Election 2016: A Referendum on Rural Rights in America

Rural Americans came to the polls in unheralded, unpredicted numbers and they voted for a non-politician, whether they liked him or not.  They voted for change—-they voted for the only candidate who was not a career politician, who offered to change things in DC. The “Fly-Over” Political Uprising of 2016  In one of the most insightful comments on election night, […]

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Will conservative counties in OR, WA join Idaho to create a new state?

Residents in eastern Oregon and Washington have discussed breaking away from their more liberal neighbors to form a new state for years, but a new twist has been added to the conversation: Why form a new state when the rural counties could just join Idaho instead? PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) A La Grande man is hoping to start a movement for […]

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