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Death of kids’ neighborhood newspapers

There are several reasons.

Here are five.

1. Children not allowed to talk to people on their block.

2. Online equivalents simply aren't as much fun. You can't hand someone a copy and say “That'll be five cents, please.”

3. No 10-year-old wants to be an ink-stained wretch. Kids yearn to be TV pundits saying “Well, the situation on the ground in Spokane is quite fluid.”

4. Kid newsrooms devastated by layoffs and early retirements.

5. Sports editor kept missing deadline because of yoga classes.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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