The myth of the "real American" stems partly from rural homogeneity, and it feeds the growing political rural-urban political polarization, writes a political educator and writer in an op-ed. Read more here.New study, no surprise: Republicans who relied mostly on Trump for news are more concerned than other conservatives about election fraud. Read more here.
A former supervisor at a Western Kentucky coal mine has pleaded guilty to helping with a scheme to hide the threat of black-lung disease from federal safety inspectors. Read more here.Rural communities in Oregon paid millions of dollars for clean, safe drinking water because the state didn’t protect their watersheds from logging-related contamination. Read more here.