State restrictions on public broadband networks don’t necessarily mean your community can’t build its own public network, says community broadband organizer Craig Settles. But the laws do create unnecessary, and sometimes impossible, hurdles.
Right-to-farm bills may be misleading • Explaining a 116% default rate • Rural teenage girls more likely to have asthma and depression • Flipping the corporate farm trend? • Insurance coverage areas can be unfair to rural • Investing in cage-free eggs • Rural is complex
The nation’s population growth rate is down, and the size of the rural population is in decline. But the African American population has experienced growth in metro American and in most categories of rural counties.
The seasonal economies of tourist destinations like Cape Cod, Massachusetts, create dramatic differences for year-round residents. When the crowds of summer give way to the quiet of winter, these local residents enjoy the peaceful part of seaside living.