Western News becomes newspaper of public record July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | By JOHN BLODGETT The Western News The Lincoln County Commission on July 11 chose The Western News as the county�s newspaper of public record for fiscal year 2019, replacing The Montanian. The newspaper of public record is the county�s primary choice of media outlet for the publication of items required by law � such as legal notices and job postings � and other items of public interest. The Western News and the Kootenai Valley Record bid for the designation. Both papers bid identical prices for the insertion of legal notices, while The Western News bid lowest for display ads. Commissioners Jerry Bennett and Mike Cole voted to accept The Western News bid. Commissioner Mark Peck was absent. The Montanian bid June 27 to remain the newspaper of public record and won. However, the county sought new bids after learning that Montana law again requires a newspaper to have bona fide and paid circulation to be eligible. In addition to publishing the county�s legal notices and ads in print, The Western News will publish these items online at www.thewesternnews.com .
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A vendor in New Delhi, India, reads a newspaper with a full back page advertisement from WhatsApp intended to counter fake information on Tuesday. WhatsApp took out newspaper ads to combat fake news in India on Tuesday, after rumors sparked the lynching of five men. The full-page ads, which ran in English, Hindi and other languages in daily papers, include tips for spotting fake news messages on WhatsApp. Readers are advised to check if a message has been forwarded -- WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature to help people identify forwarded messages. Beyond that, the ad urges readers to double check facts, links and photos. There's also a warning about viral messages. "Do not pay attention to the number of times you receive the message," it reads. "Just because a message is shared many times, does not make it true." "This morning we are starting an education campaign in India on how to spot fake news and rumors. Our first step is placing newspaper advertisements across the country in English, Hindi, and several regional languages.
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