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In this section of the September 30, 2021 issue was a *T*I*P* about container ships sitting outside California’s two largest ports: Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach. “In the last few days the number has grown to 73 or more,” Burl wrote. Two Daniels County Leader issues later, as of Wednesday, October 13, the total number of ships waiting to unload at the Port of Long Beach alone had reached 134, according to Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network. — mike


Since 2004, the nation has lost a quarter of its newspapers. That’s 70 dailies — and more than 2,000 non-dailies, according to “Vanishing Newspapers.”