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Rural America

The Future of Higher Education in Rural America

Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker

Despite these challenges don't start writing rural America's epitaph quite yet. New opportunities are emerging in a rural America primed by resurgences in rural higher education.

Help Alaska Native Kids Save Their School

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact
Alaska Dispatch News

A batch of soft-spoken kids from a remote Alaska village are in a race to raise money in hopes of visiting the U.S. Capitol, where they can bring attention to the plight of their school, which might soon close.

JOBS Act: The Winners And Losers

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 05.26.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

This pending law is a game-changer for the biggest risk-takers in American Capitalism: the entrepreneurs who are creating jobs by starting and growing companies and the investors who provide them with the financial resources to do so. I'm one of the winners of this bill -- but that doesn't mean I'm not attuned to the losers.

What $25/Hr Wages Will Buy in Rural America

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Critics have accused onshore outsourcing firms like mine of paying rural employees "peanuts" and "slave wages" in order to compete with offshore outsourcing firms. They've said our team members' salaries "couldn't possibly be enough to live on." We disagree, so we decided to put our claims to the test.

How Do We Move Mountains?

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

Here's hoping that 2012 will be the year when we stop abandoning schools and people as "failures" and begin reconnecting communities to build long-term educational, social and economic success.

A National Rural America Jobs Plan

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 01.31.2012 | Small Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Global competitiveness through connectivity in underserved rural areas, supported by the U.S. government -- now that's an investment worth pursuing.

No Child Left Behind in Booneville, Kentucky

Mark Shriver | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

One of the lessons we've learned from No Child Left Behind, like many other federal laws, is that it was disproportionately weighted toward the needs of suburban and urban kids and left far too many children in rural school districts, well, behind.

Are Rural People Meaner?

Christian Sandvig | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

A normal Topix small-town discussion forum includes a purported attempt to out a gay man, accusations that so-and-so has AIDS, a diatribe against misc...

House Republican Look To Stop 105-Year-Old Law

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush have designated public land as national monuments, using a federal law to prot...

U.S. Injects More Money Into High-Speed Internet Plan

Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology

MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST (RICHMOND, Va.) -- Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal f...

Politics, Farmers And Change: The End Of Rural America

Dave Murphy | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Dave Murphy

Since 1960, when JFK was elected, America has lost over 1.7 million family farms, the backbone of rural economies, with the number of farmers in the U.S. today being outnumbered by prisoners.

Obama Sets Sights On Rural America To Talk Jobs

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Trading Washington's hot house for states critical to his re-election prospects, President Barack Obama is headed to the Midwest after a...

Make It Rain: 10 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Business' Cash Flow

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Cash flow is the blood that lubricates the components of your company. Check out the 10 most powerful techniques I've used to maximize my business' cash flow.

Picker Sisters: A Horror Movie Waiting to Happen

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Lifetime has a new series titled Picker Sisters and it features Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition fame. These two very attractive interior decorators travel around the country looking for junk.

Arizona's New Democrats: Wenona's Historic Bid Inspires Bipartisan Campaign Against Radical Tea Party Rep. Gosar

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

In one of the largest Congressional districts in the nation, stretching across the rural heartland of eastern Arizona from the Four Corners region to ...

Flight Brisk

Dinkar Jain | Posted 07.27.2011 | Travel
Dinkar Jain

Next time you're on that rickety car-rental service shuttle on your way to an immersion program in a mosaic of metallic sheen, reflect on what smaller airport options you might have.

My Attorney Just Shattered My Fundraising Dreams

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

The first step in my crowdfunding journey was understanding exactly why the SEC prohibits this form of fundraising.

Rural America and Discarded Clothes

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

21% of Americans live in rural areas. This huge subset of the American population lacks something that most city-dwellers take for granted: easy access to recycling programs.

On The Prairies Of Astoria?

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

From $600 hammers to ketchup labeled as a vegetable, horror stories about bureaucracy gone awry are why the American people often lose trust in their government.

Digital Divide: Only 60 Percent Of Rural Homes Use Broadband

The New York Times | KIM SEVERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

COFFEEVILLE, Ala. — After a couple of days in this part of rural Alabama, it is hard to complain about a dropped iPhone call or a Cee Lo video that ...

Do Big Things for Our Kids and Our Future

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

The weight President Obama gave to education was about realignment. If acted upon, a re-imagined education system could spark a fundamental new direction for America's future.

Alan Simpson Doesn't Know What His Grandchildren Are Talking About

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

By: Zachary Kolodin, Roosevelt Campus Network As President Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission releases its recommendations, we'll continue to h...

What's Marriage got to do with it? (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Until Proposition 8 and all the other laws that limit marriage to opposite-sex couples are repealed, LGBT people will not be full people in the eyes of the law or of society.

Father-Son Bank Bombing Exposes Anti-Government 'Underworld'

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. — People who knew Bruce Turnidge and his son say they loved their guns, hated President Obama, and fantasized about starting a milit...

10 Most Common Startup Mistakes (PHOTOS)

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

Starting and running a small business is hard, risky work. According to the SBA, approximately 550,000 new businesses were started in the United State...