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Covering complaints about businesses

about 13 hours ago
One of the most frequent requests for coverage I hear from readers involves disputes they’re having with private businesses. There are often some obstacles to covering them as news.

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Derek Donovan is The Kansas City Star's public editor. This blog is a place for you to share your thoughts about how The Star and cover the news. If you share your name or other identifying information when speaking with Derek, he will never publish that information without your prior consent.

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