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News stories from the past 60 days.

USDA Invests $97 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers in 11 States
Aug 1, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is investing in projects to provide or improve rural broadband service through the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program and the Community Connect Grant Program. They are providing $97 million for 12 projects in 11 states.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic
Jun 23, 2018 - Highlights a doctor in rural Iowa who worked to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in her community. Touches on the effort that went into being able to offer this kind of treatment and the barriers that were faced along the way, including stigma among medical professionals.
Source: The New York Times
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Last Updated: 8/2/2018