A new federal antipoverty program for both rural and urban areas is part of the solution, but the power of Big Ag, lack of internet and struggling towns need attention, too.
Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.
Shows like 'Schitt's Creek' and 'Letterkenny' upend how we imagine rural Canada to be. The small-town dynamics represented are wonderful presentations of what it means to be human.
Local leaders and business owners have had to get creative to help their residents stay healthy and keep community economies going.