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In Your Words
Welcome To In Your Words
By Mitch Traphagen
Aug 31, 2006, 11:26

The Observer News generally doesn’t have to cover bad news.  For that, I am grateful.  There is plenty of bad news to be found and plenty of sources in which to find it.

As the Observer is a local, independently owned news source, we do not have the resources to provide in-depth coverage to many world events that occur outside of South Hillsborough.  That does not mean, however, that we consider our readers immune from those events.  Nor are we immune.

Sometimes it’s best to talk about things.  While most Internet news services offer the ability to post comments, more often than not, any individual comments are lost amongst the millions of words others have also posted.  ‘In Your Words’ is an attempt to allow the residents of South Hillsborough an opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and words about world events.  
After all, even though the news may be far away, that doesn’t mean it isn’t felt right here at home.

Please recognize that comments are the words of the people posting them – they are not from the Observer News and are not necessarily the opinion of the Observer News.  We do reserve the right to remove any objectionable comments.  No, that doesn’t include complaints about our stories or us but rather comments containing personal attacks on others or profanity.  You may leave your email address but it is not required.  No information - I'll repeat that - no information will be shared with any third party.  We value and respect our readers - and your privacy.

More than a million people have visited the Observer News online edition over the past year – this is your opportunity to share your feelings and thoughts with your neighbors.  

We’re looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

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