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November 27, 2021


Rural Health Care Providers Get $7.5 Billion in Relief Funds

New York Times
The Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday that it had begun distributing billions of dollars to rural health care providers to ease the financial pressures brought by the coronavirus pandemic and to help hospitals stay open. The agency is doling out $7.5 billion to more than 40,000......

How the infrastructure package could fix rural America’s internet problems

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here He’s been shepherding a community effort to bring broadband to Maine’s lake region for more than a year. The new $65 billion federal investment in broadband included in the bipartisan infrastructure legislation signed Monday could help finally make it......

In the Rural West, Some Residents Are Taking Firefighting Into Their Own Hands

PALISADES, Wash. — Molly Linville vividly remembers the “wall of flame” that tore through the grasslands of her 600-acre ranch during the Sutherland fire four years ago. Working quickly, she managed to guide her 125 cattle into the irrigated field surrounding her home three hours east of Seattle. After that......

Verizon partners with Amazon to use tech giant’s satellite internet system for rural broadband

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here INDIA – 2019/08/30: In this photo illustration a popular wireless communication application Verizon logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Avishek Das | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Verizon is partnering with Amazon to use the......

In rural Afghanistan, a family welcomes Taliban rule

The other three sons died within a few months in 2014. Quadratallah was killed in an air strike. Two other brothers, Hayatullah and Aminullah, were arrested in a police raid on the family home. Shamsullah said his brothers were forced to sign up for the army, where they were killed.......

Biden Administration Seeks to Expand Telehealth in Rural America

New York Times
If it were easier to connect with doctors regularly, many of the hesitant might change their minds, she said. “They are left to themselves and what someone may have told them that may not be reliable information,” Ms. Turner-Ford said. “If you don’t have that existing relationship with a practitioner,......

This Is Life in Rural Afghanistan After the Taliban Takeover

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here CHAK-E WARDAK, Afghanistan — Sixty bone-rattling miles southwest of Kabul, remnants of America’s longest war are abundant. Pillaged outposts scatter the hilltops, and skeletons of burned-out police pickup trucks and Humvees litter the road that weaves through the......

Ida displaced hundreds of graves in Louisiana

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Ida displaced hundreds of graves in Louisiana – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Homes in some rural areas in louisiana remain submerged in feet of water. “CBS Mornings” lead national correspondent David Begnaud traveled to Barataria, Louisiana, where the......

Patients forced to wait thousands of minutes in rural Texas ER: “We’ve never seen this. Ever.”

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 5.3 million travelers were screened by TSA over Labor Day weekend. The alarming number has experts worried that this could lead to a new spike in COVID cases and deaths, just as hospital staff across the country......

UNM’s O’Donnell: Outdoor recreation alone probably won’t be enough to save many rural places

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Elyse Kelly, The Center Square contributor While new data show most of New Mexico’s rural communities are shrinking, some are hoping outdoor recreation opportunities can turn them around. The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau show rural communities......

A Tidal Wave of Water and at Least 22 Deaths as Floodwaters Ravage Rural Tennessee

Along the main street, volunteers handed out warm meals, bottled water and supplies. Churches had been converted into shelters. Some residents were steeling themselves to go back into their homes, uncertain of where to begin. “It smells like death,” Ms. Burns, 43, said, describing the stench that assaulted her as......

A bizarre security breach in a rural Colorado elections office underscores how the Big Lie lives on

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The saga unfolding in Mesa County, Colorado, centers on Tina Peters, a Republican county clerk and recorder and supporter of former President Donald Trump. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, has blamed Peters for a leak of......

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