Our View: Why public notices are published

 

March 15, 2017



The public notices that run in this newspaper are placed there, by law, primarily for your protection.

Back when the states decided to adjudicate newspapers, it was because paid circulation papers like this one were the single best place to keep the public’s business before the eyes of the public.

That was back when most people hadn’t yet heard of a television and certainly prior to the invention of the Internet.

Several generations later, it is still the case that paid-circulation newspapers are the single best place for citizens to stay aware of what their government is doing.

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