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Urban-Rural Divide

March 18, 2021, 8am PDT
Forget red state versus blue state: a new data analysis and mapping project by The New York Times shows that the political divides in the country can be mapped to the neighborhood level within metropolitan areas.
The New York Times
January 8, 2021, 7am PST
Ronald Brownstein, a senior editor at The Atlantic, coins a new political-geographic term in the wake of the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections to describe a shift in the political alignment of nearly all large metropolitan areas in the nation.
The Atlantic
November 9, 2020, 11am PST
An analysis by the Associated Press found that voters in counties that are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus were far more likely to support President Trump's reelection than voters in less-impacted counties.
Los Angeles Times
October 13, 2020, 10am PDT
India could be on track to overtake the United States in the number of COVID-19 cases. The surge is explained by a sharp and growing urban-rural divide in the ability and willingness to follow public health measures.
The New York Times
March 2, 2020, 12pm PST
Republican state lawmakers repeated a tactic they successfully deployed last summer to prevent the passage of a bill that would have made Oregon the second state, after California, to place a price on carbon emissions from most economic sectors.
The Washington Post
January 6, 2020, 7am PST
North Carolina cities are thriving, but rural counties are not experiencing the same level of growth. Still, residents in rural areas say the numbers do not necessarily capture the whole picture.
The Courier-Tribune
July 20, 2019, 7am PDT
The economy is improving in places like Texas, but a closer look indicates that cities are taking off while rural areas are lagging behind.
The New York Times
July 7, 2019, 11am PDT
On June 27, the Supreme Court didn't just rule on the Census Bureau's citizenship question. It also decided that it wasn't their business to consider how congressional districts are drawn, which will likely reduce the influence of cities.
The New York Times
July 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The Oregon Climate Action Program, which would have priced carbon emissions by establishing a cap-and-trade program similar to the one in California, was defeated on Saturday, the penultimate day of the 2019 legislative session.
The Oregonian
December 9, 2018, 7am PST
The pitting of cities and rural communities against one another is the wrong approach. Instead, policies that help cities thrive will benefit rural areas in the long run.
Brookings
December 5, 2018, 1pm PST
Despite statements to the contrary just a week ago, Macron reversed position and caved to the demonstrators' demands that upcoming fuel tax hikes be suspended.
CityLab
December 1, 2018, 1pm PST
Drug overdoses and suicides caused American life expectancy to drop in 2017 for the second consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most notable is the gap between the urban and rural suicide rate.
The Washington Post
October 10, 2018, 10am PDT
For the first time, the state of Minnesota is offering money specifically for urban agriculture, in a win for urban farmers who want to challenge the notion that agriculture is necessarily a rural enterprise.
MinnPost
December 30, 2017, 7am PST
When home values rise, the state constitution requires cuts to residential tax rates that severely impact less-developed areas.
The Denver Post