Expanded editorial board

News & Record Editorial Board, (front row, back row, left to right) Robin Adams Cheeley, Kate Balme, Tara Green, Charles Davenport, Jeff Gauger, Doug Clark, Steven Doyle, and Allen Johnson.

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Meet the News & Record’s final four. Chosen from a field of more than 60 applicants, Robin Adams Cheeley, Kate Balme, Tara Green and Charles Davenport Jr. are this newspaper’s first community editorial board members. They were chosen to add more voices and perspectives to editorial discussion and will bring to the

table a variety of life experiences and political philosophies. They’ll join Publisher and Editor Jeff Gauger, Editorial Page Editor Allen Johnson, Managing Editor

Steven Doyle and Editorial Writer Doug Clark in board meetings twice a month. They’ll weigh in on the paper’s editorial positions, including candidate endorsements, and offer suggestions for editorial topics and news coverage. They’ll also write periodic columns in the newspaper and occasionally provide dissenting opinions when their views differ from the majority of the board. Today, we’ve offered them this space to introduce themselves.

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