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Speakeasies endanger public


December 24, 2020

For many years, under the leadership of editor Jerry Jones and Publisher Gordon Forgey, The Gazette was a model of what local newspapers could be. But now, under the Publisher Roger Harnack, it has gone precipitously downhill.

His Dec. 17 editorial “Prohibition 2.0” represents a new low point.

Mr. Harnack, you give tacit approval to “speakeasies” — business establishments that flout public health guidelines during the most severe public health crisis in a century. How dare you?

Do you not understand that your stance endangers public safety? Do you even care? Or is your bottomlin...

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