In the publisher’s note in the May issue, you state that you “cover the West’s thorniest issues and gravitate without hesitation toward difficult conversations.” I’d like to suggest that this was true in the past, but it’s not always true today.

You’ve made it clear that some of the major changes you’ve made over the past couple years are intended to bring in whole new groups of readers. But these groups likely have multiple media sources to choose from, unlike traditional Interior West subscribers like me, who sometimes get angry but stay with you because we have few alternative sources for some of the content you provide.

I have one simple request: Be honest about who you are today, preferably with a discussion on why you feel you need to ignore some important stories.

Neil Snyder
Great Falls, Montana

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