In Fort Collins, the City Council voted 7-0 to give city-owned broadband the green light. Other Colorado cities seem likely to follow. One benefit beyond the high speeds is that public ownership allows cities to maintain net neutrality regardless of the actions of federal regulators.
The key to low-income communities and communities of color weathering climate change in the US South is tied to building ownership of resources, especially land and power, according to a new National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy report.
A leading Black cooperative economic development institution in the rural South turns 50. The organization has maintained a consistent focus on cooperative economic development, land retention, and advocacy, even as it regularly adjusts to meet changing member needs.
The nation’s healthcare insurance battle leads to significant closure of rural hospitals. The Hospitality House of Tulsa says that the number of families it serves has more than doubled in the past year, as Oklahoma’s rural hospital system faces a crisis of its own.
Rural charter schools work differently from urban ones; often, they serve as community hubs and provide a variety of benefits. However, their academic performance is not what one might hope. How do community values, national standards, and stakeholder opinions intersect at this most crucial of points?
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