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By LuAnn Schindler


Learn the facts


October 10, 2019

It's National Newspaper Week.

Normally, I would write about the week's theme and how it relates to you, the reading public, and me, as a journalist.

Think F1rst - the 2019 theme - resonates with us because it forms the backbone of our democratic society. The first amendment is important, maybe now more than ever, as we the people hold governmental entities accountable.

Limits to the five freedoms - religion, speech, press, assembly and right to petition - exist. Harmful speech is not protected. Neither is a written lie that causes harm.

Spreading lies and misinformation does nothing but cre...

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