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By Bill Bishop

Blue Wave? How about a Red Ebb?

High voter turnout – the biggest in a century for a midterm election – disproportionately favored Democrats in 11 competitive Senate races. Republicans stayed home, like voters usually do when there isn’t a presidential contest. Democrats,…

Job Growth Falters in Rural Counties

From August 2017-2018, the number of jobs in nonmetropolitan counties grew by less than 0.2 percent, compared to a growth rate of 1.1 percent nationwide. Rural counties that are located farthest from cities lost jobs over the year.