Rural http://nwpr.org en Mental Health Experts Call New Rural Program A Good Start http://nwpr.org/post/mental-health-experts-call-new-rural-program-good-start <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121013AK_Warren_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Northwest mental health experts are cautiously optimistic about a new federal grant program. But they call it a modest attempt to improve mental health care in rural areas.<p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:36:35 +0000 Anna King 38520 at http://nwpr.org The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative http://nwpr.org/post/murrow-fcc-rural-information-initiative <p>The Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University recently was host to a special day-long discussion of the information landscape in Washington with a particular emphasis on the information needs of the rural population. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 04:13:16 +0000 John Paxson 10496 at http://nwpr.org The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative (Parts 1-3) http://nwpr.org/post/murrow-fcc-rural-information-initiative-parts-1-3 <p>The Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University recently was host to a special day-long discussion of the information landscape in Washington with a particular emphasis on the information needs of the rural population.&nbsp;</p><p>The landscape is, in many ways, an enigma.&nbsp; A state that is an acknowledged world leader in digital technologies has some areas where there is virtually no digital access.&nbsp; The big cities&mdash;clustered in four areas&mdash;have ample electronic and print news coverage.&nbsp; But vast areas of rural Washington have very little.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:13:06 +0000 John Paxson 10495 at http://nwpr.org The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative (Parts 4-6) http://nwpr.org/post/murrow-fcc-rural-information-initiative-parts-4-6 <p>Click on the links above for parts 4-6 of the discussion. (Here are <a href="http://nwpr.org/post/murrow-fcc-rural-information-initiative-parts-1-3">parts 1-3</a>)</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:05:31 +0000 John Paxson 10494 at http://nwpr.org Far-Flung Residents Of Remote Oregon Build A Gathering Place http://nwpr.org/post/far-flung-residents-remote-oregon-build-gathering-place <p>Nearly every Northwest city and town has a center of gravity -- a place with a heartbeat. You know: Portland&rsquo;s Pioneer Courthouse Square or Seattle&rsquo;s Pike Place Market. But in the remote town of Arock, in southeast Oregon, that kind of spot has been missing for a long, long time. That&rsquo;s about to change. Anna King has this story about a far-flung community that&rsquo;s building a new place to gather. Mon, 21 May 2012 13:39:31 +0000 Anna King 8664 at http://nwpr.org Far-Flung Residents Of Remote Oregon Build A Gathering Place