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February 15, 2005 > Editorial:The Tri-City Voice Goes Weekly!

Editorial:The Tri-City Voice Goes Weekly!

During the life of any new venture, there are events that signify a major change and, hopefully, a step in the right direction. Well-timed growth and change offers a company and its clientele better service and product flexibility. In the case of What's Happening's Tri-City Voice, growth and change have accompanied our publication since its debut January 2001.

Beginning with a 12-page paper and circulation of 10,000 copies, we challenged a publishing field filled with giant corporations. The dream of a quality, local paper for Tri-City residents took root. Now, beginning its fourth year of operation, the Tri-City Voice (TCV) has changed frequency from a semi-monthly to bi-weekly and now, as of March 1, a weekly newspaper with double the circulation.

This change is being made with a great deal of thought and preparation. As TCV has grown in size and distribution, so has the idea of giving our advertisers greater flexibility and our readers information in a more timely manner. Although there will be some modification of content to reflect the weekly nature of our newspaper, we will retain our distinctive editorial style and commitment to local people, places, events and political issues.

A significant change of this type affords many opportunities to expand our coverage and include items that have been missing due to space and/or time considerations. We are always open to suggestions and during this transition and renewed growth; we will be especially sensitive to the requests of our readers. You may find that the page count of the paper will temporarily decline due to the increased frequency, but TCV is confident that the paper will grow rapidly. We pledge to maintain a sensible ratio between advertising and editorial space.

TCV wishes to thank our readers for their support. We have been asked why we do not charge readers for our newspaper. The answer is simple. TCV would like to be available to everyone at any time, regardless of whether they have the correct change in their pocket at the moment. We exist to support our community and inform our readers; our editorial content and comment is not for sale. We will always strive to live up to our motto: Accurate, Fair & Honest.

We look forward to visiting with you every week.

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