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Thu, 07/16/2020 - 10:12am

The only thing I would support is total revocation of your 501(c)(3) status. You are the opposite of non-partisan.

Peter Armstrong
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 12:21pm

Your “violence erupts” headline and story lede about requiring masks was a huge and unfortunate exaggeration. I look to Bridge for careful, comprehensive reporting and this was more in the “crash and burn“ style of local TV news.

Gene Davis
Mon, 07/20/2020 - 3:03am

Work on the partisanship, hyperbolic headlines, lack of diversity.

Jim P
Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:30am

Please consider adding payment options. I do "Paypal" all the time, and have set up monthly donations to 501(c)(3)'s before. I would donate through paypal, but you currently only take credit cards. Put in a paypal link, and I'll donate. Good luck, and thanks for your fine journalism.