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.Read More...
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Senators from Iowa and North Carolina say Medicare Advantage is vital for rural communities. But not many rural residents use these plans — and the plans they get are costly and unproven.
Rural and exurban counties provided more than their share of recruits to the U.S. Army in 2008. Rural counties have been disproportionately represented in the military since the beginning of the Iraq War.
The highest percentage of rural broadband connections cluster in recreation counties and areas with large farms and ranches.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2007 asked every farm operator in the country if he or she had a broadband Internet connection. Here are the results for the West.