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By LuAnn Schindler

Isms: Views on life in rural America


September 14, 2023

A free press has been always a common denominator in this country’s history. Since the origin of the “Federalist” papers, which offered the ideas which became the U.S. Constitution, the press has played an active role in being the watchdogs - or fourth state - ensuring American citizens, and their civil liberties, are protected.

The free press serves as the voice of the people, providing transparency and challenging government abuse of power.

In several states, including Nebraska, lawmakers are attempting to limit the press’ reach. Nebraska Press Association correspondent J.L. Schmidt addresse...

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