Fact-Checking Policy

Our writers and reporters conduct their own fact-checking. They independently verify all facts in their stories, with the understanding that the news and information we share has a direct impact on our community.

Critical facts, like geography, distances, addresses, locations, people’s titles — must be verified by the writer with standard references like municipal, state, or federal official websites, telephone books, or directories. When the pressure of deadlines requires missing a factcheck that would otherwise need to be done, the editors should be alerted.