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Urban Life vs. Rural Life | How the States Got Their Shapes | History

Brian Unger looks at the divide (and the difference in coffee shop density) between "city" and "country" in the United States of America. "Check ou
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Website opens data on rural Oregon - Ontario Argus Observer

Website opens data on rural Oregon Ontario Argus Observer ONTARIO — People in rural Oregon communities looking for data to use in writing grants for business or for economic development purposes need not look further than the Rural Communities...
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Rural Iowa church hand digs every single grave - WKBT La Crosse

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Rural Iowa church hand digs every single grave
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Rural Iowa church hand digs every single grave. Wexford Immaculate Church celebrates parishioners' lives with special send-off. Author: Leah Linscheid, llinscheid@wkbt.com.
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Price of Water - Pacific Northwest Inlander

Price of Water - Pacific Northwest Inlander | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
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Price of Water
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In recent years, the small town's sewage treatment system has racked up dozens of water discharge violations as fecal coliform, ammonia and other pollutants leak downstream.
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Not very Christian: Rural communities in uproar as 250 Anglican churches use ancient rules to bill them for thousands in repairs

Not very Christian: Rural communities in uproar as 250 Anglican churches use ancient rules to bill them for thousands in repairs | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
The Church of England has been denounced as “evil” and “unholy” as parishes around the country enforce an archaic law dating to Henry VIII’s reign telling unwitting residents they could face bills exceeding £100,000 for building repairs.
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A Woman's Guide to Small Town Business | Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio

A Woman's Guide to Small Town Business | Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
Every once in a while someone asks me about starting a business…theses are the things I know A Woman's Guide to Small Town Business Fill a need in your community. Foolish optimism is necessary. Pay attention to your ...
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Ithaca Rescue Mission Launches to Fight Rural Homelessness - Huffington Post

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Ithaca Rescue Mission Launches to Fight Rural Homelessness
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No matter what size of the city or community where you live, homelessness is a crisis everywhere. Rural homelessness, however, greatly differs from urban homelessness.
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An Occupy founder says the next revolution will be rural - Grist

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An Occupy founder says the next revolution will be rural
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The workshop is being held by Micah White, one of the instigators of Occupy Wall Street.
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Counties hold third summit hoping to stop erosion of rural Oregon policing - The Oregonian

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Counties hold third summit hoping to stop erosion of rural Oregon policing
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The Columbia County Sheriff's Office in St. Helens may close its jail if voters reject a tax levy on the ballot in May.
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Cliven Bundy and the myth of rural 'powerlessness' - The Week Magazine

Cliven Bundy and the myth of rural 'powerlessness' - The Week Magazine | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
The Week Magazine Cliven Bundy and the myth of rural 'powerlessness' The Week Magazine With few options left within conventional politics, rural Americans are beginning to contemplate more dramatic measures, such as the state secession movements...
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Increasing Crop Prices Main Factor In Rural Economy Turnaround - Seeking Alpha

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Increasing Crop Prices Main Factor In Rural Economy Turnaround
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The rural economy has been growing for two straight months after falling below growth neutral in February.
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Farm Bill Energy Program Benefits Rural America - Electric Co-op Today

Farm Bill Energy Program Benefits Rural America - Electric Co-op Today | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
Farm Bill Energy Program Benefits Rural America Electric Co-op Today Gunnison County Electric Association used a $74,000 grant from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to launch, organize and equip an energy audit program for rural small...
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Small town voters promised money for pro-pot vote - 9NEWS.com

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Small town voters promised money for pro-pot vote
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Small town voters promised money for pro-pot vote. LARKSPUR, Colo. – Going by the dictionary definition, one could argue that the voters of Larkspur are being offered a bribe.
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Rising Star Café is a big deal in a small town - Tillamook Headlight Herald

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Rising Star Café is a big deal in a small town
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On your right, there is a sign that welcomes you to the small town, which states the population is 350 people.
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Here's How Webcams Are Saving Lives in Rural America - RYOT

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Here's How Webcams Are Saving Lives in Rural America
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It's a system that's gaining wider use across the rural U.S., where there are often few primary care doctors and even fewer emergency rooms.
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Highway signs aim to lure new residents to rural Kansas with appeals to wallet - Kansas City Star

Highway signs aim to lure new residents to rural Kansas with appeals to wallet Kansas City Star A program that seeks to persuade people from other states to move into rural parts of Kansas is taking aim at travelers making their way through the...
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Philanthropist never forgot small-town start - USA TODAY

Philanthropist never forgot small-town start - USA TODAY | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
Philanthropist never forgot small-town start USA TODAY EXLINE, Iowa -- It's fair to ask whether this former coal-mining town that has dwindled to about 150 people would still be on the map if not for the economic lifeline extended by millionaire...
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Small Town, Big Heart | UMKC Today

Small Town, Big Heart | UMKC Today | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
Passionate about preserving the best that small-town America had to offer, he started a pharmacy business with a unique partnership model. Through Osborn's sponsorship and support, 17 other pharmacists now own their ...
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Booming Alberta Faces Growing Rural Homeless Problem - Huffington Post Canada

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Booming Alberta Faces Growing Rural Homeless Problem
Huffington Post Canada
Most homeless people in Alberta live in Calgary or Edmonton, but a growing number can now be found in rural areas as well.
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Heroin invades rural Alaska - McClatchy Washington Bureau

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Heroin invades rural Alaska
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Heroin is increasingly finding its way into Alaska's rural communities, a symptom of what authorities describe as a recent boom in the drug's popularity.
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Can Rural America Stop Population Loss? - Electric Co-op Today

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Can Rural America Stop Population Loss?
Electric Co-op Today
Rural population declined between 2012 and 2013 for the third year in a row, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.
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75 Signs You Grew Up In A Small Town

75 Signs You Grew Up In A Small Town | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
It isn’t abnormal to see 5-year-olds biking or walking around the streets of your town, because it’s just that safe.
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Ag Secretary Unveils $150-million Investment Fund for Rural America - KCRG

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Ag Secretary Unveils $150-million Investment Fund for Rural America KCRG Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (left) shakes hands with Dennis Murdoch, CEO of Central Iowa Power Cooperative, after a press conference on the new Rural Business Investment...
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Rural school notices to go out this week - The Capital Journal

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Rural school notices to go out this week
The Capital Journal
... classes already have been discontinued in past years due to low student numbers.
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Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming - MedCity News

Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming - MedCity News | Small Town Issues | Scoop.it
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Rural states: Steal these 4 HIT/mobile health ideas from Wyoming
MedCity News
Map of Wyoming In spite of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming didn't spring to mind for forging new frontiers in healthcare until I talked to Dr.
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