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Former TNE publisher starts new gig: writing for county


March 24, 2021

ALEX PAUL sits in the Linn County Courthouse, where his new responsibility is to help improve county communications with its citizens.

Alex Paul sits in a small cubicle-like office in the Linn County Courthouse, a few hundred yards from where he's spent most of the last 16 years.

Life's moved fast in the last few weeks. A month ago he was a newspaper reporter for the Albany Democrat-Herald, responsible for covering the county and a wide range of other stories.

He'd been planning to retire from his newspaper job and was looking for something to keep him busy when County Administrative Officer Darrin Lane told him the county had decided to establish a new position – a communications officer.

Now Paul is newly hired in t...

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