The consumer price index captures how much urban residents spend on goods and services, but it misses some of the nuance of rural life.
Since 2007, the United States Postal Service has reported net losses of nearly $100 billion.
Bemidji, Minnesota, population about 15,000, is offering people $2,500 to relocate to the Northwoods and bring their remote jobs with them.
Rural states with the most work to do on those fronts — like Alaska, Wyoming, Montana and Vermont — will receive the most funding per capita.
During the pandemic, many tribal governments’ strict public health orders have clashed with the more relaxed approach of nearby communities.
Heading into winter, the price of residential propane is higher than it's been in 10 years.
An uptick in vaccination rates in the rural United States corresponds with rising COVID-19 infections and a slimming number of ICU beds.
Dollar General, with more than 17,000 stores, is moving into health care. Many rural communities have lost hospitals in recent years.
"The Prison in Twelve Landscapes" director Brett Story on the economic consequences of mass incarceration.