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Flood of public notice bills hits state legislatures

March 13, 2017

At least 62 bills relating to public notice in newspapers have been introduced in 25 different states through the first week of February, according to a review of bill-tracking software used by the Public Notice Resource Center. In addition, no fewer than 16 other bills targeting public notice in three states carried over from 2016 and are still active.

 

Marked copy elimination signups over 400

March 13, 2017

Signups exceed 400 for the Alternate Marked Copy process won by the National Newspaper Association’s Postal Committee on behalf of its members. Not all of those are newspapers, because the creation of this process included the entire Periodicals industry. Signups hit 435 by Feb. 22, and are growing daily.

 

New administration brings new laws and challenges

March 13, 2017

The arrival of the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, and the 115th Congress brings the potential of many legal changes for community newspapers. Here are just a few.

 

NNA selects logo for 2017 convention

March 13, 2017

The National Newspaper Association has selected a logo designed by Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Production Manager Fawn Wilson-Olivarez to market and brand its 2017 convention, which will be held in Tulsa, Oct. 5-7.

 

Free NIE serial story available

March 13, 2017

Time is running out for your newspaper to engage young readers with the story of “Jim the Wonder Dog.” Newspapers in 31 states have taken advantage of the opportunity to use the story at no cost through the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s Reading Across the Nation project.

 

Changes to ACA could come quickly with new Congress

March 13, 2017

Revisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, are slated for fast-track consideration in the 115th Congress.

 

Will your views be heard in Washington?

March 13, 2017

At the bottom of this page and the top of Page 15, National Newspaper Association Public Policy Director Tonda Rush outlines the issues animating the 115th Congress. As she notes, there’s a good chance new legislation on postal reform, business taxes, health care and other issues vital to community newspapers will pass in some form before the session ends.

 

Two websites expand postal info available: Postal Explorer updated, Postal Pro created

February 6, 2017

The U.S. Postal Service has long provided a website, Postal Explorer at pe.usps.gov, with an abundance of useful information at the ready for those willing to “explore.” It has been rebuilt in recent months to comply with certain standards, and although confusing at first, prior users can fi nd everything, and more, that they are used to seeing.

NNA sends letter to president’s transition team

January 19, 2017

The National Newspaper Association has sent its advice to President-Elect Donald J. Trump as he takes office as the 45th president of the U.S.: pay attention to community newspapers.

SPJ, 60 other journalism groups, ask Trump administration for meeting on government access

January 20, 2017

The Society of Professional Journalists and 60 other journalism organizations have requested a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss access to government.

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