Friday, June 27, 2008

Mixed Headlines out of Rural America

The bad news is out of Winfield, Missouri, where the Pin Oak levee was breached this morning, threatening about 100 homes.

More bad news out of rural Alaska, towns like Homer and Cordova, where individuals who suffered greatly from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill will receive a small fraction of the award they were expecting -- and need -- to recover from the spill's consequences. Their awards will be greatly reduced following the Supreme Court's decision this week to cut the punitive damages award against Exxon from $2.5 billion to $500 million.

The good news is out of Unity, New Hampshire, where Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appeared together today in, well, a show of unity.

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