What a shocker to open the Daily Paper Sunday edition hoping to find something in the way of local news and getting two full pages of the Wall Street Journal instead.
No doubt it is cheaper–WSJ may even be paying to get into the Daily Paper. OR the Daily fills space at a lower price than paying the six newsroom staffers that got or will get the axe. Most of the page 2 local page was taken up with a rehash of the dude wishing to build a nuke plant in Elmore County.
Back in the “old days” it was fun to sit down at Sunday breakfast and get an expanded view of the week’s events.
Not a word on local stories like the jury verdict in the 3-week long wrongful death trial over the guy who died in the Ada jail. No mention about theft of $30,000 worth of steel tables from a Canyon jail site (the jail project itself faces a court challenge). No look at a less than forthright land exchange for inflated values by Boise City. Not a peep regarding quiet negotiations in Boise and Nampa to sell rights to an Arizona ambulance company to compete with existing county EMS services.
All those stories from a couple of fat old guys who run the BOISE GUARDIAN and CALDWELL GUARDIAN blogs in the spare time! Sources come to the GUARDIANS as the “mainstream media” these days instead of the “legacy press” which apparently lacks the ability or desire to inform citizens of what their local governments are doing–or NOT doing.
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