Wednesday, February 13, 2013

GOOD READS: mining, Monsanto and the man who killed bin Laden

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Welcome back to GOOD READS, where Inlander staffers share a few of our favorite stories in hopes you'll love them too.

1. "The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden…Is Screwed" (Phil Bronstein//Esquire)

The Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden speaks out for the first time, not just about the action but also the failure of his government to care for him. (This is the story that's been causing a stir in Washington D.C.)

2. "When Bill met Shelley" (Ellen McCarthy//Washington Post)

No disability could keep them apart.

3. "The Stubborn American Who Brought Ice to the World" (Reid Mitenbuler//The Atlantic)

Even before refrigeration, one man was carving frozen water from ponds and sending it across the globe.

4. "Ready and Waiting" (Justin Franz//Flathead Beacon)

The debate over a new mine near Libby, Mont. reignites hope — and fear — among the people who live there.

5. "Seeds of Discontent" (Eva Hershaw//Texas Observer)

A Texas cotton farmer takes on biotech giant Monsanto.

BONUS The latest issue of Al Jazeera's monthly digital magazine is a must-read package about one of the world's most dynamic regions. Explore Western aid, rhino poaching and the Tuaregs of northern Mali in "The Africa Issue." It's free on iTunes

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Heidi Groover

Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...