Editor’s Note

This is part 5 in a 5-part series. Here is part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Our goal is to give you a look into how we fund our reporting, what we have planned in 2022, and how we’re working to expand our coverage. We’ll cover a lot, but there’s no way to anticipate every question. If we missed something or you want to go deeper, make sure to email either Angie Cirone or Jay Allred.


The rest of the year is all about you. 

Last year, hundreds of voters gathered to discuss their priorities for elected officials during 10 Talk the Vote listening events in Richland, Ashland and Knox Counties.

The voters told us they cared most about: communication between elected officials and the public, affordable housing, collaboration between public entities, infrastructure, youth development and involvement in public meetings. These stories will point to solutions for our community and map pathways for civic engagement.

We compiled six Citizens’ Agenda and presented them to elected officials in January 2022. 

Now, it’s time for the Source team to respond with stories that inform and introduce solutions. For the remainder of 2022, our focus will be reporting on the priorities compiled in the agendas.

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