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The Berkeley school district cuts are short-sighted

CITY AFFAIRS: The Berkeley Unified School District is making a $1.8 million budget cut that will negatively affect students and staff alike

The Berkeley Unified School District board agreed to a nearly $1.8 million budget cut at its Wednesday meeting — a necessary decision that will harm students and staff members across the city.
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‘Extra, extra’: Bay Area newspapers are suffering and need residents’ help

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: As more and more hedge funds are purchasing newspapers to make a quick buck, it’s on the community to help save local journalism

When faceless hedge funds take over local newspapers and impose drastic staffing cuts, employed reporters aren’t the only ones who suffer — the community does too. Without more active financial support for local publications, residents will be forced to see the quality of their news coverage decrease significantly.
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