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Don’t read the comments – except these! Introducing The State’s new comment section

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The State is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved comment section on and As a local news organization, we believe that supporting a strong community is one of our highest responsibilities, and that a comment section fostering healthy dialogue is one of the best ways we can further that mission.

With our new comment section, readers and subscribers will be able to join in a lively discussion with each other and with staff from The State. You’ll also be able to

  • Up-vote comments

  • View featured comments

  • Ignore or report users whose comments aren’t helpful

  • Follow comment threads that are most interesting to you

  • Communicate directly with the reporter of a specific story

We encourage thoughtful comments from a wide range of viewpoints, and support passionate and respectful dialogue. We will not tolerate personal attacks, threats, obscenity, profanity, political campaigning or commercial promotion.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of our new section:

  1. Stay on topic

  2. Don’t attack other users who have a different viewpoint than yours

  3. Up-vote comments you especially like

  4. Don’t use language that would make your grandma blush, y’all. This is a family-friendly site!

Ready to get started? Scroll to the bottom of this page and find the “sign in” button at the top of the comment section.

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