Public Notice-power to the people

The overwhelming answer is yes.

They provide a third-party check to government transparency, kept in permanent record.

By doing so, newspapers serve both the public — giving them easy, affordable, permanent and one-stop access to government reports — and the government, providing a third-party check, thereby protecting them from accusations of not releasing proper information or having their systems hacked and their information changed.

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