U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a second round of funding to expand the broadband capacity in rural areas of the United States.
The U.S. Census Bureau collaborated with a native Hawaiian-owned marketing agency based in Honolulu, to produce a music video raising awareness for the upcoming census. The video features celebrities from the native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and encourages NHPI populations to register for the census.
Employment figures from November 2018 to November 2019 compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show rural counties located farthest from large urban centers had the slowest job growth rate.
Protests of the planned “Thirty Meter Telescope” on the Mauna Kea mountain summit gained national attention last year. Hawaiians sought to prevent the telescope’s construction because the location is on land that some native Hawaiians consider sacred.
Suzanne Anarde may be barely into her third month as CEO, but she’s no stranger to RCAC, and she’s a nonprofit veteran. Her record speaks for itself: from managing her first community development block grant budget to exceed that of the local government that funded it, all the way to growing an all-star team at Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). Anarde is, however, very transparent about just how much there is to learn.