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But no one’s waiting any longer for factories or big-box stores—to say nothing of the mines or unions—to save them. “Too many have come in to try to save us, and they don’t,” [Les] Stapleton, the mayor of Prestonsburg, said. “We got to do it ourselves.”

Sam Quinones, “Opioids Decimated a Kentucky Town. Recovering Addicts Are Saving It.”

This is how things really get done in rural America. The MSM only cares about the tragedies, not the triumphs.