage of America's changing urban scene tends to focus heavily on large metropolitan areas and the "megaregions" now often said to dominate the economic future. Often missed has been a slow, but inexorable, ...


Boomers: Moving Further Out and Away :


The latest available small area data shows that baby boomers continue to leave the urban cores in large numbers. They have also left the earlier suburbs in such large numbers that their population gains ...


A Mental-Health First Aid Kit for Rural Communities:


A program to train ordinary folks in "mental health first aid" could help rural communities provide vital help to people facing mental health problems, advocates say. By Candi Helseth Full ...


Sioux & Assiniboine Tribes Team with Brad Pitt's Make it Right Non-profit to Build 20 Platinum Homes on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana:


The Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Montana has formed a partnership with actor Brad Pitt's Make it Right non-profit organization to build sustainable homes, buildings and communities on their ...


Rural Veterans: An Aging Population:


Nearly 4 million rural Americans are military veterans. That population is aging and has special needs, according to a report from the Economic Research Service of USDA. By Tim Marema Full ...


Finding Big Success in a Small Town:


When attorney Dick Pemberton looked for a place to begin his legal career, he settled on Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A half century later, he's achieved statewide and national success while remaining ...


"The Twilight of Common Dreams - Why America is Racked by Culture Wars":


The appalling poverty in many rural communities, accompanied by the depression and anger of many rural residents is symptomatic of a nation that is certainly crumbling around the edges and looks as if ...


Pattern of Rural Job Loss Continues:




American Rural Newsletter - Alohomora 2 - The Unlocking Spell from Harry Potter:




Busting Rural-Subsidy Myth One Last Time:


Media - and even friends - repeat the falsehood that rural counties get more in federal subsidies than metro counties. So, before the Economic Research Service discontinues the report, here's one ...


'Picked Off Like a Single Quail':


If you care about rural communities, watch this speech -- even if it means skipping a few cat videos. Unless rural people get organized to stand up to corporate power, the future of rural America ...


Rural Areas Lose 149,000 Jobs in Last Year:




Technology and Robust Economies Drive Rural Town Revival :


Less than 30 years ago, the town of Osakis, its population vanishing year by year, made a bold offer that drew global headlines: a check for $5,000 to anyone willing to move in, build a house and stay ...


Online Rural Arts Project Expands Work:


Five years ago at his grandmother's funeral, Matthew Fluharty reflected on the value of rural culture and what he might do to help promote and enliven it. Today, the "Art of the Rural" http://artoftherural.org/ ...


'Rural America at a Glance': Tough News:




Inspiration--Education--Execution-----Ruralistically Newsletter:


American Rural is less than a year old and we've already made amazing progress. We have grown to over 5500 followers on Facebook, begun fundraising, initiated our newsletter (Ruralistically), hosted ...


The RURAL DATA PORTAL provides over 350 data indictors for your community.:


HAC's RURAL DATA PORTAL is a simple, easy to use, on-line resource that provides essential information on the social, economic, and housing characteristics of communities in the United States. The ...


Job Loss Concentrated in Rural America:




Define Rural by Our Hopes, not Fears:




In 'Historic Shift', America's Rural Population Declines for the First Time:


While the percentage of American's living outside of urban areas has been declining for some time, overall rural population loss has occurred for the first time since the Census began keeping track, ...


If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Rural America:


In trying to avoid fees that support rural phone service, communication companies have unintentionally created big headaches for rural residents getting calls from cities. Can the FCC help fix ...


Rural Development program recommendations could hurt small communities:


Congress asked USDA to recommend changes to refocus its Rural Development programs. Instead the agency seems to be proposing to widen its service area and hurt small communities in the process. By ...


As more move to the city, does rural America still matter?:




"Strategies for Economic Improvement in Distressed Rural Counties." :


On November 27, 2012, researchers from the University of Tennessee held a webinar to review the ARC-sponsored research study "Strategies for Economic Improvement in Appalachia's Distressed Rural Counties." ...


This is how you build a tech community:


This is the type of tech center that government officials dream about building. You can't help being overwhelmed by the natural beauty and Swiss-village-like charm of Boulder, Colorado. With a population ...

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