From the editor: Opinion content changes designed to encourage constructive conversation


Starting today, the StarNews is changing how it approaches opinion and editorial content. We will no longer publish a daily Viewpoints page with syndicated content. Instead, we’ll publish a page once a week that focuses mostly on state and local issues.  

Research shows that most Americans are increasingly fatigued by the divisiveness of opinion content, and they see social media as a toxic zone. We know you don’t want journalists to lecture you or to tell you what to think. 

For more than 150 years, the StarNews has been a credible and trusted source that you can rely on. We want to make sure that continues and that we’re driving productive dialogue on important issues in our community. 

We believe this change will encourage conversation and produce a smarter, sharper, more constructive discussion. 

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