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In today's media environment, it can be really challenging to filter out all of the constant controversy, dig through the piles of clickbait, and find the most meaningful content that's relevant to you. Staying up-to-date with the news can be draining and time-consuming, and keeping up with state and local news is even moreso due to the lack of large name-brand players.
By definition, state and local news is less visible on a national scale, and our current nationalized media environment often buries the most important local stories.
This is a huge problem, because while national news centers on the "big questions" it's actually our state and local governments that have the biggest effects on our daily lives and the lives of those around us. They're also the institutions most receptive to our individual input.
Even large, national news outlets often admit that their readers should probably focus more of their attention on their state and local news, but following state news is difficult precisely because those same national news outlets have driven them out of business due to the centralization effects of the internet and social media.
So what can we do?
The Solution? A Newsletter
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