Letters to the Editor, Opinion-Editorial

No free press, no freedom!

Dear Editor,

I am a former Crow Applegate Lorane school board member. Sadly, most of our meetings took place with no member of the public choosing to attend, even as decisions about the lives and tax dollars of our community were made!
Fortunately for the citizens of our district, a lone reporter from the West Lane News sat faithfully through regular and executive sessions as the public’s surrogate while we fulfilled our responsibilities. No doubt she had more compelling things to do on one Monday night each month than watch us approve budgets or address school issues, but her . . .