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What information do you want for a story?
News writing relies on who, what, when, where, how and why. We need full names of people involved (we don't use first-name-only), telephone numbers for further information, and specific times and places.If you have any questions please feel free to contact our news staff.

How do I submit a letter to the editor?
Fill or the form below or send it to P.O. Box 709, 83672-0709 or drop it by the Signal American at 18 East Idaho Street. You can also email us at

A few guidelines: Sign the letter. We don't print anonymous letters. We also need an address and a phone number, although they are not used in the newspaper. We want to be able to get in touch with you in case we have a question about your letter. If a letter is libelous, it won't be printed. Media law dictates that if we print your letter, we are liable for the insults and defamatory statements you make if they are not considered fair comment. Make it as short and concise as possible as letters should not be more than 350 words long. We reserve the right to edit what we consider overly long letters.We don't consider thank-you notes appropriate for the letters columns, since we want to have a discussion of issues on the editorial pages. We'd prefer that you thank people in person or with a personal note, or run an ad if you think it's important that they receive public thanks.Around election time, we don't publish letters about ballot measures and candidates on the Thursday before the election, because there would be no opportunity for rebuttal. So political letters must be submitted at least two weeks before an election.

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Signal American

18 E. Idaho St.
Weiser, ID 83672
PH: (208) 549-1717
FAX: (208) 549-1718

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