By Ken Stern 

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December 8, 2021

How different La Conner and the western Skagit Valley is because a community newspaper is delivered to about 1,000 readers weekly. Stop, really, and consider how rare that is, how special and important at the end of 2021. You have your local weekly newspaper in your hands. Do you know how many people in Skagit County or the 39 counties in the state of Washington can say that? A lot fewer than could in 2020 or 2015 or 2010 or the year 2000.

The La Conner Weekly News is a rare bird because hundreds of newspapers have gone out of business the past 20 years, a tragedy accelerated by the coronav...

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