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Prairie Lights: Notes on a successful fund drive

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Just after we posted an appeal for donations to Last Best News on Tuesday, I got an email from Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. “Dear Edward,” it began, because Jimmy always calls me Edward, “When the clock strikes midnight, our email fundraiser will end—but we haven’t yet hit our goal.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Prairie Lights: Millions later, the ‘meth epidemic’ is back

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If you’ve been following the news in Montana at all recently, you know that methamphetamine use is once again a terrible problem. Just last month, the Billings Gazette ran a story with a headline that said, “Meth possession spikes while other crimes stay steady.” The story quoted Police Chief Rich St. John, who said this about the near-record number of murders: “There’s a common denominator, and it’s usually methamphetamine.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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