Local journalism in the U.S. remains at a crisis point: newsrooms that existed for decades have vanished or are at risk of disappearing. At the same time, there are urgent external crises that make the need for communities to receive information all the more critical – namely climate change.

The Rural Newswire exists in order to help provide resources to newsrooms that serve rural communities. For editors and publishers looking for editorial support, all of our stories are free to redistribute, republish, and share.

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06/20/2024

With Funding for ACP Up, Supporters Push for New Money, Better Access for Low-Income Families

The Affordable Connectivity Program ran out of money at the end of May, 2024. With no funding bill in place, millions of users will lose their subsidies for broadband Internet.

06/19/2024

Rural America’s Post-Pandemic Job Recovery Varies by Industry and Region

A Daily Yonder analysis of 2023 employment data shows a failure to recover from pre-pandemic job loss, but performance varies by region and industry.

06/18/2024

The Mille Lacs Band will see the return of 18 acres of state trust land

Of several landback bills the Minnesota Legislature considered this year, the Mille Lacs measure was the only one to make it through.

06/18/2024

New Farmers Sought for Free Training Program

Beginning Farmer Institute helps those starting out in the industry find firm footing. Applications are currently being accepted for its next cohort.

06/17/2024

Downstream effects: The cautionary tale of the Mississippi River

A new book tells the modern history of the "Big Muddy" as a tragedy wrought by colonial hubris.

06/17/2024

Rural Educators Seek to Address Social Issues in the Classroom, Face Challenges in Implementation

Focus groups conducted with teachers revealed obstacles to talking about relevant social issues and highlighted techniques helpful in navigating tricky social dynamics in small communities.

06/17/2024

Commentary: We Can Reverse the Trend of Worsening Rural Health Care

When standards of healthcare are diminished, negative effects compound problems like opioid addiction and abuse epidemic across rural communities. In order to address that and other poor health outcomes, access to healthcare must be provided to all in need.

06/14/2024

45 Degrees North: Making Room In The Rural Housing Shortage

We need to make room for younger people to live, work, raise families and build lives in our rural communities.

06/14/2024

45 Degrees North: Making Room In The Rural Housing Shortage

We need to make room for younger people to live, work, raise families and build lives in our rural communities.

06/14/2024

45 Degrees North: Making Room In The Rural Housing Shortage

We need to make room for younger people to live, work, raise families and build lives in our rural communities.

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