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The metro daily newspapers and commercial broadcast media in St. Paul fail to provide the St. Paul community with regular local coverage of the important civic information they need to function as citizens in a democracy--information on local elections and governance, whether related to the state legislature, city council, school board, county board of commissioners, municipal water district, park system, or sheriff's department. We get little or no information from commercial broadcasting or commercial newspapers about local environmental issues, local education issues, local housing issues, or other issues specific to local ethnic or religious communities or neighborhoods. We get little or no coverage of state and city government meetings and operations. We must rely on non-profit public and community media for nearly all the local civic information available to us, and unfortunately public and community media are too underfunded to have the prominence and visibility they need to be known and to reach the majority of St. Paul's citizens.
We need to find ways to better fund local public and community media to allow them to fill the gap left by the negligence and disinterest of commercial media. That is the only way we can hope to provide an accessible system of information that will facilitate a healthy democracy.

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