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October 23, 2017

8/23/2017 12:11:00 PM
Local news means local

Dear Editor:
This letter is in response to the comment you made in your article titled, “My Country, My World, Near and Far.” In your article you make the rhetorical statement that, “Maybe you are asking why the editor of your small-town paper is writing about atomic bombs, endless war, and climate change.”
Well, aside from whatever personal drive you may have to become a national journalistic figure, yes, I am kind’a curious. You see, probably like most people, what I’d really like to know about from my local newspaper editor isn’t his opinion concerning nuclear war, the middle east, or even global warming.
Any time I want a belly full of that rhetoric, I can turn on Fox or MSNBC, or find a copy of the New York Times to read. You see, I fully understand the nature, direction, and severity of each of those topics, probably at least as well as the editor of what I’d like to call our, “mirror of local life.”
What those news channels and newspaper don’t cover because they can’t, is what’s happening in LaConner.
So, Mr. Editor, how about getting with the program and tell me why there are burned out light bulbs on the rainbow bridge, or how many LaConner businesses have both begun and failed over the past year, or even, a little something about emerging Port policies that might affect moorage and boating.
Tell me about my community, my local world, and happenings that might matter to me and that I can’t find out about elsewhere. Then work on your Pulitzer Prize on your own time.
My very best as always,
Lou Keller

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Article comment by: Renata Bos

I must agree with Lou Keller. I was very hesitant in keeping my subscription, but thought I'd give you a chance.
I don't want to hear about anything other than what's going on in my Community. In my beloved little town La Conner. If I want to hear what's happening outside of the Community, I'll search for it.
We are a small tight Community that wants our paper to stay Local.
Best of Luck,
Renata Bos

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