rural communities

Rural youths who drink heavily are more likely to carry a handgun

In the rural U.S., young people who drink heavily are more likely to carry a handgun, according to a recent study by researchers at WSU and other universities.

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Community prevention systems can reduce gun violence among youth in rural areas

Firearm injury is the primary cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents. WSU, the University of Washington, and Arizona State University have partnered to examine how early prevention systems in communities can change that sobering statistic.

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WSU Extension awarded grant to promote digital inclusion in rural Grays Harbor County

A new grant will help WSU’s Grays Harbor County Extension advance its mission of bringing digital resources directly to Native nations and rural communities.

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WSU Extension Poverty Reduction Program Earns National Recognition

PULLMAN, Wash. – A seven-state program aimed at reducing poverty by working directly with residents of small, rural communities, including the program led by Washington State University Extension, is the latest recipient of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts.