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Editorial: If City Council members want trust, they have to earn it


May 17, 2016

It’s clear that public interest in what Sweet Home’s City Council is doing has suddenly ratcheted up.

Beyond that, Sweet Home’s population remains largely in the dark as to the whys and wherefores behind the City Council’s dismissal of longtime City Manager Craig Martin last month.

Almost universally, when we discuss on this page issues and events that might be considered negative or divisive, we counsel prudence and patience. Flying off the handle is usually not a good way to address community challenges.

But in this case, it’s hard to know how to respond to an action that, f...

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