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An eye-opening COVID tale

He weathered the illness well enough, but the mere act of getting tested set off a cascade of troubling interactions with public health officials that raise significant questions about the level of government intrusion into our private lives and the relationship between American citizens and our government.

Dolson wrote “Profiled in Deschutes County” about his experience, which you will find under the “Opinion” tab/“Columns” at Why there and not on these pages? There was no way to present the information thoroughly and well in a newspaper-sized commentary. Our website allows space for a writer to tell the story as it must be told.

There is some synchronicity in this. The Nugget is currently working on developing enhanced online-only content — not to replace the print edition, but to complement it. “Profiled in Deschutes County” is the kind of long-form content that we want to share with readers through Additionally, we are working to develop visual content, and new ways for the community of Sisters to interact with their newspaper.

It’ll take time to create the enhanced experience we envision — our priority is to continue to provide the best newspaper we can for the Sisters community each week. But “Profiled in Deschutes County” is a move in that direction. And feel free to leave a comment — and be part of the discussion of things that matter to us here in Sisters Country.

Jim Cornelius, Editor in Chief


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