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Tomorrow Will Be the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Last Day in Print


As you've probably heard, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, one of our nation's venerable old broadsheets, will publish its last print issue tomorrow. From then on, it'll be a web-only publication. It's the largest American newspaper to go.But this isn't just a change in the medium of delivery; the product is changing too. The staff is being reduced from about 165 to 20, and the surviving online incarnation, seattlepi.com, will focus less on original reporting and more on photo galleries, commentary, and breaking news.So this'll be a real, if small, drop in the aggregate supply of quality, reported news in the world.
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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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