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Rob Lafferty

Citizen based in Blachly, OR, United States, United States. Joined on Oct 17, 2007
Expertise in Environment & green living, Politics, Government



A former editor of the Haleakala Times, an independent weekly newspaper published on Maui, now living in the deep woods of Oregon's Coast Range and writing as a freelancer. I've been a reporter, editor and/or production manager for 25 years for weekly newspapers in Oregon, Hawaii and California.
Because journalism pay generally sucks, I've also been a prison guard, youth counselor, tour bus driver, website designer, bartender, organic farmer, house cleaner, gardener, caretaker on a parrot farm and much more...none of which is relevant.
What matters is that I always strive to tell the truth as I see it, as best as I can at the moment. I don't hype anything and I'm immune to the narcotic of partisan thinking. I'm biased and full of preconceptions, as are we all, but I try to overcome that when I write...

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