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  • Sheepherders flock to better-paying jobs

    Wyoming lawmakers are trying to pass a law to prevent sheepherders from quitting their jobs without notice in search of better-paying employment

  • Conservative legislator takes on Wal-Mart

    Idaho’s Republican Speaker of the House, Rep. Bruce Newcomb, wants to force Wal-Mart to either provide health insurance for its Idaho employees or reimburse the state for providing Medicaid coverage

  • Abandonment

    Small Mexican farming towns such as Francisco Villa in Sonora are emptied of their young men when the lack of good-paying local jobs sends them north of the border

  • Down but not out in Missoula, Montana

    Kathryn Socie works two jobs and still can’t afford to buy a house in Missoula, but she believes that her life in Montana is well worth the sacrifice it takes.

  • Wal-Mart: Love it or loathe it

    Businesspeople and shoppers may love Wal-Mart, but a lot of its workers – and ex-workers – have reasons to dislike the company

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