“I am more involved in politics, and more outspoken about social and racial justice, economic development and feminism than I ever was in Portland. And incidentally, I have not had much time to garden, go fishing, or learn how to can food.” Michele Anderson in the NYT: Go Home to Your ‘Dying’ Hometown.

+ The deaths of many small towns may have been greatly exaggerated, but the death of their newsrooms has not. AP: Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold.