Stories tagged: rural
Sun., Feb. 2, 2020
With a regional nursing shortage impacting even Spokane-based hospitals, critical access hospitals in rural settings feel the need for nurses even more.
Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
An Idaho government study group concluded that expanding access to broadband service in rural areas should be a top priority for the state, officials said.
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
Rural community leaders, broadband providers and government entities met in Davenport for a broadband workshop.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
Newport has a hospital and a new care facility. An hour north, towns struggle to hire a single doctor.
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Fairfield residents are fighting to reopen their community health clinic, which closed in January, but the going is slow and challenging.
Mon., April 15, 2019
A $4.5 billion federal grant program to improve broadband internet access in rural America has been stymied by flawed maps, and a group of U.S. senators is pushing to make …
Sat., April 13, 2019
The U.S. government will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks, and plans to spend $20 billion to expand broadband access in …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
In September, Idaho Legal Aid Service, Inc. was awarded a federal grant of $480,014 from the Office on Violence Against Women’s Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
The number of homeless students continues to overwhelm districts throughout the state. Educators have become the first, and in many cases the only, line of defense for students worried about …
Mon., June 25, 2018
Tiny telecom companies provide rural towns with services beyond just phone and cable service.
Sun., June 3, 2018
For nearly 10 years, residents in a California farming community have had to drive nearly 40 miles to see the latest film, a rare trip for some in a place …
Wed., May 30, 2018
Idaho officials are planning meetings across the state next month to discuss the problems facing many rural emergency medical agencies.
Sun., March 25, 2018
Based on 18 years of experience, Dr. Tony Lundberg believes rural physicians “do better medicine than most places.”
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
A state fund that has helped keep telephone landlines affordable for rural Idaho residents for the past 30 years is in jeopardy as more people switch to cellphones.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Rent hikes up to 40 percent at Mariposa Townhomes in Medford are just the tip of the iceberg as renters across the county find themselves priced out of their homes.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
In addition to learning from an innovative medical school curriculum, students are actively engaged in learning by serving the disenfranchised throughout Washington state
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
A number of rural Idaho school districts are struggling to lure licensed teachers to classrooms, causing the districts to hire more unlicensed educators.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017
Microsoft is aiming to bring broadband internet to millions of rural Americans within the next five years through what is now unused TV spectrum, the company announced Tuesday.
Mon., June 29, 2015
REPUBLIC, Wash. – The power of a tiny rural town is that a spark of an idea can ignite into a large triumph in just a few weeks, without much …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2011
PALOUSE, Wash. – Sgt. Jacob H. Demand died a world away from his small hometown in Eastern Washington, gunned down in Mosul, Iraq, two weeks before his tour of duty …