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Mark Schieldrop (Editor) April 05, 2014 at 07:26 AM
I'm with you. We don't like one blog dominating the whole platform, either. An entirely newRead Moreplatform is in the works that will do a much better job keeping local content front and center and solve a lot of the issues that came about when the site was redesigned last year. We're a new company now and in the process of making the business sustainable. You're not the only person that has raised these issues and we're taking them to heart. The new platform will do a better job presenting local news and info separately from national content within the Patch network. As you can see, and as you accurately point out, there isn't much distinction at all and that's not fair to the users. And us editors feel the same way. The pit bull blog isn't there because we want clicks and comments. It's because the platform need to be fixed. If the platform really rewarded people for posting blogs and on the boards, that blog would be drowned out by all the great local stuff happening. But the redesign last year didn't bring about many rewards for users and that is part of what we're fixing now.
LR April 05, 2014 at 10:17 AM
I totally agree. Shown for a day is one thing. Shown continuously is just wrong. This site usedRead Moret o be to keep us updated on local news and happenings. Now it's just some people's horrible and misguided comments over and over.
Jack Baillargeron March 22, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Some sanity is returning to the Country. The Ninth Circuit Court recently ruled in Peruta v. SanRead MoreDie go that California residents did not have to show a "pressing need" for a concealed weapons license. Thursday, the Ninth Circuit extended that to Hawaii by overturning a district court ruling and thus making the Aloha State a shall-issue state. The Court said, "In light of our holding in Peruta, the district court made an error of law when it concluded that the Hawaii statutes did not implicate protected Second Amendment activity. Accordingly, we vacate the district court's decision denying [the plaintiff's] motion for a preliminary injunction and remand for further proceedings consistent with Peruta." We're glad to see that even the Ninth Circuit acknowledges that the Second Amendment means what it says.
mike westman March 26, 2014 at 05:50 PM
So I guess we are stuck with the worst gun violence in the civilized Western world. Shame
Ginny March 13, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Beauty in our own backyard.
glenn anderson February 21, 2014 at 07:43 AM
good luck protecting yourself from professionally trained soldiers and all their weapons with yourRead Mored esert eagle. And the first amendment allows me to voice my dislike for the second.
Jack Baillargeron February 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Good luck protecting yourself at all from anyone who would do your family or yourself harm. TheRead MoreAuth or is a Marine and I am Army trained. If you think the Military would be would be on the side of tyranny in this Country, well your in the wrong Country my friend.