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Legislation #: 180771 Introduction Date: 10/4/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHIELDS, REED, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, WAGNER, JAMES, JR., LUCAS, HALL, CANADY, JUSTUS AND TAYLOR
Title: Honoring Paul Thompson for his many years of service to the Northeast News.

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10/3/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/4/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180771

 

Honoring Paul Thompson for his many years of service to the Northeast News.

 

WHEREAS, democracy dies in darkness, Paul Thompson has distinguished himself as a journalist committed to the highest standard by consistently seeking truth and reporting it, minimizing harm, acting independently, being accountable and transparent, and bringing home numerous Missouri Press Awards for his work at Kansas City’s Northeast News; and

 

WHEREAS, small business is the backbone of the American economy, Paul Thompson carried out his role with an entrepreneurial mindset by helping to shape and define the Northeast News brand, and expanding the market reach by developing the Northeast Newscast, a weekly digital podcast, from square one; and

 

WHEREAS, the greatest communities are most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, Paul Thompson gave the diverse communities in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast neighborhoods a voice, and was recognized by many as a pillar of the Northeast community; and

 

WHEREAS, readers of the Northeast News rely on consistent updates regarding City Hall, public works, economic development, community outreach, crime prevention, and municipal elections, Paul Thompson was tireless in his adroit coverage of these issues; and

 

WHEREAS, a day without laughter is a day wasted, a day never passed in the Northeast News office without whimsical revelry while Paul Thompson sat behind the Managing Editor’s desk; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Paul Thompson for his many years of dedicated service to the Northeast News; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Paul Thompson with the best wishes of the Mayor and Council as he progresses in his journalistic endeavors.

 

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