There are a total of 454 licenses in Washington state. This is just state licenses and does not include local jurisdictions such as counties and cities. While the oft-given reasons for this plethora of licenses are health, safety, and competency, the relationship is often tenuous at best.
Some leaders claim that not just the new business model but news itself is broken. Fixed. Fake. And those who dispense it are enemies of the people. It’s up to all of us all to prove that truth matters.
Before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, he wrote about the lack of press freedom in the Arab world and the state-run media that push false narratives.