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Bienvenidos! Tourists invited to rural Spain to save dying villages

Reuters
A villager drinks coffee at the only bar in Peleas de Abajo, in northwestern Spain, March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera Instead of the traditional sand and sea holidays, foreign tourists are invited to enjoy the charms of the Spanish countryside, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday, launching an ambitious......

Rural Areas Are Looking for Workers. They Need Broadband to Get Them.

New York Times
As a manufacturer of asphalt paving equipment, Weiler is exactly the type of company poised to benefit if the federal government increases spending on roads and bridges. But when Patrick Weiler talks about infrastructure, the issue he brings up first has next to nothing to do with his company’s core......

Ireland wants pandemic-era remote working to revive its rural towns

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Terrace of historic shops and buildings, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland, Irish Republic. (Photo by: Geography Photos/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Geography Photos | Universal Images Group | Getty Images DUBLIN — In March, the Irish government unveiled a plan......

COVID spreading in rural India; record daily rises in infections, deaths

Reuters
India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the vast countryside. COVID-19 infections in the world’s second most populous nation have surged past 21 million, with......

Tourists offered glimpse of rural life near Egypt’s pyramids

Reuters
Tourists visiting Egypt’s famed pyramids may rarely stray from the beaten track, but a project focused on rural villages adjoining the ancient sites now encourages them to do so. The scheme takes visitors to a verdant strip of farmland thick with palm trees that runs south of the Giza pyramids,......

Rural Vaccine Efforts, Florida Cancels COVID Restrictions, Justice Breyer Retirement : Up First

NPR
NPR President Biden will announce targeted steps to get more people vaccinated, especially in rural areas. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order cancelling COVID-related rules and restrictions statewide. And, 82 year-old liberal Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer is facing some progressive calls to step down. NPR – Click for......

Millennials are leading a rural revitalization, Tractor Supply CEO says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Many millennials are leaving dense urban centers to settle in more rural communities, and the relocation trend has been a boon for Tractor Supply, CEO Hal Lawton told CNBC Monday. “We’ve been gaining market share with our core customer, but......

Local bar opening in rural Illinois was tied to at least 46 new Covid cases, CDC says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Residents line up for COVID-19 testing at Pritzker College Prep high school in the Hermosa neighborhood on November 30, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images News | Getty Images A local bar opening in a rural Illinois......

How mistakes in rural Michigan county led to big election disinformation

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Emails show how Antrim County election officials quickly identified what went wrong. But the backlash prompted the clerk to vow she won’t vote GOP again        Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate......

Rural Hospital Remains Entrenched in Covid ‘War’ Even Amid Vaccine Rollout

KHN
Lauren Weber Editor’s note: KHN wrote about St. James Parish Hospital in April, when it was experiencing its first surge of covid-19 patients. Ten months later, we checked in to see how the hospital and its staff were faring. This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be republished......

StroudwaterGCL Rural Healthcare Capital Welcomes Industry Leader as Chief Executive Officer

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 PORTLAND, Maine – Jan. 21, 2021 – — Stroudwater Associates, the nation’s leading source of strategic, operational, and financial strategy for rural, community and county/district owned hospitals, welcomes Brian Haapala, MHSA, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer of StroudwaterGCL Rural Healthcare Capital, a joint venture with Greater Commercial Lending (GCL), to......

From a Small Rural Schoolhouse, One Teacher Challenged Nativist Attacks Against Immigration

Smithsonian
Just over a century ago, on May 25, 1920, Robert Meyer sat in a one-room church schoolhouse near Hampton, Nebraska, teaching 10-year-olds how to speak German by speaking the language himself. As Meyer lectured, he noticed a shadow pass by the sunlight doorway. It was the county attorney, who was......

Chinese watchdog to encourage rural bank mergers

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Surveillance cameras are seen outside the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) building in Beijing, China December 13, 2018. Picture taken December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top banking watchdog said on Tuesday it would encourage founders of rural banks to boost capital, and would......

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