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Mark Felix for The Texas Tribune

Mark Felix for The Texas Tribune

Rural Texans, internet providers worry that feds’ broadband expansion plan will have a painfully slow rollout

A historic $3.3 billion federal investment in broadband could connect millions of Texans to the internet. But getting the money to the right hands could be a challenge.

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  • Illustration by Eda Unzular

    Delivery Desert

    This five-part series illustrates what lengths families have to go to deliver babies; doctors spread thin or on the brink of burnout and hospitals juggling the complicated cost formulas in thinking about maintaining labor wards.

  • Eric J. Shelton/Mississippi Today

    Eric J. Shelton for Mississippi Today

    Rural Realities

    People are growing more skeptical about the value of higher education. This five-part series explores how institutions and students are meeting their educational needs and the demands of today’s rural workforce.

  • Illustration by Brittain Peck for Carolina Public Press

    Dodging Standards

    Social services in NC may be in the hands of people who don’t meet minimum qualifications. Why and how it happens, and how other states avoid the problem.

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