I get a few complaints every week complaining about the Times-Standard’s blatant biases to the left or the to right, depending on the caller’s views, but this one was different. This one had numbers. I returned a call from a reader on Thursday who said he was going to cancel his subscription because 83 percent of the editorials and columns on this page this year had been critical of President Trump. His numbers seemed off, but he was intent on canceling.
The California Newspaper Publishers Association announced the winners of its 2016 Better Newspaper Contest on Saturday, and one of us was among them. Our own Danny Penza took home First Place in our division for Best Sports Game Story with “Coming up aces” (Times-Standard, June 5, 2016, Page C1), his account of the Arcata Tigers’ 6-1 win over two-time defending champions Justin-Siena in the North Coast Section Division 4 championship game.
On Friday night, a crowd met up on the Arcata Plaza, reacting to a judge’s ruling earlier that day that there was insufficient evidence to try the man accused of murdering 19-year-old David Josiah Lawson. We sent a freelance photographer to the gathering. While setting up his equipment, our photographer was told by a speaker at the event in a respectful exchange that many in the crowd were in mourning and did not wish to be photographed. Fair enough, he decided. And he was right at the time.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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