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Bill in Oregon legislature poses threat to newspaper viability

By Brigitte Schmidt Gwyn and Laurie Hieb

Newspapers and magazines go to every corner of this state.

Notwithstanding increased digital access, paper publications are delivered to tens of thousands of homes that lack broadband internet and homes where readers simply are more comfortable with the familiar format of paper or want to save magazines on travel, food, world events or hobbies.

Oregon’s newspapers and magazines care deeply about environmental responsibility.

Newsprint and magazine stock paper come from certified forests, are fully compostable and biodegrade in a manner of months...