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Theme of today's front pages: First deaths Maine's Kennebec Journal: "STATE SEES FIRST FATALITY" Bakersfield Californian: "Kern reports 1st virus death" Michigan's Traverse City Record-Eagle: "1ST DEATH IN REGION" Maryland's Capital Gazette: "Anne Arundel reports first death"
Before going any further today, I want to address the horrific shooting that took place yesterday at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. This attack shocked the conscience of our Nation, and filled our hearts with grief...
my high school classmate Pat Furgurson is a Capital Gazette reporter. He told his wife Becky (also a classmate) that he's safe, charging his phone, trying to find colleagues and "putting out a paper, goddamn it"
My heart goes out to the Capital Gazette. No journalist should have to duck bullets in the newsroom. No student should have to hide from an active shooter. No one should have to live in fear of being in the middle of the next mass shooting. This violence MUST end.