The Fires of Anza Pines

December 3, 2018 | Blog, Disaster, General RCAP News

In late July of 2018, shortly before wildfires would sweep across much of California in what would become the state’s worst year for wildfires on record, firefighters in Riverside County were already hard at work battling the Cranston fire ten…

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Puerto Rico: The Overlooked Communities and their Struggle for Safe Drinking Water

April 17, 2018 | Blog, Disaster, General RCAP News

Written by: Nathan Ohle The effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Puerto Rico have been well publicized, and there is much work ahead. The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is proud to be one of the hundreds of organizations…

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Out of sight, out of mind: Carcinogenic chemical spreads beneath Michigan town

September 9, 2013 | Disaster, Emergency

When state and federal environmental officials visited the tucked-away town of Mancelona, Mich., 15 years ago, their presence surprised local residents."My heart and most of my life has been spent here in Antrim County,” said Gary Knapp, a long-time resident.…

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NPR: Poll Shows Rural Battlegrounds Backing Romney

September 24, 2012 | Disaster, Emergency, Preparedness

National news outlets, including NPR, reported Sept. 24 on the results of a poll showing the majority of rural areas are supporting Mitt Romney for president.The NPR story, which aired on Sept. 24, begins:"The nation's smallest and most remote places…

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