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Increased scrutiny by reporters in Oregon's state Capitol good for all (Oct. 20, 2021)


October 20, 2021

In the wake of National Newspaper Week, I've got some good news.

A big concern I've had, both as a journalist and as a citizen, has been the dearth of news coverage of state government in recent years.

Sure, we at The New Era occasionally summarize what's coming up in the Legislature, what might be in progress, or what laws have gotten passed.

Occasionally, we interview our local representative (now Jamie Cate) or state senator (Fred Girod) about what's happening in Salem, but it doesn't happen nearly as often as would be ideal, in my mind. Unfortunately, it's a question of resources, ti...

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