New Shoots In Old Growth - Remaking The Local Newspaper

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  • Top Editors Abruptly Leave Village Voice
    Will Bourne, who became editor in chief of The Village Voice in November, and Jessica Lustig, the deputy editor since January, are leaving the weekly publication. They met with the staff at 11 a.m. on Thursday and said that Christine Brennan, executive editor of Voice Media Group, had instructed them to lay off or drastically reduce the roles of five employees on the 20-person staff. More
  • Britain’s Daily Mail Web Site Makes Foray Into America
    Mail Online, The Daily Mail’s site, has expanded on the news and business sides with offices in New York, and coverage of celebrities in Los Angeles. More
  • 3-D-printed gun fires real bullets
    A Texas group run by a self-described anarchist has posted what appears to be the first video of the live firing of a handgun created with a 3-D printer. The 53-second video shows a single shot being fired from The Liberator, a plastic handgun that, with the exception of its metal firing pin, was assembled from parts made with a 3-D printer, according to Defense Distributed. More
  • Abused disabled Iowa plant workers awarded $240M
    A Texas company has been ordered to pay 32 mentally disabled workers $240 million in damages for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse. More
  • New Spartanburg city budget sees 5% increase due to local economic growth
    Projected revenue increases from property tax and business licensure mean a 5% increase for the upcoming fiscal year’s city budget.
    06/19/2024 - 10:04 pm | View Link
  • Why business growth, Peoria region's population loss are top focuses for new Chamber CEO
    Morton native Jessica Linder Gallo is touting Peoria's entrepreneurial culture, but population loss is a looming challenge for the area.
    06/18/2024 - 10:15 pm | View Link
  • Growth spurt: Plans taking shape in JSQ, Downtown for several big apartment buildings
    It is unclear if the Journal Square MVC offices will be closed down or moved to a new location during construction.
    06/17/2024 - 10:19 am | View Link
  • Gordon says local input critical to old growth forest plan amendment
    Mark Gordon has sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack expressing frustration over the process, timeline and substance of a proposed National Old-growth Amendment ... curtailing ...
    06/12/2024 - 12:59 pm | View Link
  • Downtown Austin Alliance Launches Program to Revitalize Vacant Storefronts and Boost Local Economy
    The Downtown Austin Alliance launched a program to fill empty retail spaces and revitalize downtown with pop-up ventures and cultural events.
    06/7/2024 - 11:00 am | View Link
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