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Many rural counties with vast public lands have experienced economic growth from the growing outdoor recreation economy, but the data documenting the actual number of hikers, bikers, ATV enthusiasts, and other public lands visitors remains incomplete. Researchers say that new, more accurate data-collection methods are needed to better inform public lands managers and policymakers of The post Counties Need Good Recreation Economy Data to Secure Necessary Funding appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
In 2009, the then Vice President Biden was charged with the duty to formulate the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to save the auto industry and to stimulate the economy with shovel-ready projects. So, it must be gratifying for President Biden to pick up where we left off as a country and attempt The post Commentary: Equitable Inclusion of Tribes in the Infrastructure Bill is a Win for Everyone appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
For decades, the majority of people studying, recording, and even living queer lives believed that “rural queer life” was virtually nonexistent. “We take for granted that rural areas and small towns are inhospitable to queer life, and always have been,” said Dr. Colin Johnson, a professor of Gender Studies and History at Indiana University, Bloomington. The post Rural Queer History: Hidden in Plain Sight appeared first on The Daily Yonder.