Free weeklies like the Planet Jackson Hole of Jackson, Wyo., remain in the competition to publish towns' legal notices, thanks to action in the Wyoming State Legislature last Wednesday. A provision to a proposed bill that would have required towns to print their legal notices in papers that have paid circulation of 500 or more was shot down even before it got out of committee, Planet Jackson Hole reports. Planet Publisher Mary Grossman said the proposed bill was a rushed attempt by a paid-subscription newspaper in the same market and its Wyoming Press Association lobbyists to squelch competition.

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