February 3, 2022
When I joined The Express staff in 1970, I wanted to be part of a newspaper that showed this to be a good area in which to live and raise a family. I wanted to proved the folks who thought there was nothing to do in a rural community to be wrong. While the activities may be different than those in the city, I knew there are lots of fun things to do in a rural community.
This week Wallet Hub ranked all 50 U.S. states from best to worst for raising a family by scoring each according to 50 metrics spread across five categories which include affordability, health and safety education, child ca...