Pocatello is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U. S. state of Idaho. It is the principal city of the Pocatello metropolitan area, which encompasses all of Bannock county; as of the 2010 census the population of Pocatello was 54,255. Pocatello is the fifth-largest city in the state, just behind Idaho Falls. In 2007, Pocatello was ranked twentieth on Forbes list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Pocatello is the home of the manufacturing facility of ON Semiconductor; the city is at an elevation of 4,462 feet above sea level and is served by the Pocatello Regional Airport. Founded in 1889, Pocatello was known as the "Gateway to the Northwest"; as pioneers, gold miners and settlers traveled the Oregon Trail, they passed through the Portneuf Gap south of town. Stage and freight lines and the railroad soon followed, turning the community into a trade center and transportation junction.
The name "Pocatello" is named after the Shoshone Tribe chief of the same name who granted the railroad a right-of-way through the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. Shoshone and Bannock Indian tribes inhabited southeastern Idaho for hundreds of years before the epic trek by Lewis and Clark across Idaho in 1805, their reports of the many riches of the region attracted fur trappers and traders to southeastern Idaho. Nathaniel Wyeth of Massachusetts established one of the first permanent settlements at Fort Hall in 1834, only a few miles northeast of Pocatello; when over-trapping and a shift in fashion to silk hats put an end to the fur trade, Fort Hall became a supply point for immigrants traveling the Oregon Trail. Although thousands of immigrants passed through Idaho, it was not until the discovery of gold in 1860 that attracted settlers in large numbers to Idaho; the gold rush brought a need for goods and services to many towns, the Portneuf Valley, home of Pocatello, was the corridor used by stage and freight lines.
The coming of the railroad provided further development of Idaho's mineral resources and "Pocatello junction" became an important transportation crossroads as the Union Pacific Railroad expanded its service. After the gold rush played out, the settlers who remained turned to agriculture. With the help of irrigation from the nearby Snake River, the region became a large supplier of potatoes and other crops. Residential and commercial development appeared by 1882; the Pocatello flag used from 2001 to 2017 was considered by the North American Vexillological Association as the worst city flag in North America. In April 2016, the city's newly created flag design committee met for the first time. Attending the meeting was Roman Mars – whose 2015 TED Talk made Pocatello's flag infamous. On July 20, 2017, after a year and a half of work by the flag committee, the Pocatello City Council approved the adoption of a new flag with the informal name of "Mountains Left" out of a total of 709 designs. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.38 square miles, of which 32.22 square miles is land and 0.16 square miles is water.
Pocatello experiences a semi-arid climate, with winters that are moderately long and cold, hot, dry summers. As of the census of 2010, there were 54,255 people, 20,832 households, 13,253 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,683.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 22,404 housing units at an average density of 695.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.5% White, 1.0% African American, 1.7% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.2% of the population. There were 20,832 households of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, 36.4% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the city is 30.2 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 51,466 people, 19,334 households, 12,973 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,822.5 people per square mile. There were 20,627 housing units at an average density of 730.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.32% White, 0.72% African American, 1.35% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 2.18% from other races, 2.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.94% of the population. The top 5 ethnic groups in Pocatello are: English – 21%, German – 16%, Irish – 9%, Danish – 4% and Swedish – 4%. There were 19,334 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.9% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 16.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, 10.4% who we
Ontario is the largest city in Malheur County, United States. It lies along the Snake River at the Idaho border; the population was 11,366 at the 2010 census. The city is the largest community in the region of far eastern Oregon known as the Western Treasure Valley. Ontario is the principal city of the Ontario, OR-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Malheur County in Oregon and Payette County in Idaho. Ontario is halfway between Portland and Salt Lake City, it is the closest city to the Idaho border along Interstate 84. The city's slogan is "Where Oregon Begins". Ontario was founded on June 11, 1883, by developers William Morfitt, Mary Richardson, Daniel Smith, James Virtue. In March 1884, Richard Welch started a post office for the quarter of Ontario, so named by James Virtue after Ontario, Canada. Two months Joseph Morton applied for a Morton post office at an island about one mile south of town, with Oscar Scott as postmaster. For Morton and Scott, merchants Morfitt and Richardson of Malheur City, gold miner Virtue, lumberman Smith of Baker City acquired more land and were better financed.
