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Poverty rate down says U.S. Census Bureau

Despite the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income and poverty, which states that the poverty rate fell slightly last year, millions of Americans still struggle.

Rural job growth lags behind metro counties

Metro areas across the country experienced job growth during the past year, especially those with more than one million people. Meanwhile rural counties saw only 8 percent growth, according to The Daily Yonder.

Stan Keasling Community Center opens in Oildale

Self-Help Enterprises hosted a ribbon cutting for the Stan Keasling Community Center on Friday in Oildale. The center, named for Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Chief Executive Officer Stan Keasling, will provide resources for North Park Apartment residents.

Cherokee Nation wants to send delegate to Congress

The Cherokee Nation, the largest of the nearly 600 federally recognized Native American Tribes, is seeking to send a delegate to Congress. It’s their right based on treaties signed in the 18th and 19th centuries.