MAHASKA COUNTY — A hearing will be held in Decorah on Oct. 9, seeking public input on the Highway 63 northwest bypass around Oskaloosa.
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Our concern about the proposed Highway 63 bypass involves more than just our land being carved up for this project; it also involves the wisdo…
The Barker family’s experience — the phenomenon of adults moving from large cities to more rural places — is an example of what one University of Minnesota researcher calls “brain gain.”
The Oregon Trail enters eastern Oregon midway between the state’s southern and northern borders, where it heads northwest toward present-day Pendleton. It then turns west to meet the Columbia River east of The Dalles. In the early years, pioneers traveling through eastern Oregon often looped north to present-day Walla Walla, Washington, where a mission offered a place to rest along with access to one of the trail’s few blacksmiths. This detour ended in 1847 following an Indian uprising.
Americans in rural areas and small towns see the world a lot differently from those living in and around cities, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll that the newspaper has been reporting on this week.
In the tug of war between the suburbs and the city, the suburbs are once again on top, growing faster than cities for the first time since 2010, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.