More Morfitt had negotiated a train depot for Ontario. All the settlers and speculators knew the railroad was coming and how important that would be to Ontario's future so Scott closed his Morton post office and built a hotel at present-day Ontario. By December, Scott was Ontario's postmaster; the town continued to grow with the arrival of the Oregon Short Line Railroad in 1884, freight and passenger service were added to the town's offerings. Soon after, stock began arriving from Eastern Oregon's cattle ranches to Ontario's stockyard for transshipment to markets throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ontario became one of the largest stockyards in the West. In addition, the construction of the Nevada Ditch and other canals aided the burgeoning agricultural industry, adding those products to Ontario's exports. Ontario was incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 11, 1899. A city by the time of World War II, Ontario Mayor Elmo Smith allowed Japanese Americans to settle at a time when much of the West Coast supported their exclusion.
Smith told the Associated Press "If the Japs, both alien and nationals, are a menace to the Pacific Coast safety unless they are moved inland, it appears downright cowardly to take any other stand than to put out the call,'Send them along. A population of about 134 in the city and surrounding county before the war ballooned to 1,000 as the county recruited farm workers during the war. Ontario is located at an elevation of 2,150 feet above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.17 square miles, all of it land. Ontario has abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps; as of the census of 2010, there were 11,366 people, 4,275 households, 2,678 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,198.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 4,620 housing units at an average density of 893.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69.5% White, 0.7% African American, 1.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 22.6% from other races, 3.5% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 41.3% of the population. There were 4,275 households of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 37.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.28. The median age in the city was 32.1 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 10,985 people, 4,084 households, 2,634 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,459.3 people per square mile. There were 4,436 housing units at an average density of 993.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69.27% White, 0.55% African American, 2.69% Asian, 0.88% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 23.09% from other races, 3.39% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.05% of the population. There were 4,084 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.30. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $29,173, the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $29,775 versus $21,967 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,683. About 16.4% of families and 20.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.
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Twin Falls, Idaho
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, United States. The city had a population of 44,125 as of the 2010 census. In the Magic Valley region, Twin Falls is the largest city in a one-hundred-mile radius, is the regional commercial center for south-central Idaho and northeastern Nevada, it is the principal city of the Twin Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entirety of Twin Falls and Jerome counties. The resort community of Jackpot, fifty miles south at the state line, is unofficially considered part of the greater Twin Falls area. Located on a broad plain at the south rim of the Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls is where daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the canyon in 1974 on a steam-powered rocket; the jump site is northeast of central Twin Falls, midway between Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Bridge. Excavations at Wilson Butte Cave near Twin Falls in 1959 revealed evidence of human activity, including arrowheads, that rank among the oldest dated artifacts in North America.
Native American tribes predominant in the area included the Northern Shoshone and Bannock. The first people of European ancestry to visit the Twin Falls area are believed to be members of a group led by American Wilson Price Hunt, which attempted to blaze an all-water trail westward from St. Louis, Missouri, to Astoria, Oregon, in 1811 and 1812. Hunt's expedition met with disaster: much of his expedition was destroyed and one man was killed in rapids on the Snake River known as Caldron Linn near present-day Murtaugh. Hunt and the surviving members of his expedition completed the journey to Astoria by land. In 1812 and 1813, Robert Stuart led an overland expedition eastward from Astoria to St. Louis, which passed through the Twin Falls area. Stuart's route formed the basis of; some 150 years Robert Stuart Middle School in Twin Falls was named in his honor. The first permanent settlement in the area was a stage stop established in 1864 at Rock Creek near the present-day townsite. By 1890 there were a handful of successful agricultural operations in the Snake River Canyon, but the lack of infrastructure and the canyon's geography made irrigating the dry surrounding area improbable at best.
To address this issue, in 1900 I. B. Perrine founded the Twin Falls Land and Water Company to build an irrigation canal system for the area. After an August 1900 area survey of 244,025 acres, in October 1900 the company was granted the necessary water rights to begin construction of the irrigation system. Several lots in the surveyed area were set aside for future townsites; these lots became the settlements of Twin Falls, Buhl, Filer and Murtaugh. In 1902, the project nearly failed as most of the original investors pulled out, with only Salt Lake businessman Stanley Milner maintaining a stake in the company. By 1903, a successful farmer and rancher in the Snake River Canyon, had obtained private financing from Milner and others under the provisions of the Carey Act of 1894 to build a dam on the Snake River near Caldron Linn. Completed in 1905, Milner Dam and its accompanying canals made commercial irrigation outside the Snake River Canyon practical for the first time; as a result, Perrine is credited as the founder of Twin Falls.
