Climate-related flooding isn’t just a phenomenon in coastal areas. In the small rural town of Duck Hill, Mississippi, strong storms with intense rainfall often caused flooding as high as 15 inches. In 2017, Duck Hill residents and outside partners recognized an opportunity to not only stem the flood waters, but to revitalize the community.Read More...
Growth and Development
As flood debris festers in the spring sunshine, Congress and the state of Missouri can’t make up their minds whether to help – or even if there is a disaster. Meanwhile, the only thing getting repaired are the railroads.
Timber management on federal lands can be justified for valid reasons — protecting watersheds, conserving wildlife habitat, promoting overall forest health — but it rarely helps communities confront looming wildfire disasters. The best…
We think of LBJ as a rural president, but the Great Society was tailor made for big cities. * The Blue Dogs bark * Iowa journalist paints a different picture of the Heartland.
The businesses and organizations of Keene, New Hampshire, will serve as a model conference center for the two-day, 500-person event, September 27-29. The organizer says she hopes participants will take along big ideas and a positive…
Four out of five workers in metropolitan areas and small cities commute alone to their job. Commuters in smaller cities and rural areas are much less likely to get caught in a commute of more than a half hour, a new study finds.
Many small towns have lost residents over the last decade. Three small cities in Minnesota have seen their populations grow, even during the Great Recession. What’s going on here?
Rural Day in Raleigh, North Carolina, brings together 450 people from 83 of the state’s 100 counties, organizers at the NC Rural Center say.
As the politicians frequently point out, the rural population has a greater percentage of veterans than the urban population does. But that’s not true for younger veterans.