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January 2022

A long road to freedom: part 2

This two-part column — in recognition of Black History Month (February) — is by Beth Mitchell, a Clinton County History Center volunteer who writes a periodic column for the News Journal. Part 2 Perhaps some of the information in this…

What’s wrong with the police?

Last November, at the Sixth Court of the Royal Courts of Justice, a 67-year-old man called Texo Johnson had his conviction for assault with intent to steal overturned. High Court Chancellor Julian Flaux told the handful of masked…

A newspaper that looks more like us

David HurstWell, what do you know: there are literary voices in northern Appalachia that aren't dark and hate each other!Not that there was any real doubt about it. In my five years editing a regional magazine and another 20 years writing…

Perfect Letter – Tablet Magazine

Do you remember the first time you sent a letter?Once upon a time, before emails, before WhatsApp, before social media, there was a solemn and joyful act: handwriting, gently folding in an envelope, licking a stamp, checking the address and…