A land drawing was held for the future townsite in July 1903 with disappointing results. A much more successful drawing was held in October 1904. Twin Falls city was founded in 1904 as a planned community, designed by celebrated Franco-American architect Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, with proceeds from sales of townsite lots going toward construction of irrigation canals. Twin Falls was incorporated as a village on April 12, 1905; the city is named for a nearby waterfall on the Snake River of the same name. In 1907, Twin Falls became the seat of the newly formed Twin Falls County; the original townsite follows a unique design. It is laid out on northwest-to-southeast roads, it is purported that the reason this was done was to allow sun to come into every room in the home at some point during the day. The northwest-to-southeast roads were numbered and called avenues, while the northeast-to-southwest roads were numbered and called streets. Only two central streets, the northwest-to-southeast Main Avenue and the northeast-to-southwest Shoshone Street, were named.
This system created situations where one side of a street may have an different address than the other, where the corner of "3rd and 3rd," for example, was in more than one location. In 2003 the numbered northeast-to-southwest streets were renamed to alleviate decades of confusion. City roads, such as Blue Lakes Boulevard, Addison Avenue, Washington Street, are laid out in standard north–south and east–west orientations. Addison Avenue honors a ten-term congressman from Twin Falls. After Milner Dam was constructed agricultural production in south-central Idaho increased substantially. In 1909, the owned Twin Falls Land and Water Company was reorganized as the shareholder-owned Twin Falls Canal Company. Twin Falls became a major regional economic center serving the agriculture industry, a role which it has sustained to the present day; the city became a processing center for several agricultural commodities, notably beans and sugar beets. In years other food processing operations augmented the local economy.
By 1960, Twin Falls had become one of Idaho's largest cities though its origins were still within living memory for many. Twin Falls became the center of national attention 45 years ago in September 1974, when daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon in a specially mod
Florida Keys Keynoter
The Florida Keys Keynoter is a twice-weekly broadsheet format newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company and is a subsidiary of the Miami Herald. It serves Monroe county in the U. S. state of Florida. In addition to publishing regular issues on Wednesday and Saturday, the Keynoter publishes the quarterly magazine Unwind; the Keynoter is a partner of the Upper Keys Reporter, which specializes in coverage of the Upper Florida Keys, including Key Largo. The newspaper employs two dozen people in two offices across Monroe County; the offices located in Marathon and Tavernier, work with the Miami Herald to provide complete coverage of the Florida Keys and southern Florida. The newspaper has been continually among the best in the state earning awards from the Florida Press Association for design and newswriting; the newspaper's coverage of fishing in the Florida Keys and surrounding waters has been praised, special fishing sections feature columns and tips from local fishermen. The Keynoter was founded by Edgar Seney, Jr. on February 19, 1953.
Seney, a regular vacationer from his home state of Michigan, felt the Keys were missing a platform to inform residents about happenings and issues affecting the Florida Keys. Until that point, the only daily newspaper in the Florida Keys had been the Key West Citizen, still is concerned with events in Key West. Upon moving to the Florida Keys on a permanent basis, Seney began work on a newspaper that would become the Keynoter; the first issue was published from a small Marathon office operated by Seney, his wife, half a dozen other workers. Published on a weekly basis, Seney accepted a college fellowship in 1955, selling the newspaper to Nicholas Mitchell, associate editor of the Greenville, South Carolina, newspaper. In 1956, James L. Knight, one of the founders of the Knight-Ridder newspaper group, purchased the Keynoter; the Keynoter would remain a Knight-Ridder newspaper until 2006, when Knight-Ridder was purchased by rival newspaper group The McClatchy Company. The Keynoter did not come into its own, until Hurricane Donna ravaged the Florida Keys in September 1960.
In the wake of the destruction caused by the hurricane, to better provide coverage of the devastation, the Keynoter temporarily merged resources with the Florida Keys Sun, a weekly newspaper located in Islamorada. The two newspapers published joint editions for three weeks until splitting once more. After only one month of separate operation, the two papers merged permanently under the Keynoter name; the post-merger Keynoter operated an Upper Keys bureau in the former Sun offices until 1977, when the bureau was moved to Key Largo, where it today occupies the second floor of the Upper Keys Reporter building. In 1984, the Keynoter switched to a twice-weekly Wednesday and Saturday publication schedule under the motto "Everyone needs it twice a week." The Keynoter continues to use this publication motto today. In 2000, the bi-weekly schedule was bolstered by the addition of L'Attitudes, a weekly arts and entertainment insert included in the Saturday edition of the Keynoter. In 2000, the Keynoter launched the Key West Keynoter, a Key West-oriented edition of the Keynoter written and designed to appeal to readers in Key West, the most populous city in the Florida Keys.
