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Western Governors approve new resolutions on Broadband Connectivity, Rural Development

Recommendations to address broadband data and mapping, investments in scalable infrastructure, and strategies to help connect tribal communities across the region’s vast distances and unforgiving terrain.

Wyoming Governor offers new details about budget cuts, announces second round of reductions

The reductions are being planned in response to a massive decline in projected state revenue driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and a downturn in the energy industry.

Western Governors’ Association report offers ideas for western communities to take advantage of economic opportunities

Address expansion of broadband access in rural communities and tribal lands

‘Mask up Wyoming’: state officials say prevention ‘more important than ever’ as COVID surges

The governor’s office also shared a graphic encouraging Wyomingites to “mask up”:

Wyoming ranked 45th in nation for census self-response

If a community is undercounted, it may not receive the money necessary to serve its entire population. Or it could be using inaccurate data to plan for a new developments like a grocery store, for example.

Documents show University of Wyoming’s secret investigations not limited to Nichols

Taken together, the two high-profile separations suggest a pattern of quietly investigating and pushing out top administrators. In both instances the processes were shielded almost entirely from public view

Track the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States in real time.

How has COVID-19 impacted your community?

For This North Dakota Grocery, the Pandemic Is Personal

Rural grocery stores are struggling, undercut by box stores and dwindling population. But business has surged during the crisis, as people seek the safety of smaller crowds and friendly faces.

The Cloud over the Future of America’s Downtowns

After decades of revival, they’ve been dealt severe blows across multiple dimensions by the coronavirus pandemic, putting them in danger of a period of extended decline.

It’s Time to Rethink Government’s People Management Practices

A report from the National Academy of Public Administration decried government’s all-too-common “culture of compliance . . . where meeting the requirements of the rules has become more important than delivering value to taxpayers.”