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This Week in Photos: May 12 – 18

New data this month: Infrastructure Week Edition

May County Explorer Update: Infrastructure Week Edition

WASHINGTON – The nation’s opioid epidemic has disproportionately impacted Appalachia’s 420 counties, imposing adverse effects on county residents and government. At the turn of the millennium, the opioid overdose death rate for Appalachian counties was roughly equal to the rest of the country.

New Report Outlines How Appalachian Counties Can Do More with Less to Combat Opioid Epidemic

A Capitol Hill briefing concluded Infrastructure Week 2019 by focusing on ways to engage local governments as Congress works to reauthorize the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which provides funding for surface transportation infrastructure.

Panelists speak at the Capitol Hill briefing on “Transportation’s Hometown Impact: Rebuilding with Local Government in the 116th Congress” to conclude Infrastructure Week 2019.

Capitol Hill briefing wraps up Infrastructure Week 2019

The key to getting broadband to rural areas — and to people who can’t afford it even if they have access — is collaboration, a panel of speakers said Wednesday, May 15, on Day 3 of Infrastructure Week.

(Left to right): Moderator Christopher Ali, assistant professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia; Craig Eccher, president and CEO, Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Pennsylvania; Corina Lopez, vice mayor, San Leandro, Calif. and Randy Maluchnik, Carver County, Minn. Commissioner discuss challenges of building out broadband in their communities during a panel discussion Wednesday. Photo by Chris Wathen

Collaboration key to building out broadband, panelists say

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