Rural issues

As Democrats Leave Cities, Rural Areas See an Uptick in Voter Registration

As Democrats Leave Cities, Rural Areas See an Uptick in Voter Registration As Democrats Leave Cities, Rural Areas See an Uptick in Voter Registration

A rural marketing campaign offering “solace in a more secluded setting” might give Republicans more than they bargained for.

Aug 20, 2020 / All Politics Is Local / Karen Rothmyer

Where I Live, Hostility Toward Black Lives Matter Is Often Indirect

Where I Live, Hostility Toward Black Lives Matter Is Often Indirect Where I Live, Hostility Toward Black Lives Matter Is Often Indirect

But it’s still there in rural New York—just as it is in Washington.

Jul 15, 2020 / All Politics Is Local / Karen Rothmyer

Rural New York Is in the Streets, Marching for Black Lives

Rural New York Is in the Streets, Marching for Black Lives Rural New York Is in the Streets, Marching for Black Lives

My town voted overwhelmingly for Trump, so I didn’t expect a big crowd at a recent Black Lives Matter protest. I was wrong.

Jun 24, 2020 / All Politics Is Local / Karen Rothmyer

The Pandemic Has Sent Child Hunger to Record Levels

The Pandemic Has Sent Child Hunger to Record Levels The Pandemic Has Sent Child Hunger to Record Levels

Ninety percent of US counties with high rates of childhood hunger are rural, a new study finds.

Jun 2, 2020 / Karina Piser

rural pharmacy

In Rural America, Opioids Kill Many More Than Covid-19 In Rural America, Opioids Kill Many More Than Covid-19

But the pandemic has made the problem worse, too.

May 27, 2020 / All Politics Is Local / Karen Rothmyer

Where I Live, the Pandemic Can Feel Remote

Where I Live, the Pandemic Can Feel Remote Where I Live, the Pandemic Can Feel Remote

In a rural village in upstate New York, our hospital laid off staff because there’s not enough for them to do.

Apr 30, 2020 / All Politics Is Local / Karen Rothmyer

Organizing on the Coasts Won’t Save the Planet

Organizing on the Coasts Won’t Save the Planet Organizing on the Coasts Won’t Save the Planet

Rural America has the land, the people, and the potential to flip the political equation on climate change.

Apr 20, 2020 / Covering Climate Now / Jane Fleming Kleeb

The Earthquake in Utah Was a Reminder That Our Culture Was Built by Catastrophe

The Earthquake in Utah Was a Reminder That Our Culture Was Built by Catastrophe The Earthquake in Utah Was a Reminder That Our Culture Was Built by Catastrophe

Scenes from a pandemic: 2

Apr 8, 2020 / no-paywall / Kate Savage

What the Pandemic Looks Like in Rural New York

What the Pandemic Looks Like in Rural New York What the Pandemic Looks Like in Rural New York

“Travel into Greene County from any area at this time is inadvisable and is highly discouraged,” the legislature said.

Apr 1, 2020 / All Politics Is Local / Karen Rothmyer

Not ‘Feeling the Bern’

Not ‘Feeling the Bern’ Not ‘Feeling the Bern’

I proudly staked a Bernie yard sign on my lawn in 2016. This cycle, it’s still in my garage, and I haven’t yet decided whom I’ll vote for in the 2020 primary.

Feb 26, 2020 / All Politics Is Local / Karen Rothmyer

x