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Politics and Government
The percentage of rural veterans who are women has more than doubled since the First Gulf War, according to the Economic Research Service. As the male veteran population continues to age, most women veterans in rural America fall into…
In an effort to save money, the Census Bureau will cut its three-year American Community Survey data program. For nearly a third of U.S. counties, that means getting a murkier picture of their people and economies.
Last year Congress eliminated the Secure Rural Schools program, which helps counties with large amounts of federal land make up some of their tax shortfalls. The cuts will have a disproportionate impact in rural areas, an analysis shows.
The 2014 election shows a deep geographical divide between Democrats and Republicans, turning primarily on population density, not urban and rural status. And most American voters live in counties where one party won by a landslide.