rural communities

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Donald Trump won two-thirds of the vote in rural areas in the last two presidential elections — highlighting what some see as a growing divide between rural and urban America.

Now, a Washington, D.C., based think tank suggests the Biden administration look to expand broadband internet access in rural areas to help bridge the economic divide.

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Philip Kelly says there’s always something that needs to be fixed in Yale, Oklahoma. 

As both the police chief and interim city manager of the town of about 1,300, he can point out all the projects in town: from tearing down the crumbling century-old buildings to improving the sidewalks and curbs on the main road. Sometimes, the amount of fixes needed can be overwhelming.