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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Politics In One Of Oregon’s Smallest Towns

Prescott City Council member Jim Larson stands in front of the City Hall he helped build in 1970. (Chris Lehman/Northwest News Network)

Prescott City Council member Jim Larson stands in front of the City Hall he helped build in 1970. (Chris Lehman/Northwest News Network)

There are some towns in America that are so small, nearly everybody is a politician. They serve on the city council, the school board or the water commission. It’s not that they seek the glory. They do it because of the fierce need to control their community’s destiny.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Chris Lehman of the Northwest News Network has the story of one such town: Prescott, Oregon. Population 55.

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