Michael A. Smith

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Michael Smith

Matt didn’t have anything to do with this. It was a bad decision a page designer made late last night.
I apologize to Chief Mann about the photograph and have removed it.
Using this photograph was a violation of our policy about how and how not to use file photographs as mug shots. T…

Michael Smith

Your are absolutely right about the north side of the intersection.

Michael Smith

This is called "attribution." It's the practice among journalists of citing the source of information. It appears very often in crime writing because most newspapers, including this one, require attribution of any statements of fact.

Michael Smith

You can find them here now. They should have posted with the story but the night crew failed to click all the right boxes. Sorry about that.

Michael Smith

The thing you're upset about is called an editorial and is an expression of the newspaper's institutional opinion, not my personal opinion. The Galveston County Daily News owns property, including two buildings and two presses, in COM's jurisdiction and pays substantial taxes to COM.

Michael Smith

If the tariff is good for U.S. paper industry why is the U.S. paper industry overwhelmingly against it?
To wit:
We are printers, publishers, paper suppliers and distributors that represent mostly small businesses in local communities that employ more than 600,000 workers in the Unit…

Michael Smith

Michael Smith commented on Paper tariff: pay me now or pay me later

"If you’re talking about newsprint into Galveston...0% of your newsprint is from Canada. It’s all from the Southeastern US — either MS or GA.

If you receive any hi-brite grades (we do - LW) from Resolute...that’s all from Canada.

As far as US publishers go...approximately …

Michael Smith

Michael Smith commented on Paper tariff: pay me now or pay me later

100 percent of the newsprint we use comes from the US sources. We used small amounts of high-bright paper from Canada because that the only source. The issue with the tariff isn't about wanting to buy Canadian paper. It's about not wanting the price of domestic paper inflated. Here's a quest…

Michael Smith

Here are the most recent editorials on the subject:

http://www.galvnews.com/opinion/editorials/article_02a5748e-7a86-54a9-b91d-dafe47060a8e.html

http://www.galvnews.com/opinion/editorials/article_485ff21c-254c-55a8-9e68-5ed9c4e787a5.html

Our editorials speak pretty well for…

Michael Smith

Thanks for your comment. The article as initially written did overstate the role of anhydrous ammonia in the West explosion. It should have reported that several credible sources believe anhydrous ammonia contributed to the explosion, along with ammonium nitrate. It has been edited to reflec…