The Vera Institute for Justice will hold a webinar on Friday, Jan. 7 at 11am EST to discuss their latest research report, which shows that while urban and suburban jail admissions have decreased, rural jail admissions have...
In a story for The Daily Yonder, a new research report highlights the growth of food insecurity in Native American tribes across the United States. Reimagining Hunger Responses in Times of Crisis: Insights from...
The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and the Kentucky Press Association have received a $25,000 grant to help with promoting COVID-19 vaccinations across the state. The Institute also publishes The Rural Blog and is supported by...
In a story from The Daily Yonder, new research from Canada has shown that rural areas of the country have had to change with the times thanks to the current pandemic. But the transformation seems to be...
In two new stories for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, writer Stephen Simpson highlights the struggles of the state's portion that lies along the Mississippi Delta. Faced with little job opportunity and population decline, many rural towns and cities...
In a new story from Axios, Americans are mostly ignoring the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, despite the fact its one of more the infectious variants discovered. Why? Writers Sara Fischer and Neal Rothschild say its "pandemic fatigue"...
In a new research story from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's (USDA) newsletter, Amber Waves, Alexander Stevens investigates the decline of one-location grocery stores and the rise of dollar stores and other retail food access locations. Accelerated...
In a new story for The Daily Yonder, Brian Whitacre and Christina Biedny explore the newly signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is poised to drop significant money into expanding rural broadband internet access. But just...
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads in America, a fresh wave of worry is also on the rise in rural health care facilities. As a winter surge of COVID cases begins, staff and money shortages are...
A group of teenagers are the only paramedics available in the rural town of Sackets Harbor, New York, as the current pandemic wiped out the older EMTs, who were already struggling under COVID-19 calls. According to the...
In a story for the Association of American Medical Colleges, new research shows that just refuting misinformation is not enough to convince COVID-19 vaccine holdouts in rural America. A new study from the University of Pittsburgh highlights...
In the latest COVID-19 update from The Daily Yonder, the rural infection rate has dropped to the metropolitan level for the first time in two months, despite the emergence of the Omicron variant. Rural infections dropped 13%,...
In a commentary piece for The Daily Yonder, writer Craig Settles digs into another way rural America could get the broadband internet it has been promised. Called "soup-to-nuts", broadband could be tailored to what the particular rural...
Namratha Mohan is a Student Research Assistant at the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she had just become...