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Washington Governor Christine Gregoire On Why She Gave Newspapers A Tax Break

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As she becomes the first governor in the nation to funnel taxpayer money into her state's ailing newspaper industry this week, Washington State's Chris Gregoire is being hailed as a crusader for the survival of the press. In an exclusive interview, she talks about why the folding of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's print edition affected her so profoundly, her own brief stint as a journalist--and why she won't get a free pass from the reporters whose careers she's helping to save.

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