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Re: Teens don't know who he is (Yahoo)

Icepulse wrote:
corporalclegg wrote:
Local news should be important to you, no matter what your age. No one's saying the access to news via the internet is bad. I think cyberpainter put it best.

You're not thinking. Young people often rent in an area where A) they're not paying propery taxes, school taxes etc. B) local ordinances and slowly fluctuating crime rates mean little, because they're only in the place temporarily.

In short, local news is veritably meaningless to anyone who doesn't own a home in that town / city / county.

There's about a zillion things that happen locally in a city that affect renters. Whether they pay property taxes or pay rent and the property owner pays the taxes is irrelevant as far as knowing what's happening in your community, the county, state, country, world. (Don't worry, I won't tell you you're not thinking.)

For example, Oakland was considering, as one of the budget options, closing all but 3 library branches (closing 14 branches!). That would mean many low income areas would be left without tons of resources and services which the library provided. How close they came to doing this is anyone's guess, it could have been a ploy to get some movement from other parts of the budget that were stuck. But in any case, there was a huge outpouring of support for the libraries. End result, they aren't closing fortunately. Just one example of something that impacts people in a local community, and how involvement, even if you're a renter, is important.

Jul 02, 2011, 18:56


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