When a friend sent me an email with this story, I was excited to read about the change. You see- I cancelled my newspaper subscription some time ago because of the direction management was heading. It has been painful to see past (and sadly current upper) management allow fact-less comments to tear our town apart. Thank you Alison Gerber for your leadership. Your wisdom in removing the "graffiti from the building" gives me hope that our newspaper will clean up its' act. I challenge you to push for even a higher standard in verifying facts and accurate, honest reporting. Case and point- sometime ago a person who was photographed by CTFP was told "do not smile" for a (in my opinion) completely bogus attempt at an investigative report feature. When this person told me of the experience, as a loyal reader, I felt manipulated. Certainly not honest reporting. An article may include factual statements, but crafted to mislead. Again, I am hopeful things will continue to improve at CTFP and thank you. I will consider a future subscription.
The response of Clerk Knowles to serve Hamilton County citizens as his office is able/allowed is much appreciated. Thank you Mr. Knowles for your continued service to our community. Change is difficult; but, there is a fairly simple solution in this case. If you do not have a photo driver’s license or voter ID and would like the awesome privilege of voting, drop by one of the state service locations or the Hamilton County Courthouse, if applicable, and upgrade your licenses or obtain an voter’s ID accordingly. There are millions of folks in dozens of countries (Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Cote d’lvoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Namibia, Pakistan, Singapore, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe) around the globe that would be ecstatic if given the opportunity to obtain a voter ID. I am thankful for the rights we have to vote in the United States of America.