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Swift selling local media assets to Ogden Newspapers

Nov. 30, 2021 18:11 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Swift Communications, which owns a range of daily and weekly newspapers across the American West, announced Tuesday it is selling its local media and publishing businesses to West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers. With the acquisition, Ogden...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 30, 2021 07:14 AM EST

Topeka Capital Journal. November 26, 2021. Editorial: Offender registration program should be adapted to provide relief to drug offenders on the right path Since 1994, Kansas has maintained an offender registration program. Originally, it focused on...

Who is the real Ghislaine Maxwell: Epstein enabler or pawn?

Nov. 28, 2021 11:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell spent the first half of her life with her father, a rags-to-riches billionaire who looted his companies' pension funds before dying a mysterious death. She spent the second with another tycoon, Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while charged with sexually...

From serious to scurrilous, some Jimmy Hoffa theories

Nov. 26, 2021 09:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The FBI’s confirmation last week that it was looking at a spot near a New Jersey landfill as the possible burial site of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is the latest development in a search that began when he disappeared in 1975. A number of...

Misery has company in the Motor City in Bears-Lions matchup

Nov. 24, 2021 15:49 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Misery has company in the Motor City. The winless Detroit Lions (0-9-1) will kick off the NFL's schedule of games on Thanksgiving as usual and their guests have plenty of problems of their own for a change. The Chicago Bears (3-7)...

Longtime Alabama sports columnist Cecil Hurt dies at 62

Nov. 23, 2021 19:32 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Cecil Hurt, a longtime sports columnist at The Tuscaloosa News, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 62. The newspaper said Hurt died at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. He had worked for The Tuscaloosa News since 1982, becoming the...

Belarus' oldest newspaper is banned as extremist

Nov. 23, 2021 16:14 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' oldest newspaper was banned on the 115th anniversary of its founding Tuesday, the latest move in the government's relentless crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet nation. The Nasha Niva newspaper was outlawed as extremist by the...

Hedge fund Alden in hunt for another big newspaper chain

Nov. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EST

Hedge fund Alden Global Capital, one of the country's largest newspaper owners with a reputation for intense cost cuts and layoffs, has offered to buy the local newspaper chain Lee Enterprises for about $141 million. In a news release Monday, Alden said it sent Lee's...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akon Beacon Journal. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Reckless and misguided. Hudson’s Roegner joins Shubert’s unnecessary rhetoric on schools If conservative causes are as righteous as so many believe, why do some proponents increasingly distort facts,...

Longtime state government reporter Jack Brammer retiring

Nov. 18, 2021 17:16 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Longtime state government reporter Jack Brammer, who has covered 10 Kentucky governors, is retiring at the end of the year. Brammer, 70, has worked for Lexington newspapers since 1978, first at the Lexington Leader and then the Herald-Leader when...