Friday, September 04, 2020

Quick hits: Absentee workers threaten census; paper argues opioid crisis a product of U.S. health-care system

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work that should be shared on The Rural Blog, email

Wolverines return to Mount Rainier after a century-long absence. Read more here.

The opioid epidemic is a unique product of the U.S. health-care system, a research paper argues. Read more here.

Condensed schedule and staff not showing up to work have put the census at risk. Read more here.
A University of Georgia student has created an organization to help other rural students feel a sense of community away from home. Read more here.

Legislators and health-care organizations consider making telehealth more widely available even after the pandemic. Read more here.

Lack of coronavirus testing at Colorado's rural universities highlights higher education inequities. Read more here.

Review: An anthology of Appalachian literature walks on new ground. Read more here.

Poorly thought-out fire suppression tactics in California won't stop wildfires. Read more here.

Oregon governor calls for audit after ProPublica reporting on state institute that lobbied for the timber industry. Read more here.

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