7/27/12SayAnythingBlog.com Mail - From Williston to the NY Times1/2https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=54934dab3f&view=pt&search=inbox&th=138c9eafbecbc626
Rob Port <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From Williston to the NY Times
<email@example.com>Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 2:30 PMReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.orgTo: email@example.comRob,North Dakota is grabbing headlines in newspapers across the country, but are we grabbing them for the rightreasons? Sure we are growing at a faster rate than other states. Unemployment is low, but have we sacrificed our quality of life along the way?Our campaign recognizes the challenges that we still face, and is working hard on policies and ideas that willhelp North Dakota overcome them. Donate $5, $10, or whatever you can today to help us continue the effort.The problems facing Williston have made it all the way to the opinion section of the New York Times.Gail Collinsbrought up many of the issues I’ve been talking about on my campaign:
“The schools are now so crowded that teachers are holding classes in modular units, some dating back to the’80s, and one that was constructed by a high school shop class.”
“Also, an endless progression of large trucks create spills, tie up traffic and tear up the roads.”
“Well, right now…there’s no place to live. Honestly, no place. To house its teachers, the school district hasalready purchased two apartment buildings, which have long since been filled even though the residents are allrequired to share their homes with another teacher. Superintendent Viola LaFontaine has taken to the radioairwaves, urging citizens to come up with places for the new faculty to stay.'We’ve been getting good applicants,' LaFontaine said. 'But they’ll make $31,500. When they find out anapartment is $2-3,000 a month, they say they can’t pay that.'"