Tag: Small

WASHINGTONPOST: A small Virginia county put brakes on plans for a mosque. Was it discrimination?

The small Muslim community here used to pray in the historic Amtrak station, where Lyndon B. Johnson kicked off a 1960 whistle-stop tour. When a local history museum moved into the space in 2014, they shifted to an empty home next to an auto business.

After years of drifting, the group of about 12 to 20 Muslims who show up regularly for Friday prayers want a more permanent place of worship. So they set out to build a mosque in a more rural area outside town….more: WASHINGTONPOST.COM

Small Towns Face Rising Suicide Rates .

The New York Times

Nov 3, 2015 – Small Towns Face Rising Suicide Rates. By LAURA BEIL NOV. 3, 2015… Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times … Rural adolescents commit suicide at roughly twice the rate of their urban peers, according to a study …
more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/health/small-towns-face-rising-suicide-rates.html