Friday, January 08, 2021

Quick hits: online toolkit helps local governments get transportation grants; the effect of rurality on voters

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 us at

Rural local governments may be able to more easily access grant money for infrastructure projects through an online toolkit hosted by the Transportation Department.

Opinion: Satellite Starlink is better than nothing for rural broadband. Read more here.

Study: Rural hospitals without obstetricians need more training in emergency pregnancy care. Read more here.

Rurality itself had a distinct effect on votes in the presidential election. Read more here.

Rural fire chiefs talk about the need for more volunteers. Read more here.

Judges might sentence fewer people to prison if local governments had to pay for their prison stays. Read more here.

A new peer-reviewed paper shows that a cattle farm that practices regenerative grazing improved its soil and lowered its carbon footprint, but requires more land. Read more here.

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