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Journal editorial: Ours is not to judge

Ours is to question.

Ink-stained wretches at weekly newspapers like this one were at one time content to put out the best newspaper they could muster, once a week. If something really big happened, like downtown burning to the ground, they’d put out a special edition, usually called an “Extra.”

Our big-city cousins, often faced with a cross-town rival, would do the same but for the most part, people who wanted to know the latest news turned to their favorite radio station at the top of the hour.

In the 1990s, that all began to change with the spread of the world wide web.

For decades people in...


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