Kochs defeated in Montana: 6 lessons the country can learn from this rural Western state
Americans for Prosperity spent a bundle to defeat Medicaid expansion in Montana. Here's why they lost
Why rural counties are dying in America
From Axios: Rural counties — particularly in the Midwest and Northeast of the U.S. — are losing people due to higher death rates than birth rates and more people moving away than moving in. The out…
$20,000 Homes Created By Students Could Help Fix Rural America's Affordable Housing Crisis
Students at Auburn University may be turning their home-building expertise into real-world housing market solutions. Since 1993, the university's Rura...
How even rural areas in China are hooked on online shopping
Alibaba and JD.com have figured out clever ways of reaching shoppers, no matter how far away from cities they are.
Bloomer Telephone Receives Smart Rural Community Award
Bloomer Telephone Company has been honored with the Smart Rural CommunitySM Showcase award by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, which cited Bloomer Telephone Companies advanced communications services and collaboration with local
Rural neighbors feuded for years before one NC couple shot the other, cops say
A long-running dispute between elderly neighbors in North Carolina turned deadly when one shot the others. Now one couple is in jail, one man is dead and a woman was injured in a rural town near Fayetteville.
Why Do Rural Areas Keep Building New Jails?
A new Vera Institute report analyzes the jail building boom in rural and suburban areas in America, which has had many negative consequences and is an increase in contrast to urban trends.
Radio silence: how the disappearance of rural stations takes America's soul with them
At a time when local newspapers are vanishing, the loss of a radio station leaves a community with another cultural and informational deficit
How Muk is designing for creative minds
The products Muk Design makes are by designers for designers and include a new collaboration with the Yarza Twins, which you can check out at the London Design Fair next month.
Rural Health Week: How the Affordable Care Act is Helping to Build a Stronger, Healthier Rural...
Keeping our rural communities healthy is key to building a stronger America. That’s why as we kick off this year’s Rural Health Week, I’m proud of the new affordable health insurance options that are available because of the Affordable Care Act, helping to give rural families piece of mind across the country Quality health care is critical to the success of rural children and families – and open enrollment for health insurance coverage only happens once each year. From now until January 31,…
How two rural Kentucky schoolteachers built a life-changing online business
Software companies are the kind of businesses I’m usually excited to talk about. But if we don’t understand how other entrepreneurs work, we only have half a picture. What we want to do is pull in ideas from everywhere and bring them back to our companies. Which is why I invited t...
20 Years of Rural Voices
HAC celebrates the 20th anniversary of Rural Voices Magazine by looking back over some of our favorite articles and issues.
What rural communities stand to lose from proposed housing budget cuts
The Trump Administration's proposed cuts and tax reforms could reduce housing availability and affordability in rural communities.
This is what practicing medicine in rural America is really like
City or country, a doctor can’t ask for much more than that.
Rural vs. Urban Adoption of Health IT. Why the Difference?
A January 20, 2016 Health Affairs Article by Dawn M. Heisey-Grove titled Variation In Rural Health Information Technology Adoption And Use (Health Affairs, no.(2016): doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0861) examines the differences between different provider groups in rural vs. urban settings According to Heisey-Grove, initial adoption levels amongst rural providers was higher than their urban counterparts. “In 2013, 82.3 percent of rural physicians had adopted an EHR system compared…
Reframing Rural: Workshop Teaches How to Talk about Rural
Solving the Construction Worker Shortage Puzzle in Rural Illinois
In recent years, builders have faced a shortage of workers that has only grown more acute amid increasing demand for construction and record-low unemployment. Many of the 2.2 million construction workers who lost their jobs during the last recession either retired or found employment in other industries. At the same time, fewer new workers are taking their place because millennials are less attracted to careers in…
What Does It Mean for Rural America?
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently issued a call for input on its regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act, which requires banks to help meet the credit needs of the communities they serve. OCC’s notice says it is building a new framework to transform and modernize its CRA rules. Please Join the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) for an overview of the proposed changes and a discussion on how rural communities can weigh in on the proposal.
Why The United States Is Losing Rural Hospitals
The town of Douglas, on the Arizona-Mexico border, recently lost its hospital and the ripple effect is evident: job loss, emergency services overwhelmed, and people worried about their safety.
Connecting with Community: Tips to Establish a Strong Rural Practice
Farmers understand long-term investment in community, and in choosing a lawyer they can trust, they may evaluate how invested a lawyer is in their community. Kate Knowlton offers tips to strengthen long-term relationships in a local rural community and to