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Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 12:00 am

There are less expensive and less damaging alternatives. Building a dam is overkill.

Hunter Lake is a 40-year-old idea whose time, if there ever was one, has passed. The 3,010-acre lake would hold far more water than Springfield needs. There are less expensive alt
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 12:00 am

Fighting prostitution from the demand side

The women who walk by my house, sometimes early in the morning, are always polite when I ask them to go work someplace else. If they don't leave, I call the police, who come by if they're no
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:00 am

Tough times call for rethinking and asking new questions

The news about traditional newspapering can only be described as dismal. Last week the editor of the Chicago Tribune and the publisher of the Los Angeles Times stepped down from their jobs a


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