In the quarter ending June 30, 2015, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 11 loans totaling more than $8.9 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah with housing and community development projects.
Several areas across the rural West saw noticeable gains in employment in the year preceding June 2015, but others, such as Alaska, suffered losses in the same period, keeping that state’s jobless rate above the national average.
With the national shift from coal to natural gas, the energy industry is using less water to cool power plants, according to Climate Central, which tracks international research on climate change.
While the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage both enjoyed substantial wins (and attention) last week following rulings from the nation’s highest Court, there was another significant beneficiary: low-income housing.
By Elizabeth Zach , staff writer As Colorado, like the rest of the American West, grapples with a crippling drought, . . .