Latest Rural area Stories

2009-03-25 08:00:00

The Rural Mobile Broadband Alliance Seeks Widespread Adoption of Rights THE HILLS, Texas, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rural Mobile Broadband Alliance, RuMBA USA, today announced the Broadband Bill of Rights, containing five key guiding principles in the debate over broadband connectivity in rural and underserved areas, following the adoption of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

2008-12-29 11:25:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The idyllic vision of life in the country is a dream for many who imagine rolling hills, beautiful streams and a leisurely pace.

2008-12-26 22:03:45

Country life may provide scenic tableaus but a U.S. study found injuries requiring hospitalization occur at much higher rates in rural areas than elsewhere. West Virginia University researchers analyzed all reported injuries of people who were admitted to U.S. hospitals for treatment in 2004.

2008-11-13 15:00:11

One of the most innovative rural development tactics tried in recent years is a slickly-produced Web site designed to extol the virtues of living in Nebraska's small towns.

2008-09-27 18:00:28

WELSH weather girl Sian Lloyd, left, has joined leaders of countryside organisations across the UK in sending messages of support for this year's Rural Health Week, which begins on Sunday.

2008-09-10 21:00:26

By Mark Branagan The concerns about healthcare provision, especially in the remote communities of North Yorkshire, will come under the spotlight at the next meeting of the county council's scrutiny of health committee on Friday.Top of the agenda will be the public consultations on a Government White Paper setting out proposals for expanding high- quality pharmaceutical services and developing the role of pharmacists as a leading clinical profession within primary care.North Yorkshire has a...

2008-09-10 18:00:33

GP SURGERIES which dispense medicines are being forced to close because of a legal loophole in Wales, it was claimed last night. The Conservatives launched a stinging attack on the Welsh Assembly Government for failing to protect such practices, which are mainly based in rural areas.

2008-08-03 06:00:25

By Matt Ehlers, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 3--ENGELHARD -- It's a long commute for Sally Messick every week, making the four-hour drive from her home outside Pittsboro to Engelhard in Hyde County on the coast. As a family nurse practitioner, she could find work closer to home.

2008-07-27 03:00:19

By Strayhorn, Carole Keeton A young, growing population Texas is blessed with a stable economy, abundant natural resources and some of the nation's best infrastructure. But its biggest asset may be its dynamic and growing population. Our state is growing quickly and changing as it grows.

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