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Pokemon Gone - On Assignment in Eastern Oregon

On assignment in the small Eastern Oregon town of Redmond last week. As the sun set, hordes of people - homeless, bikers, rednecks, families with strollers, skateboarders, street punks, a couple in a BMW - all arrived in the town’s small park to play Pokemon Go.

I’m not sure if I’m appalled by this game or not, but after a month of terrible news in the US, maybe folks getting away from their TVs and Facebook and wandering around and talking to their neighbors isn’t such a bad thing. When I got home my kids wanted to play to - luckily after an hour they were bored and went back to their books.

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