Small town snippets: The rural divide

Add political affiliations to the list of differences between urban and rural America. Data has indicated that those in rural areas tend to favor a more Republican ideology while urban Americans lean toward the Democratic party.

Rural poverty continues to increase while rates in more urban areas decline. The reported rate for rural poverty was 17.8 percent in 2012 while the poverty rate among children in rural areas was higher.

The Neighbor to Neighbor Statewide Food Drive will continue next week as part of Kansas Agriculture Week. Donations collected will stay local to benefit struggling Kansans.

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