Editorial Mission Statement

The purpose of the site is to engage and inform readers about the important issues of the day, while serving the information needs of the community. Unique among business enterprises, the news media relies on a provision of the Bill of Rights that protects the Freedom of Speech. Therefore our core value is a belief in upholding the First Amendment. We feel a special obligation to defend civil liberties and human rights.

The site will be a place where neighbors can thoughtfully discuss the important issues of the day. Here, we’ll search beyond appearances for deeper understanding. We’ll challenge conventional wisdom and expose corruption, prejudice and nonsense. We’ll report with continuity and depth while instantaneously updating as news develops.

Effective Date: This Terms Of Service is effective and was last updated on March 18, 2010.