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The Budget Woes of the Montana Meth Project


Pity the poor Montana Meth Project:

Slaughter, former director of the state Department of Corrections, took over the daily operations of the nonprofit organization last month. During a meeting Tuesday with reporters at the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings, Slaughter said the organization is as committed as ever to fighting drug abuse despite its budget challenges.

Just a thought, but perhaps the executive director of the Project shouldn’t draw such an excessive salary AND retain the former director on the payroll, if times are so tough.

[Once again, would it kill the Gazette to occasionally mention in its PR-style coverage of the Montana Meth Project that its publisher is a member of the MMP Board? I guess when you are Montana’s largest advertiser, your coverage might be a little different than other organizations.]
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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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