In 2007, the Keynoter received several awards from the Florida Press Association. In the categories of "special section" and "serious column," the Keynoter earned second place in the 7,000 - 15,000 circulation division, it earned third place in the website and community service categories in the 7,000 - 15,000 division. These awards followed on the heels of its 2006 first-place finishes in the categories of general excellence, hurricane coverage, opinion section, web site, environmental writing, sports column. In all of these categories, the Florida Press Association declared the Keynoter the best newspaper in the state of Florida in the 7,000 - 15,000 circulation division; that year, the Keynoter received awards for in-depth reporting, outdoors reporting, obituary writing, serious column, news story. In 2006 and 2007, Florida Monthly magazine named the Keynoter the best weekly newspaper in the state of Florida; the Florida Keys Keynoter is the only Florida newspaper, weekly, or otherwise, to win the First Amendment Defense Award three separate times.
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The Ledger-Enquirer is a newspaper headquartered in downtown Columbus, Georgia, in the United States. It was founded in 1828 as the Columbus Enquirer by Mirabeau B. Lamar who played a pivotal role in the founding of the Republic of Texas and served as its third President; the newspaper is a two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. In 1874, the Columbus Enquirer, until a weekly publication, merged with Columbus's first daily newspaper, the Daily Sun, to form the Columbus Enquirer-Sun; the paper was published under this name for many years before dropping the hyphen and reverting to the name Columbus Enquirer. The paper was purchased by R. W. Page in 1930. For many years the morning Columbus Enquirer and the afternoon Columbus Ledger, a paper founded in 1886, owned by R. W. Page, published a combined Sunday paper known as the Sunday Ledger-Enquirer. Knight Newspapers acquired the company in 1973, in 1988 the papers merged the daily edition as well, adopting the name Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
Knight Ridder was acquired by The McClatchy Company in 2006. The Columbus Enquirer-Sun was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service "for the service which it rendered in its brave and energetic fight against the Ku Klux Klan; the Columbus Ledger and Sunday Ledger-Enquirer were awarded the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their "complete news coverage and fearless editorial attack on widespread corruption in neighboring Phenix City, Alabama which were effective in destroying a corrupt and racket-ridden city government. The newspaper exhibited an early awareness of the evils of lax law enforcement before the situation in Phenix City erupted into murder, it covered the whole unfolding story of the final prosecution of the wrong-doers with skill, perception and courage." Media in Columbus, Georgia List of newspapers in Georgia Official website The McClatchy Company's subsidiary profile of the Ledger-Enquirer Columbus Enquirer Archive Digital Library of Georgia
Marjorie Paxson was an American newspaper journalist and publisher. She led the transformation of journalism sorority Theta Sigma Phi into the professional organization Association for Women in Communications and helped create the National Women and Media Collection. Marjorie Bowers Paxson was born August 23, 1923 in Houston, Texas, to Roland B. and Marie Margaret Paxson. She wasn't interested in nursing or teaching the most common professions open to women, became interested in journalism while taking a class in high school, she worked for the Columbia Missourian while in college and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1944. Paxson worked for United Press International, the Associated Press, the Houston Post, the Houston Chronicle, the Miami Herald, the St. Petersburg Times, the Philadelphia Bulletin, the Idaho Statesman, the Public Opinion, the Muskogee Phoenix. Like many US women of the time, during World War II Paxson was able to be considered for jobs limited to men, starting in 1944 she covered hard news for the United Press in Omaha, Nebraska.
After the war, having signed a waiver agreeing to quit when the war was over, she moved for a time to Lincoln, working for the Associated Press started working in women's pages, which before and after the war were the only journalism positions open to most women. Paxson started at the Houston Post in 1948 as the society editor, she attempted to cover feature stories but was told by her editor that he would never allow a news story to be covered in the women's section. In 1952 she became women's editor at the Houston Chronicle but while she supervised a staff of seven, she was not given hiring and firing authority, she published the first photos of black brides in a major Houston newspaper. In 1956 she was hired by Miami Herald women's page editor Dorothy Jurney as a copy editor and was mentored by Jurney and assisant women's editor Marie Anderson. In 1959 Jurney moved to the Detroit Free Press, Anderson became editor, Paxson was promoted to assistant women's editor. Over the next several years they campaigned to include stories on women's issues such as birth control and the women's movement, the women's section of the Herald won so many Penney-Missouri Awards that the paper was asked to retire from the competition.
