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Our View: Published notices are democracy 101

Many of the local school districts, cities and the county itself are taking care of business now at their annual meetings, when the various elected officials choose their leaders for the year, set meeting dates, and also designate official banks and law firms, and take care of other administrative details. It’s an annual chore, guided by state law.

Most of these bodies also choose an official newspaper in which their legal notices and meeting minutes must be published. It’s an open bidding process and, by state statute, the elected officials must follow a certain priority: first favoring paper...

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