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Pandemic impacting Americans’ buying habits

A new article from NBC News explores how consumer spending has changed since March with the COVID-19 onset. Of note is new data from showing prospective homeowners are more inclined to leave cities and urban areas for rural ones.

Oregon schools prepare for back to school

As schools across the nation grapple with the prospect of resuming classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some school districts in rural Oregon hope to leverage their modest size to conduct largely in-person classes.

A statement on the fight for racial justice

RCAC stands in solidarity with the fight for racial justice. We all watched the protests that arose after George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis. We have heard the names Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, Adrian Medearis, Oscar Grant, and the others who lost their lives through senseless brutality. We hear the voices crying out in pain …

Tribes face barriers to access COVID-19 data

Native American Tribes who seek data analytics on the COVID-19 spread have repeatedly seen their requests denied by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Other states have free access to the same data.