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You spoke, we listened: No more USA Today

In the past year, we've tried some new features in The Daily Republic.

Sometimes, change is good. We've made some good advancements with the paper that have been well-received by our readers.

Our front page is more creative and more appealing. We've provided more targeted stories with additional special sections. In another instance, we pulled our PrimeTime TV lineup earlier this year, and we eventually expanded it to a full weekly TV Guide.

Sometimes, change doesn't quite fit. So, we adjust.

Starting Monday, Oct. 30, The Daily Republic will no longer have the USA Today pages in the daily printed edition. The foundation of any printed newspaper in communities our size is to focus on local news, features and sports.

We also recognize our readership market. And after months on a trial basis, we've recognized that USA Today pages don't fall into the views of the majority of our readership. You've spoke out against USA Today, and we're listening.

As an ever-evolving news and media outlet, The Daily Republic will continue to change. We need to adapt with what our readers want. We'll still give national news, but what's important to remember is our newspaper will always strive to provide our readers with the news and information that's important to them.

When we change, give it a chance.

Sometimes change is good. Sometimes it doesn't work. But we'll always listen to our readers and their desires, because, quite frankly, it's your newspaper.

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