Your Friendly, Neighborhood Racist Firefighters

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Small town news used to be small time news. A cat stuck in a tree. A car rolled through a stop-sign and the driver was sighted, and cited. This ho-hum borough council meeting induced more yawns than it did votes, and that local library held a bake sale.

These days, though, in the populist post-Trump presidency America, local news is an essential bellwether that must be watched…

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