Meloukhia (along with my BoingBoing-reading husband) alerts us to a fantastic multimedia story at New West about how a proposal to legalize backyard chickens in Missoula, Montana, is dividing neighbors. It's the battle of the Locavores/Ethicureans vs. Prissy NIMBYists:
In case you're not familiar with it, New West is a damn fine online journalism site dedicated to covering some of the areas of the U.S. forsaken by mainstream newspapers. It was founded by Jonathan Weber, who dot-com hacks like me remember as the editor of the Industry Standard magazine. Weber's FAQ about building New West should be required reading for all would-be pro bloggers and citizen journalists.