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A Thank-you Note To Our Readers

October 7, 2018

Today, the only thing we have to say is “Thanks.” Thanks to our loyal readers and advertisers who have kept The Citizens’ Voice thriving for the past 40 years. And thanks to the original strikers who formed the Voice, putting their livelihoods on the line in a labor struggle that lasted far longer than anyone imagined in 1978 and launching a local newspaper that no one believed would still be around in 2018. As you can read in today’s 40th anniversary special section (and don’t miss the online video), those strikers endured long hours and low pay, working in makeshift offices to keep the Voice afloat in a bitter newspaper war against some of the nation’s largest communications corporations. Today that scrappy underdog paper, operated since 2000 by family-owned Times-Shamrock Communications, is the largest-circulated, most-read newspaper in the most competitive small newspaper market in the United States. We have to believe the Voice has lasted, even in these trying times for local newspapers, because readers trust we make a good-faith effort to tell the news straight, shine a light on issues of local importance, faithfully reflect daily life in our region and even sometimes amuse and entertain. We’re going to keep at it. And we hope you keep reading. Thanks again.

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