All politics is local

The phrase is attributed to Tip O’ Neil and is especially relevant given the increasing relevance of blogs in local politics. The Chronicle summed this up nicely:

And as more newspapers cut staff and can’t cover many of the stories they used to, bloggers who cover local politics have become the de facto watchdog in some communities and over some areas of government.

How is this relevant to Alameda you ask? For starters, we do have our fair share of local reporting thanks to the efforts of bloggers Dan, JKW and Lauren. Their efforts have provided a much needed forum where issues of local interest are reported (and debated upon).

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