Self-described “cranky, gray-haired reporter” Kevin Woster quit the Lee Enterprises-owned Rapid City Journal on Wednesday afternoon. His wife, Mary Garrigan — a Journal reporter, food blogger, and religion writer — walked out too. (I’m told they were the longest tenured newsroom employees.)
“We can no longer work for that organization and its management,” Woster writes on his Facebook wall. “It’s too diminishing, too demeaning. ..We could not, would not eat what they wanted us to eat today.”
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.