the morning cram [poppy season edition]
While Afghan officials make efforts to fight drug production (a la 11-ton opium bonfire), economic struggles feed the growth of the industry.
NPR reports Afghan farmers and businessmen understand the financial encouragement to stay away from the multi-billion dollar industry that pumps heroin into veins all around the world comes from US aid will eventually run out.
Kentucky~ Paducah is working on plans to extend a greenway trail. SIU students are helping with urban renewal in Paducah. Hazel wants their largest antique mall back open. The Boy’s Nation Senators have been chosen. Rep Whitfield is delaying EPA regulations.