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We count on the mail

August 3, 2016

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)

Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.

NNA endorses common-sense overtime bill by House Democrats

July 14, 2016

The National Newspaper Association today applauded a proposal by four House Democrats to phase in an increase in the threshold salary requirements for overtime-exempt employees.

NNA 2016 newspaper contest winners announced

June 22, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, IL—Judging results have been processed and winners of the National Newspaper Association 2016 Better Newspaper Editorial Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest have been posted online at www.nnaweb.org/contests.

Hawkins, longtime Kansas publisher, dead at 90

May 9, 2016

Allen Webster Hawkins, 90, a 57-year resident of Osawatomie, KS, died April 8, 2016. He had recently been in declining health. He was a noted former Kansas newspaper editor-publisher and community leader. Hawkins, who preferred to be called by his nickname, Web, was born Dec. 15, 1925, at Advance, MO, a son of Arthur C. Hawkins and Winness McNeely Hawkins. He attended grade school in Advance and graduated in 1943 from Flat River High School in Flat River, MO.


IL publisher appointed NNA Region 4 director

May 9, 2016

John M. Galer, publisher of the Journal-News in Hillsboro, IL, has been appointed Region 4 director for the National Newspaper Association by NNA President Chip Hutcheson. Region 4 comprises Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania.


Early-bird contest entrant, The Ark, wins free convention registration

April 5, 2016

The Ark, a weekly newspaper serving readers in Tiburon, CA, was picked in a random drawing of early-bird contest entries to win a free registration valued at approximately $400 to the National Newspaper Association’s 130th Annual Convention & Trade Show this fall.


Karpel joins American PressWorks

February 25, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, VA—Veteran association executive Richard Karpel has joined American Pressworks as its new vice president, APW President Tonda Rush announced.


NNA seeks clarification on marijuana advertising

February 25, 2016

The National Newspaper Association sent support letters this month to several members of Congress whose proposed legislation is intended to resolve ambiguities in federal law that could lead to criminal prosecution for marijuana advertising.


Dalglish tapped as keynote speaker for NNA summit

February 25, 2016

Lucy Dalglish, a nationally-recognized First Amendment advocate and lawyer, will be the keynote speaker at the National Newspaper Association’s Community Newspaper Leadership Summit, March 16-17 in Washington.


Overtime pay, ad taxes & postal reform are top issues for summit

January 13, 2016

Newspaper executives are headed to Washington on March 17 to address concerns about shifting many employees to overtime-eligible status. The looming possibility of advertising taxes is also on the table for the 2016 Community Newspaper Leadership Summit at the Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, VA. The National Newspaper Association continues to focus on threats to mail service with a push on Capitol Hill on postal reform and a new workshop for printers who prepare newspaper mail.


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