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By Ken Stern 

Musings – on the editor’s mind


September 30, 2020

What is the purpose of this small newspaper, perched on the periphery of the continent? How does the La Conner Weekly News best serve its readers? What is the publisher’s responsibility to both you and the times?

At the dawn of our country – when we were a country in name only – a series of, yes, political essays titled “The American Crisis” were published starting in December of 1776. You might know the first sentences:

“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their countr...

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