Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 5, 2013

Some days this is not the best job in town

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We often struggle to keep our community informed so that it can protect itself against wrongdoers.

As publisher, I long for the time when our pages will overflow with acts of kindness, of compassion, of courage, of triumph over adversity, of personal achievement, of economic and social progress for all, and other joyful subjects.

But, until that happy day comes, we’re going to continue to report the news as it happens, not as we might wish it to be.

We do that to keep faith with those who fought and died to give us the sacred privilege of a free press.

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Keith Kappes is a columnist for The Morehead (Ky.) News. Contact him at kkappes@cnhi.com.

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