In 1963 Paxson was elected president of Theta Sigma Phi and during her tenure "transformed the organization from a sorority into a professional organization." The organization had been founded in 1908 as a sorority for journalism students and was at the time the de facto professional organization for women journalists because women were not accepted into the Society of Professional Journalists. When she was first elected, the organization was still a social group. Paxson campaigned for a more professional approach, a stance, not popular with all members, many of whom disagreed with her emphasis on professional training, she led the organization to establish a national headquarters in Texas. She lobbied to change the name from the Greek symbols to Women in Communications, which she considered a more professional title and, done after her tenure ended. In 2003 she was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame; the organization's current name is the Association for Women in Communications. Paxson advocated for working women, in 1966 advising other women's page editors to "stop downgrading women executives."In the 1960s, newsrooms reflected changes wrought by the women's movement, women made progress in obtaining jobs open only to men.
Paxson commented on the remaining resistance to the increasing role of women in journalism, writing in 1967 that "most city editors are men, there is an inborn prejudice against sending a woman on certain kinds of stories."In 1968 she became women's editor of the St. Petersburg Times. In 1970 the paper eliminated their women's section and Paxson was demoted to assistant features editor. Shortly thereafter she won a Penney-Missouri Award. In 1970 she became women's page editor at the Philadelphia Bulletin which shortly thereafter eliminated its women's section, Paxson was demoted to associate editor of the paper's Sunday magazine. In a memo to the paper's publisher she criticized the paper's coverage of news of importance to women, writing, "It seems to me that unless women are wives, entertainers—and I include beauty queens in that category—or freaks, the Bulletin does not admit that they exist.” She was made assistant metropolitan editor. In 1975 while Paxson was working at the Philadelphia Bulletin she took a five week leave of absence to edit the Xilonen, the daily newspaper of the United Nations World Conference for International Women's Year, in Mexico City.
Her work earned her a Women in Communications Headliner Award. Paxson called it the most important thing she'd done. In 1976 Paxson moved to Gannett's Idaho Statesman as assistant managing editor. In 1978 she moved to Gannett's Public Opinion in Pennsylvania as publisher. In 1980 Paxson became publisher of Gannett's Muskogee Phoenix in Oklahoma. Upon being informed by the former publisher that he had a policy against women wearing pants, she arrived for her first day of work the next morning wearing a pantsuit, paraded through the press room, the composing room, the news room before heading to her office called a meeting of department heads to announce an official change in the dress code; the next day 29 of the 45 women working for the newspaper arrived to work in pantsuits. S
For the Kentucky newspaper, please see News Democrat & Leader. The Belleville News-Democrat is a daily newspaper in Illinois. Focusing on news, local to the area of southwestern Illinois, it has been published under various names for 150 years; as of 2009, it is published by The McClatchy Company, is based in St. Clair County, Illinois, it publishes content in print as well as online at bnd.com. The Belleville News-Democrat was founded in 1858 as the Weekly Democrat. In the early 1860s, it merged with the Belleville News to become the Belleville News-Democrat, it was a family-owned newspaper until 1972. When Disney acquired Capital Cities, it owned the News-Democrat until Knight Ridder acquired the newspaper in 1997. McClatchy acquired the paper in 2006 with its purchase of Knight Ridder; the Belleville News-Democrat has been featured on the television programs 60 Minutes and Nightline, as an example of investigative reporting. In 2003, an article in Editor & Publisher called the News-Democrat one of "Ten newspapers that do it right" under the leadership of former publisher, Gary Berkeley, former editor, Greg Edwards.
It is the only newspaper in Illinois or Missouri to grow net paid circulation for ten years in a row, is a frequent winner in state and regional journalism awards. In 2007, News-Democrat reporters Beth Hundsdorfer and George Pawlaczyk won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for "Lethal Lapses", a series investigating errors of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services that resulted in the deaths of 53 children; the newspaper employs 280 people, plus about 75 at its weekly ancillary papers. The newsroom staff consists of 26 reporters, 12 editors, seven copy editors, four photographers, three newsroom assistants and an editorial cartoonist, it publishes separate editions in St. Clair County; the News-Democrat publishes the following weekly papers: The Highland News Leader Tri-County Leader O'Fallon Progress Command Post Legal Reporter Penny Saver St. Clair Madison Bond Clinton Washington Monroe Marion Randolph Perry Jefferson St. Louis St. Louis City bnd.com official site Official mobile website The McClatchy Company's subsidiary profile of the Belleville News-Democrat the Lethal Lapses series