What a week!

Here's what you missed.

As we close out 2019, I want to thank you for joining me in this effort to read and appreciate the news beyond the major headlines. We all know it’s important to be engaged, informed citizens. It’s my firm belief that it’s just as important to make time each week to dig into a story or two purely for narrative enjoyment, regardless of how relevant the story subject may be to our everyday lives. In that vein, I hope you’ve found The News Gal to be a worthy addition to your inbox — and that you’ll share it with family and friends this holiday season.

No newsletter next week, as this time of year is quiet on the storytelling front. I’ll be back with a fresh round of stories for you Jan. 5.


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