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May 23, 2019

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Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal

Our small town is surrounded by a larger, always changing world. Sometimes the events of that world impact our community personally as they did in 2009 when the national news shared the story of three American hikers detained at the Iranian border. One these young Americans was our friend, Josh Fattal.

An active member of our community, Josh had worked as the co-director of environmental education at Aprovecho. He left Cottage Grove after receiving a fellowship, working on health and community issues around the world. We missed him, and were glad he was doing what he loved.

Horrified, we...

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