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Be careful sharing Google drive files. Google changed the set up for sharing. It takes an extra step to share with a group. So check settings before you send a story to editors, etc. Thanks.

Free speech, cyber hate?

How do we handle bots? On FB the second we post a story about Obama we get near automatic responses about how bad a guy he is … as in a few seconds. Clearly that’s not our readers. Should we hide them? Ignore them. Over time readers start posting responses, but it becomes name calling more than discourse. So far this is limited to FB (even Twitter isn’t getting that kind of instant response). Ideas?

Team Phoenix. Don’t forget to sign up for Cronkite safety training and let me know the dates and times you have done so … thank you. Details are in the June 3 Daily Note.


Today is the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave white women the right to vote. Of course, Native American women, and other women of color, were not included in that right. In fact, on June 4, 1919, American Indians were not yet citizens of the United States. That didn't happen until the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act. It took several more decades, as late as 1948, for American Indians to get the right to vote in each state. Today there are a handful of Native Americans serving in Congress. Yet, in 1988, Jeanne Givens became the first Native American woman to run for U.S. Senate. Givens, Coeur d'Alene, and had served in the Idaho state legislature in the late 80s before her venture into national office. Givens joins us today to talk about her historic race and her thoughts on this election year.