EDITORIAL: Overland must overcome div...

EDITORIAL: Overland must overcome divisiveness to move forward

There are 2 comments on the overland-stannjournal.stltoday.com story from Aug 3, 2007, titled EDITORIAL: Overland must overcome divisiveness to move forward. In it, overland-stannjournal.stltoday.com reports that:

As Overland residents look to the Aug. 7 mayoral election to wrap up what may be the most turbulent period in the city's history, talk of change is everywhere. Read the entire Editorial at the Overland - St. Ann Suburban Journal (as well as the comments below it).

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Since: Feb 07

Overland, Missouri

#1 Aug 4, 2007
I agree that residents and politicians alike need to learn how to deal with each other in a civil fashion even if they disagree on candidates, solutions, or the city's future direction. However, our communities need better information if they are going to have a chance of becoming informed voters. The Overland - St. Ann Suburban Journal is our community newspaper, yet it frequently lacks in depth coverage and analysis of local government and issues. For lack of a few good Muckrakers in print communities like Overland continue to be "under-informed". We cannot have better government without a strong fourth estate. Without information from a reliable, non-biased source, communities like Overland will continue to stagnate in a sea of voter apathy and ignorance. Freedom of the press was instituted by our founders as the fourth check and balance of our government. If our communities are going to move forward and excel, our community newspapers will have to step up and take that responsibility seriously once again. Left to biased and divisive sources of information is it really surprising that that many have become biased and divisive themselves?

Since: Feb 07

Overland, Missouri

#2 Aug 4, 2007
I agree that residents and politicians alike need to learn how to deal with each other in a civil fashion even if they disagree on candidates, solutions, or the city's future direction. However, our communities need better information if they are going to have a chance of becoming informed voters. The Overland - St. Ann Suburban Journal is our community newspaper, yet it frequently lacks in depth coverage and analysis of local government and issues. For lack of a few good Muckrakers in print communities like Overland continue to be "under-informed". We cannot have better government without a strong fourth estate. Without information from a reliable, non-biased source, communities like Overland will continue to stagnate in a sea of voter apathy and ignorance. Freedom of the press was instituted by our founders as the fourth check and balance of our government. If our communities are going to move forward and excel, our community newspapers will have to step up and take that responsibility seriously once again. Left to biased and divisive sources of information is it really surprising that that many have become biased and divisive themselves?

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