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Boise Blogger Urges Speaking Out

Liza Long has been going almost nonstop since Dec. 14, when overnight she became one of the most sought-after bloggers on the Internet. After the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, the world clamored to hear more from the 41-year-old Boise mom, who wrote candidly about caring for a mentally ill son who has sudden, violent rampages. “In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns,” Long wrote in a blog widely re-published under the headline “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” “But it’s time to talk about mental illness.” Since then, she’s done national television interviews, appeared in the PBS “NOVA” special, testified before Congress, recorded a StoryCorps conversation with her son, participated on regional mental health committees and written a book for Penguin’s Hudson Street Press. She’s now preparing a talk for a TEDx conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 12/Katy Moeller, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Is there a blog or blogger that you consider a “must read” (beyond Huckleberries, for those of you who are truly fans)?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/09/17/2766529/for-families-in-crisis-a-voice.html#storylink=cpy

Blogger Andrew Breitbart, 43, RIP

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose posting of a sexually explicit photo of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led to the congressman's downfall, has died, his attorney confirmed Thursday. He was 43. Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief and in-house counsel for Breitbart's website, Breitbart.com, posted a statement confirming his death. “Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles,” the statement read. “We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior”/CNN. More here. (AP/BigGovernment.com file photo posted by Andrew Breitbart that purported to show Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., shirtless)

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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