Author: Bill Bishop

COVID-19 ‘Red Zone’ Covers One-Third of Rural Counties

Using the White House Coronavirus Task Force definition, the Daily Yonder found that 32 percent of rural counties and 41 percent of metropolitan counties should be enacting more stringent measures to control the spread of COVID-19. A third of all rural counties are in a “red zone” for COVID-19 cases, […]

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Where the Vote Shifted in Kentucky from 2015 to 2019

Andy Beshear’s lead in the Kentucky gubernatorial race came largely from cities and suburbs. But a shift toward the Democratic candidate occurred across the state, compared to the 2015 governor’s election. This time, it really was the cities and suburbs. The television maps of Kentucky’s vote Tuesday night appeared to […]

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Early Presidential Primary States Have Stronger Job Growth

While Democrat candidates criticize Trump on the economy, the states that hold their presidential nomination contests first (Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina) are doing better than the rest of nation with jobs. Job growth in the first four Democratic primary states was far stronger than the national average […]

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